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 28 - 5 Great Author (in the flesh) Moments
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)