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March 14, 2012



Charlaine, I can't even begin to tell you just *how* many books I bought and read because of your “You MUST read this book! You’ll LOVE IT!” - you've never steered me wrong.

- Maria

Charlaine Harris

Thanks, Maria. From another writer, that's a great compliment. From time to time I feel I'm throwing out these suggestions into a void, so it's good to get positive feedback.

lil Gluckstern

I loved reading this. When I don't like a book, I don't review it. When I love a book-like yours-I want to write about it everywhere. But I'm a little shy. By the way, I really like Lily Bard :)

Elaine Viets

I'll buy a book on friend's recommendation. Word of mouth sells me books. And how the heck do find time to read and write reviews?


Yeah, recommendations from real people influence me most. That's what gets me to try books I might not otherwise notice.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

OH, sharing of wonderful books. Isn't that what it's all about? It's the best thing you could do..and we are all grateful. (Our night stands, however, are in deep trouble..)

I'm off to PLA in Philadelphia..moderating a panel with Nancy Pearl! I promise a full report.

Charlaine Harris

We'd better get that full report, Hank. Thanks to all of you who enjoy the Book & Blog feature. I think sharing books is great, and I trust word-of-mouth more than I do the opinion of some reviewer I've never met.

Deb Romano

Charlaine,I definitely trust word of mouth, and especially if the recommendations are from people who like the same kinds of books that I do. I so often disagree with bad reviews -so many reviewers are far from objective -that I almost never let a bad review keep me from reading a book. I especially trust Lil's reviews.

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