The first week of the month (or there abouts), I’ll suggest a new blogger to each of you, with brief thoughts on why I’m enjoying their blog.
This month, I’ve decided to spotlight Kinna Reads, whose blog I recently discovered when I started myAfrican Autumn project. Kinna lives and blogs in Ghana. She writes about women’s literature, African literature, and world literature in general. On top of that, she loves poetry and is currently reading through the romantics. I always need more poetry in my reading, and it seems it is not often that bloggers read poetry, so I appreciate the reminder to read more of it.
Kinna also writes wonderfully about the books she’s reading. For example, her recent post on The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin captured what she liked, what she didn’t like, and the issues in the novel. I like how she doesn’t just summarize the books but writes how they affect her personally. It’s very well done.
She’s at the Ghana Book Festival this week, and I look forward to reading more about her reads in the future! If you want to learn more about African and world lit, Kinna Reads is a great blog to read.
Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week: it’s finally begun! I’m so excited to find new blog and to celebrate the old favorites.
To start the week, here are some of my favorite blogs that have not yet been noted via BBAW. I tried to “limit” it to just ten out of the plethora in my reader, but I ended up with eleven, and I don’t want to take any of these off the list. These bloggers all celebrate books in their own way. I love the diversity of blogging, and I appreciate all of you. (more…)
I was honored with the Kreativ Blogger Award last week by Jules of Jules’ Book Reviews because she believes I have “a very eclectic group of reviews.”
I am to name seven things that I love. I decided to do this meme because I read a lot, and I don’t want people thinking that reading and books is all I love! (more…)
For the last few months, I’ve been experimenting with a Custom Google Search of 300+ book blogs. I use it to find other reviews for books I have reviewed, thereby letting me add links to the bottom of my reviews.
I took the list from the September HTML listing of blogs participating in BBAW. (I needed HTML, and that was the best list.) However, by now, I realize that list is probably out of date. Custom Google Search has a horrible admin interface: I can’t sort very well to see which blogs are in there. Since I imported 300+ blogs, it seems to be quite a mess. I’m also not sure if it’s useful to other bloggers. So I need some help. (more…)