Monday, September 14, 2009

Blogs you should be reading, and some you already are...

Oh mah gawd it's here!!!
Oh hey there BBAWers. (Is that the correct term?!?) Padfoot and Prongs here bringing you the first day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week events! Today we will be spotlighting some of the blogs that were not mention on the short lists, as well as some that were. These are blogs that continue to impress us from week to week with their sharp reviews, creative posts, and kind comments.
Once we heard about BBAW we were so excited to be able to participate. What a unique experience to share and praise all of the bloggers who work so hard enriching the world with some keen insight into the literary world. If there is one thing we love it is books, and thus we hold all other books lovers in the highest regard. So here is just a very select list of some of our very favorite blogs. Hopefully you find some new blogs, as well as see some of the ones you already love.

Find Your Next Book Here
To start off our list we have lovely wonderful blogger friend Jenners! Not only is this lady an amazing reviewer, contest connoisseur, and just all around amazing person! She posts reviews, give aways, as well as personal insightul posts ranging from her opinions on Kindle, to very personal posts about her life. She is one of the main reasons we love what we do so much and we appreciate all of the wonderful things she has contributed to the book blogging world! Jenners we salute you!!

How Books Got Their Titles
Here is a blog that I bet you are not reading, but really should be. Ever wanted to know the story behind the titles of some of your favorite classic books? Well there is no need to figure it out on your own because the wonderful Gary has already done so for you!! At this blog you can find the stories behind some of the worlds most popular titles like The Great Gatsby, Lolita, Farenheight 451 and many more! The next time you are looking for a way to waste 3 hours learning, this is the place to go!

Fifty Books Project 2009
This blog is unique in that it is a collaborative blog where 9 bloggers take on the task of reading and reviewing 50 books each through out the course of the year. The reason we admire this blog so much is that they take on the task of reviewing some of the most interesting classics out there. There are quite a few times we have gone to this blog before pulling a book to be added to our TBR list. If you are looking for a new take on some classics, this is a great blog to check out.

Books Love Jessica Marie
As we are not huge YA fans, that doesn't mean we can't appreciate a good review from time to time. Not only is Jessica an amazing YA reviewer, she also happens to be a good friend of ours! Prongs met Jess when they were both dorming on the same floor in college, and were both inspired by each other to move futher in the blogging world! With out Jess' encouragment who knows if we might have pushed through our early stages into being the raving succsess (haha kidding) that we are now! If you are a YA fan this is def. a blog you should be following!

Book Travellers Inc.

The last (even though we could go on for years) blog we are featuring today is the wonderful ladies Julie and Pia. Their blog might not always be 100% book related, but each and every post is unique and interesting and we can't help checking it every day. On top of the fact that they are intelligent and interesting women, they are also kind and thoughtful followers of our blog and we couldn't be happier to have such a good blog relationship with them!

Alright folks, that is all for today. Once again thank you to every one who has mentioned our blog on their own short lists and nominated us for awards. We really are not in this for any recognition, but it just makes our love all that much more deeper for what we do, knowing there are others out there who enjoy hearing what we have to babble about!! Hope every ones BBAW week starts off great!! And be sure to check out the blogs we mentioned. You won't be sorry!


  1. I love that How Books Got Their Titles blog idea. I must check that one and the others out!

  2. Added two new blogs to my reader. It's a good thing I have a separate reader just for book blogs.

  3. Three blogs I have never heard of! thanks for the recommendations and carrying the admiration forward. I really enjoy your blog - I haven't got here enough in the past little while - and if I haven't told you, I adore that pile of books that runs up the side of your blog. I really want to look at every book on the pile!

  4. Oh you girls ... you're going to make me cry!!! I so appreciate your support, and I try to mention you whenever I can. I've seen you guys listed on a bunch of short lists today so I know your reputation is getting out there! YAY! And the only reason you weren't on my short list today is because I mentioned you in my previous BBAW post ... gotta spread the love!

  5. Hahaha aw Jenners we know you do and it warms our hearts deeply every time haha. Yea we feel like we hog your blog love so I am actually glad we were not on it!! You have done more than enough in promoting our blog it was the leasttt we could do to add you to our short list!! And best of luck on the contest award. you totally deserve it!

  6. @ Susan. Thank you as well for all of those wonderful comments!! Glad you like them we saw it and thought it was just perfect for the blog!

  7. Dear Padders and Prongers, your love of books is extremely touching to this old man. May you both have rapturous lives inhaling deeply and tremulously of the beauty of books.

    And thanks for the mention!

  8. Dear both of you... thank you so much for this! I can only reciprocate and say that I've had quite a few laughs reading you. Which is pretty nice, considering how serious and dull some reviews can be on our vast blogoworld. Ok, I know I shouldn't be saying this, but it's really what I think, so I do!

  9. Thanks for letting me know about How Books Got Their Titles! What a unique idea for a book blog!

  10. ha, Julie's comment made me laugh. No wonder we blog together.. anyways, THANX for nominating us... !!^^

  11. Thanks for sharing these! I'm always looking for more book blogs to follow :)

  12. Dear Padders and Prongers, your love of books is extremely touching to this old man. May you both have rapturous lives inhaling deeply and tremulously of the beauty of books.. sports picks


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