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!