Booking through Thursday – Blogs

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme in which we answer a question about books or reading.

This week the question is:

What do you look for when reading a book blog? Does the blogger have to read the same genre? Do you like reviews? Personal posts? Memes? Giveaways? What attracts you to a book blog?

And–what are your favorite book blogs?

Well, let’s see:

  • I must like their style of writing.
  • They must blog about books/genres that I’m interested in either personally or profesionally. As I am a high school librarian that makes almost every genre plus non-fiction interesting.
  • I prefer short reviews, there are so many to read and long rambling reviews takes too long. I also like orderly reviews, that means that the title, author, pages, genre are easy to find. And, I like to know if the blogger actually liked the book, sometimes you’re left wondering. Above all, be honest.
  • Funny is a bonus.
  • I like my book bloggers to post personal posts about other things than books, I like to see that there’s a real person behind the words. The other subjects people blog about might not interest me much, depending on what it is, but I still like those other posts to appear now and then.
  • I like memes, can’t help it. But, there’s a limit to this. Some book bloggers seem to participate in every meme under the sun, and post almost nothing else, those I quickly leave. A good book blog doesn’t need new posts every day as long as the ones that turn up are worth reading.
  • Giveaways – maybe now and then. Too many giveaways feels like a hassle.
  • Layout and looks don’t matter much as I use GoogleReader to read almost every blog I follow. I only see what the blogs look like when I go in to comment something. In general I like them best if they are personal and not totally filled up with ads.

My favorite book blogs, uh. I follow way to many book blogs, this is just a few of them:


Booking through Thursday – Blogs — 1 Comment

  1. I just want to say – same here – you put it better than I ever could. I forgot to mention brevity of reviews. I’m one of those people who don’t need a thesis for a review!