Saturday, 10 October 2009

Weekly Geeks – Share, Recommend & Found

 

 

 

I wanted to talk this week about book recommendations. Where do you go for book recommendations? How often do you challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone? How often do you read outside your favorite-and-best genre? How often do you try a new-to-you author? How often do you take a chance? This week, I'd like to offer you a few opportunities.

So your assignment this week, if you choose to play along, is to ask your readers for recommendations. Choose a genre--any genre--and ask for recommendations. You can be as general or as specific as you like. Consider it as an "I'm looking for...."

The second part of the assignment is to write a list of recommendations and share them with your readers. Choose a genre--any genre--and share your list of favorites. I think of this as "If you're looking for...."


I'm hoping that some really great books get recommended this week! Did you add any new books or authors to your wish list? If you'd like you can write a wrap-up post mentioning which books you're thinking about reading based on this week's weekly geek.

 

This weeks Weekly Geek topic is all about book recommendation – and there are two parts to this weeks mission.

Share

"I'm looking for...."

I would be lying if I didn’t tell you my TBR list is overflowing but as an avid reader I am always on the hunt for more books to read, As much as I blog about erotica and all books related, I read just about a little of everything. I would love recommendation for books involving psychics and any sort of books with men in uniform (I live out my fantasy somehow!!).

Also I am open to the possibility of trying out a new author in the crime fiction department – as I must admit I stick to the tried and true, Slaughter, Connelly, Cromwell, Rose and a few other, any recommendation would be appreciated.

I am not a fan of self help books, but I am open to reading books that give you a chance to open you inner eyes and rethink just about everything of your life or the people who revolves around you. Also world folklore would be nice as well.

I also read alot of M/M, Urban Fantasy and Paranormal – I have my usual pimp Mandi from (Smexy Book blog), Daisiemae (Good reads), Lily (I love Books), Val (Obsidian Bookshelf) and  a whole lot of other – but recommendations are always welcome.

 

 

Recommend

"If you're looking for...."

A few books that have stood out for me are

Non Fiction – Five Wishes – Guy Henricks

Contemporary – Feathers on the Floor – Genene Valleau  (Review)

Historical – Grantham (Trilogy) – Jo Goodman

M/M – Tigers and Devil – Sean Kennedy

        - The Courtland Chronicles – (Bk1) - (Bk2) - (Bk3)

URBAN FANTASY – Alexa Wells Series – Stripped  - Marcia Colette (Review)

FANTASY – Queen Of THE Orcs (Trilogy) – Morgan Howell (Review)

SCI - FI – Grimspace & Wanderlust – Ann Aguirre

MENAGE – Love Slave for Two – Tymber Dalton (Review)

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE – Surviving With Love – Rebecca Vickery (Review)

                                   - Black Aura  - Jaycee Clark (Review)

CRIME FICTION – Fracture – Karin Slaughter

                          ANYTHING BY Karen Rose

                      

Found

I will be having a keen looks around this week and posting my find here - To be update on Thursday

 

16 Speak To Me:

Kerrie on 10 October 2009 at 23:48 said...

Your TBR sounds like mine - full to overflowing - I'm never lost for a book to read - however, in crime fiction have you tried any of the latest crop of Scandinavian authors?
Have a look at those I listed here which included Joahn tehorin, Karin Alvtegen, Arnaldur Indridason, Jo Nesbo, Mari Jungstedt, and Stieg Larsson

pussreboots on 11 October 2009 at 00:35 said...

OK... how about Project Starseed, Persistence of Memory, and The Regent's Knight all by J. M. Snyder. Then there's Hot Sauce by Scott and Scott.

My post is here.

gautami tripathy on 11 October 2009 at 01:14 said...

Kerrie is an expert on Crime fiction. But you can try noir suspense too. Try T L Hines. He writes very well.

Weekly Geeks: Recommendations

Maree on 11 October 2009 at 03:31 said...

I think we can all relate to the TBR pile. :)
Kathy Reich's early books are quite good; better than Cornwell, in my opinion, but her later ones are a bit lacking.

Erotic Horizon on 11 October 2009 at 08:44 said...

@Kerrie..

Glad to know I'm not alone in the TBR overflowing pile...

Thanks for this list - I have already spotted some books that are right up my streets...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 11 October 2009 at 08:46 said...

@pussreboots...

oh I ma loving your recommendations...

I have read a few books by Scott&Scott (so good)- will check that one out.......

"The Regent's Knight all by J. M. Snyder" - on the list hon...

Thanks a bunch..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 11 October 2009 at 08:48 said...

@ gautami tripathy

I know what you mean about Kerrie - straight away she has sorted me out...

TL Hines - will look into that author as well..

Thanks hon.

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 11 October 2009 at 08:50 said...

@Maree...

I didn't think anyone else thought that - Kathy Reich early works are brilliant - in my opinion, Later works just feels commercial...

Cromwell -I admit I am lazy, I know her style, and it's consistent.. LOL.. never fail with her.

E.H>

Blodeuedd on 12 October 2009 at 09:23 said...

I am so curious about Howell, sure I have the ebook but I would love the real deal

Anida Adler on 12 October 2009 at 13:16 said...

I recently read a brilliant historical novel with a touch of fantasy to it, though the fantasy part is very minimal and has nothing to do with the story itself. The book is called "The Last Witchfinder" by James Morrow. Highly recommended.

Erotic Horizon on 12 October 2009 at 23:30 said...

@Blodeuedd...

I also have the ebooks and other than I read them a little slower, they were brilliant...

Hope you read them soon.

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 12 October 2009 at 23:33 said...

hey Anida..

Thanks for the recommend -I just checked it out, it sound really good..

I especially liked the 'Salem Which" sort of feel to the book...

It's on the list

E.H>

Melanie on 18 October 2009 at 04:42 said...

how about some old school mystery? Raymond Chandler's are good. The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye are my faves.

Dreamybee on 19 October 2009 at 10:59 said...

This might be a bit of a stretch as far as matching your "I'm looking for..." requirements, but I found the Gardella Vampire Chronicles by Colleen Gleason to be quite fun. The vampire hunters get all tingly when vampires are around, so that's sort of like being psychic, and the men have to have the appropriate vampire-hunting tools on them when they're out hunting, so that's kind of like having men in uniform. Also, vampires are always killing people, so that sort of runs into crime fiction...too much of a stretch?

Erotic Horizon on 19 October 2009 at 21:37 said...

@ Melanie...

Yup will be adding Chandler to the list -I have not read anything by him in ages....

Thanks

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 19 October 2009 at 21:40 said...

Dreamybee...

Glad you got involved this week -

I have never heard of Colleen Gleason but I will be checking her out - Vampire Hunters - always a night topic for me...

E.H>