Recommendations Round-up!

After exactly a month of August/September Recommendations month, I’ve managed to go through 15 movie recommendations and 2 book reviews from fellow bloggers and given them some credit.

In case you missed some of them, here is the entire list.

1) Dirty Dancing

2) Tai Chi Zero

3) The Descent

4) Forgetting Sarah Marshall

5) The Killer Inside Me

6) Romancing the Stone

7) Best Laid Plans

8) Say Anything

9) Kai Po Che!

10) Upside Down

11) Raising Arizona

12) Shaun of the Dead

13) The Jewel of the Nile

14) Sixteen Candles

15) Jab We Met

Along with the two e-books

16) A Woman Lost by T.B. Markinson

17) The First Pillar (Everville #1) by Roy  Huff

I had lots of fun with this! Did you?

It was an eye-opening experience and I actually was exposed to a lot of movies that I probably wouldn’t have watched otherwise.  Learned about the existence of Jake Ryan and Lloyd Dobler, Casey Affleck and his act of being a crazy guy, a world with opposite gravity, plans gone wrong, a claustrophic cave experience, adventures with jungle man and famous author, both inspiring and/or romantic Bollywood flicks, even had some zombies thrown in the mix.  I’d say it was a very colorful month 🙂

I certainly am thinking of doing this again but with a lot more advanced preparation to get recommended movies together instead of winging it day by day.  Plus, I only managed to mention to a small fraction of bloggers and I want to let everyone know about all of YOU 🙂

Remember to drop me more recommendations after reviews and if you have published a book, I’d love to include it in to share your work.  If you also want to recommend books, I’m totally down for that also!

Would you want me to do another recommendations month? Tell me what you thought about it: suggestions, comments, maybe a different way to set it up?

11 thoughts on “Recommendations Round-up!

  1. It’s always a nice surprise when friend recommendations actually turn out to be good! I’ve had situations where it didn’t work out to well, but I think my friend didn’t know what I liked. Nevertheless, I discovered the Trailer Park Boys via recommendation, which is hilarious if you’re into that kind of thing. I’ve also discovered the Dancing Outlaw that way, which is a very old B documentary of real-life hillbillies who can dance up a storm but also have unbelievable stories to tell. Anyway, glad you had fun! 🙂


    • That was a thing I’m worried about. Amazingly, thats how awesome all of you are. Apparently most of you know what I like just by the reviews I’ve done, I guess. Some I was not too sure about but still, most of them turned out to be a really fun watch 🙂 I’ll check those out!


  2. I think the recommendations thing is great. 🙂 I plan to do something in the future where I ask for movie recommendations that I’ll then review but it’ll have to be when I have plenty of time as don’t want to let anyone down. In the meantime, I plan to do a bit of a horror movie fest this October and would like to just watch some films I already have discussed with people on WordPress. One I’m planning on is The Descent after reading your positive review of it. 🙂 Mind if I link to your review of it when I finally watch it?


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