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Re: Do you personally like getting suggestions for books?

Post by Carla Hurst-Chandler » 06 Aug 2014, 18:20

Absolutely. I have discovered many outstanding books in that fashion.
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Post by Airam Velarde » 06 Aug 2014, 21:48

I really would not mind getting suggestions for books. Personally, I take a long time to make a choice as to what to read, so having someone suggest a specific book they think I would like, would really help me. I also think this is a great way in discovering great books that I would have otherwise most likely overlooked.
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Post by Apogea » 06 Aug 2014, 22:38

I really like getting suggestions for books, narrows down the process of what to buy/read next!

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Post by Shinyfox » 08 Aug 2014, 10:53

I love getting suggestions. I've discovered a lot of great books and authors from friends and even strangers!

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Post by RJohnReves » 08 Aug 2014, 10:54

Have you read Watership Down?

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Post by Shinyfox » 08 Aug 2014, 10:59

No, I haven't. I'm assuming I should put that on my list with the Narnia series, right? :)

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Post by RJohnReves » 08 Aug 2014, 11:52

Yep! Watership Down is one of my personal all time faces.

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Post by Shinyfox » 08 Aug 2014, 13:42

RJohnReves wrote:Yep! Watership Down is one of my personal all time faces.
:lol: Well if you're ok with me borrowing one of your faces then I'll definitely put it on my TBR list!

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Post by suzy1124 » 08 Aug 2014, 14:08

Especially if the person shares the same reading tastes...
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Post by e_bark46 » 08 Aug 2014, 15:48

I do like getting suggestions, but I'm also not afraid to say no. I know what books/genres I like and what I don't. I'm also suckered into popular series. Everyone is reading it?!?! I will too!!! It doesn't always pan out. But you learn and move on.

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Post by Johntherobert » 09 Aug 2014, 01:31

I really like suggestions.

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Post by RebekaV » 21 Sep 2014, 16:51

I like getting suggestions, but I hate people who insist I read a book. I mean, thank you for the advice, but can I please decide what I want to read?
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Post by ajensen6 » 21 Sep 2014, 17:05

I hate getting personal suggestions. I realized that if a friend suggests a book to me I take a very long time to read it, and then I feel forced to enjoy the book because they enjoyed it. I like to read reviews on novels before reading a book because many people tell it like it is, not too over embellished.

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Post by ALynnPowers » 20 Oct 2014, 05:51

I like it, but when they come from my friends, I am wary. I have had too many bad experience of people with way different tastes recommending books to me. I think I am more likely to take advice from people in this forum that from people I know in my everyday life.
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Post by mellysw » 20 Oct 2014, 08:41

I like getting suggestions so much I will go out looking for suggestions. I read through the forums here, on Goodreads, etc - all looking for suggestions. Sometimes I find gems. Sometimes I get books that make me gag, and I wonder how ANYONE could possibly enjoy them. But I still love getting (and following through!) on the suggestions.

Sometimes I think I like going off suggestions more than I like hunting for books on my own.

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