Friday, February 19, 2010

Let's ROAR (Read Other's Amazing Reviews)!

One day this past week, I was on Twitter (my name is seizethebooknow if you want to follow me) when I noticed one of my fellow bloggers telling us that she wanted to read certain books. I found out that she was reading the reviews from the links on my sister's blog, then when she found a review she liked, she Twittered (is that a word?) about it. She says her TBR list is growing every day.

So, I came up with an idea. Why don't we share all these with each other? Not only the reviews from Saturday Review of Books, but any review or book description we come across in other blogs and websites throughout the week that we want to pass along. This could be a link from a bookseller's website, or a discussion of a book on a news website, etc. Wherever you find a source of a good book, let us know!

Here's how I'd like to do it: when you read a review/description/discussion of a book and you decide you want to read that book, write a post about it, then come and add a link here at Seize the Book in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you blogged about the book. If you don't have a blog, or if you decide not to write about the book on your blog, add a link in Mr. Linky to the specific post of the original review or website page. Be sure that your link is to the specific post or website page and not to the main page. The text should say: (Your name or Blog name): I want to read (name of book and author). The first few have been done for examples.

I hope this will be a fun way to share with each other the books that we find. For ideas on where to find blog reviews, see my blog roll on the left side of this blog entitled "Fellow Bibliophiles". Come on, let's ROAR! (Thanks, Jennifer, for being the inspiration for this idea!)

Carpe Libris!


Shirley R. said...

Thats a great idea! I am a book hog, and I can never get enough of new authors and new titles from my favorites. Looking forward to seeing this take off.


PS: Thanks for the comment on my blog. You should consider reading Nikki Arana's novels. They are still very special to me even after months have passed since I read them.

Desiree said...

Your site and others like it have been like manna for me. I am constantly adding to my TBR list because of your recommendations!