This week on Weekly Geeks our job is to talk about our favorite blogs.
That's a hard one for me. I recently culled my Google Reader list so I'm down to only 115 blogs. However, that includes the Weekly Geeks feed that Natasha from Maw Books set up a while back ... which means that I'm really subscribed to a lot more than 115!
My Reader is organized into the following folders:
- Favorite Books
- Challenge Blogs
- IF World (aka infertility blogs)*
- Local Stuff (bloggers in Maryland)
- Random Things
- Personal Stuff
When I'm pressed for time, I skim over the blogs most of the categories but I ALWAYS read the blogs in my Favorite Books and IF World folders. That's a total of 22 must-read blogs. I hate to exclude ANYONE (because I love all of you) but I'm also know that most of you won't go check out the blogs I list if I give you too many to visit. Ha! Am I right or what?!
Without further ado, a sample of my favorite blogs in alphabetical order:
- Bloody Hell, It's A Book Barrage! - who doesn't love Chartroose?! - always fun book reviews and "stuff"
- Bookish Ruth - I've been reading her since BBAW '08, and she's now hosting the Baker Street Challenge
- Letters from a Hill Farm - recipes, views of country life, Nan's blog is relaxing for me
- Life and Time of a "New" New Yorker - book reviews (we usually like the same books), photos of the city, very enjoyable
- Naked Without Books - Bybee and her TCIB (tough and cool inner bookworm) always make me smile
- Plays With Needles - posts about sewing of all kinds (which I don't do), photography, and life, and she's local
- Stop the Train, I Wanna Get Off! - posts about family, IF, and life in general, plus I met her in real life once
- The Armenian Odar Reads - we have very similar taste in books, plus she reads in several languages so I'm constantly learning about books I've never heard of
- The Dream Year - this couple is driving around the US together for a year and blogging along the way
I'm sorry for not including all of the blogs in my reader. If you want to see who else I read regularly just check out my right side bar. And be sure to check out some of the other posts this week!
* This might need a bit more explanation for some of my readers. Just like there is a wonderful book blogging community, there is also a wonderful community of women dealing with infertility in it's many facets. I have secondary infertility for unknown reasons. For years we tried medical procedures to have a second child, without success. As we came to the end of trying, I found the IF community. So even though we're not trying for a second child any more I still like to visit some of the IF blogs I discovered back then - there are some great gals out there, and I love them all.