Monday, July 26, 2010

Fellow Book Bloggers

As many of you may know, I take part in the weekly blog hop hosted by Crazy for Books.  It's a great way to find other book bloggers and introduce my blog to a wider audience.  Joanne over at Booklover Book Review takes the hop an extra step and includes links to some new blogs that caught her eye.  I think this is a great idea, and not just because she mentioned by blog (although it certainly helped. Thanks for the shout out!).  So here are a couple of the blogs I enjoy and you should check out

What You Read - This was one of the first book blogs I started reading when I began blogging not so long ago. I not only enjoy his posts about specific books but he also has a lot of entertaining book related posts, such as all of the random barking dogs that show up in literature or his book buying obsession.  Check out To Watch or Not To Watch: A Reader's Dilemma

Dead White Guys: An Irreverent Guide to Classical Literature - Initially it was the name and the promise that this blog was not going to be filled with chick lit and YA stories that seemingly make up the majority of book blogs.  Her tone and humor are what keep me coming back to her blog; it's never pretentious and it's usually sarcastic.  Plus her rating system is is # stars out of your mom.  What's not to love there?  Check out her post What is a Classic? which gives you a good taste of the blog's content and tone and includes an Eddie Izzard clip.  Double win

The Raven Paradox - The internet loves lists.  Check out the top stories on Digg and you'll see lots of countdowns.  I also love lists and this blog provides.  The last countdown was was top 10 twentieth century novels and he's currently has a new list of the top 10 twentieth century non-fiction books.  Classic works and some new finds.  Check out his post on Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels

And one non-book blog Hyperbole and A Half.  I found this blog a couple months ago and read all 2 years of posts back in about a month.  There are a lot of posts about the author's childhood, which is far more interesting than anything my childhood included.  It's hard to say what the blog is about overall since it doesn't really have a theme.  It's just Allie Brosh's thoughts, drawings, whathave you.  I find myself laughing out loud (literally, not in the lol internet way) while reading her stuff.  If she ever writes a book I'll definitely post about it on my blog.  Sneaky Hate Spiral is one of my favorite posts, even if I end up with La Bamba stuck in my head after reading it.


  1. I'm really glad you posted this. I think the book blog hop is a brilliant idea, but it is a bit tricky to find blogs which mean something to you, without trawling through a couple of hundred others. Plus DWGs is the funniest, smartest darn thing on the interwebs.

  2. Some great blogs, I'm either a follower or joined based on your recommendation.

  3. Thanks for sharing this list. I like the book blog hop but I've got to agree with TeaDevotee - you've got to visit a lot of blogs to find a few that you really want to read and start following.

  4. Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm thinking I'll make this type of post a regular follow up to the Blog Hop. I'd love to see any blogs you guys recommend as well!

  5. I love the Dead White Guys blog -- I need to check the other ones out too. Thanks for mentioning them.

  6. Hey, thanks for the shout out! This is a great idea, consider it stolen ;)

  7. DWG is one of my fave blogs! I spotlighted it in my Saturday Spotlight because everyone just NEEDS to read it! :) I'll be checking out the other blogs you mentioned!


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