Friday, September 30, 2016

Small is Beautiful -- Book Blog Edition

I'm snurching this idea from Kara at Flowers of Quiet Happiness.  She recently featured three blogs with fewer than 100 followers, and I thought this was a great idea!  I have a lot of blogging friends with not-so-well-known blogs that I wish others would "discover."  So I am doing this tag even though I wasn't tagged with it.  (In fact, I'm doing it twice!  Once here, and once on my other blog.)  Here are five book-related blogs (that Kara didn't already feature) that don't have a ton of followers, but that I am very fond of indeed:

Bookshelves and Daydreams -- Carissa Horton

Carissa turns a sharp eye on books, speaking plainly about what she does and does not like about them.  She digs deeper than a simple "oh, this was enjoyable" sort of review, and often discusses whether something fits with her Christian worldview or not.  And how cool is this?  She did a whole series on Christmas books last year (list of reviews here)!  I'm hoping she'll do that again this year :-)

Holds Upon Happiness -- Jennifer

Jennifer posts book reviews, musings on life, and lots of nifty photos. She likes to travel to England, and often describes her adventures there.  (And by "adventures" I mean things like "how she got lost in the most amazing London bookstores.")  Like me, Jennifer is a mother, and she has a great appreciation not only of children's books for all ages, but also for classics both ancient and modern.  Reading her blog is like hanging out with a friend over steaming mugs of tea or coffee and discussing books.

Mirror with Clouds -- Dale

Dale's reviews are concise and well-focused, and I can generally tell from his posts if I'm going to like the book he's reviewing or not.  He reads a LOT, and such a cool variety!  Classics, modern short stories, and everything in between.

The Once Lost Wanderer -- Joseph

Joseph's reviews amuse me greatly. He has a fairly similar taste to mine when it comes to book choices, and yet, we quiet often have very different reactions to books, which is always fun to explore.  And once in a while, he lets his grandsons "review" books that he's read to them.

On Stories and Words -- Meredith

Meredith reviews books, and sometimes movies too.  She also posts fun musings on life, the occasional game, and other bits of amusingness.  Also, she's met Christopher Paolini, so yeah... you know she's cool ;-)

If you want to do this too, here are the "rules:"

1. Feature 3-5 blogs with fewer than 100 followers.
2. Write 1-3 paragraphs about each blog, including information like what the blog is about, a brief bio of the blogger, and/or why you recommend their blog. Don't forget a link to their blog!
3. Include an image for each blog, whether it's a blog button, profile photo, header, or simply a screenshot of the blog.
4. Thank the blogger who featured you, and include a link to their blog. If you like, you can even include them as one of the blogs that you feature (especially if they joined the tag without having been featured by someone else).
5. Include the tag image somewhere in your post.


  1. What a nice surprise to find my blog on this list. Thank you for including me and thank you for your kind comments about my blog. I will have to check out the others that you recommend.

    1. You're welcome, Jennifer! I hope you enjoy the other blogs as you peruse them :-)

  2. Aww, thanks so much for mentioning my humble blog. :D And I love that you share my excitement over meeting Christopher Paolini. I was pretty stoked. ;)

    I'll have to check out some of these other blogs. Thanks again for adding mine!

    1. Meredith, you're welcome! And yes, I definitely share that enthusiasm :-)

  3. Thanks for the shoutout! (Again. :) These bloggers look as fun as the movie ones. I'll have to click and discover the awesome for myself! :)

    1. Kara, you're welcome (again)! I hope you find some new fun blogs here!


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