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Recommendations – Too Many choices??

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Hey everybody, I was going to write a recommendation post about small town romances.. ironically it ended up becoming a discussion about too many recommendations (Don’t worry The other one will be out at some point)

While I was prepping for tropeathon.., putting together the bingo board, the recommendation posts, tbr, etc.. I wondered..

when is it enough? Is there such a thing as too many recommendations for a bookworm? 

We certainly have no limit when it comes to out humongous TBRs (we know it’s not humanly possible to read all the books we want, and yet our TBRs keep growing don’t they?)

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And how is it that they grow so much? In part, due to casually finding a book or two while perusing our favorite bookstore or scrolling through Kindle unlimited or Amazon in general.. But I can attest that this is just a tiny percentage of that growth… at least 90% comes from recommendations… 

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Because they are everywhere, we get them through Goodreads (the suggestions are sometimes spot on), Through Blogs (cough.. guilty..cough)  Through Booktube, Twitter, Bookstagram (because who doesn’t want to read those books with the gorgeous covers, right?), Through friends (even if they are scary…Because what if you don’t like the book?)

So you see… everywhere, literally everywhere… and how do we narrow it down and make it manageable? Easy, we don’t… (Don’t lie) we absorb all of these recommendations and add them to the unrealistic pile of books that we will read at some point (hopefully)..

And it’s crazy because there are so many options.. I would say too many sometimes.. It gets to be overwhelming and what should help to make it easier to find your next read it gets instead troublesome (especially for people like me that usually have issues chosing in the first place)

I Know I’m to blame, because I love recommending books that I loved to other book nerds like me.. And I unapologetically continue to do so.. (small town romances coming soon) I will not stop..

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In the end, I’m not trying to judge nor criticize I was just curious to find out if the same thing happens to you… Do you get drown in recommendations like I do sometimes? Overwhelmed with too many books to chose from?

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Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.. And If you want to help me keep on creating content and making you at least smile a bit with my quirky posts and ranty opinions just  visit my Ko-fi page or Paypal.me/cbookramblings and support my work..

As Always

Happy Reading

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