BBAW: Thanks to Bloggers

BBAWDay 3 of Book Blogger Appreciation Week asks: What have you read and loved because of a fellow blogger?

night_circus_coverAfter eight years of blogging, there are literally hundreds of books I’ve read due to blogger influence. Picking a single book is hard, but I’m going to go with The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This book was hyped like crazy in 2011, and I tend to avoid books that receive so much attention. So many people told me how good this one was, however, and the book became more than just a great read for me when I gave in.

See, I’d given up writing ten months before, due to circumstances too long to explain here. Writing had been a lifelong passion, and I’d dropped it, determined to never go back. The Night Circus changed my mind and reignited my love for creation, and that has meant far more to me than I can adequately express. So, once again, thank you bloggers for all that you’ve given!

ETA: Being the numbers geek that I am, I just went back over my eight years of blogging and counted up the books I read based on specific blogger recommendations. The total comes to 46% of my reading over the last eight years. That doesn’t even include all the books I never would have thought of on my own without blogger influence! In other words, y’all are awesome!

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12 Responses to BBAW: Thanks to Bloggers

  1. Trish says:

    I remember when you read this and how it really impacted you! You mentioned just now on twitter that blogging has changed your life in every way–I couldn’t agree more. I honestly can NOT imagine how my life might be different right now if I had never discovered blogging.


  2. Aw, Amanda, this was a lovely post to read. To find a book that can make you want to create is so rare and special.


  3. Kristen M. says:

    There are definitely times when we need to trust our fellow bloggers and the hype. I worried about this one too but have already read it twice now and look forward to the next time! I’m glad this book entered your life. 🙂


  4. Christy says:

    That’s an awesome story! (And a reminder that I really need to read The Night Circus.)


  5. Kailana says:

    I loved this book! I am so glad it had such an influence on you. 🙂


  6. Kay says:

    I can’t believe you went back through 8 years and counted up – 46%. Not at all surprising for most of us I imagine. What would we do without other bloggers – how would we know about books? LOL


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