BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Monday, September 13, 2010

BBAW: First Treasure

     So, if you haven't noticed yet, this week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week.  It's a chance to celebrate the various book blogs and to discover new ones. So far, I've added about 4 or 5 new ones to my reading list (thank heavens for Google reader! :D)

      Anyway, as part of the celebration, there's a theme and a suggested blog topic for each day of the week. This year's theme is "For those you new to BBAW, what was the first book blog you discovered?" Since I'm new to BBAW, that is my topic today.

     The first book blog I read was the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books site. OMG. If you haven't read it yet, you really need to. It's written by two women, Sarah and Candy, who are sharp, smart, and funny as hell. They review romances of all types and subgenres, conduct interviews, have giveaways, and are current on all the book world news and gossip, regardless of whether it's romance related. They are pretty much one stop shopping for readers. You can even ask for their help in tracking down books that you read a long time ago and now want to read but you can't remember the title or author's name. Recently, over the summer, they started a monthly live book club chat. Awesome blog, awesome ladies, even if their spam filter traps me every darn time I try to reply.

     Now, I didn't discover the Bitches all by my lonesome. Oh my no. My friendly, online bookpusher introduced me to them and to Dear Author also. The pusher in question, Has, went on to form a book news and review blog, The Bookpushers,  along with several other bookpushing ladies. They review romances, fantasies and sci-fi's and also keep up on book news.

     It was actually Has of the Bookpushers who encouraged my interest in reviewing, offered support and practical advice, and helped me hook up with The Book Lovers Inc. blog, where I am now a review intern. 

     Also helpful to me and an awesome, wonderfully eclectic blog, is The Falcata Times. My first online book review was written for there and I've since done several more. I've also discovered new authors (thanks dros!)

     So, what was YOUR first book blog?

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