Not Enough Bookshelves: BBAW:Book Blogs I love!

Monday, 14 September 2009

BBAW:Book Blogs I love!

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Here are three blogs that feature great reviews and have consistently pointed me in the direction of books I have loved.

YAnnabe is Kelly’s blog on reading and writing. Unsurprisingly the focus is in YA books.

I love her reviews, they’re well written, concise and interesting. She has a great eye for what makes a good YA book and always seems to include a quote that captures the essence of the book completely. Like in this review of Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen.

Ten Cents Notes is the blog of the *awesomtastci* Jordyn.

Jordyn writes really thoughtful reviews and I love her scoring system. I have found brilliant books on her recommendations. Most notably Cracked Up to be by Courtney Summers and Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Okler

Joelle Anthony is the author Restoring Harmony (out May 2010). She has an excellent section on her blog called Need to Read. Because of Joelle I read Meg Cabot for the first time, thanks Joelle!

Note: My BBAW partner seems not to want to interview me (I know sadness) so if you want to ask me a question that would be nice. Otherwise I shall take a leaf out of Stephen Cobart’s book and interview myself. I’m a formindable opponent.


  1. I haven't heard of any of these blogs – I'm going to check them out!

    A question:

    If you were a book, what genre would you be?


  2. That's too bad that you haven't been interviewed. I have a question: How many books do you have? How long have you been blogging? What's your favorite genre? ARe you going to come visit me?

    Here is mine


  3. I'm not a part of BBAW, but I could totally interview you if you wanted. 🙂


  4. S. Krishna – I hope you like them. Thanks for the Q

    Blustocking – aw thanks for the Q's

    BookChic – unfortunately it's for tomorrow's BBAW post so I'm not sure you have time but if you do that would be fabulous and fun 🙂


  5. Alexa, you are so, so sweet! Seriously, you have made my blogging YEAR.

    Here's a question for you: How has your blogging changed since becoming a mama? Have you had to cut back, or carve out time explicitly?


  6. Alexa- I tried sending you an email to your gmail account but it bounced back saying it doesn't exist. I have the questions all ready. Maybe I should just copy/paste them here instead? I think I'll just do that.

    1) How did you start blogging? Did you have any blogs as inspiration while starting your own?

    2) Book bloggers always have huge book piles and wish lists. What are you reading now, and what books are you looking forward to reading?

    3) Have you had the chance to meet many authors? What has been your favorite author event to go to so far?

    4) Continuing with the same theme as the last question, what would your dream author event be? It can include any writer, living or dead.

    5) Surprisingly, book bloggers do have a life outside of books. What are your favorite movies and TV shows? What do you do when you're not reading or working on your blog?

    6) What's your favorite genre to read? Least favorite? Why?

    7) What was your favorite book to read as a child? Tell us about it.

    8) You've recently become a new mom. What books do you plan on bringing into his life as required reading as he grows up?

    9) You live in Washington, DC. What are your favorite sites to see and places to go around the area?

    10) This is something I ask of pretty much everybody I interview, but what is your favorite Jelly Belly jelly bean flavor?


  7. Thanks, Alexa!! And I was going to say that I'd double up in interviews and interview you also but I see BC already has that covered. Thanks for the shout-out!


  8. Kelly – I'm glad I do love your blog. Thanks for the Q

    Bookchic – Oh thank you, you're a star! Think I fixed the email

    Jordyn – No problem, you've lead me to many excellent books 🙂


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