Monday, December 29, 2008

Musing Mondays

This week's Musing Monday asks the questions:

How often do you recommend books to others, and who do you recommend them to? Do you only recommend books to your “reading friends” or to anyone you think might find the book interesting? What does it take for a book to make it to your ‘recommendation’ list?

As a book reviewer for my local newspaper - The Harrodsburg Herald - and the local library - Mercer County Public Library - I am always recommending new books to people. I currently have two book review blogs, MCPLib for library reviews, and Bobbi's Book Nook for my personal reviews.

Of course, I'm always recommending books to family and friends. I have certain books I recommend to my mom, my mom-in-law, and my aunts - these are usually books about Amish or Shaker life, or about historical events from the past. I have certain books I recommend to my oldest two daughters - these are usually wedding how-to books because both are getting married next year. I recommend car books to my dad and brother, and musical books to my hubby. My youngest daughter has such eclectic taste, she rarely ever likes a book I recommend.

Some of my favorite books to read are young adults, especially new young adult series. I recommend these to mothers of young children on the website BluegrassMoms. I've recently discovered several new series I recommend to every child I see: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, Erec Rex by Kaza Kingsley, The 13th Reality by James Dashner and The Fairy Chronicles by J. H. Sweet.


Kaza Kingsley, said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the Erec Rex books, and recommending them to people - thanks! I'm deep into writing Book Four now, and Book Three, The Search for Truth, is coming out in June.

Kaza Kingsley

Bluestocking said...

Wow a book reviewer for the library! How did you get that job?

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Lisa said...

That's wonderful that you are a reviewer for the library! I'm currently attempting to become a reviewer for our local paper. You've really encouraged me! Thanks!

Beth F said...

Thanks for mentioning those YA titles. I'll be checking them out! It must be hard to recommend books to people you don't know well.

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Ruthie said...

I really miss having people to recommend books to. I used to recommend books to my mom and my aunts a lot, but now the only person who I really do recommendations for on a personal level is my son. Other than than, my I do all my recommending on my various blogs.

Anonymous said...

I recommend only if the person would take it seriously. I'm always happy to recommend if people ask me.