Thursday, September 17, 2009

BBAW Day #4 - Daily Topic

Today we encourage you to blog about a book you read only because you discovered it on another book blog. Preferably, this will be a book you loved! You might also write a bit about the blog you discovered it on!

At first, I was overwhelmed by this topic...how can I possibly remember? Which led me to an idea...when I post a review, I ought to credit the blogger who introduced it to me! A few notable books that stand out in my mind:

I have found many books at the delightful Presenting Lenore. But The Joy of Spooking: Fiendish Deeds, the first in a trilogy by P. J. Bracegirdle, stands out. I actually won a copy, but loved the book so much that I bought a copy for Holly (I had promised to send it along once I finished, but found I couldn't part with it!). Book Two will be out next year, and I can hardly wait.

Lesa's Book Critiques is another favorite spot of mine, and I've found many a cozy mystery there. One Bad Apple, the first in the orchard series by Sheila Connelly is one of of them. Granford is a nice town to visit on a rainy day, and Meg, the protagonist, is charming. The orchard information is icing on the cake. Lesa's Book Critiques is also where I found that the second book, Rotten to the Core, was available. I believe I also found the G. M. Malliet series (beginning with Death of a Cozy Writer), which I love.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman was *everywhere* in the book blogging world before I finally got around to reading it. I can't remember where I saw it first, and it took me several glowing reviews before I picked it up, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

There are many, many more, but I can't recall off the top of my head. I shall certainly make a point of crediting bloggers who introduce me to books in the future.

4 comments:

Allison said...

"One Bad Apple" is on my TBR pile..I think I saw it on someones blog too. I can't wait to get to it...

Nice blog you have, I will need to come visit again..:-)

Infant Bibliophile said...

I really need to read the Graveyard Book too! I had the same experience with a number of books, where I read reviews so often that I couldn't remember who to attribute them to -- with the Book Thief, Thirteenth Tale, Mo Willems books, etc.

Lesa said...

Thank you for the nice comment about my blog! And, Holly, I see you're reading another one of my favorite authors - Chris Grabenstein. I loved The Hanging Hill! The Graveyard Book is also terrific.

Lesa - http://www.lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com

holdenj said...

I love how all of these are kind of "fall" books as well! I, too, need to get to The Graveyard Book. I don't know why it seems to not appeal to me, but one figures it must be good by the awards standards!