Monday, December 01, 2008

Advent--Blogger Style

1 December
Alabama Bookworm

Joanne from Lost in a Good Book
Susan from You Can Never Have Too Many Books

2 December
Louise from Lou's Pages
Penelope from Life's Sweet Passions

3 December
Booklogged from A Reader's Journal
Lisa from Book Lists Life

4 December
Ladytink from Ladytink's Neverland
Kim from Page After Page

5 December
Vickie from Scrapbooking and Tidbits
Rob from The Snig's Foot

6 December
Andrew from The View from Arizona
Marny the Bookworm

7 December
Becky from Becky's Book Reviews
Melissa from Book Nut

8 December
Amy from Passages to the Past
Alyssa from By the Book

9 December
Raidergirl3 from An Adventure in Reading
Sherrie from Just Books

10 December
Kerrie from Mysteries in Paradise
Dolce Bellezza

11 December
Chris from Book-a-rama

Mister Teacher from Learn Me Good

12 December
Bigsis from Through the Eyes of the Creator
Trish's Reading Nook

Julia from A Piece of My Mind

13 December
Nymeth from Things Mean a Lot
Lisa from Book Ahoy
Suey from It's All About Books

14 December
Emily from Dreaming on the Job
Stephanie's Confessions of a Book-a-holic

Cindy from Nocturnal Wonderings

15 December
Natasha from Maw Books
Somewhere in Between

Wendy from Caribou's Mom

16 December
Strumpet from Strumpet's Life
Chris from Stuff as Dreams are Made on
Tammy from Omah's Helping Hand

17 December
3M from 1 More Chapter
Stine from The Washingtonium
Kim from Sophisticated Dorkiness

18 December
Alex from Daemonwolf Books
Leya from Wandeca Reads
Julia's Book Corner

19 December
Laclau from Conversacions de Cafe
Krissi from The Swim Mom
Morgan from Insert Clever Name Here

20 December
Jessica from The Bluestockings Society
Naida from The Bookworm

21 December
Rhinoa from Rhinoa's Ramblings
Melissa from Remember to Breathe
The Bluestocking Guide

22 December
Think Pink Dana

My Friend Amy

Nicole from Linus's Blanket

23 December
Jane from Janezlifeandtimes
Memory from Stella Matutina

24 December
Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings
Kailana's Written World

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Marg 8:50 PM  

Thanks for blogging this for us!

Alison Kerr 3:15 PM  

Thanks for the link. Happy Reading :-)

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I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

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  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

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1) I do not guarantee a review of your book. I am just agreeing to consider it for review.
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