Thursday, September 18, 2008

BBAW: Some Cool Finds

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the things that intrigued me about Book Blogger Appreciation Week was the opportunity to learn more about the book blogosphere. I'm not much on entering contests, and I'm not as good about commenting as I should be, but I am a voracious reader. So for me, the success of this week has been finding some incredible blogs. Here's the complete list of participants ... probably worth a bookmark just for some casual viewing.

So here are some of my finds.

5 Minutes for Books True to it's name, you only need five minutes to catch the topic of the day. The blog sponsors a number of carnivals -- including Kid's Picks -- which I especially like.

Teen Book Reviews Having recently overheard a conversation about some YA books, I realized that despite having some YA reviewers in my Google Reader, I needed to expand the horizon. From our perspective, we like to know what the intended audience thinks, too, so this will be a nice complement to the collection in the reader.

Book Dads I love the idea of having a book blog for dads, I love the idea that they promote "books with positive representations of fatherhood," and I love the diversity of their review collection.

Semicolon Yes, I'm late to this party, too. I have seen Sherry's posts referenced in other blogs I read, and I've periodically clicked through. Now Semicolon is in my reader.

Unfortunately it means three previous finds will have to rotate out. I've instituted a new "virtual closet" rule for my Reader. When something new comes in, something old goes out. It's not ideal, but it's the only way to read blogs AND get work done, too.

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