….when you need a particular word and there isn’t one? Or you just can’t find the right one?
I am looking for a word that describes someone who recommends books. This person is someone who has a pretty good idea of what you will like. This person also reads a lot. Obviously. This person’s recommendations NEVER fail you and you ALWAYS enjoy their recommendations. Do you know what this person is called? A bookie? Ha. I think not. But maybe?
For the purpose of this post, I am going to call this person my “bookie”. I know it’s not right but anyway. I just can’t think of the right word! Can you help?
I was thinking about this the other day. I have two “bookies”. How lucky am I??
My most reliable bookie is definitely CAT. Her recommendations have NEVER failed me, I think because we have VERY similar reading tastes. I always always ALWAYS love what she recommends.
For Non Fiction I would say Marcia. She reads A LOT of NF and she blogs about her favourites. And she’s a finisher, so she even continues to read the books that are terrible and then blogs about them too! I NEVER finish books that are rubbish. I just put them down and start something new! I don’t spend a lot of money on NF but when I do buy, then it’s most likely going to be something that she recommends.
I also belong to a DIVINE group on FB called Read Any Good Books Lately. Do you know them? I recommend them highly so DO go and join them. I would link the FB page here but I’m off FB for the moment.
I am not that fond of FB groups but this one is BY FAR my FAVOURITE!
There is a lot of fun banter and there are recommendations for EVERY SINGLE GENRE with honest reviews. For the first time in FOREVER, my reading wish list is OVERFLOWING! My husband (he who buys most of my books) is feeling a bit nervous because of course this affects his bottom line!
How about you? Who’s your bookie? Do you belong to a book club? And do you insist on finishing books that you’re not into?
Ps..I was invited to join up with a starter book club last year. They just complicated the setup so much. I tried to sell them the same model that we use in our craft group and I suggested simpler (and more organised) ways of doing things. They never emailed me back! Which is fine. I wasn’t that keen on them anyway!
Pps…this past weekend I finished “Me Before You”, my first Jojo Moyes, and I am feeling ALL THE FEELINGS. I NEED to write about it and hopefully my feelings will settle soon so I can get a blog post out that doesn’t sound overly emotional, because ALL THE FEELINGS are making my words come out VERY incoherently. I have just started with Jonas Jonasson’s “The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared” and so far I am LOVING it! What are you currently reading?
ppps…my friend Lea emailed me her comment for yesterday’s post. I copied it into the post. Go and read it. I LOVE IT!