Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW) is finally here! Woo hoo! All this week, many book bloggers (including me) will be writing posts based on daily prompts provided at the BBAW web site.
Today’s prompt: Write a post thanking and spotlighting your favorite blogs that didn’t make the shortlists.
I think this is a fantastic idea as there is no way that the blogs on the shortlist represent the very best and the brightest of the book blogging world — there are just too many fantastic blogs out there. So here are some of the blogs that I nominated and wished had gotten shortlisted so they could get extra exposure. I’m limiting myself to only 5 as I know BBAW is going to be busy for everyone. (And I “borrowed” each blogger’s profile photo to accompany my little write-up on them … heh heh heh.)
Rebecca at Lost In Books: Although she averages something like 2 or 3 posts a day and I have a hard time keeping up with her, Rebecca manages to turn out quality stuff with nearly every post. (How she manages this, I don’t know. I can barely get out 3 posts in a WEEK.) She has all kinds of things going on over at her blog — her awesome series called Take Me Away Saturdays (which highlights books from different countries about the globe) to her latest fun meme 20 Questions (which interviews different book bloggers with …. 20 questions). Rebecca has an active, curious mind and loves reading a wide variety of books (you’ll just never know what she’ll be reading next). Plus she has been a great friend to me. Although I hate that we now have the recent deaths of our fathers in common, her understanding and support in this area has been so wonderful to me.
Kristen at We Be Reading: Believe it or not, I nominated Kristen’s blog for best kidlit blog (though that is certainly not the only type of books she reviews). The reason I nominated her: I’ve added so many books to my list of books for my son due to her blog. Her son and “co-blogger” Z is about the same age as my son, and he has impeccable taste in books that seem to align closely with my son’s reading tastes. His mom has very eclectic taste in books with a bit of a “out there” edge to them. So if you are in the market for books for boys about age 5 and esoteric books on a wide range of off-beat topics, click on over to Kristen’s blog now. Plus I just love how she signs off on all of her posts!
Avisannschild at She Reads and Reads: Some of my favorite posts at Avisannschild’s blog is her amazing ability to spot look-a-like book covers! It is always so fun to see what she finds, and it blows my mind how many book covers use the exact same photos! If you enjoy stuff like this, you can find her posts on this topic listed under the label of Similar Covers. And although I’ve been reading her blog for awhile, it was just recently that I noticed that her blog focused primarily on fiction written by women. (I can be amazingly unobservant.) So if you’re looking for books in this particular genre, she is a great resource!
Molly at My Cozy Book Nook: I found Molly when she and I both wrote reviews about our new Kindles. It was from Molly that I learned about the free books you could download to the Kindle … so I’ll always be eternally grateful for that. Plus we seem to like many of the same books and have similar reactions to them. If she loves a book, it almost always goes on my wish list. She has an accessible and personable writing style for her posts and reviews that make her so accessible and friendly. I wish I had an English teacher like her when I was in school … her students are truly lucky!
Alyce at At Home With Books: Alyce’s blog was one of the first I found, and I just think the world of her and her blog. Not only is her blog home to one of my favorite weekly memes, My Favorite Reads, she has tons of awesome giveaways (trust me, you want to be around when she cleans off her bookshelves) and her eclectic readings tastes and top-notch reviews make her book blog one that is eminently readable and a source for so many books that I’ve added to my TBR list. Plus we were both Oregon Ducks!
See you for tomorrow’s topic: Interview Swap!