Today, we're going to talk about the awkward moment when...hmm, actually, let me begin by telling you a little story. (Yay! Story time!)
By the way, in case this is your first time visiting the blog, Chantelle and I are co-bloggers here at Looking for the Panacea.
So, back before we really got into blogging, Chantelle recommended a book to me. This book was Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. She raved about how amazing it was, and how swoon worthy Travis was and how incredible the romance was etc. etc. So I was obviously completely excited for the book and got started on it as soon as humanly possible. But...I didn't like it. It's not that I just didn't like it, I hated it. It still remains possibly one of my least favourite books ever.
A few months after, Chantelle recommended another book to me: The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. Again, she raved about how awesome it was. She even said that it was the greatest romance novel of all time. So obviously, again, I was ridiculously excited to read the book that earned this high praise. And, yep, you guessed it, again, I was disappointed. This time, the book wasn't absolutely terrible, but it wasn't great either. It was just an okay read.
So what was the point of the story? The point was to illustrate the awkward moment when you don't like a book that was recommended to you by a friend. Especially when that friend is one that usually has similar tastes in books to you. But also just the fact that it's happened multiple times with Chantelle, often I just can't (I'M SO SORRY CHANTELLE!!!) completely trust her recommendations anymore...
What do you think about recommendations from other people? Do you completely trust recommendations? Have you ever experienced anything similar to me?