Friday, December 5, 2008

Butterfly Award

Jen Robinson at Jen Robinson's Book Page seriously made my week when she awarded me and some other fantastic blogs with a Butterfly Award for "the coolest blog I know." Thanks Jen!

I subscribe to about 200 blogs, so my reader is always full of great content. And while there are many many blogs I love and that I think are cool, here are some cool blogs that immediately come to mind.

Abby (the) Librarian: I love Abby's reviews and her "Day in the Life of a Children's Librarian" features. I'm also enjoying her current "Twelve Days of Giving" feature where she's recommending all kinds of books to give as gifts.

Book Dads: Fathers that Read!: I recently discovered Book Dads and immediately loved the description: "A site for fathers, or anyone who wants to read with their children and are looking for books with positive representations of fatherhood. " It's a great resource with book recommendations for a variety of reading levels.

Eva's Book Addiction: Eva is a children's librarian, and I absolutely love her well thought out reviews. I also know that when I read one of her reviews, I'm bound to love the book. For example, her reviews of Savvy, and Greetings from Nowhere inspired me to add the books to the top of my reading list, and I was not disappointed. Even though she's only been blogging a few months, her blog has quickly moved to the top of my list of resources to turn to for good book recommendations.

Maw Books Blog: I've been following Natasha's blog for quite a while. She features book reviews for children, teens, and adults, and she also sponsors a lot of fun giveaways. But perhaps my favorite features of Maw Books blog are Natasha's author interviews. She often asks author to share their favorite recipes, many of which are mentioned in their books. Natasha even sets about making some of the recipes. For instance, today's post details her making author Cynthia Lord's Whoopie Pie recipe. They look insanely delicious!

Breeni Books: Sabrina's blog was one of the first book blogs I discovered when I started blogging in 2007. She reviews a wide variety of books for children, teens, and adults and also has a number of guest reviewers contributing. I also like how she features a lot of books that I would have otherwise never heard of had I not come to her blog. Sabrina always writes well thought out reviews, and I know that I can always get an honest assessment of a book at her blog.


  1. Wow! Thank you so much! I'm truly flattered and you've just made my week! :) :)

  2. Thank you so much! I'm really flattered. You always produce such amazing content--I'm a big fan, as well.

  3. Sabrina...whoops, I fixed the typo in your section. Long day....

  4. You are very welcome, Jill. And most of your named blogs are ones that would have been on my list if it could have been longer. So thank YOU!

  5. That's really great! Thank you so much.

  6. Wow, thanks! The feeling is mutual - your posts are wonderful. And I've just learned about some blogs I didn't know about, so thanks for that as well.