|Books and Quilts is the blog baby of Heather P., who has been blogging since October 12, 2007. She posts about books, food, quilting and needlework. She frequently includes pictures of her cute family and mouth watering food.
I love visiting Heather’s blog to see all the books she is reading, the wonderful food she has created for her family and the beautiful projects she creates (quilting, knitting, etc.). I get hungry every time I pop over to Books and Quilts – something I have mentioned to Heather – and have now been officially invited for dinner! Yeah! Now I have to get my Utah fanny to Canada for some good grub!
Last week, I started posting my reviews with Reading Maps. Heather liked the idea and has posted three of her own (already!). Check out these posts to see her reading maps:
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
And….she was so sweet as to create a reading map of my reading journal, Read, Remember, Recommend. How awesome is that?!!! I was so happy to see her beautiful work (I didn’t even think of doing this!) that I wanted to give her a huge THANK YOU!!! It made my whole week to see this wonderful reading map!
|Make sure to head on over to Books and Quilts daily to see what Heather is up to. It will make you hungry, want to read, or jealous of her quilting talents!|
Archive for the ‘Book Blog Spotlight Saturday’ Category
|Instead of my normal Saturday Book Blog Spotlight post, I am going to highlight five blogs from the Book Blog Hop. I chose these blogs using Random.org from the list on Crazy-for-Books. This was fun – because I had never been to any of these blogs before. Here they are!|
142 – Suko’s Notebook – great author interview with Fiona Place about her book Cardboard: A Woman Left for Dead.
129 – Addicted to Romance – all this bodice ripping cracked me up!
79 – Books are a Garden – lots of great reviews of YA literature.
40 – Three Cheers for Literacy – an awesome “Top Ten” post on the books that got her hooked on reading.
183 – Stuff Reviews – an interesting post on a yummy sounding pregnancy popcorn!
|Click here to find a list of amazing book blogs to check out!|
|This is a new feature at Bibliobabe – a chance to spotlight other book blogs. The idea was inspired by Becky at Page Turners, who publishes a weekly post called “Lights, Camera, Blog Action” to highlight other bloggers. What a great idea! Check out past Book Blog Spotlight Saturday posts.|
|If you have a book blog, have ever read a book blog or really, just read books, you know about Bermudaonion. She is the Queen Blogger of all book bloggers!|
|One of the places Kathy is most present is on other blogs. She is the ULTIMATE commenter. Every blog I visit has a comment from Bermudiaonion – almost always near the top. She is sweet and sincere in her commenting and her opinions can always be trusted.|
|I am so in awe of Kathy – how does she do it? How does she read so much, write such amazing posts (EVERYDAY) and find time to give love to every book blog out there (I have seen her comments on blogs that are just starting)? Kathy has set the book blogging bar – and it is high!|
|Here’s some amazing Bermudaonion stats:|
|If you aren’t already familiar with Kathy, sprint on over to Bermudaonion and see what you have been missing!|
This is a new feature at Bibliobabe – a chance to spotlight other book blogs. The idea was inspired by Becky at Page Turners, who publishes a weekly post called “Lights, Camera, Blog Action” to highlight other bloggers. What a great idea!
Today’s featured blog is It’s All About Books, written by Suey.. Suey’s reviews are comprehensive and so new! I couldn’t believe that she has already received, read and reviewed Yann Martel’s (of Life of Pi fame) newest novel Beatrice and Virgil. Wow!
It’s All About Books hosts a terrific game called The Bookword Game with An Adventure in Reading each Wednesday where the object is to “create new words describing bookish situations”. They are amazing – creative and too funny!
It’s All About Books is also the place for the Support Your Local Authors Reading Challenge – one I need to add to my Reading Challenges page! The goal of the challenge is to “learn who your local authors are, famous and not so famous, and read their books! Then review their books and promote them.” As a ‘local author’ to Suey, I think this is a very benevolent challenge – a nice service she is providing to authors everywhere.
|I met Suey a few months ago at a Book Bloggers Social in Salt Lake (Suey is her cute nickname…something to do with her hubby?). If you haven’t checked out It’s All About Books, get there now! It’s a great resource.|
|This is a new feature at Bibliobabe – a chance to spotlight other book blogs. The idea was inspired by Becky at Page Turners, who publishes a weekly post called “Lights, Camera, Blog Action” to highlight other bloggers. What a great idea!|
|Today’s featured blog is Queen Bee, which was created by Kim Baldwin in 2007.|
|I love this blog! Kim is a hoot – with her “Random Reads and Middle Age Meanderings” (tag line) – she cracks me up. She posts insightful reviews that give you just enough to want to run out and buy whatever she is reviewing. Her choices of books are awesome – IMHO she has great taste. Some of her posts are funny – I don’t know where she gets the cartoons and pictures, but they are wonderful!|
|Kim is working on her list of “100 Best Books” – and is on eleven. I love the list so far – and am eagerly awaiting more. I have posted my favorites before, but am not close to 100 – I think I am inspired to try it.|
|Kim has a book club on her site that she hosts monthly, with titles such as The Wednesday Letters by Jason Wright, The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz, The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Still Alice by Lisa Genova. She is hosting a personal reading challenge called the “Round Tuit” challenge (where does she get these awesome graphics?), where she isn’t going to buy anymore books until her TBR pile slims down.|
|Kim’s blog is a treat. If you aren’t a reader already, check out this great blog – and share a funny.|
|LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!|
|This is a new feature at Bibliobabe – a chance to spotlight other book blogs. This idea was inspired by Becky at Page Turners, who publishes a weekly post called “Lights, Camera, Blog Action” to highlight other bloggers. What a great idea!|
|Today’s featured blog is Rose City Reader.|
|The tag line from this wonderful blog is near and dear to my heart:
“Book Notes from a Compulsive ‘list’ reader”. It doesn’t get much better than that! All of the lists she is following are posted on her site on the sidebar as well as in a quarterly ‘State of the Blog’ post. Her progress with the lists is very inspiring.
|I signed up for the Rose City Reader feed and read it every morning. Her reviews are in depth and very well written – a true joy to read.|
|Rose City Reader also hosts two challenges:
Battle of the Prizes: American Version which pits winners of the Pulitzer Prize against those of the National Book award, and Battle of the Prizes: British Version, where the winners of the Man Booker Prize are up against the winners of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.