Welcome to BBAW!! Here's today's meme:
The shortlists for the awards were announced on Monday, September 7. The first day of BBAW, Monday September 14, we encourage you to write a post thanking and spotlighting your favorite blogs that didn’t make the shortlists.
Like most of you, I have hundreds of blogs in my blogroll and reader combined. So I can't possibly spotlight every blog that visit on a regular basis. Instead I'm going to introduce you to three blogs that you should put in your reader.
Devourer of Books
♦ Category: Most Concise. "This blog gets its point across clearly and efficiently—it tells you just what you need to know."
♦ My thoughts: I appreciate that Jen gets right to the point, telling us exactly what she likes and doesn't like about a book. I always enjoy the personal touch she adds to her reviews.
♦ Sample Reviews: Belong to Me by Maria de los Santos, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama
♦ Category: Best History/Historical Fiction Blog. "This blog features the best reviews and specialized content on books about a time gone by."
♦ My Thoughts: Not only is Meghan a specialist in medieval history (she's minutes away from earning her master's degree) but she is well read and articulate in history in general. She is my go-to person for a well-rounded opinion in this genre.
♦ Sample reviews: King's Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes, Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran, The Last Witch of Langenburg by Thomas Robisheaux
Farm Lane Books
♦ Category: Best Literary Fiction Blog. "This blog covers primarily literary fiction. The reviews are of a high caliber and get you to think on some of the deeper issues that literary fiction brings up."
♦ My Thoughts: To me, Jackie is the literary fiction queen. I know of no one else who sets out to read so many award-winning and -nominated books. And the good news is that she is not won over by the awards committees; she has her own well-thought-out opinions and isn't afraid to tell us.
♦ Sample Reviews: Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan, Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Stroud, The Invisible Mountain by Carolina De Robertis
Today's Giveaway (THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED)
I have a giveaway every day this week. To enter for this handmade (by me) bobblin lace bookmark all you have to do is leave a comment here telling me (1) your email address and (2) which of the books mentioned in this post you'd like to read and why. If your comment is missing this information, I can't count your entry. This giveaway is open all week and I'll pick a winner (via random.org) on Saturday, September 19 soon after I turn on my computer. To see the bookmark much enlarged, click on the image.