Armchair BEA: Book Blogger Love

Today's theme for ArmchairBEA is the network of book bloggers - if you mosey over to the main site, there's a post of blogger-on-blogger interviews, as well as a selection of posts (like this one) spotlighting favorite fellow bloggers. If you're new to the idea of book blogging, or just like having a near-limitless resource for reviews and bookish news, then you will not want to miss these posts! Okay, I'll stop doing the introductory spiel and start sharing my favorite blogs ...

I've got to do a special shout-out for the first book blog I found, quite by accident:
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
This is a fun blog, with a cooking/kitchen theme that makes me hungry if I stop to think too long about it. Reviews and memes are posted with a fun style and there is always something interesting to be found.

Now, for a sampling of some of my other favorites, in no particular order (well, okay, the Librarian in me demands alphabetical order):
  • Austenesque Reviews
    Featuring reviews of all things Jane Austen - including sequels, prequels, variations, and giveaways!
  • Chick Lit Reviews
    Specializing in British chick lit (I confess, my favorite!), but also having American Weekends. A great place to discover new authors from 'across the pond' as well as new American titles too.
  • Chick Loves Lit
    Fun blog with a lot of YA titles and frequent author interviews. 
  • Confessions of a Book Addict
    A lot of YA reviews, and fun giveaways too. Plus, for most of May, Christina's posts are a "kickoff summer" theme - loads of great beachy/summer reads!
  • Luxury Reading
    Vera and her amazingly prolific "staff" keep this blog updated with reviews like crazy. Also giveaways like crazy. Another of my first book blogs - and a great resource for readers!
  • Passages to the Past
    Historical fiction-focused only, and great giveaways. Need I say more?
  • There's a Book
    Danielle (who also takes care of American Weekend duty over at Chick Lit Reviews), and her two kiddies specialize in children's lit from picture books to young adult - and everything in between. Also featuring month-long spotlights of specific publishers, which is a great way to learn more about the industry. And giveaways. Lots of giveaways.
  • WriteMeg!
    Books, pictures, cupcakes/recipes. Yup, Meg's got 'em all! Fun blog with book reviews interspersed with adventures and recipes. Love this one! 
This is just a sampler of the book blogs I follow and love - there are so many great blogs out there, it's hard to narrow down the list. And I'm always discovering new ones too, which makes it even harder! But it's a happy problem to have, for sure. Hopefully I've introduced you to a new blogger or two, and I definitely look forward to seeing what everyone else is reading too!


  1. You know, Gina's site was one of the first 3 book blog sites I found as well and I honestly can't remember how, but I'm so glad I did! She's amazing and just love her site!

    Thank you so much for including both my sites on your list! I'm really honored! It's definitely a labor of love and pays off when you get to see things like this. Wonderful. Thank you so much!

  2. Thank you so much for the kind words and linking to my blog -- I really appreciate it! You're right: there are so many great blogs out there... you could spend all day surfing through them and find tons of new favorites!

  3. Nice list of favorites. I got the chance to interview via email the owner of Notorious Spinks Talks Books. Come read the review.

  4. This is a truly great list. I spy many of my own favorites on there. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Awww.... ~tear~ Thanks for the awesome shout out! I was going for something a little different when setting up my site and well, two years later (wow...-checks calendar-...yep 2 yrs) it still works for me. Glad to have made your acquaintance however you found my site...LOL. Fabulous list there by the way...three of which are familiar faces (hey Danielle! ~waves~), the others....I'm off to investigate now. Happy reading! ^_^