Welcome to Book Blogger Appreciation Week! We’re kicking things off, appropriately, with appreciation: sharing the blogs we enjoy reading. The book blogs I follow most diligently appear in my sidebar. Last year I profiled some of these, in my 2011 appreciation post and earlier posts (here and here).
But the blogosphere is vast, and I continue discovering new ones that pique my interest. At any point I’m “test driving” about half a dozen. If I find myself reading them a lot, they earn a place on the sidebar and in my feed reader. Recent additions include:
- Savidge Reads: Books on the Nightstand led me to The Readers podcast, which led me to Simon’s blog. I’ve listened to Simon and fellow blogger Gavin since the early days of their podcast. Simon’s taste in books is similar to mine, and he is personally responsible for two of my 5-star reads this year: Gillespie and I (my review) and Song of Achilles (my review).
- Chrisbookarama: Chris’s blog is a very recent discovery, and I’ll be interviewing her tomorrow! Be sure to come back to learn more about Chris and her bookish thoughts.
- Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings: I first “met” Karen through the LibraryThing Virago Group, and enjoyed her thoughts on Virago Modern Classics and her fabulous finds in second-hand bookshops. I’m glad she decided to start blogging about them!
During BBAW I would be remiss if I didn’t give an appreciative shout out to all the Virago-reading bloggers who play such an important role in this year’s Elizabeth Taylor Centenary. These intrepid souls are all hosting monthly readalongs and discussion on their blogs, and are active contributors in the LibraryThing Virago Group, and on Facebook’s Virago Modern Classics Readers page. These bloggers rock!
- Book Snob
- Buried in Print
- Fleur Fisher Reads
- Harriet Devine’s Blog
- Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings
- Luvvie’s Musings
- Stuck in a Book
I hope you’ll spend a few minutes today visiting all these fine bloggers. I bet you’ll find at least one to add to your feed reader!