BTT for 5/13

What influences your reading?
Are your book choices influenced by friends and family? Do their recommendations carry weight for you? Or do you choose your books solely by what you want to read?
Do blogging acquaintances count as friends? if so, then i do get a good number of recs from friends. Family not so much because my mom reads a lot of romance books. my mom has given me a couple of Pride and Prejudice continuations to read that i haven't started yet that i will probably enjoy. I pull ideas for further reading from all over though. i get recs from, Entertainment Weekly, the Nashville Scene, book bloggers, books i read, other non-book blogs, the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list, The Daily Show, and B. all over!


  1. I'm with you. I get most of my recs from lists like those, fellow bloggers, etc. I hate the thought of sticking to one list that someone else created.

  2. Hello other Melanie! I definitely get the majority of my recs from Amazon and book blogs, too. I think every time I visit Amazon my TBR pile grows exponentially.

  3. I'm not sure how much my mom reads anymore, but she was always into Jackie Collins kind of stuff, which I'm not interested in at all! I love reading lists, but the 1001 Books to Read Before you die overwhelms me a little bit!

  4. Avid Reader- I can't even stick to my own lists! i have an idea list really, not a have to list.

    Melanie- i know about how evil amazon makes you add interesting books to your wish list!

    Shelley- i do like to read other people's lists myself.


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