The Liebster award is an award passed on by bloggers to new blogs (less than 200 followers) worth reading. The idea is to show some support to new bloggers by featuring some that you like. I love the idea of supporting other new bloggers, but sadly don’t follow many new blogs. Fortunately, there are lots of good, new blogs out there, so I found some I wanted to follow and am sharing them with you here 🙂 So, while this is a long-ish post, I promise it will be well worth your time to find out about these awesome new bloggers!
11 Awesome Bloggers
- The Bibliotherapist is actually an exception to what I said above, being a blog I already followed and couldn’t find follower stats for. So while Maryann might already have more than 200 followers, I plead ignorance. My favorite thing about her reviews are their unique format, especially the “Initial Impressions” section which is often funny, smart, and spot on.
- Tanya, at 52 Books or Bust, has reviewed a varied selection of adult books and is trying to read more non-fiction this year (yea!). Her posts look like they’re all reviews and they all look like great reviews. Each has a nice summary, shares anything you need to know that might have affected her feelings for a book, and ends with a great section describing who she’d recommend the book to. I thought the last section was particularly helpful and well done.
- The Sleepless Reader‘s reviews are a little more stream-of-conscious than I would usually like, but her reviews were great because they gave me a good idea what she was thinking about while reading each book and were still well organized. She’s also currently listening to Hyperion, which I hope she loves as much as I did!
- Short and to the point, Wandering in the Stacks does a great job quickly conveying the feel of a book and reads a wonderful variety of books, including a good amount of non-fiction.
- Adventures in Voracious Reading writes some thoughtful reviews, uses GIF’s to great effect, and demonstrated the ability to write a first class hilarious rant in her recent review of Half-Blood.
- The thoughtful and often funny reviews, especially some really great ones on non-fiction books, are my favorite part of The USB Review of Books.
- Little Swag of Books focuses on Australian books and ends with a fun variety of genres. Perhaps because of this focus, a lot of the books Raelke reviews are ones I’ve never heard of and her clear, well written reviews make me want to read them all.
- I Am Sam Tule is another blog with short reviews that still give you a good idea of what the book is like. I also felt like I shared Sam’s feelings about the books I’d read, so hopefuly this will be a good blog for me to get some recommendations from 🙂
- I enjoyed getting caught up A Year In Books enthusiasm in her well written reviews. I also aspire to read as many independently published books, since I think highlightling little known books is a great thing for bloggers to do.
- Larts and Etters had me from her funny, talking-to-a-friend style review of Madame Bovary. I think I’m going to very much enjoy reading and laughing along with her posts in the future.
- Sundae Writers has many of the qualities that you’ve probably realized that I like, including short-ish, helpful well written reviews in a variety of genres. In particular, they seem to have some good mystery and spy novels recommendations.
11 Questions For Nominees (in which I shamelessly steal ideas from the nominees before me)
- How did you get started blogging?
- Do you have a favorite genre?
- What was the last thing you read, watched, and listened too?
- What are your hobbies?
- Of the books you have read this year, which is your favorite?
- Where would you go for a dream vacation?
- Are you a cat person or a dog person?
- Do you always match your socks?
- Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla?
- Ebooks or hard copies?
- Do you play an instrument? If so, which one?