Monday, September 14, 2009
Book Blogger Appreciation Week - Day 1
Welcome to Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2009!
BBAW has a series of suggested topics for each day of the week - I'm looking forward to the variety of posts I'll be creating this week!
Today's topic is spotlighting my favorite blogs that didn't make the shortlists.
There are a few in particular I'd like to spotlight - the ones I would have voted for, if they'd been on the list.
Padfoot and Prongs - Good Books, Inc. These ladies read some serious books - books I would most likely NOT think about reading - and then write reviews that, somehow, make me want to add them to my TBR list. Also, they are creating the coolest line of mugs and T-shirts based on literary works - I can't wait to buy a few!
Constance Reader's Guide... is a fairly new blog, but already one of my favorites. I LOVE her reviews. Love Them. I would kinda like her to read every book I'm thinking of reading first, and then tell me why or why not I should read it - because I'm pretty sure she'd be right. Really, if you aren't reading this blog, WHY NOT?
Dolce Bellezza reads books that I've never even heard of, and writes such smart, insightful reviews. She also hosts the Japanese Literature Challenge, and of course I want to join it.
One of the best parts of BBAW, for ME, is the opportunity to discover new blogs and meet great new people. Here are a few blogs that are new to me this year. (Yep, it's only day 1, and I'm already adding blogs to me reader. I'm in trouble, people!)
Steph and Tony Investigate! - funny stuff. This couple posts about a wide variety of topics, but their book reviews are great. They have a sharp, distinct style, and are not afraid to skewer a book if it needs it. I am really enjoying this blog.
Kitsch Slapped - again, a blogger who does a lot more than just review books. Deanna is a collector, and often shares the weird and funny things she finds in her adventures. Also, she writes great book reviews.
Farm Lane Books - I know I'm probably the last person in the world to find this blog, but I love it. Her reviews are so smart, and she reads books I find frightening - I think I might be inspired to give something more challenging a try.
Oh, there are so many more - but I'm going to stop now, so you can head over to the BBAW website and see what blogs other people wish they could vote for! Make sure you stop back here throughout the week as well - starting tomorrow, I'll have book giveaways each day for the rest of the week!