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This Weeks Question:
Before blogging (dark times people!) how would you find out about new books, or did you?
Immediately before blogging, the answer would be Goodreads. Digging further back in time, things get a bit murky. Say, six or seven years ago, I visited the library a lot more than I do now. I’d browse the shelves and randomly choose any book that caught my attention at the time. Once I found an author I liked, then I’d have a look around for other books written by them.
Another way would be the blurb adverts at the end of those books. (Now, I skip right over them!) If I liked the sound of the blurb, I’d see if I could find it at the library. More often than not, they wouldn’t have the books I was looking for. The bookshops nearby weren’t any better - I wanted to support them, but it’s so hard when they don’t stock what I wanted to read, or have a big enough selection within the genres I like. :(
TV had a bigger role than I would like to admit! For example, I probably wouldn’t have read the Sookie Stackhouse books as soon as I did if it wasn’t for True Blood.
I slowly began moving all my searches online. Easons and Amazon had a big influence on any new books I came across. I’d end up doing google searches for those books, and ended up stalking quite a few blogs. Once a friend of mine introduced me to Goodreads, that was the beginning of my never-ending TBR lists!