First Rate Friday

I am seriously addicted to book blogging. I love reading everyone’s thoughts on books. I love commenting. I love networking. I love screwing with html. I love it all.

Mel…He Followed Me Home has started this really cool new meme called First Rate Fridays where you link/promote some noteworthy posts in your google reader. I love the idea of spreading the love, and promoting other bloggers. (As I have started doing in all of my book reviews (by linking to other reviews), thanks to seeing other bloggers do it).

First up – Maggie Stiefvater has an awesome post about the Quality of YA Literature. Also there are pictures from Ferris Bueller and Adventures In Babysitting.

Second – Cheeky Reads has a post on books connecting generations of readers. 

Third – Crazy-For-Books has started a Book Blogger Hop, so head on over and check out some blogs you may not have seen before and spread the love.

Fourth – Jenny at Take Me Away Reading has one of the most in-depth, comprehensive reviews of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn that I have ever read.

Fifth – Allie at A Literary Odyssey talks about re-reading My Antonia by Willa Cather and changing her mind about it

Sixth- Presenting Lenore has an excellent guest post by Rhiannon Hart about YA Dystopias

Seventh -The Book Smugglers has the most comprehensive post on white washing EVER

I suppose seven is such an odd number to end at, but I do really like the number 7.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Hey April, I'm so glad you shared this-what a great idea! I'll have to get in on it too, but I'll change the number just I won't be copying you on *everything*

  2. Mel (He Followed Me Home) says

    Thanks for the links April! There were a few I hadn't seen before πŸ™‚

  3. Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) says

    Thanks for promoting the Hop!! πŸ™‚

  4. Awww, thanks for linking my post!

  5. DemonLover's Blog says

    Love the idea of the Blog Hop.
    Added my link and following A lot of the blogs.
    Sharing the love.


    Will add your button to my page

  6. Thanks for joining us in this meme April!

  7. WonderBunny says

    Wow! You have some really nice blogs listed above. I have go back and read The Book Smugglers blog more in depth when I get some time.

    I found you through the Friday Hop. I hope you'll stop by and visit my blog sometime.

  8. What a nice idea! I've been looking to do something like this on my blog so I think I'll join in next Friday!

  9. justicejenniferreads says

    This really is a great meme, one that I hadn't heard of and really appreciate seeing now. It really helps me too as I'm rather new to blogging, still discovering blogs and trying to be discovered by other bloggers. Great post. Also, I too, love the number 7 – not sure why, I've just always gravitated towards it.

  10. Carrie at In the Hammock Blog says

    Great post, lots of stuff going on around the blogosphere this weekend πŸ™‚

  11. Hooray for book blogging! It does get addictive. Thanks for the excellent links – I'd missed some of those posts, so I'll check them out now.

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