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What are some of your favorite book blogs, and what makes you continue going back to them time and again?
This is always such a scary question to answer
because I really, really love a ton of blogs
and I hate to leave people out!
No particular order:
Magan and Estelle (aka ReadingGals) are co-bloggers here and I LOVE IT. They are similar and yet very different and I love what they both bring to the table. This blog is one that I could spend hours playing around on and almost every time I read about a book they’ve read, I want to clear my schedule and just GET THE BOOK NOW. Plus, these two girls are just plain lovely which is always something special. ALWAYS.
Hannah reads a really great mixture of adult fiction and YA and nonfiction and discussion, so I really never know what I’m going to get when I visit her blog. It’s awesome. Plus she is one of the BEST BOOK DISCUSSERS EVER. That’s one of my favorite things about the book community – taking it away from the blogs and actually talking about the books. I often find myself reading a ton of her blog posts in one sitting, probably setting off all sorts of crazy notifications on Hannah’s computer or phone – sorry, Hannah! Great, great blog. Love it. Love this gal.
ps) She annihilates my to-read list, which I love.
Lauren is one of the smartest bloggers I know. She thinks so critically about the books she is reading and is able to put things together that I would never think about when I read a book – that’s one of the things I love about reading her blog posts. Where I read books almost on a surface level, she really thinks about them – and reading her thoughts makes me go back and think too. PLUS, as a great discusser, she challenges me to think as I read something she may have already read. This gal has changed the way that I read and I think about books, and that’s pretty cool. Love it. Fantastic blog.
Heather reads very similarly to me, and I love that. We read similar books, we have similar taste in books (I think), and we think similarly when we are reading. The thing I love about Heather’s blog is that she writes nice long reviews so I’m able to get a really great sense of whether or not I’ll want to read a book when I visit and read about it. I know that I write a novel-length blog post almost every time. Heather writes long reviews too, but hers are so much better and more informative and I just love that about her blog. Also, because she and I are so similar in style, she gives me fabulous recommendations. If she says that I’ll like it, I feel pretty sure that I will.
Oh Melissa, I couldn’t be happier that you’re blogging again!
This blog is one that I love because, again, I think Melissa and I read quite similarly. Somehow Melissa is able to write reviews that are concise and to the point but give me exactly the amount of information that I need to decide on whether I want to read the book or not. I love the honesty Melissa includes because I feel like she writes directly to me and everyone else gets to peep in at a private conversation, which is not the actual case at all. ALSO, Melissa has read so many books that I haven’t read yet – I could just crawl into her blog and find a wealth of new titles that could keep me busy for ages and ages and ages and I just know they’d be perfect for ME.
I love this blog so much BUT to love this blog, you have to be very patient because Adam only writes when he wants to. WHICH IS AWESOME AND WE SHOULD ALL BE MORE LIKE THAT because everyone would have less blogger burnout. I promise: if you can be patient and wait, it’s worth it.
A short list:
1. I have snorted coffee through my nose often when reading here.
2. He has a great Friday feature that he does when he feels like it.
3. Hello! male bloggers are good for a differing perspectives on all things.
What are some of your favorite blogs?
I love blog recommendations!
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