The Assignment from BBAW Headquarters: What book blogs mean something to you? Who are your most trusted sources for recommendations, your greatest help, the blogger you turn to for a laugh or to vent? Whose writing do you admire or who introduced you to a whole new genre you didn’t know about? We want to hear all about them…because we want to know them too! Please share about the blogs we haven’t had a chance to meet via BBAW and let the party begin!
My first mention is something new and exciting. Instead of a blog, Katie has started a book vlog. She has such a bubbly personality and her love of reading is evident. I encourage you to watch her first post and see if you aren't hooked as well.
What did I tell you?! Isn't she fun? Last night she posted her review of Hunger Games and Catching Fire (no spoilers).
Isn't this a great way to hear someone's feelings for a book? Subscribe to Kate's Book Club for future reviews.
Other bloggers who are my most trusted sources of recommendations are:
Lesley's Book Nook - I find her reviews very reliable and pretty much in line with my tastes. I think we've felt differently on a couple of books, but most of the books she recommends I have loved. I buy books based on her recommendations. In fact, I've probably bought more books because of her than any other book blogger. My bulging bookshelves are on your head, Les!
Jenclair from A Garden Carried in the Pocket - another trusted friend who I hold responsible for tempting me to buy more books than I can read. Jenclair reads books that stretch her thinking and skills in many different areas. Her example inspires me to stretch my learning.
Framed from Framed and Booked - I trust her reviews because she tells it like it is. I have added many books to my shelves and TBR lists because of Framed. She reads a wide variety of genres and her reviews are well-written, often filled with wry humor.
Some of my other favorites, blogs I love to visit and usually give me a boost:
Raidergirl3 from An Adventure in Reading - I love her weekly feature, It's Tuesday, Where Are You? Heck, I love her whole blog. Raidergirl3 is one of the first bloggers I met f2f. It was so fun. Every time I listen to my maritime music or think of Anne of Green Gables, I think of Raidergirl3, and I think of all those with a smile.
SuziQ of Whimpulsive - I love her blog name and her blog. The fact that she lives in one of my favorite cities is just icing on the cake. (Okay, so maybe it makes me a bit jealous!) Every click on her page brings up that beautiful view of the ocean. Her reviews are always well written and I often buy books that she rates positively. I met SuziQ when we visited Oregon last October. We enjoyed a very pleasant hour of visiting in Powell's coffee shop. It was a highlight of our trip.
Thoughts of Joy - has long been a favorite. She quite often reviews mystery/suspense which is one of my favorite genres. Whatever genre she reviews she writes good, succinct yet informative reviews.
Bookfool from Bookfoolery and Babble - always lifts my spirits with her good humor. I would like to meet Bookfool in person because I know she would be fun to be around. If you haven't made her one of your favorites yet it's because you probably haven't been introduced. Now you have. Stop by for a good southern visit with Bookfool. You will be so glad you did.
I've been writing this post on and off throughout the day. It's now 7 pm. and I am choosing to quit though there are many more blogs that I would like to mention. All the bloggers I have listed are those that I have been friends with for over 2 or 3 years when the book blogosphere was much smaller. I can't believe how it has grown. It makes my head spin!