The idea behind the award is to pass it on to 15 other blogs and share 7 things nobody knows so far.
I have a problem on both fronts. I will not come up with 15 book blogs because that would mean I’d have to re-nominate many who have already been nominated at least once.
7 things nobody knows so far – well there may very well be a reason why nobody does. :)
So, let’s stick to what’s important. Here are 12 book blogs I’d like to nominate for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:
His Futile Preoccupations – Guy’s probably the blogger who made me buy the most books. I love his choices and the way he writes about them. Crispy fresh writing style and choices that are far from conventional. Plus he’s a writer magnet. I haven’t seen any other blog on which so many writers comment.
Book Around the Corner – Emma is someone who will always write about books with passion and have new insights. Her reviews are never predictable, her choices always interesting.
Pechorin’s Journal – Whether he reads modernist fiction or sic-fi, he’ll always write beautifully and poetically about it.
Babbling Books – I don’t know anyone else who reads huge tomes on history and historical figures and writes about it so well that you don’t even need to read the books for yourself. And you will always find an interesting discussion of philosophical, historical or political topics on his blog as well.
Vishy’s Blog – It’s wonderful when someone loves reading so much and manages to share his enthusiasm. He’s also one of the most diverse readers around. Non-fiction. literary, modernist, crime, YA, fantasy, there’s nothing he wouldn’t read.
Still Life With Books – Violet’s a blogger I admire for her writing style and careful analysis. I always find books I’d like to read on her blog, especially memoir and non-fiction.
Tony’s Book World – If I had to pick a blog and only read what they review, he’d be one of those I’d choose. I just love his choices. The reviews are pithy and to the point.
The Reading Life – There are not many around with so much passion and enthusiasm for short stories and different cultures.
Postcards from Asia – My lovely co-host of some great events. She has a very unique way of writing reviews, very literary.
Buchpost – Quirky blogger who writes in German and English, shares photos and best of book blogging links, which contain great discoveries.
Kaffeehaussitzer – German blog I’ve discovered only recently. He writes thoughtful, in-depth reviews and takes wonderful photos. He’s a man with a mission. If you visit, you’ll find a lot of food for thought and good reasons why we should support Indie bookshops.
Le blog de Mimi – French blogger with an impeccable taste. She reads and reads and reads. One of the most dangerous blogs out there because she makes you discover so much.
Each of these blogs is a treat. They are all very different but intelligent and inspiring.
Please don’t feel forced to pass on the Award. Do it if you feel like it, if not – that’s OK as well.