Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blogs About Books and Bookish Things

I know you're just dying to add a few more blogs to your blogrolls or your blog reader because you don't have nearly enough fun stuff to fill your day, so I pulled a few from my own list, added a couple more I found from following links, and here you are:

Jen's Book Thoughts. Jen Lorain, Ohio. "I'm a reader who never tires of talking books." Jen has plenty of author photos, bookcovers, and book reviews. Follow her on Twitter @jenforbus

Editorial Ass. By Moonrat, "a recovering editorial assistant. I'm like most of my kind: impoverished coffee-and-gin survivalists, underpaid but ambitious, bitter but hopeful. I like this one a lot, but you'll have to bop over there and make up your own mind. On Twitter @moonrat

Marketing Tips for Authors. Tony Eldredge, Texas. "the author of the action/adventure book, The Samson Effect, that Clive Cussler calls a "first rate thriller brimming with intrigue and adventure." The article, 12 Places Authors Should Look to Develop a Strong Web Presence by Ryan Frank, is a good example of the material on this site.

On the Path. Jody Hedlund, "Writer of Inspirational Historical Fiction." Posts about the things she has learned on the path to publication. Twitter ID @JodyHedlund

Lesa's Book Critiques. Lesa Holstine, Librarian and Book Reviewer. Lesa just interviewed the well-known Elizabeth Spann Craig (author of Pretty Is As Pretty Dies) and also gave that new mystery release a very nice review. On Twitter as @LesaHolstine

For a short list of blogs like this one: Visit the sites that sound interesting to you. If you like what you see, then leave a comment. Before you leave that site, look at the blogger's blogroll(s). Jen, for instance, has a great list. So does Moonrat. Pick a blog or two from these lists. Drop in and read a couple of posts. Again, if you like what you see, leave a comment. It's a great way to make new friends, and a great way to get new visitors to your blog as most will make return visits. And, if they like what they see, they may just come back to visit you again.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Thanks for the list of blogs and Twitter connections, Patricia (and the nice plug for me. :) ) I love visiting other blogs, especially book related ones.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Alan Orloff said...

Patricia, how did you know I needed MORE blogs to read and keep up with?

Thanks, these are some good ones!

Terry Odell said...

Women of Mystery have two lists of blogs: Writers Who Write About Writing,

and Writers Who Write About Life.

Karen Walker said...

Thanks for the leads on different blogs. I've just begun doing what you suggest in this post and it's working. I'm "meeting" the neatest people.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good morning everyone. Happy blog-hopping!

Thanks for the links, Terry. I'll check them out. This has turned out to be the most rewarding part of blogging for me.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I do need to add a few to my blog roll as I've eliminated the current ones who haven't updated their blogs in a while, or they never reciprocate with comments. Thanks.

Stephen Tremp

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Thanks for the map for more blog-hopping, Patricia! Like any decent mystery author, I shall investigate!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

You're right - I didn't need more great blogs to visit, but these sound too good to pass up! What's another 30 minutes or so!

Melissa Taylor said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I have just spent several hours checking out all of your links - they're fabulous, thank you. I love that Colorado has so many authors. Now, to read all their books . . .