Hello and Happy Wednesday - Day 3 of Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I hope that you are enjoying this celebration of book bloggers as much as I am. And if you're a bit tired of all this - well, just come back next week when things will return to 'normal'. Today's question is:
What have you read and loved because of a fellow blogger?
Wow! What haven't I read in the last few years that wasn't due to another blogger? I guess there have been a few choices that I've made on my own, but honestly, so many of the authors and books that I pick up and at least consider reading are brought to my attention on other blogs.
As is usual with me, I'm going to tweak this a bit and come at the question from a different direction. Instead of listing specific books or authors that I've loved because of other bloggers, I'm going to share some blogs that I visit on a regular basis and get all kinds of tips and recommendations. And since my interview yesterday was with a blogger from a country different than mine, I'm going to highlight blogs that are International to me. I love all the US blogs, but these International bloggers bring authors and books that I might not hear of just visiting my local bookstore or library. Here we go:
Some Fabulous International Blogs
aka 'We're not in Texas (or Kansas) anymore...'
Cleopatra Loves Books - Cleo lives on the Isle of Jersey and she reads crime novels like crazy. I get all kinds of suggestions from her. Seriously. I told her recently that I should just let her choose my books, because I know I'd love all her choices.
crimeworm - Linda lives in Scotland (I'm pretty sure - though she thought I lived in Australia - Ha!). She also reads mostly crime novels and got to attend a great mystery conference this last year. She writes really good, thoughtful reviews.
FictionFan's Book Reviews - In the UK somewhere - writes great posts about all kinds of books when she's not watching tennis. Did a recent hilarious post about why nursery rhymes are so gruesome using 'Three Blind Mice'. Why did they have their tails cut off with a carving knife?
Melody's Reading Corner - Melody is in Singapore and our tastes in mysteries run along the same lines. She also writes about some very interesting Asian books and film and TV dramas.
MsBookish.com - Belle lives in Canada and has been extra busy lately. However, she always has something interesting and new that she's trying. And she loves audiobooks as much as I do.
BooksPlease - Margaret has been a blogging friend for many years. She lives in the northern part of England and reads current mysteries, but also non-fiction and golden oldie crime novels. She's almost completed the Agatha Christie Challenge.
read_warbler - Cath is another friend for many years. She lives in England as well, but further south. She's originally from Cornwall and has posted some gorgeous pictures of the seashore over the years. And, yes, she reads mysteries, plus other types of books.
Mysteries in Paradise - Kerrie lives in Australia and she has been writing about her experiences with crime fiction for many years. She hosts the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, among other things. And she has a very good system of rating her reads - I always know that a 4.8, 4.9 or rare 5.0 will be fabulous.
#northern #crime #reviews - Christine lives in the UK, I'm pretty sure. Most of the books she reviews are British crime novels and I love seeing what she's been reading. I have gotten all kinds of new authors from her.
Reactions to Reading - Bernadette also lives in Australia. She writes some of the best thought out reviews and is very clear in what she experiences in her reading. Plus she brings older books to my attention.
The Darling Bookworm - Amanda lives in Canada and our reading tastes mesh very nicely. I think we each get suggestions from the other. She has a pretty lavender blog with a pretty picture showing her pretty kitty. Don't let this fool you. She reads serious crime novels. Ha!
Book'd Out - Shellyrae is another Australian and she reads at a crazy level. My word. Her reading is across the spectrum and I'm not sure she sleeps - Ha! You can always count on a good review - sometimes short and sometimes longer. And lots of them.
Tea Time with Marce - Marce is recently back to blogging after being away for a while. She lives in Bermuda, I believe, and she definitely reads the sort of books that I do. I'm glad to see her back and suspect we will be talking crime novels and psychological thrillers from here on out.
The Eclectic Reader - Sheree is another Australian and she has the most precious granddaughter that she shares with all of us from time to time. She reads, does scrapbooking, has a garden, plays with her puppy and her little granddaughter and still manages to blog. A busy lady.
Hope you get a chance to stop by these blogs and take a look. They are all well done and worth your time. Especially if you like mysteries. The topic for tomorrow - staying connected. See you then!