One of my favorite bloggers, Tia from Fantasy Debut, nominated me for an I Love Your Blog Award yesterday. Thanks, Tia – I love your blog too!
Now I’m supposed to nominate seven blogs that I enjoy, which is really hard since I read and love a lot of blogs! (They’re all linked to from the sidebar if you are curious.) Fantasy Debut would without a doubt be in my top seven, but it seems as though you are supposed to pick blogs other than the one you received the award from so here is my list:
The Swivet Contains a lot of interesting behind the scenes information on publishing/agenting and Colleen is absolutely hilarious. (Her Twitter comments were keeping me particularly entertained during the Vice Presidential debate the other night.)
OF Blog of the Fallen One of the more diverse speculative fiction blogs out there with lots of commentary and some reviews. Not all the books mentioned are in English nor are all of them traditional/epic fantasy or the usual science fiction/space opera novels being discussed. It’s always interesting and thoughtful.
A Dribble of Ink Provides fantastic in-depth reviews and I love the asides. Lately there have been a few posts on video games as well which is never a bad thing (even if I do never have time to play them anymore!).
The Book Smugglers Ana and Thea write very lengthy, involved, entertaining, and at times hilarious reviews and have tons of personality that shines through in each review. They both read and review a LOT – I haven’t yet figured out how they find the time for it all but I’m certainly glad they do!
Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews Reviews, lots of photos of books to drool over, and a feature on fantasy art which has shown some fantastic work – those are the reasons I keep going back to this one.
Adventures in Reading I actually only became recently acquainted with this blog but it’s quickly become one of my favorites. Love the reviews and Joe’s also a huge fan of Elizabeth Bear’s “Promethean Age” novels too. (It’s Elizabeth Bear week there now and I’m very excited to read the review of All the Windwracked Stars, which is coming out later this month.)
Ann Aguirre The blog run by the author of Grimspace and Wanderlust – whether she’s answering reader questions about Vel the sexy alien bug or writing about her latest favorite book, Ann just cracks me up. Plus she runs a lot of giveaways and tends to have more creative criteria than leaving a comment.
There it is – my seven nominees! Wow, that was a tough one.