Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.
This week Billy asks: Do others come to you for book recommendations?
The people who know I write this blog sometimes ask me for recommendations. Among my friends I am reckoned as the most prolific reader, so they sometimes ask for book recommendations. On the other hand, I am wont to give unsolicited book recommendations, so they frequently don't get the chance to ask first. This year, I managed to convince at least one of my friends to care about the Hugo awards this year and jump in to reading all of the nominated works. He has reported especially liking The Three-Body Problem.
The only person I don't usually give book recommendations to is my father. He often asks me about books that he has heard about, and wants to know if I am going to read them. He follows the book world, but our reading patterns only sometimes overlap. He's interested in science fiction and fantasy, and so he is generally aware of the buzz surrounding certain books, but he doesn't read much of it any more. So he'll get me a copy of The Legend of Broken, or ask if I have heard about The Martian, but he won't read them himself. So I don't recommend books to him so much as he asks me for news about books that he isn't going to read.
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