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How did I know you'd be nominating "Murder on the LInks" and "Goldfinger" (the latter with exact that rationale)? :) And oh yes, "Fer-de-Lance." Good one!

Love the cloud pillow mountains. And the "Happy St. Andrew's Day" gif, of course!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Ha! I couldn't possibly guess. :)
It was an extreme shock to me, age 11, when I discovered that not everyone is a reader!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
It is quite a shock, isn't it?
Ani's Book Abyss 3 years ago
I'm the same way about recommending books to other people. I don't always do so unless I'm sure I know their preferences, and already have an idea of what they have read and what they have enjoyed. I'm wary of when someone, usually a non-reader friend, recommends a book to me, also usually with the infamous line: "This book was so great! I think you'll love it." My instant reaction is to be skeptical, if only because past experience has shown me that not all recs coming from such friends with such exclamation have ever really ended well...

So, with that in mind, I prefer not to just randomly recommend books out of the blue to people I don't know. When asked by other people what books I would recommend, however... (hehe) I DO sometimes asked a survey full of questions to determine what would be a good recommendation based on my own knowledge of books already read.

Not a lot of people ask me for recommendations anymore...
I can be a little obnoxious about recommending books, I don't do unsolicited or anything but if someone asks, strap in. Lol. I always ask genre and then unleash. There are often times when I end up not completely enjoying a rec to me but it doesn't bother me and I always appreciate trying someones fav, which is probably why I think the person is Crazy for not liking my rec but am able to brush it off.
BrokenTune 3 years ago
@ Ani: That's exactly it. I wouldn't know what to recommend without knowing more about what they like to read or their interests.

@ Whiskey: It's the unsolicited part that bugs me most on GR. If someone actively seeks recommendations, that is a different story.