Last week a friend slept on my couch over a night on a drive from the Twin Cities down to Louisville, Kentucky. I had homework, sadly, so we spent a quiet evening around the apartment. As it turned out, he forgot the book he was reading in his car, so I got the chance to make a book recommendation from my shelves and shelves of books.
He’s an English and grammar nerd like I am, so I recommended The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. My friend said he loved it, enough to buy his own copy of the book when he got back home — recommendation success!
Since I live away from most of my good friends, I don’t get to make reading recommendations in person very often. So getting the chance was really exciting — I felt like I had done a good deed, or something.
What’s your most successful recent book recommendation? Do you find yourself making recommendations people don’t take, or do your friends trust your judgment?
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