First, I have to thank Leah at The Octogon for nominating EDIWTB for a blog award: the Lemonade Award for "great attitude and gratitude". I am honored! Leah is a serious reader, with a lot of classics in her TBR pile, and thoughtful, thorough reviews. Check out her blog – you will enjoy it!
And speaking of great blogs, here are some more of my favorites – book-related or not. (Click here for the first installment of My Favorite Blogs).
Literary License is a relatively new addition to my blog reader, but it's a very welcome one. Gwen, who I had the pleasure of meeting at BEA, is a prolific blogger and attentive chronicler of new books, the book industry, and reading and language. I am impressed by both the frequency and quality of her posts. She always has something intelligent to say and worthwhile books to share.
Eddie Ross used to work for Martha Stewart, and now has his own interior design empire. But his style is accessible and affordable. His blog details his flea market finds and the amazing way he transforms them into beautiful, original pieces. He sets a gorgeous table, and he can arrange supermarket flowers to look like hundred-dollar centerpieces. I love to read his blog and dream about the home designer I will never be. This site is addictive.
Another blogger I've been lucky to meet many times, Vicky blogs very honestly about motherhood at The Mummy Chronicles. Plus she's incredibly funny. She also has an excellent product review site at Mummy's Product Reviews.
Books for Breakfast was one of the first book blogs I ever discovered, and I was in awe when Kristin read 150 books in one year. She delivers short, compelling reviews of a wide range of books, including plenty of fiction. She's very honest, and she doesn't do giveaways or memes – just reviews. I also like her five star grading scale. I'm a very faithful follower of this blog!
Ok, I sort of can't believe I follow this blog, but I do, and I really like it. Mrs. O chronicles First Lady Michelle Obama's public appearances and her outfits in great detail. Whenever possible, the authors identify what brand she was wearing, and (if possible), where to buy it. My interest isn't in the clothes, though, it's in the woman wearing them, and the amazing way in which she seems accessible to so many people.
This one is kind of mean-spirited, but it's so entertaining that I have to include it. It's a whole blog devoted to self-important, clueless college students who descend on DC every summer for internships on the Hill and at think tanks, nonprofits, and other companies in DC. The omniscient author(s?) capture funny stories, vignettes, and overheard conversations that seem to be occurring simultaneously all over the city, all summer long. No names or identifying information are given. For DC natives, this is a particularly satisfying site.
Hope you enjoy these sites as much as I do. Please feel free to share some of your favorites too!