HAPPY WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!
This is a very interesting book meme!
It's hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books,
and runs every week,
from Friday to Monday.
Be sure to check out her blog for
the hop participation rules!
Here's this week’s question:
“It’s time to spread some love beyond the borders of the Book Blogger Hop! This week, we aren’t answering a question. We are spotlighting our fellow bloggers. Find your favorite(s) author interview(s), guest post(s), book review(s), or bookish article(s) that ANOTHER BOOK BLOGGER featured on their site recently and tell us why you love it/them! As an additional challenge, find your favorite one of EACH of the categories above and spotlight all 4 (interview, guest post, review, article).”
This is a really nice idea, since there are so many great blogs out there that need to be brought to everyone's attention! Furthermore, this week's prompt gives me the chance to make some important remarks regarding book blogging in general.
From the very beginning, I have always assumed that book blogging was mostly about writing book reviews. Much as I enjoy such things as author interviews and giveaways, to me, the main reason to start a book blog is to review books. Yet, whenever I have visited other blogs, i have noticed that reviews usually don't get that many comments. i find this rather puzzling. A blogger might spend some time in creating a thoughtful, well-analyzed review, only to get, at the most, three or four comments. In contrast, posts about giveaways might get as many as 100 comments! Yes, giveaways are a lot of fun, and it's nice to reward one's followers, but I think it's sad that reviews seem to be somewhat neglected...
I have therefore chosen to highlight bloggers' book reviews, so I would like to feature two blogs whose creators write really fabulous reviews! Why do I think they're fabulous? Well, the main reason is that these bloggers don't simply dash off a few sentences in which they basically say they like the books they're reviewing, and not much more. Instead, they analyze such things as plot, characterization, and writing style. They engage the reader's attention, and keep it all the way to the end of their reviews!
Here they are!
Ageless Pages Reviews
I particularly enjoyed her recent review of
Charles de Lint's Widdershins!
I really liked her recent review of Gena Showalter's
Be sure to visit these two bloggers and leave some comments on each of their reviews! Both of them write very well, so they definitely deserve some reader love!!