Wednesday, September 15, 2010

BBAW: Unexpected Treasure

Today's BBAW discussion topic is Unexpected Treasure --
We invite you to share with us a book or genre you tried due to the influence of another blogger.  What made you cave in to try something new and what was the experience like?
This is a tough question because I read such a variety of books and I'm open to quite a bit as well.  But for this one I'm going to have to give credit to Jenners of Find Your Next Book Here and her Chance Challenge, both last year's version and this year's.  You can take a look at my posts that I've just linked to see all of the different books that I've chosen to "take a chance" on.  I've tried new genres and new authors and even new ways of posting reviews.

Sometimes we use challenges to keep us on track with reading we were already planning on doing.  Other times, we join a challenge that stretches our comfort zone and encourages us to try something new.  Both are worthwhile but I've definitely gained far more from the latter.  Thanks, Jenners!

Veering off the path most traveled,


  1. I'm with you on the challenges! They help me keep focused on reading as much as possible! Last year I participated in a seasonal reading challenge which had me reading outside of my comfort zone many times sometimes with good results, sometimes not-so-good.

  2. Challenges have definitely broadened my reading horizons.

  3. Em - Yes, the results aren't always good but we probably still learn from reading those books -- perhaps just learn to avoid ones like them later!

    Lola - That's definitely a good thing!

  4. You're so welcome!!! : )

    I'm so glad that you felt this way about the challenge .. and weren't filled with seething resentment!