Saturday, 6 November 2010

Weekly Geeks - Readers Advisory

 

This week Becky asked the Geekers

“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 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...."

My Thoughts

I have been on a backlist high at the moment so this topic was definately for me. I am so out of the loop of what has been released, what is a must read, series I have fallen on the wayside with and new author and publishers that I have to try.

I am currently reading a lad of wolfy books  not sure why but I am in a shifter mood at the moment. I break away for book with cops or vets – I have a thing for those career choice in books… I think it’s the whole protect and serve thing that gets me every time with those careers…

As per instructions tell me  

I. Which books should I be adding to my month ends buy list?…

2.  What are you jonseing for at the moment?

 

As for the second part of the question, three books I would recommend at the moment are

Rivers of Tear – Michele L. Montgomery

(re-read for me but even on second read this is an impressive body of work)

The Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance Edited  by Trisha Tele

I really enjoyed most of the stories in this, it was also a great intro to authors I had never read before. Lovers of  alpha male dominant guys – this is a must read..

Brilliant Answers to Tough Interview Questions – Susan Hodgson

Whether it’s your first job or your twentieth this books make the interview process manageable. Other than your own nerves which no one can help with, this book tackles quite a range of topics and best answers, best attitude and how to use your best assets.. Very Good read.

 

 

Hope you guys are having a great weekend..

8 Speak To Me:

Blodeuedd on 6 November 2010 at 17:51 said...

I am obviously too caught up in my book, I read rivers of tear and wondered what the city of Tear had to do with anything, lol

Tam on 6 November 2010 at 21:20 said...

I'm going to be interviewing for new positions next spring, I may just pick up that third one you listed.

I try new authors all the time. The fact that I have never heard the author's name before doesn't stop me at all from buying a book as long as I like the sound of the blurb.

I don't push my boundaries very often, I have to be quite sure because otherwise I find it's a waste of money. I have enough books in my TBR that if I don't really want to read it, am only reading it because it's good for me (similar to eating broccoli, ugh), I just let it sit and sit and the money evaporates in the air.

You know the kind of books I recommend. :-) Anything by Jordan Castillo Price is a sure bet or Sean Kennedy.

Kerrie on 7 November 2010 at 03:09 said...

As usual I've twisted the assignment a bit, and taken the opportunity to launch a meme I had scheduled for later this week. Reading other people's recommendations is always interesting too.

gautami tripathy on 7 November 2010 at 12:37 said...

This is not my genre but no harm in checking out!

Here is my Weekly Geeks post!

Erotic Horizon on 7 November 2010 at 21:50 said...

@Blo..

You need glasses I swear you do....

Rivers of Tears is so good..

:)

Erotic Horizon on 7 November 2010 at 21:55 said...

@Tam..

It is such a good book - even you are conducting the interviews, it is wonderful books to get your bearings from...

Keeping my fingers cross for your interview when it comes...

I am with you I love trying new authors, it does makes a change from the regular and sometimes I find a few gems...

I love pushing my boundaries - somethings I wont read though - but every now and then I like to see what new plotline or drama I can tolerate...

JCP - still haven't read anything by her yet.. must rectify that soon..

:)

Erotic Horizon on 7 November 2010 at 21:56 said...

@Kerrie

I know you love to put your spin on things...

Happy week hon..

:)

Erotic Horizon on 7 November 2010 at 21:58 said...

@GT..

I know this isn't your thing....

I read the Karin Slaughter the other day - not as I expected, but I await your thoughts when you get to them..

:)