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Happy Book Blogger Valentine’s Day

What better way to share the love on this Valentine’s Day than to talk about some of my favourite book bloggers and the diversity of genres they read and review.

Covering literature, contemporary, and CanLit are:

BOOK JOTTER — Paula covers all sorts of news, reviews and books for readers who are passionate about their literature. And her Sunday Roundups are a must just for the link-fest she puts together. She also has a number of interesting features like ‘SHELFIES’, covers some of the UK’s more interesting book festivals, and participates in the Wales Readathon.

CONSUMED BY INK — Naomi is a Canadian with an eye for CanLit and will tell you everything you need to know about authors from her part of the world, in Nova Scotia, and on the literary scene, in general, across Canada. She highlights a great deal of diversity and offers up thorough reviews with plenty of insight, quotes, and commentary that make for an interesting read. I’ve learnt a great deal from her blog, and really enjoy her insight.

In the romance and contemporary section there’s:

BEWARE OF THE READER — The wonderfully romantic Sophie covers every kind of romance, and then some. But doesn’t just stop there; she also reads and reviews any number of other genre as well. What’s more, she always manages to add funny personal anecdotes and commentary to her blog posts that make you feel like you’re having coffee together.

WHAT’S BETTER THAN BOOKS — Zoe is another blogger covering a lot of romance and contemporary fiction, with a touch of mystery thrown in for good measure. She also does blog tours, giveaways, and enjoys a good meme as well. Her reviews are concise and to the point and always highlight the best bits of any good read.

BLUE MOOD CAFE — Hanging out in the cafe you will find Jonetta talking about love, romance, a bit of mystery, and contemporary novels, especially on audio, that have caught her eye. Her reviews are short, succinct, and tell you just what it is about her read, that she loved.

Lurking in the crime, thriller, and mystery section, we have a number of sassy book bloggers who know a thing or two about the art of murder. Check out:

READING UNDER THE BLANKIE — Norrie loves her crime fiction, and offers up a mix of memes and reviews with added sass that will make you laugh out loud, I know I do. She’s known for her sark as much as her wit, and writes a great review. And while her focus is mainly on crime and mystery fiction, Norrie also reads and reviews plenty of other genres as well. ‘What happens under the blankie, doesn’t always stay under the blankie.’ You better believe it!

THE BELGIAN REVIEWER — Inge, like Norrie, loves her crime and mystery fiction, but that isn’t all she reads and reviews, you might find the odd YA novel in the mix, along with a bit of chicklit. She also does an awesome BFF post once a month, in which she features her favourite blog friends from around the web.

If you want to discover more reviews about self-help books, contemporary, and assorted genre, check out:

UNFILTERED TALES — Vera has a little of everything on her bog, from YA and fantasy to the occasional murder-mystery and thriller, to self help and beyond. You can be sure she writes a thoughtful, detailed review highlighting what worked and didn’t work, with plenty of quotes and examples. By the end of her review you will know whether this is a book for you, or not.

For food and a review, you should check out:

RECIPE AND A READ — Christina, who loves to cook, doesn’t just give you a great review, she gives you a complete meal in the process! Most, but not all, her reviews come with an added bonus of a recipe she pairs with her review, and after reading her detailed posts, you can be sure you’ll be salivating . Christina covers YA, fantasy, crime fiction, and gives you a knockout meme post with the best of ’em.

For Sci-Fi and fantasy, you should check out:

EVERY DAY SHOULD BE TUESDAY — H.P digs deep into the depths of bygone eras covering golden era, noir, pulp, and a lot of SF and fantasy (contemporary and yesteryear). What’s also a delight is the Guest Posts featured on H.P.s blog from authors and other book bloggers alike, talking about everything from their favourite genre, to researching and writing. Always worth a visit to find out more.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, or not, as the case may be!

12 Comments

  1. What a nice surprise to see myself on this list with everyone else. There are a few bloggers you’ve listed who are new to me… I’ll be sure to check them out! I love the title Reading Under the Blankie!

    And what a good idea for a Valentine’s Day post! Happy Valentine’s Day to you, Alex! xo

    • I just thought this was a lovely way to share some of my favourite blogs with everyone, Naomi. Oh, and Norrie’s blog, Under The Blankie is a must.

      And thanks, we had a fun day here and hope you did too! xo

  2. Thank you so much, Alexandra. That’s extremely kind of you. I was having a bad day until I saw your post, after which I cheered up considerably.

    A very happy Valentine’s Day to you, too!

    • Oh, I’m so glad I managed to cheer you up, Paula. I do love popping by your blog, especially on a weekend for those round-ups. And I hope you get a few more visitors who enjoy your blog as much as I do.

    • You’re welcome, and I’m glad you think so, Jonetta. I love stopping by your blog to read your reviews and maybe find new authors to check out!

      Aw, thank you too, what a lovely thing to say.

  3. Oh, what a cute post! <3 Love it 🙂
    I follow most of these blogs, and just discovered some more. Yay!
    Christina's recipe & book blog… only discovered it recently but i just got a cast iron pan cuz she said everyone needs one. Semms she's onto something, hehe 😀

    • I just thought it a fun way to share my fav blogs with reader who might not otherwise know about you crazy lot … yet! 😉

      Oh, I love Christina’s blog too. Those recipes are a must and she writes some really interesting, kick-ass reviews.

      And everyone needs a cast iron pan if for no other reason than to use as a weapon in a home-invasion! *snort*

      • Lol! True! Should have gotten a smaller one then cuz last time i had to wash it i almost dislocated my shoulder 😀 😀

        • Ha! Ha! Yeah, there’s that problem too. And you know, you’re not supposed to wash it, but wipe it out with oil? 😉

  4. Aww what a lovely surprise! Thank you so much Alexandra! I also love being mentioned alongside Norrie who I admire so much :-). And also, much much love to you too!!!

    • Alexandra says

      You are more than welcome, Inge, I wanted others to know about the blogs I love to visit. Although I suspect we all visit one another already! Heh! Heh!

      Yeah, everyone should visit Norrie’s blog just for her snark and humour! 😉

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