This whole week is focused on celebrating book blogs, which I think is a FABULOUS idea. Let’s talk about how great these people are who continually promote books, shall we?
But before we do that, I have to say that this is by no means a comprehensive list. If you saw my Google Reader, you’d wonder how I ever figured out where to start in picking out a few bloggers to promote. Believe me, this is like picking a favorite book or a favorite piece of chocolate. SO HARD. I even thought about NOT doing this topic, because I seriously hate excluding anyone. But I decided to do this and I hope this introduces you to a new blog or two.
1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started is a blog written by Meg Waite Clayton, author of THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS. She has other authors guest post on their experience of getting published for the first time, and it’s pretty fantastic. I’ve found new authors on her site because the guest posts are always top notch.
A High and Hidden Place: Tales of a Capricious Reader is a great blog where you can get recommendations for a variety of books. The blogger, Heather, has a great writing style and is a lot of fun. 🙂
books i done read is very funny. All should read this blog.
Books on the Brain. Lisa is the first book blogger I ever met and still a favorite.
Dreadlock Girl is another favorite. She has great taste in books, has widened my reading, and is a great photographer. Also, she was great to meet in person.
Galleysmith is a new blogger, and holy cow, I don’t know how we ever survived without her. She has a really fun writing style and she loves YA. I love her.
Jen’s Book Thoughts is a blog that focuses mostly on mysteries, but holy cow does she come up with great ideas for her blogs. She’s invited authors to do a 6 word memoir, and she’s got another project up her sleave for next year. This girl NEVER SLEEPS.
Jenn’s Bookshelves. Jenn has never steered me wrong on a book, and she’s super fun to hang out with, too. This is a must read.
Linus’s Blanket. I met this blogger, Nicole, when I was in New York for BEA, and she’s one of the most well-spoken, well-reasoned bloggers I met while I was in New York. She writes great reviews and is a lot of fun.
Presenting Lenore. Lenore and I have very similar tastes in books, and she does a great job of not giving away every. single. dingle. plot detail.
Steph and Tony Investigate! Steph writes fantastic reviews, and has some of the most thorough reviews I’ve ever read. She puts other reviews to shame.
The Bluestocking Society has more great book reviews. I love Jessica’s style and recommend her blog to everyone.
I’m really looking forward to the rest of the week’s festivities! Tune in tomorrow for an interview I have with another blogger!