Blogs & websites to watch: THE BROKE & THE BOOKISH, BOOKLOONS and BIBLIOPHILE BOOK BLOG

THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH is a group of college-aged kids who (to quote the blurb found on their About page) “have an unhealthy obsession with reading and would spend every last penny on books even if it meant skipping a few meals.” They were brought together by the College Students group on Goodreads that was created in September 2008. This led to the birth of The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. They review most every type of book, but prefer to have physical copies rather than ebooks. They are happy to host author interviews and giveaways, and some of their bloggers are interested in being asked to be guest bloggers on other book related blogs. I’ve checked their Master List (all the books they’ve reviewed) and found that it contains such gems as THE BATTLE FOR GOD by Karen Armstrong, THE RED TENT by Anita Diamont, and NEVER LET ME GO by Kazuo Ishiguro. I think it is wonderful that these young people are so turned on by reading, which is why I wanted to showcase their blog.

 

I don’t know who the people are behind BOOKLOONS, but they sure read a lot of books. The tagline on the Home page of the website says: “Your corner booknook in the global village, with over 13,800 book reviews – Fiction & Nonfiction, Teen & Children’s books. This well-organized site categorizes books according to genre, and author, making it easy to find the reviews. It also encourages teens to keep reading. This is the only site I have recommended so far that has advertisements Generally, I don’t do that. But the ads on this site are discreet, and don’t interfere with your enjoyment of it.

 

Monica is a 23-year-old military service member, whose duties sometimes interfere with her ability to review books. But she loves to read and her “absolute favorite genres are romance, paranormal romance, fantasy, YA, and historical fiction!” Monica is the owner/reviewer of BIBLIOPHILE BOOK BLOG. Apart from the usual things such a site does, it has one unusual feature; It lists a bunch of resources for bloggers on how to blog more effectively.

–Cynthia Haggard writes historical novels.  She has two completed manuscripts that will be published in the coming year. THWARTED QUEEN  is a portrait of a woman trapped by power, a marriage undone by betrayal, and a King brought down by fear.FAMILY SPLINTERS is  a novel about identity, forbidden love and family secrets. (c) 2011. All rights reserved.

 

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