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?