When it comes to other blogs, there aren't that many that I read regularly. I will pretty much read every single post Cait of Paper Fury posts, and have done for a number of years now, but otherwise, I don't really read that many. As I explained in my post How Do You Keep Organised as a Book Blogger?, working various different shift patterns on different days each week makes it difficult to be organised. Around my shifts, I have to find time to read (but I'm also not a fast reader), to write my posts, on top of everyday life stuff, and it's hard. I'm trying to be more organised, and it's working some, but as it is, I still struggle to reply to and return comments I receive. With having to fit all that in, it's difficult to find time to read other blogs, too.
So with that in mind, when I do find the time to read other blogs, they've got to be blogs I really enjoy. However, over the last few weeks, I've been really fortunate enough to stumble over a few blogs that are right up my street, and ones I now visit when I get the chance. Despite loving these blogs, I have to say I am a huge lurker. Though I may find the time here and there to read these blogs, I don't necessarily have the time to comment on all the posts I want to. So I thought I would share some love by spotlighting them on my own blog! So here are the new to me blogs that I'm loving.
Run by Annie, I stumbled over Blossoms and Bullet Journals when Googling about bullet journals and book blogging, and trying to find out how best to use them to keep your book blog organised. Not only is Annie a book blogger - and a teen book blogger at that - but she's also a bullet journal aficionado! She has a number of "how to" type posts for bullet journalling that I found really helpful, plus book reviews, and awesome discussion posts! Some of my favourite:
- 10 Bullet Journal Spreads to Help You Be a More Organized Blogger
- Bookstores vs. Libraries vs. E-books | The Great Debate
- 7 Methods of Bookshelf Organization + A Bookshelf Tour
- How to Reduce ARC-Related Stress
Run by Laura, I actually discovered Boats Against the Current because she commented on this blog, and I was returning the comment during a rare few minutes I had to catch up on them. Laura is a fellow UK book blogger, and has some really awesome discussions that make me think. I'm a big fan. Some of my favourites:
- 15 Blog Post Ideas & 15 More Blog Post Ideas
- How to Deal With Blogger Envy
- Why Read YA
- When Sequels Disappoint
Run by Shealea, I discovered That Bookshelf Bitch post of alternatives to book e-piracy went viral. A Filipino blogger, Shealea is passionate about diverse books, specifically books about Asian characters by Asian authors. She's currently on hiatus, so there won't be any new content for a while, but her older posts are worth checking out! Some of my favourites:
- How to Read More Books Legally and For Free - A List of Alternatives to Book Pirating
- Shealea's Quick Kindle Steals posts.
- Books on the Rice: 2018-2019 Asian-Inspired Fantasy Novels to Drool Over
- Books on the Rice (Vol. 2): 2018-2019 Asian Science Fiction Books to Sink Your Teeth Into!
Run by Vicky, Vicky Who Reads had a post that went viral last week, on teens being isolated in the YA community, which I stumbled across through Twitter - being a teenager herself, she had some thoughts! I visited, and fell down the rabbit hole that is her blog on Friday. Vicky has really insightful, thought-provoking discussions, and I lost a few hours to them! Some of my favourites:
- Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community
- A Math Lesson: NetGalley & Your Average Rating
- It's Been More Than a Year-So What's Changed?: A Transparency Post feat. Stats & (Too Much?) Honesty
- The Many Ways YA Books & the Community Isolate Teens
Do you follow any of these blogs? What do you think? And do you know of any other blogs that feature really awesome discussions? Let me know in the comments! I'd love to find more!
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