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blogging inspiration

image from Ginger at GReads!

you guys, this is my fave meme. and it's not just because i think Ginger is amazing or because tons of bloggers are linking up each week or because the image is so cute. it's not even because i love the word meme (which i pronounce may-may in my head). it's because some seriously rad questions are asked and everyone provides some insightful and funny responses. yeah, it's pretty cool.

this week the lovely Ginger asks:

Book Blogger Appreciation: Which book blogs have inspired you or made a difference in your blogging?

obviously, this is going to be one of those super gushy/lovely/kumbaya-around-the-campfire posts - so settle in.

i talk a little bit about this on my Who Is Lisa the Nerd page, but here's the detailed version of my love of the blogging world!

not only has she introduced me to a ton of amazing books, including THE CHAOS WALKING TRILOGY, but her voice in blogging is one that i absolutely adore. while initially inspired by her thoughtful reviews that balance professional and personal, her little in-between posts about crafting/her cats/the book scene. i realized how much i liked learning more about her, and not just her reviews. i took that and adapted it on for this blog and i've enjoyed blogging a TON more. 

Forever Young Adult (Posh, Jenny, Erin, Meghan, and Megan)
honestly, i was on the brink of giving up the book blog. i wasn't feeling it anymore, and i just couldn't find blogs to fall in love with and the scene was feeling stale. and then. one day. i found Forever Young Adult and my love for blogging was renewed. i was thrilled to find my excitement for CAPS LOCK and excessive swearing in a blog collective for young adult books. but the best thing was, they write great reviews that follow a totally unique and creative structure that i look forward to each and every time. plus they create drinking games for their books and recap bad teen shows. i love them forever and a day for being amazing and for giving me a reason to continue on this blogging journey.

The Story Siren (Kristi)
as IF any book blogger hasn't been inspired by her one time or another! she writes concise and balanced reviews, has tons of author interviews, hosts the Debut Author Challenge (which is a great way to help discover new authors and great new reads) AND she hosts In My Mailbox (which is only the most popular meme evahhh). she's always willing to share advice, chat about books, and she's totally approachable. what inspires me most about Kristi is that you can just tell this girl loves books and talking about books and getting books into the hands of readers of all types and ages. also, she's sweet as saccharin. 

to stop myself from writing an epic novel, i'm just going to list the slew of bloggers that inspire me on the daily with their creativity, hilarity, insight and general awesomeness. they are also listed on my sidebar so you can peep on them whenever you want! some of the bloggers that regularly inspire me are (but are not limited to) GReads, The Reading Housewives of Indiana, The Secret Life of an Avid Reader, Makeshift Bookmark, The Broke and the Bookish, Good Books and Good Wine, Little Shelf, Books, Sweets, & Other Treats, Fiction Folio, Anna Reads, Read. Breath. Relax, and YA Bliss.

who inspires you? go link it up and GReads and find out who inspires the rest of the book bloggers out there!

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. Great answer! I've only been blogging for a few months now but I've been overwhelmed by how nice so many people are.

  2. I love bloggers...:) The Story Siren was one of the first ones I followed...:) Im so glad I found your blog through the Twilight re-read!!

  3. Forever YA is an awesome blog! They make me laugh SO hard. And I'm pretty sure Kristi is the mother of book blogging (for YA anyway).

    Love you Lisa & your blog!! <3

  4. I absolutly adore Kristi at the Story Siren. Esp. her Q & A section. It helped me to start my blog and really learn all the bloging termanology. :)

  5. You listed SO MANY great bloggers! All of them are such an enjoyment to read :)

  6. I agree with Ginger, Kristi is pretty much the mother to YA bloggers. I look up to her blog :)

  7. Awww thanks for including me Lisa!! I definitely agree with everyone you listed as they have all inspired me as well.

  8. Lisa! I don't know why I'm just seeing this post- but you are so awesome! haha! I love your blog too (and seriously need to stop by more often)!! We are nerd blog buddies/Lisa's for life! :D

    Plus, Forever Young Adult is also one of my all-time favorite blogs, too!! They crack me up DAILY!


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