Monday, September 13, 2010

Book Blogger Appreciation Week! Monday: First Treasure


Monday—First Treasure
We invite you to share with us about a great new book blog you’ve discovered since BBAW last year! If you are new to BBAW or book blogging, share with us the very first book blog you discovered. Tell us why this blog rocks your socks off and why you keep going back for more.

The blog I want to tell you about is Lizok's Bookshelf, written by translator and Russophile extraordinaire Lisa, who I was lucky enough to meet at this year's Book Blogger Con. Lisa reads a huge amount of Russian books, many in the original Russian, and writes wonderful reviews and opinions about them. She also shares news and links; go to her site now and you'll see awards news, reviews of current books, links to her other book blog, Lisa's Other Books, and more. I keep coming back to Lisa's blogs because of the intelligence and thought that go into her posts, and because I'm totally, completely envious of her command of Russian language and literature!

I'll be participating in most of this week's themed posts for BBAW, and doing one of my own at some point this week, too. Stay tuned!

14 comments:

Mystica said...

Thank you for the link!

Tea said...

For some reason I am interested in translated Russian novels this year. I bet she's read Brothers Karamazov long ago. She sounds like a wonderfully fun and informative blogger. Can't wait to visit. Happy BBAW

irisonbooks said...

I hadn't heard about Lisa's blogs and they both sound really interesting!

Lisa Hayden Espenschade said...

Thank you very much for your gracious post, Marie -- it's great to hear that you enjoy the blogs. And thank you to all who visit!

@Tea: Yes, I did read The Brothers K a long time ago... I was fortunate to read it in a philosophy-in-literature class. I haven't reread it (I mean to, I really do!) though I revisit its "Legend of the Grand Inquisitor" story every now and then. It's one of my favorite pieces of Russian lit.

An administrative note about my Lizok blog: I use an "available in translation" tag to help readers find books in languages other than English. I don't often use the tag for languages other than English.

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful post! I love visiting other people's blogs and discovering new ones, thanks for the links to Lisa's blogs.

bermudaonion said...

She sounds like one smart cookie! I'm heading over to her blog now.

E.J. Stevens said...

Happy BBAW! :)

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Two new to me blogs! Thanks for spotlighting them!

jewwishes said...

Thank you...I will check the link out.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

thanks for these blogs BB.

gautami tripathy said...

I will check Lizok's Bookshelf!

Here is my BBAW: First Treasure post!

Beth F said...

Okay, this is getting seriously dangerous. I'll have to check her our.

Debbie's World of Books said...

What a unique blog. Will have to check it out.

Amy said...

I hadn't heard of that blog but it sounds excellent and very unique. Thank you!