The first day of BBAW, Monday September 14th, we encourage you to write a post thanking and spotlighting your favorite blogs that didn’t make the shortlists.
It's impossible to list all of my favourite blogs, but here are just a few of them.
Best General Review Blog
bookgirl's nightstand - Iliana reads a variety of fiction, and whether it's historical fiction, mysteries, contemporary fiction, or you get the idea, I've written down countless titles after hearing about them on her blog.
Musings of a Bookish Kitty - In addition to her great reviews, she has been, and remains, one of my biggest blogging inspirations. I know I've certainly
Best Literary Fiction Review Blog
kiss a cloud - Claire reads such a great selection of books and isn't afraid to tackle the weighty ones, ones that I'd like to read but that tend to send me cowering in the corner. She also has a beautiful site that is truly a joy to visit.
Lotus Reads - Lotus reads some fabulous international literature, and often introduces books that I hadn't heard of before. She doesn't post as regularly as she used to but every time she does I'm pretty much guaranteed to add another book to my wish list.
Best Cultural Review Blog
Color Online - I'm new to this blog, having just discovered it through BBAW, but I'm surprised it wasn't shortlisted for this category, and I'll definitely be back.
Absorbed in Words - I only discovered this blog recently, thanks to the Japanese Literature Challenge, but Mark David is passionate about reading and writes wonderful, thoughtful reviews.
Best Challenge Host
Dolce Bellezza - It's thanks to her incredible enthusiasm about Japanese Literature that the challenge keeps growing each year, not to mention her generosity. She also makes fantastic origami!
Bookfoolery and Babble - Chatting about what's going on in her life is an essential part of Nancy's posts and I love them for it. We often have different taste in books, but I still want to read every post for her witty, amusing take on the world around her. Plus she's also a fabulous photographer!
The Written World - Kailana is so friendly and chatty, she makes everyone feel welcome, and she reads a crazy amount of books, so it's always fun to see what she's been up to.
I could go on but I'm going to stop there. I love a lot of blogs (you should see the state of my Google Reader), and while I've been rather remiss about visiting, or commenting when I do visit, these last few months, I hope you know that even though I can't list everyone here today, I appreciate you all. Thank you for sharing your love of books, your lives, and everything else with us, the book blogging community is a much better place because of each and every one of you.