Today we’re participating in the book tour of Curvaceous Condemnation with an excerpt and a link to a giveaway.
Before I entered the book blogging world I spent a lot of time in book stores…looking at covers…reading the synopsis, and sometimes I’d pick books that rocked my world based on word of mouth through friends and/or family. Many times though I’d buy books and kind of feel like I’d wasted my money. This happens a lot less now that I look to other book bloggers who have the same tastes as I do in books. It’s not a 100% guarantee that because they loved it…that I will too, but I definitely read more books that I end up loving than am disappointed by. Reading is subjective, personal, and intimate really. We all bring different emotions and perspectives to the experience of reading a story… in part because we are as unique and individual as the books themselves.
Will all of you love every book that I think is a must read?!? Nope, but my goal is to provide you with honest, meaningful reviews and other posts that will inspire you to try books that you might not know about otherwise. That’s the common goal that we all have here on Bookish Temptations. Reading is important to us…it’s a passion we want to share with you, and when it comes down to it…that’s why I think book blogs matter.
Here’s what E.L. James, Jodi Ellen Malpas, and Enn Bocci shared on the subject…
Recently, I read something online…a discussion about whether book blogs make a difference…whether or not they matter. I wish I would’ve book marked it because of course I can’t find it now. In the article it stated that after word of mouth from family and friends…book bloggers have the next biggest impact as far as bringing authors and readers together. Anyways…it got me to thinking about it, and when that happens I need an outlet. Fortunately, I have Bookish Temptations which provides a place to share my passion for reading, to spotlight the amazing talents of the authors who write them, and occasionally I write about topics that mean something to me. This would be one of those.
I’m incredibly fortunate that one of my most favorite authors, Sylvain Reynard, agreed to express his thoughts on the subject… AND… he’s also allowing me to offer a signed copy of Gabriel’s Inferno. I’ll share that with you a little later on.