Monday, September 14, 2009
Book Blogger Appreciation Week...my favorite blogs
Book Blogger Appreciation Week is finally here and though I was not shortlisted for any specific category, I was nominated in three! Thank you to all that thought of this teeny little blog when asked to name your favorite...it means a whole lot :)
In honor of the first day of BBAW, we've been asked to name the blogs that really mean something to us or that stand out in our minds when we think of favorites. I have a bunch that instantly come to mind, but I'll keep it short and sweet and just name the ones I read/follow/talk about on a daily basis.
Abby (the) Librarian: Abby blogs mainly about children's and YA books, but also on daily occurrences in the life of a Children's Librarian. I love her review style, the fact that we have very similar taste in books, and we share a profession :)
Charlotte's Library: Charlotte jumps deep into the fantasy/sci fi world and always brings new titles to my TBR pile. She's a lovely person and was at the helm of the bookplate project to honor my son last year. I love the blog and the blogger is pretty darn great too!
Becky's Book Reviews: Becky has been SO helpful in my blogging journey, always answering questions about formatting/adding goodies to sidebars, as well as having an awesome review blog. We definitely share similar tastes, but have disagreed on some biggies (Looking for Alaska and Jellicoe Road come to mind :), leading to some fabulous discussions. She adds to my TBR pile several times a week, if not more!
A Fuse #8 Production: Betsy Bird is one of the most hilarious women on this planet. And she's a librarian. And she blogs about books. And did I mention she's hilarious? Every day she has something snarky and witty to say about the book world, often resulting in my poor husband having to read something he totally doesn't care about, but I just HAVE to share with someone. If you are living in a hole and haven't seen her blog, check it out!
MotherReader: Another blog that's a must read, if you aren't already. She hosts amazing events, is always super informative, has a very likable manner of writing, and links to a lot of fantastic booky stuff.
Before I leave you for the evening, I have to plug a great new blog that's on our scene and may just become a favorite for next year's BBAW. A good friend of mine and former colleague (darn the Air Force for making me move!) has started a book review blog, in which the turtles of the Children's Room are actually doing the "reviewing," with a smattering of patron and staff reviews thrown in as well. Witty, fun to read, and a whole lot of unique, go say hi to Ami and support the new blog!