BBAW Unexpected Treasures

Today’s topic is about finding new treasures and gems from other bloggers that you wouldn’t  have read on your own. I haven’t been blogging for very long (like 2 months?) so most of the books are things I’ve already owned or wanted to read. Prior to blogging,  I’d found SO many unexpected treasures from the members of my College Students group on Goodreads. I could list book after book that falls into the unexpected treasure category.

I think my “unexpected treasure” since blogging would have to be with the classics. I own a slew of classics and have read quite a few so it isn’t like they are part of a  genre that I otherwise wouldn’t have read. However, I think Dead White Guys has made me have a new appreciation for them. I think I had this notion that they were all to be serious and highly revered and DWG has taught me that they can be hilarious and you don’t  have to be a stiff  whilst reading them or talking about them. I think she’s made me MORE excited to read the classics whereas before I felt like it was a duty that needed to be done as a reader.

For those of you NOT participating in BBAW and haven’t gotten to think about this, what about you? Who has recommended an unexpected treasure to you or gotten you into a genre you wouldn’t have read otherwise?

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Jamie is a 30 year old married lady who is in denial that she's actually that old. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, listening to music with oversized headphones and having adventures with her husband and dog.

Comments

  1. Most excellent post! I used to have quite a mental blog when it came to reading the classics. I'm an English professor for a living, for goodness sake, but I still haven't been picking up classics for fun lately. I have to agree that Dead White Guys is a GREAT motivation. She cracks me up time and again, and sort of gets my mojo going for classic lit.

  2. I'm with you, Jamie! This is the same genre I picked – other bloggers have definitely inspired me to fill in the gaping holes in my classics knowledge.

  3. Welcome to book blogging! I love classics and visit DWG blog often.

  4. I love that more and more bloggers are reading classics!

  5. I wonder how specifically DWG focuses on works by DWGs. It seems a shame to miss out on classics written by women and people of color.

  6. carolsnotebook says:

    Ah, classics. There are so many that I've just never gotten around to reading. I'll have to check out Dead White Guys.

  7. That's so awesome that you are reading more classics! I really keep meaning to, I do, I do!