BTT: Influence

May 13, 2010

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme.

Are your book choices influenced by friends and family? Do their recommendations carry weight for you? Or do you choose your books solely by what you want to read?

Generally, my reading is influenced by what I want to read at the time. I take recommendations and suggestions from friends, family, and other bloggers, though – which is part of how my TBR pile/wishlist has gotten so big. I particularly take suggestions from people who know my reading tastes and/or are close enough to me to know what I’m really interested in. Those recommendations tend to be the books that I might never have seen on my own, but end up absolutely loving.


  • Nithin May 13, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I usually don’t get that many suggestions from family friends, so I rely on book blogs for recommendations. It’s great to find so many great books through blogger recommendations.

  • Amy May 13, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I take recommendations from too many people. When people push books on me, even if I can tell that I will probably hate it, I hate telling them that. I need to get better at saying no thank you, I do not want to borrow that book. Bloggers are what contribute the most to my staggering wish list and tbr. You included!

  • Shelley May 13, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    This is my first visit, and I love your scrabble-piece title!

  • Ronnica May 13, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Those personal recommendations can be really special, can’t they?

    I’ve never seen that “human test” before…about couldn’t figure it out, lol!

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