Tell Us About Your Favorite Book Bloggers

Day 4 0f my totally stealing this idea from both John Scalzi and Chuck Wendig, and changing it up a little for SF Signal.

I want to know which genre book bloggers out there you like and why.  They can have their own website or can be doing it for a site like this one – doesn’t matter.  Tell us about them.  Leave your thoughts in the comments, along with a link to their website (I suggest 1 per comment if you don’t want the moderation bot to hold you in purgatory).  I plan to do something with these for the SF Signal podcast, so pile on people, and promote those book bloggers!

45 thoughts on “Tell Us About Your Favorite Book Bloggers”

  1. I’ve just started following a new blogger, she has a nice way with words and could be one to watch – phoenixfantasyreviews.com

    aside from that i was a huge fan of graeme’s fantasy reviews but he’s just jacked it in :(

    1. Also: For some reason, I seem unable to publish a comment with a link in it. So, without links then…

      Requires Hate/A Cracked Moon, of Requires Only That You Hate
      John H. Stevens, of SF Signal and his own blog
      Liz Bourke, of Strange Horizons,/Tor.com and her own blog
      Justin Landon, of Staffer’s Book Review

    2. That guy is a hack! :D

      Also Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter Nation and The Night Bazaar are two of my favorite blogs.

      And that loser Jernigan does some pretty awesome stuff with his blog and promoting other authors. Too selfless for my tastes but he deserves a pat on the back nonetheless.

      1. This ongoing and very public bromance has got to stop, Nick. Or maybe escalate. I’m so confused.

        Seriously, thanks for saying that. I’m not selfless at all, but I do love to talk about other people. I think that’s why we’re all here right now, because we can’t stop talking about books and authors. It’s fun, and it continually brings home the point that there is no one author- or reader-type. The diversity of experience and perspective is astounding, and contributes so much to the fun of the genre.

        1. Ongoing and very public bromance. You know, that is exactly what this has turned into. But don’t worry, I don’t expect flowers or chocolates or fancy dinners or anything. Or do I?!

          And John DeNardo! That guy is my hero.

  2. I enjoy reading Andrea’s reviews over at Little Red Reviewer.

    The Tor site is great for the many reviewers they have over there.

    Love reading the reviews over here, even if I don’t agree with them. Have to say, despite the risk of stroking his ego, that John DeNardo has made me buy several books over the years. With that admission I’ll also admit that I have yet to be disappointed.

  3. Sarah Chorn, Graeme Flory, Justin Landon, Aidan Moher, Paul Weimer, Jo Walton all either point me to new books or make me think about books we’ve read differently.

  4. One of my go-to blogs is fantasyliterature.com. There are a few reviewers (I like Kat Hooper and some others, good to have a variety of voices) … but I mostly like it because the site layout makes it really easy to find reviews of specific authors.

    Also Aidan Moher, Elitist Book Reviews, Justin Landon, Meineke at Fantastical Librarian.

    1. Rebekah, Thanks so much! I appreciate the compliment and the feedback about the site layout! Thanks for reading!

      And Patrick, thanks for the cool post and podcast. There are some blogs mentioned here that are new to me and I’ll be checking them out soon. I also liked the comments about different publishers. Really interesting to hear what people had to say about why they like particular houses.

  5. I see a lot of mainstream bloggers [or at least people who have large followings] being posted, which is great, but there are a lot of people out there doing good work.

    this guy: http://twodudesff.wordpress.com/ is someone who i stumbled upon on a twitter list and seems to combine my two favorite things in the world: esoteric sci-fi and soccer analogies.

  6. There are several I like and use constantly and they’re easy to Google:

    – Ana and Thea at The Book Smugglers – extremely awesome. :)
    – Kristen at Fantasy Cafe (fantasybookcafe.com) – focuses on both older and newer fantasy
    – Calico Reaction, who is on Livejournal and WordPress both. Best part here is how the comments on Livejournal often turn into really thoughtful discussions of the title.
    – The Intergalactic Academy, which focuses on YA SF

  7. I think I got caught in the spam filter *cries* so this time without links!

    My favourite reviewers at the moment are:

    Stefan Fergus (Civilian Reader)
    Justin Landon (Staffer’s Book Reviews)
    Jared Shurin and Anne C. Perry (pornokitsch)
    Niall Alexander (The Speculative Scotsman)
    Thea and Ana (The Book Smugglers)
    Paul Weimer (here and at The Functional Nerds)

  8. Oh, I’ve got a ton on my blogroll, but here are just some:

    http://www.dreadfultales.com
    thegingernutcase.blogspot.com
    thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com/
    spooky-reads.com/
    thedarkeva.com/
    fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/

    I’m a horror hound, so sue me. Just about all of these blogs highlight horror and dark fiction with great reviews, interviews, and little tidbits here and there that keep me relatively informed on what’s happening with the genre.

