Monday, September 13, 2010

A treasure chest of Christian fiction book blogs


In case you haven't heard, this is Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and Edgy Inspirational Romance has been nominated for the Best Spiritual, Inspirational or Religious Book Blog of 2010. But today, I'm excited to be able to spread some appreciation around.

Participants were asked to write about a new blog we've noticed in the past year, or about the first book blog we discovered after we started blogging.

I've decided to focus solely on fellow inspy reviewers, because there is sooo much talent in this pool. These ladies really should have been nominated in my category, and hopefully they'll enter next year. In no particular order, here are my favorites:

1. Black 'n Gold Girl's Book Spot- Renee's blog is the first Christian fiction book blog I noticed. I was a lurker before I was a follower. She reads the kinds of books I love, so I couldn't help but stick around.

2. Dark Glass Ponderings- I'm sure there's a rule somewhere that you shouldn't judge a blog by its design. Like a great book cover, the design of Julia's blog captured my attention but it's her inspiring thoughts on books,
faith and life that keep me reading.

3. Hott Books- Back when I had more fingers than followers, Gina found me, entered one of my first giveaways, and won (she had really great odds, lol). But what won me over was her enthusiastic blogging personality. She reviews a mix of genres, but you can find a healthy dose of Christian fiction over there too.

4. Seasons of Humility- I found Amber's blog while following Julie Lessman around the Internet (my propensity for stalking is well documented). Amber's sweet personality shines through in her writing. And she's got one of the most unique book rating systems I've ever come across, it's based on the seasons.

5. Edgy Inspirational Author Blog- I don't usually think 'book blogger' when I think of Michelle Sutton. She's a prolific edgy Christian fiction author and that's the title that sticks first. But she also happens to read and review more Christian fiction than most book bloggers I know. When I get offered a book for review, I often check to see if Michelle liked it before putting it in my TBR pile.

6. Hot Christian Book Reviews- Angie's blog is a recent discovery for me. But she's a girl after my own heart, she likes her inspy romance with a little steam. I'm so excited there's another edgy Christian fiction lover on the block.

7. WV Stitcher- Brenda is another blogger whose taste in books I admire. I look forward to reading her reviews.

8. Writing for Christ- Casey is also reviews the type of books I like to read. And she inspires me to do strange things with novels.

And I'd like to send a special shout out to the bloggers who've swapped with me for my Book Blog Swap feature: Tiffany at Tiffany's Bookshelf, Jules at My Own Little Corner of the World, and Shan from Curled Up with a Good Book and Cup of Tea.

There are so many that I haven't mentioned, help me out here...who are your favorite Christian fiction book bloggers? I want to see lots of entrants in this category next year! If they don't fall squarely into the inspy group, they should definitely enter the eclectic category.

16 comments:

  1. Hey Joy , First of all a big congratulations :)
    Just thought Id let you know that as I also couldnt pick an ultimate favourite I chose my Top 5 Blogs and yours was on my list
    www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

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  2. Congratulations! To add to your joy. There's a blog award waiting for you over at my blog. Keep it shiny!

    http://aboutbooksblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-lovely-blog-award-yay.html

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  3. Wow! First of all, congratulations on your nomination! :D Your blog is lovely!

    Second, how cool that they have a Book Blogger Appreciation week! ;) What a fun idea!

    Third, what an honor to be listed with such wonderful blogs! Thank you so much for mentioning my blog, and thank you for your kind words. You are such an encouragement, and I really, really appreciate your support!

    God bless!

    ~Amber

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  4. Congrats, Sweetie! No one deserves it more!
    Thanks for mentioning me. You're one of the best finds I've made!

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  5. Congratulations, Joy! You've posted some great reviews for books I'm looking forward to reading. Can't wait to check out the blogs you mentioned. Thanks for sharing. :o)
    Larri at Seams Inspired

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  6. @Phantom- Thanks so much for listing me. I'm honored to be in the company of the other blogs you chose. Wow! And I know I've recently discovered your blog, but I am looking forward to getting to know you better. I like what I see so far! :) I love the title, the Phantom Paragrapher. Sounds mysterious. LOL.

    @Jazz- Thanks for thinking of me!

    @Amber- Oh, you definitely have to enter next year! It's so much fun. And I find you encouraging too!

    @Gina- I feel the same way. ;)

    @Juju- I should have mentioned your blog!! I love Tales of Whimsy! Everyone follow Juju's profile and check her out too.

    @Larri- Thanks so much for stopping by. Larri has a very encouraging blog too, everyone.

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  7. Joy, I love your blog and I'm so glad you got this nomination!! So well deserved!!

    And you made my day, Joy! Thank you so much for the honor of mentioning my blog! I just came off of jury duty and am quite tired and this is a joy!

    I'm so glad to have cyber "met" you.

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  8. Julia! I'm so glad I 'met' you too. And one day soon, we'll get together and meet in real life. :)

    Hope jury duty isn't too treacherous for you.

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  9. Congrats, Joy! Your blog is beautiful. And thanks for the mention, too! I do love to read almost as much as I love to write!

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  10. Oh my gosh BIG CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!!!!! How cool is this?! I'm so honored you metioned me too! I happen to know a few of those other bloggers and I agree with you, they are pretty awesome and I can't believe you put me in the same category because their blogs are soooo terrific!

    THANK YOU :-D

    XOXO~ Renee

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  11. @ Juju you're too sweet and pretty great yourself!

    XOXO~ Rene

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  12. Wow Joy, this is great news for you!! What a thrill that must have been. :)

    And what a thrill I just had for you to mention my blog! Thank you so much, I am humbled and honored. :D

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  13. Thanks Renee and Casey for swinging by. I've enjoyed getting to know you both through your blogs. :)

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  14. @Michelle, I don't know how you fit it all in. You're my hero. :)

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  15. Joy, just like your name, you are such a joy! Your nomination is awesome and your blog is definitely inspirational. Finger crossed that you win. How sweet of you to add me to your blog list!!! I almost cried when I saw my little blog on your list. It's so hard to "break into the (blog) biz" when you don't have any idea what you are doing. You have helped me so much already and inspired me along the way. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Keeping my fingers crossed for you... Angie

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