Thursday, 23 February 2012

Booking Through Thursday (16)

What do you look for when reading a book blog? Does the blogger have to read the same genre? Do you like reviews? Personal posts? Memes? Giveaways? What attracts you to a book blog?

And–what are your favorite book blogs?

I look for a lot of different things in other book blogs and I'm pretty picky when it comes to them. The main thing I look for is a rough compatability in terms of books and reviews. If I find a blog where the blogger has read a lot of the same books I have I'll look at their reviews on a few 'touchstone' books (aka those books that tend to have reviewers divided like Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck). If our views are still similar or they have really justified their opinions I'll hunt down reviews of my favourite books. This gives me the deciding factor - the closer our opinions are on the books I care about, the more likely I am to follow.

I tend to find new book blogs through memes and they give a bonus of being able to get to know the blogger quickly. There have been a few times when I've been looking through meme posts, seen something I totally disagree with and have left the blog. On the other hand, memes are how I've found some of my favourite blogs.

I also love giveaways but I tend to check out the blog itself to see what it's like before entering, especially if it's a follower only giveaway. It's not fair on the blogger or the other entrants if you have people just following for a chance to win something.

My favourite book blogs are (clicking the buttons will take you to their sites):
Books, Biscuits & Tea Five Alarm Book Reviews The Story Siren


  1. Great answer! And I shall check out some of those blogs too... :)
    My Booking Through Thursday post

  2. I love using memes as a way to find new blogs to follow--great answer!

  3. Well said! :) - I also tend to gravitate more towards blog that I share things in common with!

    See My Booking Through Thursday - Here

    Tabby @Insightful Minds
    Come Check Out My - 250 Follower Giveaway!

  4. Hi I am a lover of book in general and not a book blogger. I just finished my fourth review, Yeah me. That's tells how my post goes. I have found a lot of mine from this meme. Here is my post:

  5. I totally agree with you on the follower giveaway. It really irritates me to see some giveaways are aimed at gaining more followers. But then again, followers are an important part of a blog. So can't blame a blogger too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier on!

  6. Good answers...I like the way you presented your favorite sites via the buttons.


  7. I too have found many bloggers through memes. Here is my BTT
    Happy Reading!
    Cathy @ Addicted to Books

  8. A good answer.

    here's mine:

  9. awwww thanks! I didnt even realised you had posted my button :) Love your answer, I completely agree, which is why your blog is one of my favourites too :D



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