Monday, September 13, 2010

2010 BBAW - New Book Blogs & Giveaway

Today, we've been asked to share a "treasure" of a book blog:

First Treasure
We invite you to share with us about a great new book blog you’ve discovered since BBAW last year!  If you are new to BBAW or book blogging, share with us the very first book blog you discovered.  Tell us why this blog rocks your socks off and why you keep going back for more.

This is a tough one because there are so many amazing book blogs out there. I subscribe to over 350 blogs alone that focus on books -- crazy, right? But if I'm forced to pick (which I kind of am...), one blog that I've really come to appreciate over the past year is write meg!

It's not that I wasn't familiar with write meg! over the past few years, but I don't think I read her as regularly as I do now. Not only is Meg very smart and funny, but she is a fantastic writer -- I mean really, really good! I love both her posts about everyday life as well as her insightful reviews about books; and I pretty much think that everything she writes is very entertaining. Write meg! is just one of those blogs that I look forward to reading each and every time she writes a new post!

I also have to mention the "new and improved" Aaron's Books Blog which I absolutely adore. Since I consider the entire staff to be good friends of mine, I love reading about their book recommendations. Besides book reviews, they also have regular posts about what everyone at the store is reading; and they feature new releases each week as well as host the Lititz Kidlit Challenge. It's a great indie bookseller with a great blog!

What are some of your favorite book blogs?

BBAW Giveaway Alert: To celebrate the 2010 Book Blogger Appreciation Week, I am giving away a brand-new copy of MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins -- one of the hottest books of 2010! I really enjoyed this novel and you can read my review here

To enter, just fill out the form below -- that's it! This giveaway will be open until Sunday, September 19th at 11:59 p.m. ET, and I will notify the winner the following day. This contest is open internationally! Good luck!

24 comments:

Amy said...

I love Meg's blog, too, and I agree she's a fantastic writer! Thanks for participating in BBAW!

bermudaonion said...

I'm a fan of Meg's blog too - she is one talented lady!

irisonbooks said...

I really enjoy Meg's blog as well!

Meg said...

Oh goodness -- thank you, Julie, for your kind words! What a wonderful way to start my morning. Happy BBAW to you! :)

Jenny Girl said...

Heard about Meg but I will be sure to go check her out.
hmmm....good question.
there are several new to me blogs from the past year that I enjoy. I would have to go with Trisha from eclectric/eccentric and Ju-Ju from Tales of Whimsy. These two gals are funny, sometimes thought provoking, and I alway enjoy reading their posts. Plus they leave good comments.

Amanda said...

I love Meg's blog!!

E.J. Stevens said...

Happy BBAW! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. :)

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

I agree, Meg has a great blog! She's so cute & witty!

Brimful Curiosities said...

What great suggestions, both new to me. Aaron's Books should hold another Kidlit Challenge. I'd love to participate.

wordlily.com said...

I'm definitely a fan of Meg's blog, as well.

Shanyn said...

Happy BBAW! Thanks for the recommendations :)

Sandy Nawrot said...

Alright I've heard enough about this Meg, now I need to follow her. I have read some of her posts and you are right, she is awesome.

Rebecca said...

I am getting ready to check out Meg's blog. This is my first BBAW. I am loving all these new blogs!

Amy said...

I think write meg! is a fantastic blog! I started reading her blog a few months ago when I began blogging again after being away for several months. I'm not sure why or how I started reading her blog but I am so glad I did! She is smart & funny and I love her taste in books.

Awesome choice Julie!
~ Amy

Beth F said...

Add me to the Meg fan club roster.

Amy said...

Two wonderful blogs! Thank you!

Mary (BookHounds) said...

Hi Julie -- Just stopping by to let you know this is posted on win a book!

http://winabook.westofmars.com/2010/09/13/mockingjay-by-suzanne-collins-2/

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Good pick with Meg! She's so fun to read!

Martina's Moments said...

Actually your blog is the first book blog I actually posted on my blog as a favorite!

Martina's Moments said...

Actually your blog is the first book blog I actually posted on my blog as a favorite!

Michelle said...

I love Meg's blog too! She is so fun and extremely talented. Thanks for sharing!

Alyce said...

Thanks for the reminder about Meg's site - I need to visit her site more often.

Aaron's books is new to me.

S. Krishna said...

I totally agree with you on Meg's blog. While I've always enjoyed it, it's definitely become a go-to blog in the past year!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

These are new to me blogs and I love finding new ones!