Friday, December 10, 2010

Bloggy Friends

I always love finding new blog friends, especially ones who have the same tastes in books.  A great way to do that is the meme I did last week at Crazy for Books.  There's also a similar meme called Follow Friday on Parajunkee.  Both great ways to find new blogs and new friends.

I've also found that on twitter, you can get to know book bloggers on a more personal level, and while I don't always have time to keep up with all the people I follow there, it's been fun chatting with others every once in awhile.

So, with the blog memes that I just mentioned, they always ask a question so you can get to know your fellow bloggers better.  Here are my answers:    

"What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs?  Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?"

I really like hearing about upcoming books and books that other readers are loving.  My TBR list is rising toward 800, and I've probably got a couple hundred books sitting on my bookshelves waiting to be read, but I can always use more reading suggestions.  I'll just have to live a long, long time.

Do you have an under-noticed author that you think we should all know about?

You know, I think there are a lot of authors that don't get the recognition they deserve.  Sandra Byrd is one of my all-time favorites, and she's definitely not as widely read as she should be.  I recently finished a trilogy by R.B. Holbrook that was very original and entertaining, and she's another author that more people should read.  I'm sure there are lots of others.


So that's it for me today.  Thanks for visiting, and watch for my review of The Spirit Thief tomorrow.




  1. H Brenda,

    I love this week's question from PJ because I love to discover new to me authors. Thanks for chiming in. I haven't heard of Byrd. I know. I'm sad.

    Happy Weekend.
    Missie, The Unread Reader

  2. Hi! I'm a new follower.

    I haven't heard of either of your favorite authors so I will have to look them up!

    Have a great weekend!

    Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)

  3. Maggie Fury should get more reader fans too!

  4. Hi! I'm already a follower, just hopping by to say hi and Happy Friday! Thanks for visiting my blog :)
    Kristy @ Dreaming By Day

  5. Happy follow friday! I'm now following you through Parajunkee's Follow Friday :) kindly return the favor?


    Moonlight Gleam

  6. I have a large TBR pile and an even larger wishlist. Here is why I read book blogs. Happy blog hop!

  7. I salute your considerable TBR pile (or "mount-zilla" lol). The sight of a couple hundred yet-to-be-read books must be at once intimidating AND glorious! ^_^

    -Alisha (My Need To Read)

    p.s. - p.s. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. hello I like the author C. Lynn Barton. Stop by my blog Outhouse Reviews

  9. Hopping through-Never heard of Byrd but just added one of her books to my massive TBR list!

  10. Just blog hopping by! I'm a new follower. Nice to meet you. :-) My hop is at The Lit Express

  11. Hopping back :)

    I haven't heard of either of your authors, so thanks! I love what you said about living a long time. That's what I always say when I look at my TBR.

  12. Definitely loving this follow friday topic. Have added a whole bunch of authors to check out ^^ I confess to not having heard of either of these authors.

    You must be finding tons of recommendations from this ^.^

    Stopping by from Follow Friday and am your newest follower~~

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books
    New Meme: Third Sentence Thursday!

  13. Hopping through. New follower. Someone else mentioned Sandra Byrd. I've never heard of her before that though.
    My Hop

  14. Old follower stopping by from the hop! Like you I have too many books to read but I'm always eager to add more books to the pile! LoL. I haven't heard of Sandra Byrd. I will have to check her out. Happy hopping!

  15. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm now your newest follower. Wow, 800. I thought I had a lot at 193-ish. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Have a great weekend :)

  16. thanks for stopping by Im following you I love your post on comics :)

  17. i haven't heard of these authors! thanks for sharing!! have a great weekend!

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I like your look, matches your reading style.

  19. Thanks for dropping by! Wow, 800?? And I thought *my* tbr list was long... :D

  20. Both of those authors are new to me. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for hopping by! You have a very pretty place here!

  21. This my first time to your blog - I LOVE its look and layout - so pretty, clean looking and easy to navigate!

    I loved this week's question about unknown authors - I will have to check the one you mentioned out!

    -Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

  22. New Follower here!! Thanks for stopping by! Come visit anytime!

    Nataie @

  23. Hi! Thanks for stopping by The Enchanted Book! I'm a little late on the Hop, but I wanted to return the hello.

    I love the look of your blog. It's very pretty!

    Have a great week!