Monday, September 14, 2009

BBAW: The Non-Awards List

As today's BBAW post, we have been asked to write about blogs that are personal favorites that weren't included on the BBAW Awards shortlists. Although many that I love were shortlisted in at least one category, I still have quite a few others to mention so bear with me while I give some love to a dozen blogs that I think you need to go check out.

Robin's blog, A Fondness For Reading, is sweet and she reads a great variety of books. Her mother writes guest posts and she has an adorable grandson! She always has a great header picture too.

Booklogged at A Reader's Journal has a good variety of novels and she also is a great commenter.

Aarti writes with energy and a big sense of community at Booklust. She has a unique regular feature in Rosie's Riveters.

J.S. Peyton at BiblioAddict has very thoughtful posts and some great reads.

Tara's site, Books and Cooks, is a fun mix of family and books. She has beautiful weekly produce pictures too!

Juxtabook also has a great variety of books and she's a kind commenter!

Lost in Books, Rebecca's brainchild, is an awesome site for a wide variety of reviews, memes and community building posts. She is sweet and chatty and has a really fun site.

Rob of Rob Around Books takes his reading and blogging seriously! I love his bookshelves of the week feature and he also writes a reading journal that is a really unique feature. He's also got one of the best looking sites around.

I only discovered Rose City Reader recently but she chooses some great books and writes really thoughtful posts. She's also an awesome person!

Save Ophelia is a year-old blog written by Lena. Even if she wasn't so adorable, I would still visit her site for the book choices and fun interests.

Scattie at The Scruffy Bookshelf is a really new blogger so you should all head over and support her site. She reads a healthy variety of books and she's also a great commenter!

Finally, here's a shout-out to Tif at Tif Talks Books. She is perky and positive and reviews all ages of books. She's always willing to join a conversation and she's a fantastic member of the community.

And congratulations to those of my favorites that have been nominated for awards! I love all of you too!

Here's to everyone else,

Don't forget to enter We Be Reading's BBAW giveaway for a $25 gift card!


  1. Hi Kristen,
    Thanks for popping by my blog. Also thanks for the list of blogs, it's always good to get recommendations.

  2. I read most of those and I agree those are great blogs. Rightfully deserving.

    BBAW: My very own shortlist

  3. Thank you for the mention and kind words Kristen!!!! I can't wait to try out some of these other blogs as well. Many are new to me!!

    Also, I have a little something for you as well over at my blog!! Feel free to check it out when you have the chance!!

  4. I'm just stopping by to say that I found your blog via Jenner's site, and I'm adding your blog to my reader. Then I'm going to check out some of your blog recommendations.

  5. Kristen, you are so sweet. Thank-you for popping my blog, as Al says. It's great to feel some of the love that is circulate through the bookosphere right now.

  6. Great selection ... and I might check out Rob's blog simply becuase I have almost no male book bloggers on my blogroll!!!!! Isn't that odd?

  7. Kristen,
    How nice of you to give a mention to RobAroundBooks, and for a great list of other bloggers. You're too kind.

    Jenners - us males book bloggers are very much in the minority here. It's very much a woman's world..*shivers* *smile*

  8. Thank you for the honorable mention! It means a lot!

  9. Thanks for the shout-out! I've been so out of it lately, I'm surprised that any one even remembers me. Lol. =D

  10. Thanks, K! Very nice of you to include me!

    I'm going now to look at the others. My blogroll is growing so fast, I am going to have to figure out how to do that rolling list thing.

  11. Kristen, thanks so much for your kind words about my blog! I'm honored to be included on your shortlist!

  12. Finally catching up on posts I missed during BBAW. You picked some GREAT blogs to honor...I have been reading Tara's blog for a long time and love it...Also Rob Around Books, Booklogged, Rose City Reader and Lost in Books are some of my favorites!