  9. Amy, just book reading: justbookreading(dot)com

    nrlymrtl, Dab of Darkness: dabofdarkness(dot)com

  10. Lynn, Lynn’s Book Diary: lynnsbooks(dot)wordpress(dot)com

    Andrea, Little Red Reviewer: LittleRedReviewer(dot)wordpress(dot)com

  11. Kristen, Fantasy Book Cafe, fantasybookcafe(dot)com

    Sue, CCCP: coffeecookiesandchilipeppers(dot)blogspot(dot)com

  12. Thanks for offering this post and bringing attention to book bloggers. There are quite a few book bloggers out there, all of whom don’t get a lot of attention or followers or hits. They all work really hard maintaining their sites and writing reviews.

  13. Andrea with Little Red Reviewer maintains a massive project, indexing book-blogger reviews for use by independent brick-and-mortar bookstores. This is a partial list of book bloggers who have participated in that project:

    Absurdly Nerdly
    AQ’s Reviews
    Bastard Books
    Books Without Any Pictures
    Civilian Reader
    Dab of Darkness
    Fantasy Opinion
    Geeky Book Snob
    Geeky Daddy
    Green Paw-Paw
    http://emmawoodcock.wordpress.com
    Just Book Reading
    Lynn’s Book Blog
    Mithril Wisdom
    Nashville Bookworm
    Opinions of a Wolf
    Science Fiction Times
    SFF World
    Susan Hated Literature
    The Finch and Pea
    The Ranting Dragon
    Zcreed

  14. Don’t think I’ve seen Eve’s Alexandria mentioned here yet. Such great in depth reviews and a lot of classic SF written by women featured.

  15. Justin Landon (Staffer’s Reviews) and I are publishing a book of the year’s best online reviews:

    http://www.pandemonium-fiction.com/speculative-fiction-best-online-2012.html

    Please recommend your favourite blog posts and reviews! We’ve had several hundred recommendations, but still want more. MORE!

    There’s even a lovely form to make things easy: https://docs.google.com/a/jurassic-london.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFVZeUNKeGhRdXZMSEllWUFpNUlHbEE6MQ#gid=0

    (Also, nominations close on the 31st, so get cracking)

  16. ahh, book blogging. a labor of love, no? ;)

    Here’s the folks that show up most often in my browser history.

    Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings has beautifully written reviews and excellent discussions
    Joachim Boaz at Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations focuses on brilliant Vintage finds
    Elizabeth and the crew over at Dark Cargo have everything from book reviews to filking to news about the industry as a whole
    Susan at Dab of Darkness has been featuring midlist titles and newer indie titles
    I love all the author interviews Kristin does at My Bookish Ways
    Mieneke at A Fantastical Librarian consistently has reviews and articles that catch my interested, especially her Blogger Query series
    Lynn over at Lynn’s Book Blog also is always catching my attention, with her variety of articles on everything from brand new titles to classics.

    I know there is more than I’m forgetting. . . .

  17. hmmm… my first post w/links got eaten, let’s try this again, sans links. Google can be your friend.

    ahh, book blogging. a labor of love, no? ;)

    Here’s the folks that show up most often in my browser history.

    Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings has beautifully written reviews and excellent discussions
    Joachim Boaz at Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations focuses on brilliant Vintage finds
    Elizabeth and the crew over at Dark Cargo have everything from book reviews to filking to news about the industry as a whole
    Susan at Dab of Darkness has been featuring midlist titles and newer indie titles
    I love all the author interviews Kristin does at My Bookish Ways
    Mieneke at A Fantastical Librarian consistently has reviews and articles that catch my interested, especially her Blogger Query series
    Lynn over at Lynn’s Book Blog also is always catching my attention, with her variety of articles on everything from brand new titles to classics.

    I know there is more that I’m forgetting. . . .

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