Alayne over at The Crowded Leaf passed on One Lovely Blog Award which I am to pass on to fifteen newly discovered blogs. I’ll do my best to come up with fifteen but it may be less. Alayne has stopped by Bibliophile’s Retreat a few times for the Mailbox Monday that we both post.
I apologize to Alayne for taking so long to get back to this award and pass it on. Now for my list. I’m a regular reader of several book blogs but have started to discover a few new ones since I got back into the habit of checking out MM posts and posting it myself.
1) Just today in fact I discovered a fellow Portland Area Bibliophile who quite appropriately calls herself Rose City Reader. It also seems we have a common taste for mysteries and one of her latest finds is a vintage mystery featuring a French main character.
2) Beth at The Crazy Life of a Bookaholic Mom is my next nominee and yet another Mailbox Monday find.
3) There’s also Alyce At Home With Books She’s got up a Kate Morton book that I just ordered from a buy one get one 50% sale last week. Morton is a new author to me so I’ll have to hope my risk pays off.
4) Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit. Yet another MM find and she has up a novel based on one of the Bronte sisters that I saw in last week’s Mailbox Monday and now am considering adding to my wish list.
5) Holly @ Bippity Boppity Book. She has up a book that I hadn’t heard of yet but is extremely intriguing as it features Claude Monet. This book covers two of my favorite things, French Impressionist artist I fell in love with during a Study Abroad experience in Paris many years ago and of course historical novels.
6) Kathy, Bermuda Onion. I’ve visited her blog ocassionally but not really on a regular basis until recently. She has an Anna Quindlen book and a Beth Kephart up this week. Both authors that I am starting to hear more about and may end up adding to my wish list one of these days.
7) Wendy, Literary Feline. She has a review of The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli that sounds intriguing.
8) Stephanie, Stark Raving Bibliophile has If I Stay by Gayle Forman up. This sounds like a tough read emotionally but a deep one.
9) Jackie at My Ever Expanding Library. She has a reading challenge posted that caught my eye and I may drop by the discussions later on. There is a group working on Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series and the challenge runs through November and perhaps may be extended. Since I just read book seven in January, I don’t think I’ll join the challenge itself. But of you haven’t read them or all of them (in order of course) you might want to check out the challenge. There’s a badge in Jackie’s sidebar that links to a blog for the challenge.
10) Here’s another Austen fan and a blog all about Austen books and related literary stuff.
Tea’s Classic Austen.
11) Lady Gwyn’s Kingdom which looks like a historical fiction paradise.
13) Red Lady’s Reading Room looks like a cozy place to visit and enjoy lots of bookish chatter.
14) Kristen @ Bookin Around. Another haven for those with a bibliophilic bent.
15) Let Them Read Books got a boatload of historicals many of which look enticing to this historical lover.