Today’s meme question deals with trying out a new book or series based on the influence of another blogger.
I am not a huge fan of China-related fiction. Partly, because I read too much Amy Tan. Not too big a fan of her books either. But Meghan’s review of Peony in Love by Lisa See convinced me that I should try it out. Meghan’s review highlighted the historical aspects of the book, and because I do love historical fiction (though predominantly western-oriented), it prompted me to pick up this one.
And it was a real eye-opener. I can’t say I completely loved the book in itself. But, I loved the setting, and all the historical tid-bits. I haven’t read another Lisa See novel again, but it’s definitely on the cards. Thanks to Meghan, I discovered one more great writer a little out of my comfort zone.