This week my focus is on book blogs. I’m happy to say that I’ve been reading a lot more books lately. I’m still on the old paper and print regime. Admittedly, that’s a little old school. But, you know, no offense to tablet readers, but books don’t run out of batteries. They are simply there waiting to be read, to be picked up, to be enjoyed. They are at once teachers and passports. They can even be friends. So with that in mind, let’s find a comfortable spot, mark our page and enjoy this brief tour through some of the best book blogs I’ve read lately.
Book Riot is a blog that attacks the subject of publishing form all sides. It’s at times frenetic. It’s probably friendlier than an actual riot. But, as far as blogs go, it’s probably just as energetic. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything having to do with books. This could extend beyond the world of publishing to the world of furniture and/or design when you think of things like bookcases, etc. Check out the full review here. It was written by our very own Rachel Manwill. (Thanks, Rachel!)
Books are my Boyfriends is a blog that treats books like relationships. Each book is treated like a date, like a boyfriend. And, truthfully, I’ve read a whole bunch of books that were way better than the vast majority of my former relationships. Books can be just as fulfilling as a relationship is what I’m trying to say. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with books. Despite the title, this isn’t really a relationship blog. Check out the full review here.
Brews and Books is a blog dedicated to two of the best things in life: books and beers. Honestly, if you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for a blog like this. And it doesn’t disappoint. It also makes me realize that a good beer and a good book both take time, patience and skill. What’s more, when done right, they’re both worthy of appreciation. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with beers or books. It stands to reason that a book about beer would probably be ideal. Check out the full review here.
The Book Smugglers are actually smugglers. Or they were. No they’re more bloggers. Still, they remain about as addicted to books as one can be. They love the books they’ve already read and are excited about the ones yet to come out. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with new books. If you were hawking a line of humongous handbags, this might not be a bad blog to pitch. Check out the full review here.
Omnivoracaious is the book blog that accompanies Amazon. It’s what the people who work for the largest bookseller in the universe think about books. It’s sort of a must read for those who love books and the surrounding industry. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d keep in mind that these people all work at Amazon and have probably already heard of every book ever made. Check out the full review here.
That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…
Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.