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.