Wednesday, 29 December 2010

FIVE Great YA Bloggers

Who are the five bloggers I think you should give a-whirl?

That Cover Girl
I don't know how it was overlooked but ShabbyGeek. found a niche in the YA bloggerdom and is filling it with decadent aesthetic goodness. A blog focusing purely on the visual aspects of YA - the cover - I am learning about the process of a cover's creation (image, font, foils etc) to a degree that I was formerly blind to. Not only that but I am coming across covers that I would never have seen PLUS it shines a spotlight on those that toil hard to make our YA eye candy ;)

Forever Young Adult
Equal parts brilliance and nutjob-bery, this blog tickles the funny bones, encourages tomfoolery and makes reading fun (or should I say, more fun). More than anything I love their inventiveness whether it be creating a Hunger Games naming formula or qualifying the hotness of each romantic interest, I am totally game for this blog.

The Crooked Shelf
AHhh the lovely Brit Carla who is the randomest of the random and thoroughly delightful.  I don't always agree with her thoughts but usually we find some shared thoughts on any book.  Her discussion posts are thoughtful yet wacky and that is one sure way to capture my interest - making me think and laugh simultaneously.

Steph Su Reads
I rave about this girl and having met her in the flesh in August I can say she's equally as thoughtful in person.  We both have a tendency to read a lot into a book and in that way I feel like I have found my reading soul mate.  Yet she's a science nerd (watching her geek out over planets is awesome) and I am not but we are both total book nerds.  I trust her reviewing implicitly and she deserves every single bit of recognition for her sterling reviewing and discussion posts.

She wrote a post about Richard Armitage because I asked her to.  She is an angel.  She's also extremely well versed in so many titles out on the market and a lovely lady taboot!  Her reviews are beautifully crafted and that thought invested in a book is clearly demonstrated.  She's a deep thinker, people.  (And clearly she has great taste in men --->)

December 21 - 5 Great Debuts
December 22 - 5 Great Covers
December 23 - 5 Great Series
December 24 - 5 Great Re-Reads (books you've LOVED so much you went back for more)
December 25 - 5 Most Anticipated (2011 titles)
December 26 - 5 Hopes for YA in 2011
December 27 - 5 Great YA Movie Deals
December 29 - 5 Great YA Bloggers
December 30 - 5 Great Miracles that Occurred to Get Me Reading More ______ (choose your genre)
December 31 - 5 Best Titles for 2010 (which I double because 5 was too hard)


April (BooksandWine) said...

I love Steph, Angie, Carla, and the FYA girls!

Chachic said...

I follow all of these blogs except for That Cover Girl and I just added her to my Google Reader. :)

Steph Su said...

Okay, we pretty much have the same tastes in bloggers because they would be on my list of top bloggers as well. AND YOU WOULD BE ON MINE. Hmmm, maybe I'll participate (belatedly and selectively) in your Five challenge just so I can give you the shoutout you deserve. <3 Has home been wonderful so far? I hope so!

Pixie said...

Love Forever Young Adult! I LMAO every time I read their blog.

Anonymous said...

Mwah mwah mwah. That's just a follow up to the gushy email that I sent you. =) And I'm definitely subscribing to Angieville, she's the only one I haven't read.

Natalie (Id So Rather Be Reading) said...

I haven't seen some of these before! Thanks for sharing :) They are all great choices!

Angiegirl said...

Okay, got mine up! Shockingly similar to yours, my dear. Imagine that. ;)

Natalie (Id So Rather Be Reading) said...

We are joining in on the last two posts!

Unknown said...

Wooooo FYA! They are one of the best, most creative blogs out there. Love, love, love.

Carla said...

I am SO honoured to have made the list, I reiterate everything ShabbyGeek has said and say you would without a doubt make my top five list every single time!! Yours is an opinion I value greatly and your ability tone honest in every situation makes me smile! And I seriously LOVE all these other blogs so freaking hard! <3

LinWash said...

I agree with you 100 percent! Those blogs are some of my favorites!

Shannon The Bookstalker said...

I love forever young adult too! Love all these FIVE challenges you put together.

Jim said...

Haven't seen all of them but love SSR and FYA! Great list.

Lisa Schensted said...

such a fun list! thanks for sharing.