I know What I’m Talking About! Volume 1

So far all of my posts have been based on my opinions. While I know that’s sorta the point of being a book blogger, I think it would be fun to occasionally include other people’s opinions as well.

Almost daily, I talk about and recommend books to friends, family, and even strangers. I receive a lot of feedback on those recommendations, so reached out to people in my life who have strong feelings for a book I recommended, and asked them to write a testimonial of sorts for me to post on my site, a review of my recommendation, if you will.

On the first Friday of each month, I’ll post one of these testimonials, as proof that I know what I’m talking about when it comes to books!


Our first guest post comes from Doree Weller, a fellow writer and book lover. She writes Speculative Young Adult Fiction, and blogs about her life as a writer and reader.


Here she writes about a book I sent her a couple years ago.

Jodi Picoult‘s books are hit or miss for me. I’ve loved some of them, and felt “meh” about others. So when Ramona recommended Lone Wolf, it sat on my shelf. And sat on my shelf. And sat on my shelf. I usually try to get to book recommendations fairly quickly, but when there’s 3,987 books on your TBR pile, sometimes quickly is relative.

Based on the back cover copy, I wouldn’t have chosen to read this book on my own. It’s all very vague and sounds like standard fare: family secrets and conflict. So when I started reading, I was pleasantly surprised by just how engaging it was. Luke Warren is an expert on wolves, even living with them for a period of time. When he’s in a car accident, in a vegetative state, his estranged son Edward and his minor daughter Cara, fight over who gets to decide if he’ll stay on life support or not.

I love books that present moral dilemmas, and this one was a doozy. Through Edward and Cara (as well as through Luke’s point of view in flashback), the reader is presented different opinions. I loved the way multiple people saw the same person so differently.

I read this book almost a year ago now, and I’m still thinking about it. That’s a sign of a good book.”

If you’d like to submit a post for “I Know What I’m Talking About,” please send an email to grazona@live.com. I’d love to share your feedback!

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