Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (9)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here atThe Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday 
post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers. (Meme description taken from the broke and the bookish)

Favorite Book Blogs
(In no particular order)

1. The Story Siren (mainly Young Adult) - If you're a blogger, or a general lover of books, there's about a 90% chance that you've heard of Kristi. She hosts the In my mailbox meme and has countless fabulous reviews on her website. She mainly reviews YA and no longer uses the star rating system. She's an inspiration to so many bloggers, including myself. I worry for her sometimes when she becomes discouraged with blogging or reviewing but so far she's stayed strong. Here's to many more years of reading The Story Siren's reviews.

2. Sophistikatied Reviews (Young Adult/ Adult) - Katie is a popular, but slightly more obscure (in my opinion) blogger. I was originally drawn to her for the meme she does called Fan Art Friday. As a very talented graphic designer, Katie will occasionally redesign book covers or create movie posters for the books she really loved. As a sucker for pretty packaging, I used to stalk her site for updates every Friday. Through my obsession with her art, I found her book reviews. Katie's strength is that she says exactly how she feels about books, not sparing any feelings. I like her candid voice and extremely honest reviews.

3. Bloody Book-A-Holic (Young Adult/ Adult) - Taschima is again popular, but not easy to automatically find. I discovered her because of a 30 book giveaway she was doing for the holidays last year. After being wowed by her amazing contest, I got taken in with her blog's design, the slideshow of new releases she has and her polls for the best looking covers. Eventually I got around to looking at her reviews and saw they were witty, decisive and honest. I've followed her ever since. 

4. Mundie Moms (Young Adult)- I don't remember why I started following them. I think it was for the list of book releases they put out every month. Anyway, I haven't regretted my decision to follow them. They do many contests, post a lot of reviews, book spotlights, author chats, etc. It's a very busy and dynamic blog. 

5. Bookshelf Porn- I'm not sure if this counts as a "book blog" but I'm letting it in on a technicality. The name might be crude, but it really is bookshelf porn. This tumblr is completely devoted to pictures of interesting or beautiful book cases. I love looking at this site after a hard time figuring out what to say in reviews. It always inspires me to continue. 

6. Cover to Cover- Also a tumblr blog, they post quotes from books, book covers, book confessions, favorite characters and other bookish things. This is another blog I go to in order to cheer myself up and renew my interest in books.

7. Paperback Dolls (Young Adult/ Adult)- I don't actively follow the PBDs, but I am a member on their F`acebook page. I believe it's a mix of adults and 1 or 2 teens who review a combination of Adult and YA. The dolls do many interviews with authors and host giveaways. They're a very diverse group with many opinions. I like the dynamic of having so many people working on a blog together.

8. The YA Sisterhood (Young Adult)- Their most recent venture was the YA Crush Tourney where advocates would defend their crushes and get others to vote for them. Usually the sisters trade off on reviewing the newest YA releases they get. They also host blogger spotlights in order to get to know their fellow bloggers. 

9. The Broke and the Bookish (Young Adult) - This book blog hosts Top Ten Tuesday, the meme almost every blogger I know participates in. The reviews are good, the bloggers friendly and updates pretty regularly. It's great. :)

10. My Summer Girl Books- Come on, you can't expect me to not do a little bit of shameless self-promotion. ;) Plus, what kind of book blogger would I be if I didn't like the things I was writing and posting?

Don't forget to vote for your favorite blogs for Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

Happy Reading,

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