BBAW: Book Bloggers Appreciation Week

This week, September 12th thru the16th, is Book Blogger Appreciation week. As part of my appreciation and in response to the first blogging topic of the week, I will list a few of my favorite book blogs:

  • BibliOdyssey is not your classic book review blog, but rather a book art appreciation blog. It features wonderful etchings, woodcuts, engravings, lithographs and the like from 17th through 20th century books of all kinds. It's definitely worth a look
  • Another artistically inspired site, this time through photography, is Book Swept. The blogger, known only as Yuri, links tasteful and evocative photos with classic bits of literature in a refreshing display that illuminates the writing in unexpected ways.
  • Journey Reader is a brand new book blog which features diverse media, excerpts, and interviews with notable authors. I especially enjoy the book trailers, a feature of  BJR as well.
  • Still another favorite which makes good use of graphics, comics, video, music, intelligence and good taste is The Alchemy of Writing. OK, so this blog, you could say, has a much heavier focus on writing than on reading, but to me there is not much of a difference; it's inspiring and that's what really matters, whether you are an aspiring novelist, poet, songwriter, artist, critic or deep reader.
  • The author David Abram's contribution to the oeuvre of weblogs about books is called The Quivering Pen. It is always interesting to read an insider's, so to speak, take on his contemporaries' work. There is also a nice feature entitled My First Time, which highlights guest authors first experiences with the world of publishing.
So you can see that my tastes run a bit wide of the standard book review blog. I strive to keep an open mind and help to expand my blog's reader's too. But, alas, I'm afraid I have a long way to go to fulfill that pledge. Thanks to the good people at BBAW for providing the interesting topic for this post.


  1. All of these sound fascinating, and they are all new-to-me! Thanks for the suggestions.

  2. this is a fascinating corner of the blog world & one I'm unaware of thanks for the intro.

  3. I hadn't heard of any of the blogs you mentioned, but that's great too, cause now I get to find new blogs.

    Happy BBAW!

    Hope to stay connected.

  4. I like that the blogs you chose are a little off the beaten path. I've not heard of any of them, and I thank you for bringing them to my attention. Have a wonderful BBAW!

  5. The book blog community is so huge and awesome!

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

    Please Stop by My Blog if you Like

  6. Thanks all, for the appreciative comments. I try to stay a little left of center. Nice to know it is valued.


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