Book Blogger Appreciation Week is a week long even that celebrates the work and contributions of book bloggers. There’s a new blog topic each day, and I plan to actively participate. I’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming next week.
Monday’s Topic: We invite you to share with us about a great new book blog you’ve discovered since BBAW last year! If you are new to BBAW or book blogging, share with us the very first book blog you discovered. Tell us why this blog rocks your socks off and why you keep going back for more.
I’m going to bend the rules a little bit on this one and share three new blogs I found since last BBAW that I really enjoy.
First up is Amy from Amy Reads. I can’t remember when I found Amy’s blog, but one thing that sticks out to me is the great nonfiction reviews that she writes. They’re always thoughtful, analytical, and full of quotes. Reading her reviews is more like getting a discussion of the book, which I think is important in nonfiction reviews.
The second blog is Ash from English Major’s Junk Food, which is a very new to me blog. I think I connected with her during a Twitter #followreader or #bblog chat, but I can’t remember for sure. I like the variety of Ash’s reviews and the way she discusses books rather than just giving them a grade. I also like her feature Awesome Essays, where she talks about essays that she loves. It’s a feature I wish I’d thought of! if she does turn it into a meme, I’ll be a semi-regular contributor.
And the third blog I want to mention is Scott at some smart, some don’t. Scott reviews a variety of books, but what stuck out to me when I first found his blog was his impressive book database and charts sections. The nerd in me really, really admires them.
I could go on, but since I’ve already broken the rules I should cut myself off. Check back tomorrow for my BBAW interview with Donna from Holocaust Resources.