Musing Mondays (Dec. 29)

How often do you recommend books to others, and who do you recommend them to? Do you only recommend books to your “reading friends” or to anyone you think might find the book interesting? What does it take for a book to make it to your ‘recommendation’ list?


PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

I recommend books every once in a while to friends but usually only if I REALLY loved the book or if it was one that I particularly thought would be of interest to the particular person I'm recommending it to.
For the most part I only recommend books to my "reading friends", but as I don't have a whole lot of those, the recommendations sometimes flow over onto my "non-reading friends"... and they don't always appreciate it. Then there are those who I get stuck in a recommendation rut with. My sister, for instance, who is only a sometimes-reader often freaks out when she sees the piles of books I've stacked on her desk. Apparently I've given her too much recently.

25 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

Those who don't read just don't get it, do they?


My Musing Mondays post is here!

Bobbi said...

I love to read and I love to recommend. Here's my link: http://mymuseandme.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays.html

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm always trying to get my sister-in-law to read because I've got quite a few books that I know she will love but she just won't give them a chance :(

Here's my musing

Bluestocking said...

Here is mine.

Musing Monday 21

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Kim said...

How do people survive with out reading and without a house full of books??!
Here is my answer....Happy New Year everyone.
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2008/12/how-often-do-you-recommend-books-to.html

*smiles*
Kim

Lisa said...

I agree with Kim! I don't like it when I hear people saying, 'I hate to read'. I'll never understand it. Anyway, here's my answer:

http://southerngal-lisa.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays-recommendations.html

Beth F said...

Mine's up (here).

Thanks for hosting!

Steph said...

You can check out my answer here:

http://steph3891.blogspot.com/

Have a good day!

marineko said...

http://marineko.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays-book-recommendations.html

writemeg said...

I'm definitely recommending to anyone and everyone! It's a lot of fun. :)

My post is up here!

Laza said...

Here's mine.

Prairie Progressive said...

Mine is actually up earlier than normal, although it probably makes as little sense as usual.

Tonya said...

Here's mine. Enjoy!

Becky said...

Here's mine

Becky

MizB of Should Be Reading said...

I have a whole page of recommendations on my blog! (but not in my answer! LOL)...Here's my post for today:
http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/musing-mondays-dec29/

MizB

Ruthie said...

Happy Monday! My post is up here.

mattviews said...

I like to read and I would recommend given an appropriate situation.

My answer is here. Happy Monday!

Susan said...

Here's mine!

http://susanlovesbooks.blogspot.com/

BookPsmith said...

Hello everyone - this is my first monday musing. It has been so great to find a community of fellow book lovers out there. Here is my link:

http://bookpsmith.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays.html

Carrie K. said...

Here's mine:
http://booksandmovies.today.com/2008/12/29/musing-monday-december-29-2008/

I actually got it up before dinner time this week!

Shon said...

Good question! Here is my post:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays_29.html

betweenpages said...

Better late than never. I forgot it was Monday... see how evil (read: lovely) vacation is?

My answer is here!

elizabethwillse said...

http://elizabethwillse.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/musing-its-still-monday-somewhere/

Late, and staying up late to answer, but I love that question.

That said- know any bookstores, anywhere, that are hiring in this dismal economy? I've always wanted to work in a bookstore.

debbiesworld said...

Here is my posting: http://debbiesworld.wordpress.com/2008/12/30/musing-monday/