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.