“Appreciation! There are no awards this year, but it can still be hard to navigate the huge universe of book blogging. Share with your readers some of the blogs you enjoy reading daily and why.”
Y’all, I visit a lot of blogs every single day, just because I love seeing the books people are getting excited about and the issues everyone’s discussing. I thought this year I’d highlight a few blogs that I’ve recently added to my google reader that I pretty much obsessively check. And by recent, I think I mean since the last BBAW.
Amy’s blog, Tripping Books, is one of the first one that I automatically think of. She has such passion for what she is reading. I can feel her enthusiasm in every single one of her reviews, and I love that. I never find myself bored while reading her blog or thinking TL;DR. Her taste is eerily similar to mine and I know that if she totally digs a book, then I will probably totally dig that book too. PLUS she’s one of those people who is a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, so I was like okay, Amy has great taste I need to watch this, and what do you know I have a new TV show I enjoy.
Heidi is one of those people who, after she reviews a book on Bunbury In The Stacks, makes me feel prompted to immediately look it up on goodreads and add it to my TBR. She reviews a variety of books from YA to middle grade. AND AUDIOBOOKS! Look, I wish more bloggers reviewed audiobooks because there is a wealth of audiobooks and it is pretty hard deciding what to spend the next credit on. I love Heidi’s reviewer voice, as it is very well-reasoned and intelligent. I feel like she’s an asset to my google reader, if that makes sense?
Catie, Flannery, and Tatiana are some of the most interesting and intelligent YA bloggers that I have come across. Although my tastes don’t always align perfectly with that of The Readventurer, I love their blog. They do these cool features like She Made Me Do It where each blogger gives the co-blogger three recommendations and they have to read at least one of the books recommended. I LOVE THAT. They also do Three Heads Are Better Than One where they do roundtable discussions of various issues. Plus, the other day Flannery did a post about the unsung heroes of the shelf, short books, which had me going through my own books and TBR to try and see which were the shortest and most manageable.