Today marks the start of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, a time when people from around the world come together to thank book bloggers for their hard work.
I follow nearly 300 different book blogs and although every one is special I’d like to draw attention to a few of my favourite blogs:
Judith is one of the key European bloggers. Her infectious enthusiasm and continual warmth have helped bring together a community of bloggers from around the world. She arranges a number of different events, including her ever expanding Literary Fiction Blog Hop. It helps that her reading taste is almost identical to mine, but even if it wasn’t I’m sure I’d still love her blog.
Jo writes the most amazing reviews. She combines facts about the author with maps and historical detail to give background for each book she reads. She also happens to have a reading taste almost identical to mine and so I trust her opinion entirely.
Jenners is one of the few book bloggers able to make me laugh out loud on a regular basis. She effortlessly mixes humour with fantastic book reviews. I have followed her blog for over three years now and admire her consistent, entertaining content. She also has two of the cutest dogs in existence!
Tony is an Englishman living in Australia. He reads literature from around the world and is constantly drawing my attention to titles that would otherwise pass me by. He is going through an Icelandic phase at the moment – something I’m particularly enjoying.
James is a teacher on the look out for great books for his children. He combines interesting discussions with reviews from a wide range of different areas. I’ve followed him for years, but his blog seems to be getting better all the time.
Sandy’s blog was one of the first ones I ever discovered. Whilst others have come and gone Sandy’s blog has become a regular part of my day. I feel as though I know her now and always look forward to finding out what she’s up to and which books she recommends. She has a passion for audio books and is responsible for making me spend lots of money on them!
Emma works as a bookseller for Waterstones and always seems to discover the best books first. Our tastes are so similar that some months our reading round-ups are almost the same!
Caroline reads literature from a wide range of different countries. Her native languages are French and German so she has the benefit of being able to read books in several different languages. She is always introducing me to interesting books, both old and new.
Lindsay is a UK blogger who reads an eclectic mix of genres. She often draws my attention to wonderful books from outside my usual literary bubble, persuading me to try lighter books every now and then. She also shares my love for giant fluffy dogs!
Wendy is another blogger I have followed for many years. I have come to trust her literary fiction reviews to such an extent that she can be blamed for almost all the books I import from America!