Monday, September 14, 2009

Book Blogger Appreciation

Today "book blogger appreciation week" begins, and many of the folks who like to talk about books will be making an extra effort to visit and appreciate each other. I've found some new book blogs in the past two months, and have listed them with my old favorites under "book blogs" on the left-hand sidebar. If you want to join in the fun, check them out.

Also, this morning I got Splashed by Kristin at BookNAround! So I've decided to name some other book blogs that didn't make the list for any BBAW awards this week but which amuse me, per the "Splash" rules:

Nominate 9 blogs that allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you, link to your nominees within your post, let your nominees know they have been splashed by commenting on their blogs, and link to the person who nominated you.

Pages Turned: As always, she's witty and contrary, concise and yet thorough. Look and see!
Novel Readings: Her reviews can be quite academic, but she notices things no one else does--for instance, that reading Hosseini can be a form of "moral tourism."
Stella Matutina: She makes connections between books and ideas that make me want to read books--mostly fantasy--of which I haven't previously heard.
Diary of an Eccentric: She reviews a variety of new titles, and is invariably kind.
A Bookworm's World: She reviews so many mysteries that I'll never run out of titles to consider.
Texas Red Books: In addition to book ideas, she has prairie dog pictures. Where else can you see that?
Bookgazing: She's literary and yet accessible.
Farm Lane Books: She reads the books I wish I was making time for.
Bookshelves of Doom: As always, she comments amusingly on most of the new YA titles.

There are certainly other book blogs that amuse me, but these are the not-already-shortlisted-for-awards ones that have made me both laugh and think in the past few months.


farmlanebooks said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me.

I am quite shocked that I don't think I recognise any of the other blogs on your list. I'm off to go and have a look at them. Thanks again!

SFP said...

How fitting to be splashed--I'm reading a book on seahorses by an oceanographer named Scales! :)

Thank you kindly, Jeanne.

TexasRed said...

Thank you so much! I'm headed to check out the other splash-ees!

Jodie said...

I'm literary?! Hurray, ta very much for the splash :) I have your interview all set up for tomorrow and I'll drop you a link so we can join the posts up.

Anna said...

Thank you so much! You've made my day. (And you might have expanded my blog subscriptions LOL)

Diary of an Eccentric

Care said...

Oh yes, a few of these are on my must-read list and quite a few I don't know YET! Thank you.

Memory said...

Thank you so much for the splash! I'm already following a few of the blogs on your list, but several others are brand new to me. I'm off to check them out now!

Rohan Maitzen said...

Thanks for the "splash," Jeanne. I feel a bit damned with faint praise, though! :-) Maybe there's a connection between being "academic" and seeing things that not everyone else sees?

Luanne said...

Jeanne - thank you so very much! I am flattered! And I've passed on the 'splash' - but hey backatcha eh?

Jeanne said...

Rohan, I really didn't mean it as too-faint praise, but I wasn't feeling courageous about dragging you unbidden into the fast-growing world of amateur-reader book blogs. Um, I mean that some bloggers kind of prefer relative obscurity. Uh, now I sound like I see myself as some kind of mustache-twirling Victorian villain. What I mean is, um, uh, (shuffles feet) I like reading your blog and hope that others will, too.

Rohan Maitzen said...

No worries: some of my best friends are amateurs. Really! :-)

Actually the latest posts have been more academ-icky than usual.