Monday, September 13, 2010

BBAW: Great new book blogs

Today's topic for Book Blogger Appreciation Week is to talk about a great new book blog I've discovered in the past year. And I can't name just one, because this has been a great year for discovering a wonderful group of like-minded book bloggers. The first one I discovered when I was matched up with her for last year's BBAW interviews, and the rest I discovered sometime after that:

Bookgazing (update: aw, my love is reciprocated!
Avid Reader
Booklust
Jenny's Books
The New Dork Review of Books
Shelf Love
Villa Negativa

I don't visit book blogs to get recommendations for what I should read (although I do love the name of Find Your Next Book Here). If I list a blog on my sidebar, it's because I like to go there and hear what that blogger has to say, no matter what she (or he) happens to be talking about. So if your blog is listed, you know I love your writing and want to hear all about your life and see pictures of your cats and know more about what you're thinking--and books are an awfully good way to get that kind of conversation started.

21 comments:

Marie said...

Those are all awesome blogs; I'm going to add a bunch of them to my reader. Happy BBAW! (I don't read blogs for recommendations either so it's good to know about blogs that are just GOOD:-)

farmlanebooks said...

Don't visit blogs to get book recommendations? Wow! I can't imagine doing that. Are you sure you're not influenced a teeny tiny bit? I can't help adding books to my TBR when I read such wonderful reviews :-)

I love all the blogs you mention, apart from Villa Negativa, which I hadn't come across before *heads off to take a look*

Teresa said...

Thanks so much, Jeanne, for including Shelf Love--and in such coompany, too!

irisonbooks said...

Like Jackie, I'm surprised that you can get away without book recommendations from these blogs! They are all so lovely. Avid Reader and Villa Negativa are new to me so I'm off to check them out now.

Chris said...

That's a great list. I visit some of them, I'll check the rest out.

Amanda said...

So many good blogs on that list! There are a couple I'm unfamiliar with, and one I SHOULD be familiar with...Villa Negativa - Jason talks about Trapunto and her blog constantly. I'm off particularly to visit her...

bermudaonion said...

Only a few of those blogs are familiar to me, so I'm going to check the others out. I couldn't remember when I'd discovered the blogs in my reader, so I went with the first ones I found.

kittiesx3 said...

I knew you liked my kitties :-)

Jenny said...

Aw, thank you--I think you're lovely too. :) Plus, and I know I've said this before, you have probably the best blog name of any blog I read.

E.J. Stevens said...

Happy BBAW! :)

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

I agree, all this blogs are noteworthy! Thank you for participting in BBAW!

The Bumbles said...

It's funny - now that I think about it, I don't actually go to book blogs to get recommendations either. I do discover lots of great books from them but I really go just to read and learn about the people behind the review.

Avid Reader said...

Jeanne, the feeling is mutual! Thanks for including me in your list and I must say your blog is one of my favorites.

Florinda said...

I get a lot of book recommendations from book blogs, but that's not the primary reason I read them. I do tend to follow book-blog recommendations I get from book bloggers, however, so I'll be checking out the ones you listed that are new to me.

And thanks for having my blog linked in your sidebar :-).

Kristen M. said...

Thanks for stopping by today! I agree that it's likely we can be friends due to our common admiration of Jenny. ;)

TexasRed said...

Great reasons to recommend these blogs! Thanks!

Jeanne said...

Jackie, of course I'm influenced! It's just not the main purpose of reading blogs, for me.

Amy said...

I've been having such a blast wandering the blogosphere today! I found you through BBAW and am so glad I did. Your blog is awesome! And these recommendations are also great!

Trapunto said...

Thank you! I am still new enough to book blogging that I didn't know there was an appreciation week. And me such a lackadaisical blogger lately. A vicious cycle: I am hearing about more interesting books than ever now that I read blogs, which makes me more inclined to read them than to write! And here are a couple of blogs in your list that are completely unknown to me.

Jodie said...

Hurray you like me too :) Finally have time to go round and comment on BBAW posts and I'm feeling the collective love.

Anna said...

I haven't heard of some of these, so I'm definitely going to check them out.