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BBAW: First Treasure

Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2010

Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW) was started by Amy of My Friend Amy to celebrate and recognize book bloggers. This is the third BBAW and my first year semi-participating. I say semi for several reasons. One, I only just found out about BBAW and haven’t had much time to prepare. And two, I’m in the middle of moving, so things are a bit chaotic on my end!

Each day of the week has a theme, and today’s was one I definitely wanted to do. Here’s the theme for Monday:

Let’s talk about that first treasure today.
For those of you who participated in BBAW last year, what’s a great new book blog you’ve discovered since last year’s BBAW?
For those you new to BBAW, what was the first book blog you discovered?

I honestly can’t remember the first book blog I discovered. I go through phases where I clean out my Google Reader and refill it with all kinds of new things, so my subscription list has changed so much since I first started reading book blogs that I don’t know where it began. However, there are some blogs that stay on the list no matter how many times I clean out my reader. One of my favorites is Minnesota Reads.

Minnesota Reads is a site run by several Minnesotans / self-professed “book nerds.” They review books and highlight events. There are two things I especially love about this site:

  1. First, their reviews. Their literary tastes seem to line up very well with mine, so most of what they review ends up on my TBR list! In addition, reviews are always that perfect length, giving you just enough to be interested but not so much that the story is ruined or you get tired of reading. And they’re well written — always a plus!
  2. Second, in addition to reviews, MN Reads features a calendar of literary events that you can even subscribe to. This feature does me no good, since I don’t live in or even near Minnesota. But I love the idea anyway!

Minnesota Reads has become a staple of my daily blog reading. I think if you give them a try, you might find they fit into yours as well!

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  • http://irisonbooks.wordpress.com Iris

    I hadn’t heard of that site before! And neither had I visited your blog before now, but I’m glad I was introduced to it through BBAW, it looks really nice and I’m sure to visit again!

    • Erin

      This is my first BBAW, and I’m loving all the new blogs I’m finding! Thanks for stopping by. I’m off to check out your site now!

  • http://zenleaf.blogspot.com Amanda

    I’ve never heard of this blog! I’ll have to go check it out.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m also off to go check out YOUR reviews. :)

    • Erin

      Thanks for visiting! I’m having fun going through your reviews as we speak…

  • http://wormhole.carnelianvalley.com Charlie

    I don’t know when or how I saw Minnesota Reads but I recognise it. I’d not come across yours though, but now I have it’ll be in my reader!

    • Erin

      I’ve added you to mine as well. Looking forward to reading your reviews!

  • http://bfishreads.blogspot.com Beth F

    I haven’t read Minnesota, but I’ll be looking into it. I’m loving all these new to me blogs.

    • Erin

      I hope you enjoy MN Reads! I can’t believe how many great new blogs I’m coming across through BBAW.