My Own Personal Book Blogger Appreciation Day

Book Blogger Appreciation Week is this week and I completely missed the boat on nominating my favorite blogs for the blog awards. Basically, I am a dufus and couldn’t figure out how to access the nomination form on the website! So many of my favorite blogs don’t quite fit into any of the categories, anyway, so I am going to give out my own very special awards to my favorite book bloggers!

I read many book blogs and appreciate and enjoy them all, but these are the blogs I look for first in my Google Reader account to see if they’ve posted anything new. These are the blogs that most inspire me, persuade me and educate me.

Favorite Blogs whose authors make me REALLY, REALLY need want the books they write about: Fleur Fisher in Her World and She Reads Novels. Jane and Helen are super convincing when they talk about books. Their powers of persuasion are hard to match. I nearly always want to immediately buy or check out a copy of the books they review.

Favorite New to Me Blogs: Miss Darcy’s Library, TBR 313 and The Book Whisperer. Don’t we all like to make new friends and hear different perspectives from time to time? I love reading the comments on blogs and clicking on the link to the commenter to investigate their own spaces. That is how I found Florence, Lisa May, and Boof, three excellent writers who read very eclectically.

Favorite Blog that Reviews Translated Books and is Written by an All-Around Cool Guy: Winstonsdads Blog. I think most bloggers know Stu and admire him. His passion for translated fiction is highly admirable and I love being introduced to books by writers I would otherwise never hear about.

Favorite Blogs Whose Authors Write Beautifully About Classic Novels: Vintage Reads and Books and Chocolate. Whether writing about vintage or modern classics, Nicola and Karen have a way of stylishly and thoughtfully writing about books that always leaves me very admiring of both the books and of them.

Favorite Blog That Celebrates Not Only Books But Travel and Culture Also (Oh, and it is Funny): Pining for the West. Katrina’s posts never fail to make me jealous (of her beautiful homeland), give me a stomachache (from laughing so hard) or expand my brain cells (with her engaging book reviews and cultural observations).

Thanks to you all!

Most of my favorite bloggers are also frequent commenters on my own humble blogging efforts and I truly thank them for it. I’ve felt so warmly accepted by everyone since I returned to blogging in April and I am grateful and thrilled to be part of this fabulous community of book lovers.

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  1. Oh wow, thank you so much for the mention! *blushes*

    I am a huge fan of She Reads Novels, Fleur Fisher in Her World and Winstonsdad’s Blog too but the others are new to me, so I’ll be popping over to explore some new blogs. I’ve really been enjoying reading your blog too since I discovered it a few months ago 🙂

  2. Thanks for mentioning me! I always enjoy reading your posts too. 🙂 I’m familiar with most of the other blogs you listed and will definitely have a look at the ones that are new to me.

  3. Thank you so much for your kind words. The blogs you mention I love too, and I am so pleased that you came back to blogging again.

  4. A thank you from me as well! I’ve really been enjoying your blog – and following the links to find others. If it’s any consolation, I couldn’t figure out the nomination site either – all I could get to was the log-in page, and every time I logged in it took me back to the log-in page.

  5. Thank you for including me in your list!! I think the best thing about blogging is making new friends and sharing with them the books I love. I really look forward to your next posts and to your comments on Miss Darcy’s Library!
    Florence.

  6. Thanks so much for the lovely comments. I’m blushing like mad and for once it’s not a ‘hot flush/flash’!I was so glad when I saw that you had returned to blogging. I love reading about what you’re reading and the things that are going on in your life. I’m now going to pop over to the couple of blogs which you mentioned and I didn’t know about. Thanks.

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