I’m starting to wear out doing these daily prompts! I don’t think I’ve ever posted this many posts in a row on this blog. But I’m trying my best to keep up with this BBAW madness. Today’s prompt is: blog about a book you read only because you discovered it on another book blog. Preferably, this will be a book you loved! You might also write a bit about the blog you discovered it on! Once again, I’ll try to keep this as short and sweet as possible as I suspect you are as overwhelmed with BBAW and reading new blogs as I am!
The first book that popped into my head when I read this prompt was The Lost City of Z by David Grann. I first heard about this book on Caite’s blog …a lovely shore breeze. Not only did she make me want to read the book, but she was doing her first giveaway and this was the book she chose to share with others. And I ended up winning it — and loving it!
My brief summary of the book was:
I thought the book was an excellent read — exciting, repulsive, enlightening, educational, tragic, and mysterious. Like so many before, the reader is drawn to the mystery of what happened to Fawcett. Was he really on the trail of the Lost City of Z when he disappeared? Is there any evidence such a city even exists? If these questions intrigue you and you enjoy real-life adventure books with a bit of history and biography mixed in, then this book is a must. And if you are considering a trip to the Amazon, I suggest you read this book first and then decide whether you want to go. My guess is you’ll change your mind and go somewhere a little more hospitable!
Unfortunately for you, I already gave away my copy but would you settle for a Top 10 Reasons I Read Caite’s Blog (And Think You Should Too)?
- Her always humorous writing style.
- Her honesty — if she doesn’t like something, she tells you.
- Her obsessive love of LibraryThing and her always entertaining Tuesday Things posts.
- Her agreement with me that Patricia Cornwell has lost her mojo.
- Her willingness to take a strong stance on bookish issues — be it Evil Amazon or her misguided dislike of the Kindle.
- Her interest in a wide range of topics and books — and willingness to try different genres (even ones that she thought she would hate).
- Her occasional non-bookish posts on lighthouses and her travels.
- Her simple yet relaxing blog design and layout.
- Her excellent, detailed and accessible book reviews.
- Her photos of the World’s Cutest Dog — Bandit.
So what are you waiting for? I’ve just given you 10 reasons why you MUST read Caite’s blog (if you don’t already) … go on over there already!
See you for tomorrow’s prompt — setting goals for your blog!