Saturday, July 21, 2007

Book Review Blogs for You to Try

I will be away from this blog for about a week. In the meantime, I have some new book reviewing blogs to recommended to you.

Tiny Little Reading Room - The author is a children's/teens' librarian who is trying to keep up with her reading challenges and is telling us about the books she is reading. I especially like how she lays out and labels her reviews. She includes sections a summary of the book, a reason why she chose the book, and her overall impression. She may also include a favorite quote from the text, as in her review of Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind.

Running with Books - Melissa Stoeger of the Deerfield Public Library has begun a blog of book reviews and news. So far most of the titles have been high interest titles like A Thousand Splendid Suns and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I like how she sometimes adds news into the reviews, such as telling us about the three books that Michael Chabon has scheduled for publication.

Brooklyn Book Talk - The Brooklyn Public Library, fifth largest library system in the U.S., with sixty neighborhood libraries, is using a blog as a platform for book discussions. You can see how the discussion on The Night Watch by Sarah Waters is going.

All of these have been added to the Librarian's Book Revoogle.


jodi said...

I like book review blogs, thanks!

Jackie said...

Love your site! I will be going to school for my MLS this fall...can't wait!

Thimmy Bågfelt said...

Nice blog! Keep posting!

/Thimmy Bågfelt

Fai Mao said...

Nice blog.

I don't often write about library issues though I am a librarian.

henry said...

blog about books - nice )

Suzanne said...

Hi Rick, congrats on getting added to Blogs of Note. I enjoyed reading your blog and following some of the links you provided to other book review blogs.

I have a blog dedicated to a novel that I am revising:

Take a look if you have time, and good blogging!


Solana said...

Are these books that you like? have you read these before?

Brockeim said...

Books are important, and not nearly discussed often enough.

If reviewing is your thing, be sure to check out the reviewer's discussion board.

Glad to see some Illinois-area libraries looked at. I have been to the Downers Grove and Deerfield libraries. Big city libraries get much credit, but too often forgotten are the ones hidden in the suburbs. They might have major speakers, quirky local things, or fantastic collections.

All this is to say, I am glad to see a librarian won the attention of the Blogger people. Keep up the good work.

Brockeimia: The Absurd World of Brockeim: humor | romance | Slim-Fast: Reviews and parodies about books and reviewing.

Elizabeth said...

Hello! Came by way of one very Caffeinated Librarian. I've become addicted to my local library of late... and now I've decided that I need book reviews. Congrats on becoming my newest enabler! :)

ricklibrarian said...

Thanks for the comments. I do read almost all the books that I review here. I am learning to skim for another project, but most of these reviews are from reading the full book. If I get you to try a book, too, I am happy.

Porch-Man said...

Congratulations on being featured! Good blog, keep at it!

Teresa Hartman said...

Congratulations for your listing on blogger! I hope they continue to highlight librarian blogs! Keep up the great work. Thank you for what you do for readers and librarians alike.

H. Skirbst said...

Here's a book you might want to consider reading and reviewing: Epidemic Stupidity. For more info, check out:

Thanks for your thoughts!

radarlove said...

i like this site:

they choose such neat little books to review

Anonymous said...

Another one for your consideration: