Monday, September 14, 2009

BBAW Meme 1: Book Blog Love

Its the first day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and what a ton of work Amy and the rest of the BBAW Team must've put into this. Thanks a lot for doing all that so that we can enjoy the festivities. Of course we also have to "work" a little, and I guess most of us will be posting the great BBAW Memes all week. You can see the them here. Look for the entry made on August 31. a bit down the page.

Today, on the first day of BBAW week we are to highlight some of those awesome book blogs out there which were not nominated this year. That is a tremendously hard task, since I actually would like to highlight all blogs on my blogroll which were not nominated. Really. I mean it. I love all your blogs and I love to visit whenever I have time. I try to leave a comment every time I visit, but sometimes I just surf around and enjoy reading reviews, thoughts and memes.

I am going to spotlight two blogs, but if time permitted, I spotlighted you all.

Jackie's blog Farm Lane Book Blog
Jackies blog has been missing from my blog roll for unknown reasons for some months. I enjoy visiting Jackie's blog, and I think that I felt right at home the first time I "met" Farm Lane Book Blog. I don't really know why, but maybe because the image-header on top of the blog had one book that I myself have on my shelf (I haven't read it yet though): DBC Pierre; Ludmilla's Broken English. That shelf sorta just looked like one of my own shelves. Weird, I know, specially since I don't own any of the other books. And then I love Jackie's blog because of her well written reviews of course.

Vivienne's blog Serendipity
First Vivienne was one of the bloggers who recommended that I read The Hunger Games. Then when I went around to thank those people who had recommended this fabulous book, I sorta fell over yet another book Vivienne read that I just had to get for myself, Life as we knew it by Susan Pfeffer. And a few days after finding that one on eBay, I went around Serendipity again and found a book that I just had to have: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. So, I hold Vivienne responsible for my book buying binges ;-)

But let me say again: I LOVE all your blogs and I ENJOY them every day! Thanks for being fabulous, well written, sweet, funny, serious, loving, friendly and positive.


farmlanebooks said...

Thank you so much! I feel especially honoured to be just one of two.

It is so weird that you bonded with Ludmilla's Broken English - I haven't read it yet either! It is a complete coincidence that it made it onto the photo, but I am so pleased that it engaged you. I'll have to get round to reading it soon!

Beth F said...

Thanks for mentioning Vivienne's blog. I've added her to my reader!

Vivienne said...

Thank you Louise. I can apologise for reading such fabulous books and feeling the need to share. If it makes you feel better, my purse is a little on the empty side too. I love to visit your blog and see what you are up to.

Julia Smith said...

Great links to two blogs I haven't visited before - thanks for the recommendations.