BBAW Daily Topic for Monday, September 12th: Community: While the awards are a fun part of BBAW, they can never accurately represent the depth and breadth of diversity in the book blogging community. Today you are encouraged to highlight a couple of bloggers that have made book blogging a unique experience for you. They can be your mentors, a blogger that encouraged you to try a different kind of book, opened your eyes to a new issue, made you laugh when you needed it, or left the first comment you ever got on your blog. Stay positive and give back to the people who make the community work for you!
If you’re looking for snarky book reviews that are often only tangentially about a book but will always make you smile, visit Jill at Fizzy Thoughts.
If you’re looking reviews of a broad spectrum of books written by a blogger with a social conscience and a talent for making you want to read books that you never thought would be interesting, visit Jill at Rhapsody in Books.
(Note: Both Jills will refer to the other Jill as the Other Jill. This can be confusing. Remember, Fizzy Jill does the song parodies and Rhapsody Jill is always mentioning cake, cookies, ice cream and chocolate.)
If you’re looking for an impassioned, wear your heart on your sleeve and let it all hang out book reviewer who always has an insane schedule yet still manages to read something like three books a week and who will convert you to listening to audiobooks, check out Sandy at You’ve GOTTA Read This.
If you’re searching for in-depth book reviews that seem like literary masterworks in and of themselves, be sure to visit Zibilee at Raging Bibliomania. She has a talent for writing book reviews that I envy and emulate.
If you’re looking for an eclectic reader whose down-to-earth reviews and friendly personality make you feel like she is your long-lost girlfriend, check out Alyce at At Home With Books. She’s added more books to my wish list than almost any other blogger and I just love her (even if she did betray her college alma mater and roots for the wrong college football team).
If you’re searching for a book blogger with the most unusual and amusing book reviewing style I’ve ever read, Raych at Books I Done Read is a must read. Even if I don’t want to read the book she’s writing about, I never want to miss her reviews just for sheer entertainment value.
If you want to participate in insanely challenging books quizzes, coo over a super cute baby and read book reviews, check out Stacy at Stacy’s Books.
If you’re looking for a book blogger with superhuman reading and commenting powers and who wins more books in giveaways than anyone I’ve ever met, visit Kathy at Bermudaonion. (Oh yeah, she also writes the most concise book reviews I’ve ever read. It is a talent I wish I had!)
If you have a taste for offbeat books (especially Victorian gothics) and also have a child for whom you want to buy books for, check out Kristen at We Be Reading. Although we have almost zero crossover in the titles we read, I appreciate her conciseness and regularly use her reviews for kid’s books to stock the Little One’s reading library.
It is impossible to list every book blogger that I treasure so if I left you off this list, I’m very sorry. If I visit your blog regularly, it is because I think you have something great to teach and share with me. Thank you!!
I look forward to reading about the book blogs that made your list … even though I need new blogs to read like I need a hole in the head!