Friday, April 22, 2016

Share the Love (5)

Inspired by THIS post at, I decided I'm going to start sharing things in the book blogging community.  Maybe it'll be some awesome post or new feature a blogger has put together, maybe it'll be a blog that I want to share with you all.  All I know is I want this community to be a better, nicer, happier, more helpful place, and I'm going to do my part to spread the LOVE.

I haven't done this in a while, so I thought I would do a new spin on it.  Everything I'm sharing today is BRAND NEW to me!  I purposely went looking for new-to-me blogs and I'm so happy I did!!  I love the blogs I've been following... but also, it's been a while since I've added new peeps to my blogroll.  So here's what I've discovered recently:

1.  Nefarious Tales by Chasing Faerytales

  • Mishma over at Chasing Faerytales has been hosting a blog event celebrating villains this week.  I've never visited her blog before... and you guys, it's SO cute!!  Also, I love this idea she had & SO many bloggers signed up to do related posts.  I love when a bunch of people get involved to do a feature together :)  There are all sorts of topics being discussed-- from Why We Need Villains to The Backstories of the Disney Villains to Bloggers' Fave Villains.  Go over and check out all the villain-awesomeness. (I think my fave villain right now is Levana... she's SO bad that it's good!!)

2.  The Hardcover Lover

  • So, Erin is a fellow Pittsburgh-er and I've talked to her on Twitter quite a bit... but I've never visited her blog.  I mean, WHAT??  I didn't mean to NOT visit it, I just overlooked it somehow.  Well, I'm following now because it's a follow-worthy blog :)  I love her Soundtrack Saturday-- she creates Playlists to go along with books she's been reading.  I would totally join-in except people would probably get sick of seeing 90's and early 2000 jams.  Anyhow, I totally recommend visiting The Hardcover Lover!!

3.  Loony Literate

  • This blog is run by a girl named Emily from Australia.  I just wandered on to her blog recently and decided I loved it.  What I love most is that she blogs about all kinds of different things-- yes, book reviews and discussion posts-- but also SO many original things.  How-to's, stuff about writing and her time in school, and tons of blogging advice.  I think Loony Literate will be one of my new faves.

4.  Young Adult At Heart

  • Another Aussie blog that I've just found.  Young Adult At Heart is run by 2 girls who blog about books I love... and let's face it--- they're doing a Goosebumps series read and I'm all 

5.  YA Reads hosts 2016 Debut Authors Bash

  • This is another blog that I had never visited, but when I saw on Twitter that there were sign-ups for a Debut Author thing, I decided to check it out.  I know Debut Author stuff is a bandwagon that people have been jumping on... but TBH I had no idea that was a thing.  Sure, I've seen debut stuff around, but I didn't realize that it was supposed to be "cool" or anything.  I just personally like debut books.  To me, they feel almost limitless because I don't have expectations.  Also, I LOVE finding new auto-buy authors from their first book... it makes me feel like I've really discovered something!!  So yeah-- I don't care if it's cool or not cool... I like the debut books!!  Anyhow, the event.  It is blogs who sign up will get paired w/ an author and they will do a post with them.  So go on over and sign up :)

So this was me finding new blogs to visit.  I hope maybe I've exposed you to someone new too!!  I had so much fun going on a new-to-me blog hunt, that I'm going to make it a "thing" that I do more often.

On another note, who is going to BEA??  Let me know in the comments if I might have the pleasure of seeing your lovely face :)

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  1. love this idea! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. What a great feature. I haven't visited any of these blogs either, I will have to go check them out! Thanks for spreading some postivity.

    1. Thanks for your comment!! I think positivity is something the book blogging community needs more of. I'm not the most positive person naturally, so I've been making an effort to do more on my part :)

  3. Fun feature! I really like finding new blogs. I do tend to focus on the same blogs, but I find that Twitter helps with finding new people to check out!


    1. Yes Twitter is a good place to find newbies... but even that lately has been hard.

  4. What a fun post idea! I'm going to have to check these blogs out myself :) And I'll be at BEA! Can't believe it's so soon.

  5. Thanks for the shoutout! I love your blog, too. Just so you know, the person doing the Goosebumps reading project is a guest contributor, Archer, who is a friend of ours.

  6. Thank you for the shout out, Michelle! That's so sweet of you, and I can't wait to get to know the other featured bloggers a little bit more, too.

    I know I would never get sick of 90s/00s music! That's my whole childhood right there! :)