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Blogs

I added links to my page with some of the blogs that I “subscribe” to. I only included BOOK blogs, although I do subscribe to others that I really enjoy. Maybe that’ll be another list sometime.

I feel like I’m kind of hodge-podgey in my subscriptions to blogs – whether or not I’m “following” via google, “subscribing” via email, anonymously stalking… I’m not sure why. It’s very random, based on how I am feeling at the time. Most of the blogs were found when I signed up for a challenge – I checked out all the other blogs that signed up for the challenge and subscribe to those (through blogger) that I felt had the most interesting blogs or the most similar tastes to me.

I went back to using blogger after my utter frustration with wordpress subscription’s slooooooooooooow loading. Also, blogger is the feeder for the reader app I use on the iPad. SO I moved “booky” blogs over to wordpress and back again. This summer I check the reader twice a day, reading (or skimming) about 20-30 new blog entries at each time. I star those that I want to read more thoroughly or whose books I want to add to goodreads TBR.

So, tell me about your blog reading? How do you keep up? How long do you give a blog before you “unsubscribe”? What reader do you use, or do you read via email?

Do you have any suggestions for more great blogs for me? I’m always open to a few more!!!

Off to read!

48 Hour TBR Marathon, et al

pile of books
Someone's TBR Pile (Image by Leo Reynolds via Flickr)

Exploring book blogs is SO fun, but can get overwhelming!  Did you know there are blogaversaries?  I wonder when this blog should have celebrated that?  There are book challenges: read so-many pages, read all of Austen’s books, read all science fiction, read all romance in February.  There are Blog-Hops – what do you think that is?  I think that it’s where several blogs ask the same question and want you to post comments all over? But I’m not sure.  There are Three-Things Thursdays, Wordless Wednesdays, lots of giveaways and long-term big-book read-alongs.

And now this weekend is the 48 hour TBR Marathon!  A good idea for a cold, early February weekend when there will be LOTS of football talk on TV.  A good idea to work on that TBR (to be read) pile.  Friday night to Sunday night.  Read read read.  Blog about it.  Post your TBR list.

I’m not a fast reader, so I doubt much of a dent will be made in my TBR list.  Especially if I keep reading book blogs!  But first on my list is reading “The Summer We Read Gatsby,” which I am enjoying so far.