Monday, September 12, 2011

Book Blogger Appreciation Week- My Favorite Blogs

For me, the best part of Book Blogger Appreciation Week is the opportunity to recognize some of my favorite bloggers- those new to my reader and the favorites I return to again and again- and promote them to my readers. To me, that's the essence of what BBAW should be about- appreciating our fellow bloggers.

This year I've added some great blogs to my blogroll.
My perennial favorite blogs include:
  • A Guy's Moleskine Notebook. Matt's and my tastes in books are very closely aligned; reading his blog is like reading about the books I haven't read yet and the books I already love.
  • Nonsuch Book. Frances is the queen of the literary blogosphere, period.
  • Fresh Ink Books. Sandra's blog is another top-tier literary fiction blog.
  • ImageNations. I always learn something new and fascinating from Nana's blog about African literature.
  • Lakeside Musing was one of the first blogs I read and it's still one of my favorites.
  • Lizok's Bookshelf provides awesome coverage of Russian books.
  • Scobberlotch, about reading and writing and all things literary.
And, you know, just go check out my blogroll on the right-hand side for more. What are your favorite blogs, old and new? I hope you find a new favorite or two here!

31 comments:

mel u said...

Hi, I am stopping by to visit your blog via the list of posts for Day one

Please Stop by My Blog of you Like

I follow about 1/3 of the blogs you mentioned-I will check out others-have a great BBAW

heidenkind said...

Books and Bowel Movements?! Hm...

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

thanks Marie. I have checked on some of the links and now following. Thanks for the lead.

bookspersonally said...

Aw, thanks so much for the mention! What amazing company ... wonderful blogs on your list, and some new ones I am off to check out right now.

Aths said...

Many of those are new to me blogggers! I seem to have a busy day ahead of me! Some are blogs I truly love and are my favorites. Enjoy BBAW!

bermudaonion said...

I knew a few of these, but you've given me some new blogs to explore.

Lisa Hayden Espenschade said...

Thanks very much for the mention, Marie! And thank you, too, for introducing me to some new blogs to subscribe to.

Rebecca Reid said...

I haven't "met" some of these bloggers! Thanks for the list of great bloggers.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Sometimes I think the best thing about blogs is all the creativity used in coming up with titles! Obviously it's hard to beat Books and Bowel Movements! LOL

Karen Harrington said...

Aw, thanks for the mention! Very sweet. I'm enjoying visiting all the BBAW posts today to discover new blogs like the ones on your list. (Will I get anything productive done today, I wonder?)

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful list you got here!

I had a hard time choosing. But I opted for totally unheard of blogs. Isn't that the intention of community? To spread far and wide!!

Here is my post:

BBAW 2011: Community

Trisha said...

Great choices for the list. I read quite a few of these, and I will definitely check out the others. They are in such good company. :)

booksandbowelmovements said...

Thanks for adding my blog to your blog roll and appreciating! I've been swooning over yours for a while - so we love each other - YAY!

YAY for blogger appreciation as well - everyone is a winner :)

Marce said...

I always have something to look into when I visit, now more blogs.

I mentioned you on my blog - thanks for being a 1st commenter that still visits :-)

Anna said...

A lot of these are new to me, so I must check them out.

Amy said...

Lots of new to me blogs here - thanks!

Kristen M. said...

I'm especially liking the lists of newer blogs that people have found because chances are that I haven't heard of them yet. I love my established list but I'm also ready to branch out a bit more. Thanks, Marie!

Zibilee said...

Lots of great new blogs to investigate here! I have heard of quite a few, but a few are brand spankin new to me! Thanks for sharing these with us. I am loving all the bloggy love out there today!

nomadreader said...

Great picks! Several of those new blogs are new to me, and I now have even more to read. Happy BBAW!

Andi said...

Thanks for the wonderful recs, Marie! I'm off to visit some of these new-to-me folks immediately!

Frances said...

Nicest bookish compliment I can remember. Sooo sweet of you. Now off to check out three of those newly added. xo

JoAnn said...

You've made my day, Marie. Thanks so much! I always enjoy my visits here (you were one of my early discoveries, too) and will definitely check out the new blogs you've mentioned.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I LOVE Matt, Joanne and Frances. Everything you say is true. Now about these other guys, I need to get in gear and check them out...

Nise' said...

Oh my, how can I not check out a blog titled Books and Bowel Movements?

Kathleen said...

Many of these blogs are new to me. I will be off to check them out now!

EnriqueFreeque said...

You know, Marie, part of the reason I like obscure books is because I like being obscure. How am I supposed to remain obscure if you go pimpin' me like that? You know how many more blog hits I've gotten today because of you? Like, a lot! A lot more than the parameters of "obscure's" definition would seem to justify, that's fer sure.

Nah, I'm kidding. 'Preciate it more than I can tell.

Now if you'll excuse me, I feel me a good book and bowel movement coming on ...

Alyce said...

Lots of new-to-me blogs on the list! I wish I had more time in the day to visit and comment at all of my favorites ever day. Adding more is inevitable and exciting, but makes me wish for super-human reading and commenting powers.

Cassandra said...

Thanks you so much for mentioning me! Your blog is one of my favorites - I love that you read so many different things! I especially love that we share our appreciation for Europa Editions!

Audra said...

Nice recommendations -- most are new to me!

Kinna said...

Some new-to-me blogs and a couple of favorites too. Thanks

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