Today’s topic is Community.
When I first started blogging, I didn’t really read many other blogs. I had a few sites that I checked for bookish news, but they weren’t really book blogs. As I became more active on Twitter, and people started leaving comments on my blog, I became aware of all of the wonderful blogs out there. I will share my favorites today.
First, my favorite manga related blog is MangaBlog. If anything is happening in the world of manga, Brigid knows about it. She is quick to share news and tirelessly links to reviews. I have discovered so many websites from perusing MangaBlog that it’s not even funny. If you have any interest in manga, check her site out!
My favorite site for reviews is Dear Author. I love the reviews and the articles, but more than anything else I love the intelligent, respectful discussions. Comments are plentiful and I have discovered many, many new books to read from just the comments. I check Dear Author every day, and you should, too!
Smart Bitches Trashy Books is another blog I check daily. I love Sarah’s snarky reviews and features, and again, the comments are also interesting to browse through as well.
The Book Smugglers is another fun site. I enjoy the mix of books that are reviewed, and the reviews are well-written, in-depth, and well-thought out. I don’t always agree, but the reviews are so honest and solid that it’s hard to find fault with any of them!
Rachel runs a tight ship over at Parajunkee, and that is another blog I visit daily. So many great features in addition to intelligent reviews. Rachel also has a very helpful feature, Book Blogging 101. I have learned so much from that meme! And, Rachel made my bloggy button!
What are some of your favorite book blogs?