1. Exploring new blogs
I've really been appreciating the community building aspects of blogger appreciation. Here two new-to-me blogs I'm pleased to have discovered:
Literary Escapism This is a really well put together blog with thoughtful interviews and lots of cool features. I especially like Jaxon's amazingly robust list of author websites. Wow! And check out her upcoming releases. I see a lot of my blogging friends already know this one.
Damn Heart I have really been enjoying the attitude of the blog (like this entry on Pirate King) as well as other engaging posts. And I like her taste in books! It's written by a Scottish woman named Sayuri.
2. Holding a contest
Okay, this is a contest with a customized-to-you book prize.
TO QUALIFY: You find a new-to-me book blog you think I'd like, from My Friend Amy's list or anyplace else and provide the link in the comments.
1. It can't be random; the reading tastes have to relate somewhat to mine to qualify. I will randomly choose from the qualified entrants!
2. If it's on my list (at left) already, it's not new to me. I've temporarily alphabetized the list just for this contest.
PRIZE: You tell me your tastes or blog url and I'll provide you with a list of books from my gigantic personal collection that I think you should try next, and you will pick one and I'll send you that book. If I'm in a certain mood, I may send you more than one!
DEADLINE: Saturday September 20th!
UPDATE: All entries qualified. Randomly generated winner: Lady Tink!