BOOK BLOGGER APPRECIATION WEEK
DAY 3: An Unexpected Treasure
I was trying to come up with a specific book that I have actually read based on the recommendation of another blogger and I can’t find one. I have about a million recommendations from bloggers on my TBBought list, but until my next trip to the bookstore, I am stuck reading a lot of my own books.
Back in July I was introduced to Maw Books’ Social Justice Challenge by the wonderful Wendy at Caribousmom and that led to me to take part in the August challenge for Illiteracy and Education, which in turn led to me picking up some books for review that I normally wouldn’t. What I ended up reading was quite extraordinary for me. I read a non-fiction work, and not just any non-fiction work, but a collection of academic articles on the subject of creating opportunities for literacy in the developing world. I also ended up reviewing a children’s book and a young-reader’s book (not quite YA). All were very new to my reading repertoire.
I have also found that the number of YA reads on my TBBought list are beginning to exceed those of other types of books. While I haven’t read a lot in the way of YA fiction yet, I am starting to understand that YA can be a genre for everyone, not just young people. My new found interest in YA fiction can be attributed to Nicole at Linus’s Blanket and Lenore at Presenting Lenore who both review their fair share of YA reads. Thanks Nicole and Lenore! Both these girls have terrific blogs. I hope you will check them out.