Because of restrictions at work, I was very limited as to what blogs I could view from the hyperlinks on the BBAW website or referrals from other bloggers. However, I did find four new-to-me blogs I feel are noteworthy and I will be checking in with them going forward:
- 12 year old Benji at The Non Reluctant Reader has been blogging for almost two years, and he has even had blurbs on book jackets. I never thought I’d look up to a Tween! I found him via Sheila at Book Journey, who interviewed him for Tuesday’s event.
- I was familiar with Rachel from A Home Between the Pages from her BookRiot contributions, but when Kim the Dork featured her on the same list as me, I checked out her newly retooled blog. Quite nice!
- Kim also compiled a list of nonfiction bloggers for the BBAW site, and I was immediately drawn to Maphead’s Book Blog. I like the variety he presents and that he used this quote: “He’s read books, you know, it’s amazing. He’s drunk and wenched his way through London but he’s thinking all the time.” –Peter O’Toole as King Henry II in Becket.
- Thanks to Jennifer at The Relentless Reader for making some great comments this week. I’ll be visiting her frequently! She also introduced me to the Midwestern Book Bloggers group.
My first experience with BBAW was quite fun and I always love finding new ways to connect with fellow bloggers. Next year I hope to come into it more prepared, but nevertheless, was a great week!