Mission: Recommend – The Breakdown

Posted August 13, 2013 by Emz Chang in Breakdown, Mission: Recommend / 0 Comments

Sooo, I wanted to have introduce a new feature thingy, if you want to call it that…
If you haven’t realized it already, it’s going to be called ‘Mission: Recommend’.

What it is
It’s basically going to be posts dedicated to recommending books to others. Whether it’s based on plot, genre, or other qualities.

How it started
Well, I recommend book to my friends all the time. Some of them got tired of them, so I decided to write my recommendations down. Especially if I’m in the middle of reading a book that reminds me of another one. I have discovered quite a few of those pairs of books, but I have found that not a lot of people have… so….

How it got the name
Well, long story short, my friend coerced me into watching the fourth Mission: Impossible movie for the third time… I guess the name was fresh in my mind when I thought of this feature… And thus I take on the MISSION of helping others discover new books. They might not like the books I recommend as much as I do, but that’s okay. At least I can say I tried.

Different versions of Mission: Recommend
The overall goal of Mission: Recommend is to recommend books. (Duh!) But there are two different ways I plan to do that.

One way is by filling in the blanks for the following statement. If you liked _________ then read __________. I think that’s pretty self explanatory. And don’t worry, that’s not all you will be getting. Along that will be reasons why if you like one book, you should read another.

Another way is through a book equation. Book equations are trickier and a bit more difficult to come up with, so you can expect the first way more often. For those that want to know what I call a book equation is, it is basically: Book A + Book B = Book C. In simple terms it would be something like if you like Book A and Book B, you should read Book C because Book C combines different aspects of Book A and Book B into one book.

If you like the idea, stick around. The first post for this feature will be posted this week!


Emz Chang

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