Friday, September 18, 2009

BBAW: Where Did I Find That Book?

I know I'm late with this meme (and I still have the one from today to write!), but things have been crazy. Last night, I was feeling burned out, so I banished myself from the computer. Then, this morning my husband calls me while I'm on the train to tell me The Girl is sick (stomach bug or something). So I did a day's worth of work in a little over three hours, took an early train home so hubby could get to work, did more work from home, and now I'm trying to pound out these posts so I can cuddle with The Girl on the couch. She's really needy when she's sick, but that's okay. I'm her mom, and I like to be needed. I just feel bad that I'm really behind in reading everyone's BBAW posts, but I'll get to them. (Don't be surprised if you see comments from me days after the end of BBAW. Sorry!)

Anyway...on to the meme. I subscribe to more than 400 blogs, and all except for a handful are book blogs, so I'm always seeing reviews of great-sounding books. I must admit, though, I'm horrible at remembering where I first saw a book, and if I was more organized, I'd probably write things like that down.

But there are a few books I've read this year, thought were great, and managed to remember the bloggers who recommended them:

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, which I saw on Age 30+...A Lifetime of Books

T4 by Ann Clare LeZotte, which I saw on Maw Books Blog

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, which I saw on Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?

One of my favorite things about the book blogging community is that it feels like a bunch of friends insisting that I read a certain book or cautioning me not to waste my time. And that's why I read a mix of blogs, with some delving into the book's structure and other elements and others just stating whether or not it was a good read. Thank you fellow book bloggers for all that you do to enable my addiction to books!


Serena said...

I should have mentioned T4 in my post since I saw the recommendation from you...LOl See that chain reaction!

And Hunger Games was everywhere by the time I decided to read it.

bermudaonion said...

Holy cow, you subscribe to over 400 blogs? I"m flattered that you have the time to comment on mine. I sure hope The Girl feels better soon.

Amanda said...

400 blogs? My eyes are popping out. I barely keep up with the 125 or so I subscribe to!

gautami tripathy said...

I too have 400+ bloggers on my reader and that includes poetry ones too. Thats really keeps me busy.

Hope The Girl is better already.

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Sandy Nawrot said...

That is insane! I don't know how many I have but it is nothing near that. Now I feel so priviledged that you come over to my place now and again! (I usually get the Anna barrage...I love it!) Sorry to hear The Girl is sick. Crap has been going around. Cuddling is the best cure for sickness.

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Hope the Girl is feeling better! And I'm glad that i influence you to read Number the Stars - it was a lovely book despite the difficult subject.

trish said...

I'm actually kind of honored that it was me who recommended Hunger Games to you. :)

Can't wait to meet you this weekend! Maybe we can talk knitting... ;-)

Jeanne said...

As I've said before, I think more of us should leave comments on older posts. Because things do happen, like kids getting sick, and it shouldn't mean that you can't be in on a book discussion!

Literary Feline said...

I hope your daughter is feeling better, Anna!

I'm like you, horrible at remembering who recommended what. Sometimes I remember to make note of it, but more often than not, I forget. Book bloggers have recommended so many great books to me over the last three years, including you. I can't thank you enough!

Anna said...

~Serena: I remember suggesting The Hunger Games for our book club after reading Trish's review. And to think, I even gave you my library copy of T4!

~Bermudaonion: I just reduced that number a few days ago, but not by much. I don't read all of them all of the time. I do have a select handful that I read all the time.

~Amanda: I really didn't think it was that many, so when I checked and saw the number, I was shocked. No wonder I'm always behind in Google Reader!

~Gautami: I'd love to read some poetry blogs, but I don't read any other than yours. I just don't have the time right now. I don't even have the time to sort through Google Reader and think about which blogs I want to unsubscribe from. It's a tough decision.

~Sandy: "The Anna barrage!" LOL So true, though.

~Heather: The Girl chose that book for summer reading, after I mentioned it to her, having read your review. So when she tabled it, I decided to give it a go. I'm glad I did.

~Trish: It was great meeting you again, but just like at BEA, we didn't have a lot of time to talk. Maybe next time.

~Jeanne: So true! I leave comments on older posts a lot, and I like it when I see comments on my old posts.

~Literary Feline: You're very welcome! Once I clear out the review copies, I'm going to take more detailed notes about book recommendations.