Thursday, September 17, 2009

Book Discovery!

Today we are encouraged to blog about a book we've read only because we discovered it on another book blog. Preferably, this will be a book we loved! We can also write a bit about the blog we discovered it on!

When I first read this blogging topic, I knew the answer right away! For me, the book that I read because I discovered it on another blog (or should I say blogs) was THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins. It seemed like everyone (and by that, I mean every blogger) was talking about this book. And they weren't only talking about THE HUNGER GAMES, but they were raving about it. I really had no choice but to read it!

Boy am I glad I "listened" to all these fabulous bloggers. I absolutely loved the book -- you can read my review here. I would like to give credit to a blog where I first learned about THE HUNGER GAMES, but I think you'll agree that that's next to impossible! There are far too many awesome reviews of this book in the blogosphere.

I have always read a lot of books and have paid attention to reviews of all types, but I would have to say that the biggest difference in my reading habits since I started blogging is that I now read more Young Adult books. I have really enjoyed YA in the past year and a half or so; and it's because of book bloggers that I discovered this genre. So I consider myself lucky to have not only discovered THE HUNGER GAMES as a result of book bloggers, but also to have discovered an entirely new-to-me genre.

Note: Thanks to book bloggers I have discovered hundreds of fantastic-looking books in the past year! Not only do I have to give you credit for your great (and convincing) reviews, but I also have to share that you are to blame for a little tension in my house. It's because of you that so many new books keep coming into my home -- more books than we actually have room for!

12 comments:

ANovelMenagerie said...

My post was about The Hunger Games & Catching Fire, as well. That's 3 of us, so far, that I've seen. WOW...

Michelle said...

Make that four! This was my selection as well :)

Rightfully so, however, since as you said it is all over the blogoshpere and Twitter.

Beth F said...

I could have written about Hunger Games too! But went with a different list.

S. Krishna said...

I wrote about Hunger Games as well...I'm seeing a trend...

bermudaonion said...

Great pick! I got up at 5 AM to get a ticket to get Catching Fire because of all I'd read about The Hunger Games.

Jessica Kennedy said...

Great pick!

It's also now available as a Kindle edition!
It wasn't a few months ago when I went to buy it.

But getting the "book" was a great idea! I've been sharing it with friends and family like crazy!

Meghan said...

The Hunger Games is such a fantastic choice. It's on my list too, I'd never have heard of it if not for book blogging!

softdrink said...

I'm guessing The Hunger Games will be the topic of many a post today.

Welcome back!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I'm listening to The Hunger Games on CD right now. It is brilliant and so disturbing. I wish I'd known of this title last year while I was still teaching the ancient world. The connection with Ancient Rome is so strong.

When we, as a society, see violence as entertainment, how far are we, really, from living like this?

Deborah said...

I wrote about Catching Fire...i would have NEVER heard about these books had it not been for all you guys on twitter and your blogs.

Ti said...

I've seen about 5 posts so far listing this as their "find" for today's topic and I still have not read it! I guess a need a kick in the pants or something.

Jen - devourer of books said...

I'm starting to wonder if anyone actually read "The Hunger Games" that doesn't read book blogs, because it is on EVERYONE'S lists, including mine.