Thursday, September 16, 2010

BBAW: An Unexpected & Forgotten Treasure

I've decided to combine a couple of daily BBAW (Book Blogger Appreciation Week) topics today.  Wednesday's topic was An Unexpected Treasure.  Here is what the original theme stated . . .

We invite you to share with us a book or genre you tried due to the influence of another blogger.  What made you cave in to try something new and what was the experience like?
I have always considered myself a pretty eclectic reader, but there are a few books that come along that I don't think that I would normally pick up on my own for a variety of reasons.  Maybe some of it has to do with a focus on the book in my area bookstores or libraries.  Maybe another reason is because it is not a genre that I typically gravitate towards, but I do read and enjoy in general.  Who knows!  The one book that really stands out to me because it is one that I have recently finished reading is The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.  I was urged to read it by a number of bloggers, finally picked it up to go along with my Fairy Tale Fridays feature, and ended up loving it!  I have yet to review it, but it will be coming next week.  In the meantime, I will just leave you with a gorgeous picture of the cover! 

Thursday's topic was Forgotten Treasure.  In particular, let's take a peak at the specific request . . . 
Sure we’ve all read about Freedom and Mockingjay but we likely have a book we wish would get more attention by book bloggers, whether it’s a forgotten classic or under marketed contemporary fiction.  This is your chance to tell the community why they should consider reading this book!
This one is such a difficult question!!!  A book that I feel needs more attention?  I can actually think about a multitude of them!!  However, for today, I am going to highlight one of my all-time favorite non-fiction books written by a Montana author.  In fact, if I must be honest, I have enjoyed every single book that I have read by this man and would recommend him as my forgotten treasure instead.  Who am I talking about?  

Pete Fromm
And, the book that got me hooked?

Indian Creek Chronicles

What are your unexpected or forgotten treasures?


  1. Please consider this comment your invitation to finish up your BBAW week by adding a link to any reviews you've managed to post this week to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon this Saturday. Every week book bloggers from all over the blogosphere post links to their reviews and other bloggers and readers check out the reviews and find even more books to add to their wishlists.

    Thanks for blogging and reading and sharing.


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