Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday Thinger

Wendi's Question this week is:

Do you have a specialized blog where you only review a certain genre or type of book? If so, what is your favorite thing about that type of book? If not, what is/are your favorite genre(s)? What makes that genre(s) a favorite?

Hmm...the title of my blog is "This That and the Other Thing". Does that sound specialized? Actually book blogging is something I sort of fell into. I've had the blog for a long time, but post were few and far between, since I couldn't think of anything about which to write. Then I started reviewing a few of the books I read, kind of as a take-off for expressing my opinon about someting, or just to have something to say. Next, I became part of First Wildcard and started reading more and more book blogs. I started reviewing more and more books, and taking part in more and more things like this. Oh, I'm supposed to be writing about genres, right? I guess I like what is generally referred to as "women's fiction", stories about women, usually written for and by women. I like them to have happy endings and strong women characters. I read a lot of Christian fiction because it is sent to me--but I read some even before I started reviewing to get books. I don't like blood and guts and I don't like books that are hard to read. I want to be smiling at the end of the book, not crying.

Stop by Wendi's blog and see what other folks have to say.


  1. RAnn - did I ever answer you about Bostick? I don't think I did, and I apologize! I actually learned about Bostick from the LT group ARC Junkies. There is a thread that people post the emails they recieve. Bostick sends out an email that is kind of a promo for a book. After asking a few questions in the group, I learned that I could email Bostick in reply to one of their offers and request the book. I think after my first request they asked for a link to my blog and the types of books I like best, ever since, they have been sending me emails on a regular basis, and many of the books I request show up.

    I think that the authors send the books, not Bostick, so that is why some don't show up - either they don't have any more copies, or I'm not in the area they want to promote their book.

    Here is a link to one of the Bostick threads on LT: Bostick

    if you have any questions on this one, let me know!

    :) Wendi

  2. Yikes! I wanted to let you know that the poll wasn't working on my original post, so I deleted it and redid it - it IS working now! :) Wendi

  3. Hey...I just wandered in here from Tuesday Thingers and looking around...pay me no attention...nice looking blog here...;-)

  4. I agree with you about happy endings - or at least sad ones that make sense. I don't know what First Wildcard is??

  5. BTW I love the new background and title of your blog - it fits well

  6. I agree - I much prefer to be smiling at the end of a book and not crying!

  7. RAnn - I love happy endings and will generally complain bitterly if a book doesn't have one, unless it is an appropriate non-happy ending (very rarely I'll like those, but not often!)

    Thanks for stopping by and participating in Thingers last week! I've got the post up for this week. ~ Wendi


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