Here's this week's Musing Mondays. As always, please visit Rebecca at Just One More Page to see the full meme and to click through to all the other answers.
How often do you recommend books to others, and who do you recommend them to? Do you only recommend books to your “reading friends” or to anyone you think might find the book interesting? What does it take for a book to make it to your ‘recommendation’ list?
Recommendations: I often recommend books to others, usually as part of a discussion about books or current reads. Generally I make (and receive) recommendations from reading friends and from my family because those are the people whose reading tastes I know. But sometimes I recommend a book to a friend or acquaintance if I think I've found a good match.
What does it take? The last question is difficult to answer and depends on the person to whom I'm making the recommendation. Rather than suggest books I like, I try to mention books that I think the other person would like. For example, I suggest books that were beautifully written to people who appreciate the craft, I recommend good mysteries to fellow mystery lovers, and so on. Friends whose reading tastes are similar to mine are
forced privileged to learn about almost every book I enjoyed.
When I read a book (fiction or nonfiction) that I think is important or wonderful or that truly excites me, I may recommend it to everyone I see!