More on Book Blogging

So I read the instructions wrong. I wasn’t supposed to link back, but to share links to other bloggers’ work! Easy enough. How else do I find out what to read next?

For instance, I love the mix at A Work in Progress. In contrast, Amateur Reader at Wuthering Expectations does only one thing, but it’s a thing I like, too. Then there’s Nathalie Foy’s meta approach, always entertaining. And Senior Common Room attracts for Annie’s onward-and-upward attitude. (One nice thing about blogging colleagues: doesn’t matter how many thousand miles away they are or what time they post.) I like Stuck in a Book because — blush — Simon is charming. Yes, charm exists even in the Internets. And I enjoy the variety on A Striped Armchair. 

Each of those links took me 20 minutes or more to embed because I, er, got sucked in. Each time. And my TBR pile grew. Perhaps tomorrow BBAW will ask us to post about the dangers of blook blogging, which include a great deal of mutual egging-on in our collective hobby/fatal passion.

About carolwallace

I spend most of my time writing and reading. Most recent publications: the reissue of "To Marry an English Lord,"one of the inspirations for "Downton Abbey," and the historical novel "Leaving Van Gogh." I am too cranky to belong to a book group but I love the book-blogging community.
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16 Responses to More on Book Blogging

  1. I haven’t heard of any of the blogs you listed, but I look forward to checking them out.

    I so enjoy BBAW, we get to meet so many new blogs. Hope to stay connected.

  2. Hey thanks! Same to you!

  3. Mel u says:

    Wuthering Expectations is one of my favorite blogs also

    Hi, I am stopping by from the Philippines to visit your blog via the list of posts for Day one

    Please Stop by My Blog if you Like

  4. Nathalie Foy says:

    Thanks, Carol. How lovely to get a nod of appreciation. Yes, book bloggers are the feeders for the tottering TBR pile!

  5. Danielle says:

    I have to share a secret–I came across your blog a while back (maybe it’s been quite a while) and I read through your archives and was so impressed by how you write about books with so much insight and panache, but I was a little afraid to leave a comment as by contrast I feel pretty frothy and mundane, so I am very flattered you would mention me here–thank you! And book blogs are Very dangerous if my library piles are anything to go by!

    • carolwallace says:

      Oh, goodness, Danielle, how we undermine ourselves! And if I may be more precise, one of the reasons I keep coming back to “A Work in Progress” is — Georgette Heyer! Along with more serious reads, of course. I think there are as many ways to be a good book blogger as there are to write a good book — or to be a good human being, for that matter!

  6. Eva says:

    I follow all of the other book bloggers you mentioned, and I’m delighted to find myself in such good company! I don’t think I’ve come across your blog before, but I’ve just had a quick browse and have already requested the first Elly Griffiths mystery and popped you into my feed reader. 🙂

    And yes, we are all such enablers for our mutal addiction!

    • carolwallace says:

      Oh, Eva, how nice. I’m always impressed by your range and your take on books.
      I heard a new term recently for folks like us — “hyper-readers.” Apparently that’s what the marketing folk call us. I’ve known worse!

  7. Emily says:

    “Perhaps tomorrow BBAW will ask us to post about the dangers of book blogging, which include a great deal of mutual egging-on in our collective hobby/fatal passion.” Hahahaha – now that would have been a great topic!

    I actually stopped by here because I saw your comment on the Art of Fielding giveaway. Does your son really look like Tim Lincecum?? That’s so cool 🙂

    Happy BBAW!

    • carolwallace says:

      And happy BBAW to you, too, Emily! Actually my Tim L double is even named Tim — resemblance diminished considerably when he buzzed off his shoulder-length brown hair. Nice work over on Emsalcove!

      • Emily says:

        Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m glad I stumbled across your blog. I think I need to call in sick so I can stay home and read all the new blogs I’ve discovered this week 🙂

  8. Simon T says:

    Oh gosh, now I’m blushing! How nice of you 🙂

  9. ocasey says:

    New here because of your husband’s Daily Guideposts today. I read from a different set of authors but I want to copy your idea of listing your “books read” on a blog. I have my book list since last November. And have had my blog (with nothing on it) for a while. So I need to combine the two. Thanks for the inspiration! BTW what does BBAW mean?

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