Although many of the blogs I read regularly did make the BBAW awards shortlists there are MANY MANY MANY I also read regularly that did not. Today I'm going to tell you about four of them. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to visit these blogs (and maybe say hello) - they are all worth reading, albeit for different reasons.
At Home With Books - from the United States - I think I found Alyce (rhymes with "peace") during last year's BBAW, but I could be wrong there. She is responsible for quite a few of the books that I've added to my TBR list. Alyce hosts a weekly meme called My Favorite Reads where participants are asked to showcase a book read BB (Before Blogging). I've had the chance to share some old favorites through this meme and also discover lots of older books that are completely new to me.
The Armenian Odar Reads - Dutch, blogging from Armenia - Myrthe doesn't post all that often but when she does, you'd better believe that it is worth reading. She reviews books written in Dutch and English (and I think Armenian too). Through her reviews - which are always detailed and thought-provoking - I'm exposed to many books that were not written first in English, books that I'm not hearing about anywhere else.
Book Chatter and other stuff ... - from the United States - Ti (sounds like "tea") reviews books, shares about her family, reviews more books, causes me to add titles to my TBR list, and so on. We're now Facebook friends too. That's one of the things I love about many of the bloggers I read - that we connect over books, but that soon the connection goes beyond books.
Brandon Sanderson (author) - from the United States - Brandon writes Fantasy novels for adults and also a series for middle grade kids. I know of him through his work on The Wheel of Time (see the Wheel of Time blurb on my left sidebar for details) but his independent work is very good. He blogs about the writing process, progress on his various books, fan interaction opportunities, and more. He is very open about his work and that's why I love his blog so much.
These aren't the only blogs that I read regularly but they are ones that I truly enjoy. I hope you go check them out and consider adding them to your regular blog stops too.