What book blogs mean something to you? Who are your most trusted sources for recommendations, your greatest help, the blogger you turn to for a laugh or to vent? Whose writing do you admire or who introduced you to a whole new genre you didn’t know about?
These questions are really hard for me to answer because I've just recently dipped my toes in the book blogging world. I don't really know anyone yet, but I discovered some favorite blogs I go to for ideas and inspiration. I really like visiting Royal Reviews (which I mentioned on my first BBAW post just below this one), Froggaritaville's Bookcase, My Overstuffed Bookshelf, and I've recently discovered Chick with Books.
As for recommendations, I am trying to read the books I have right now because, as a recent college graduate, I really can't afford to be tempted to buy more books. However, I did read one of Chick with Books' recent review on Gregory Maguire's Missing Sisters and that is one book I am going to buy as soon as I finish my pile of unread books. She wrote a great summary that told you enough of what to expect yet you want to read more... I want to read that book! I really admire someone who can write a great book summary that makes a reader excited about a book because it's a skill I want to have. I really suck at writing book summaries as I tend to write too much or too little. I hope that my blog will be as successful as the blogs I mentioned above.