This is the first time that I joined BBAW so instead of writing about a blog that I discovered since BBAW last year, I’m going to write about two of the first book blogs that I started following. Two blogs because I can’t remember which of them I started following first although I do know that I started checking out their blogs even before I started my own blog and even before I discovered the wonder that is Google Reader. This first one is Angieville by Angie.
Angie’s blog is chock-full of great content. Whenever she writes a good review of a book, I’m tempted to get that book right away. She reads a lot of fantasy and YA and we share some favorite authors such as Robin McKinley, Megan Whalen Turner, Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore and many more. Ever since I started following Angie’s blog, I’ve been introduced to other amazing authors like Sharon Shinn, Juliet Marillier and Ilona Andrews. I also love her meme, Retro Fridays which highlights under-the-radar books. I try to participate in that meme as much as I can. Plus, Angie is such a nice person, you can’t help but admire her! She’s one of my favorite bloggers out there and I always trust her recommendations.
The second blog that I followed early on is The Book Smugglers by Ana and Thea.
I think The Book Smugglers is a pretty popular blog with a huge following, mainly because they have so many fun activities over there. Both Ana and Thea seem like they’re always full of energy and whenever they give a book a high rating, you can really feel their enthusiasm coming off the computer screen. What’s amazing is that they both reading different types of books (like Ana likes romances but Thea doesn’t) but they enjoy doing joint reviews, which I like reading because they’re voices are so distinct.
So there you have it, folks – the two blogs that I first started following. I’m curious to see which blogs are featured in other people’s BBAW First Treasure posts.