Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BBAW '10: More Bloggers I Appreciate

I opted to not participate in the awards portion of Book Blogger Appreciation Week this year, but that doesn't mean I don't want to show my appreciation for the great blogs out there and for the book-blogging world in general.

To that end, yesterday I spotlighted the fabulous blog Lizok's Bookshelf- but that's not the only book blog I appreciate.

Here are some more great blogs, and the reasons I love them.

Raging Bibliomania Heather's terrific blog features literary and popular fiction- and she and I have very similar tastes, which makes sharing recommendations a lot of fun. And she is a very prolific commenter! I think she comments on nearly every post I write. Thank you Heather!

Nonsuch Book Frances writes a beautiful, always-interesting blog about literary fiction, especially British and fiction-in-translation. One thing I love about Frances's blog is that she enjoys books as beautiful physical objects. She often posts about special and limited editions of favorite books and reminds us that books are wonderful to experience in three dimensions.

Another great literary fiction blog is Kinna Reads. Kinna is new on my blogroll but has quickly become a favorite. Check her out!

The Complete Booker is my favorite group blog. True to its name, the blog features reviews of books that won or were nominated for the Man Booker Prize, my favorite of the big awards. I've found a lot of great blogs here!

San Francisco's Green Apple Books has one of my favorite bookstore blogs. They did a great series on The Book vs. The Kindle a while back, and they always have fun, relevant and unusual content. And if you're in the Bay Area, it is one fantastic bookstore!

JewWishes remains my favorite Jewish blog. Lorri writes terrific, thoughtful reviews of serious Jewish fiction and nonfiction as well as beautiful photography and personal reflections.

Last but by no means least, Dolce Bellezza is another fabulous literary fiction blog that is as beautiful to look at as it is fascinating to read. I love how blogger Meredith combines words and pictures- and even the occasional recipe- in this wonderful blog.

I could go on and on. There are so many great blogs and so many more to discover! Happy BBAW!

15 comments:

Care said...

I love how many wonderful blogs we have to explore! YOURS is one of my faves, by the way. :)

Frances said...

Well that was extremely nice of you. Many thanks! You know I always enjoy what you do here as well, and covet your many bookish outings. Thanks for the Raging Bibliomania link too. Somehow that has not been on my radar before. Best part about this week - picking up on all the ones you've missed.

Zibilee said...

Thanks so much for the nice comments, Marie! I have to say that I love your blog as well. You have such an eclectic mix of posts, and write some really beautiful reviews. Some of these other blogs are new to me, so I am going to have to take your advice and check them out!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I both love and hate these posts! They tend to be full of great blogs and then the next thing you know, your reader is overflowing with "must-read" blogs! :--)

Bellezza said...

Thank you for your kind words, Maria. It's been such a pleasure getting to know you since December! I haven't participated in BBAW this year, but it's a pleasure reading the posts abounding in the blog-o-sphere and seeing what everyone has to say about our favorite topic: books! Blessings, B. (Or, M?)

jewwishes said...

I will definitely visit the other blogs you mentioned.

Thank you for the link and your kind words.

Suzanne said...

Some interesting new blogs for me to follow - thanks for mentioning them.

Audra said...

Oh, great recommendations -- all these blogs are new to me but I'm so excited to start reading them. Thank you for the thoughtful suggestions!

Audra said...

Oh, great recommendations -- all these blogs are new to me but I'm so excited to start reading them. Thank you for the thoughtful suggestions!

bermudaonion said...

I know most of those blogs but have to check a couple of them out!

Lisa Hayden Espenschade said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog again, Marie! Your list was fun: I found some fun new blogs to read.

Amy said...

Some of those are new to me, but I really love zibilee and Kinna, and like what I've seen of the others, so I'm going to take your recommendations on the rest of them!

kinnareads said...

Thanks for including my blog on your list. Your blog ahs also become a fast favorite of mine as well.

stacybuckeye said...

Thanks for introducing me to more great blogs :)

diaryofaneccentric said...

I have a long list of Holocaust books to read because of Jew Wishes!