Monday, September 12, 2011

BBAW 2011-Favorite Book Bloggers

Yay! It's my favorite time of year! It's Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I'll be participating all week. Here's the schedule:
Today-Talking about community. I'll be highlighting some of my favorite book bloggers.
Tomorrow-Interview with Walkie-Talkie Book Blog!
Wednesday-Community and my place in it.
Thursday-How has blogging affected my reading habits?
Friday-Advice for bloggers/Trends in blogging
So let's get to today's topic-a few of my favorite book bloggers. This was a toughie, but I'm going to keep my list to five.

Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
I can always count on Linda to comment on my posts. She reads a lot of fantasy and urban fantasy so I'm always adding books she reviews to my tbr list. She's hella nice and always helpful.

A Striped Armchair
I started reading Eva's blog because she used to host Library Loot. I stuck around because I love her passionate posts about fantastic literature. I don't read a lot of the same books Eva does but I do love to read what she thinks about them. I do credit her for making me think about what I read, about who wrote what I read and what experiences I had reading them. Eva's also the reason I started calling my reviews my thoughts on the book. I don't review books; I share my thoughts on them.

The Captive Reader
Claire took Eva's spot as co-host of Library Loot which is how I started reading her blog. Like Eva, Claire reads a lot of books I don't read. Now this might seem silly, to read about books I have no intention of reading. But I like reading Claire's thoughts. Her thoughts broaden my thinking and make me think more about what I read.

From L.A. to LA
Shoshanah and I tend to lean towards the same books. I know a few books she reviewed wound up on my tbr list. I definitely love hearing about her life in Louisiana as well as her planning for her upcoming wedding.

My Books. My Life.
I actually gave Michelle this last spot because I love following her on twitter. Find her at @michelleerin. She talks about awesome things like books, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, fantasy football, and ballet. She also reads a lot of books I want to read so I enjoy her review posts too. 

Did I expose you to a new book blogger or do you agree with my five favorites?


  1. Aww thanks :D I like your blog too!!

    Even if those food posts are evil cos they make me crave dinner, lol :=D

  2. All but one are new to me - but then again my follow list is under 100! There are so many good bloggers out there...

    I will have to see about using google reader. I currently use blogger's dashboard. I tried wordpress subscriptions but it was too slow for me. Any hints appreciated! :)

  3. am only aware of striped armchair, so thanks for the intro.

  4. I love Linda's blog too!!! I'm aware of a few and there are 2 new to me.

  5. "Her thoughts broaden my thinking and make me think more about what I read." What a wonderful compliment to Claire!

  6. What's fun about these posts is that I can find new blogs to check out. We both read A Striped Armchair for the same reasons :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. 2 of the 5 you mentioned are new to me -- excellent! I love finding new blogs during BBAW. I love Eva's blog for the same reasons you mentioned. Happy BBAW!

  8. Thanks so much for the endorsement! I will admit that I am a much better twitterer than blogger. ;)

  9. Thank you so much for thinking of me! There's definitely been a few books that I've picked up because you read them, and I've loved reading your reviews of books I've loved as well.

    And I can't believe I forgot it was BBAW this week. I pretty much did it last year too. I got so excited about the whole thing and then it just kind of snuck up on me. Next year though you need to remind me when it actually happens!

  10. I see some new ones there and a couple that I love too!

  11. Thank you Linda! I loved getting to meet so many new-to-me bloggers via Library Loot; I wish my health hadn't required me to pass along the torch, but Claire was a wonderful replacement. :D

  12. This is a great way to meet new bloggers. Well done.


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