bookshelves of doom – Leila stays on top of publishing news and trends like a master, and her blog updates are always short, sweet, and interesting. Plus, she reviews for Kirkus, so her recommendations are usually impeccable. I found Erin Bow’s fantastic Plain Kate this year through Leila (wow, that was a good book!).
Steph Su Reads – Steph is (in my opinion) one of the best YA lit bloggers, period. She has exacting standards, great taste, and always has an interesting perspective on the latest ‘to do’ in the blogging. In other words, she’s awesome. You should go follow her.
Beth Fish Reads – Beth Fish (as she’s known on the internet) blogs primarily about books, but my new favorite thing is her weekly Weekend Cooking meme. Every Saturday she posts a recipe or on a ‘foodie’ topic and encourages others to do so, too. This has become a fixture in my blogging week, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the active participants and responses.
In Bed With Books – Liviania is always quick with a comment, and she keeps me on my reviewing toes by mentioning things I missed and coming in with a unique viewpoint (often she puts into words what didn’t feel ‘right’ about a book when I can’t put a finger on the problem). Her reviews also give me an VERY accurate idea of whether or not I’ll like the book, so that's awesome.
Of course, there are many, many bloggers and comments over time that have made me smile on a bad day, cry over beautiful writing, and served as a reminder that book people are the best people (really). Thanks for your kindness, and keep it up!
If you’re interested, I mentioned other blogs that make this community special for me for BBAW 2011. Oh, and tell me about some of the blogs you appreciate, please!