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blogging loves

as promised, here is the companion post to my blogging buggers. previously, i talk about the things that really make me -__- with blogging. today, allow me to share with you the things that make me happy dance within the blogging world!

  • LISTS. always lists. i adore the Top Ten Tuesday posts and i am all about book lists and reading lists. i appreciate these because i learn something more about books, which i'm a fan of, but also because i learn something more about the blogger behind those lists. 
  • Comparisons. i realize this takes some work sometimes, and i appreciate it. i am so unexplicably happy when i get to the end of a review and the blogger says "if you liked x, you might like y" or "for fans of a, try b". this is particularly helpful when i'm on the fence about a book they reviewed. 
  • Suggestions. this is sorta like comparisons, but more so for when a blogger reviews a book that they didn't necessarily love. in these cases, the blogger says "i didn't love this, but here is someone who did" or "i was on the fence about it, but here's someone who thought it was great!". this speaks to the integrity of the blogger in that they want to post an honest review while still giving the author some buzz. how great is that?
  • Blogging Collectives. let me tell you a secret - it is my DREAM to be a part of a blogging collective. places like Forever YA where they are all about the young adult reviews, but with very distinct voices and tastes provides such a solid variety that i never grow tired of them. and then there are places like Tor.com where there are different writers for different topics. with Tor, YA lit is just one of the the articles i love to read, as well as re-reads of books and then other media things i adore. perhaps one day i will be a part of a blogging collective. for now, i nerd solo in a community of awesome. 

what about you? are there certain memes, ideas, or review styles that bloggers use that you adore? share!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I love lists too! :) A review I did in list form was the most popular review I've ever had on Goodreads and I had great comments on the blog.

    I also love it when bloggers suggest other books they've read that are similar to the book they are reviewing and others may enjoy!

  2. I love comparisons too! It helps me find new great books to read! I try to do it in every review of mine but sometimes its hard when you have read sooo many books.

  3. Totally agree with all of these...They make the reviews much easier to interpret...I can then make a decision based on my previous experiences...If that makes sense...I don't know...I had too much coffee this morning. :)

  4. all i can say is, i am not surprised any of you agree with me! you bring the blogging thunder daily, and i expect nothing less from you! :)


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