Saturday, April 7

My Favorite Bookish Haunts


So I recently came across Roberta's discussion post on what makes one decide on whether or not to comment on a post and that had me thinking... Why not do a shout out for some of my favorite blogs in here? While there a lot of great blogs out there, there are a select few that I always try to make time for. 


I can't exactly find a particular set of reasons as to why I tend to gravitate towards these particular blogs, but I find that I generally interact the most with them. Some of these have similar reading tastes to mine, so it's always great to have another perspective on things. Some of them have wildly different tastes and even if I wouldn't read what they do, I still like reading what  they have to say. Some of them are friends, some are not...yet. Some comment back, some don't. But whatever it is, I find these blogs really amazing and I feel it would be a crime to not share them with y'all! 

I figured this could work as both a post to let y'all know some of my favorites and hopefully introduce you to a few new ones in the process, and also make myself aware of the ones I frequent. A win-win situation either way, so let's start the party already! 


The Old and the Gold 

These are the loveliest people that I got to know pretty much since day one of blogging and I still love visiting their blogs. Each unique and original with their posts, they are also great hoomans so you should definitely check them out if you haven't already! 

Roberta @ OffbeatYA
Noelia @ A Day in Bookland (she stopped blogging- temporarily, I hope- recently 
but is very much active on her instagram)
Emily @ Paperback Princess
Laura @ Blue Eye Books

Not-So-New and Amazing

These beautiful people I got to know after quite sometime in here, but they keep impressing with the very quality of their posts, and though I may not always visit their respective corners of the blogosphere I still love their work a lot! 

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
Lashaan & Trang @ Bookidote

The Latest Discoveries 

The title here is quite self explanatory- these are the book blogs I stumbled upon quite recently, and I instantly knew I had to follow them! 

Dashie @ The Swashbuckler (I've known her for quite some time 
but the blog is new and hence this category!)

Lost...and Not Found

These bloggers are amazing- but sadly, they've quite literally dropped off the face of the blogosphere. Some of them are also inactive in Twitter and the likes and I'm...genuinely worried? I miss these bloggers and I do hope they return to blogging sometime or the other! 

Nuzaifa @ Word Contessa
Sabrina @ Sabrina's Stories
Liam @ Hey Ashers!
Adalyn @ Glittering Reads 


In all fairness though, book bloggers are all such great human beans- I've found this community to be so, so supportive and open-minded and just all around amazing and I feel privileged to be in such great company!


Anyhoo, these were just some of my favourite book blogs! Do you follow them already, or have you discovered any of these just now? What makes you frequent certain blogs over others?
Let's talk in the comments below- and also, suggest me some more amazing blogs to follow? One can never have enough of them!

23 comments:

  1. AWW LOVE YOU RUZAIKA <3 Thank you so much for featuring me, it honestly warmed my heart and I’m so happy we have remained blog buddies all this time! You and Veronika (and Clare now too!) Run a blog that will always be a favourite :)

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    1. Vera and I have always loved your blog (and you!) and I'm so glad we've been friends for so long!! <3

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  2. Aaah! Thank you for including me! I love following you guys too (and I will forever be grateful for you introducing me to Scarlet Heart: Ryeo), I am definitely going to check out some of the other blogs you love. One that I like to check out from time to time that has great reviews is The Silver Petticoat Review.

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    1. OH I'M SO GLAD YOU DECIDED TO CHECK SCARLET HEART OUT OMG!!! You know who to contact if ever you need more kdrama recs ;) Thank you for the love <33

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  3. Awwwww! TWO mentions in one post? The Old (which is SO appropriate 😂) and the Gold? And I did inspire this post? 😊💃😘
    Thank you hon! Off I go to peruse the other blogs you love!

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    1. Well but OF COURSE you're on the list. We always love visiting your blog and your support means SO MUCH! <33

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  4. Thank you for this Ruz!!! <333 I haven't missed blogging, not gonna lie but I still love visiting blogs and commenting. I mean, I did choose it as my form of talking about books, didn't I? So I'll just go an take a look at the other blogs you mentioned :))

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    1. Haha I figured as much, about you and blogging, but I'm glad you're still around on instagram! Thank you for all the amazing books you bring on my radar!

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  5. Aw, thank you so much for including me! There I was just perusing all the awesome bloggers you included and there I was among them! I so agree with your statement about following bloggers when you don't even necessarily enjoy the same kinds of books, but sometimes there's just something there that draws you in.

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    1. OF COURSE you're included! I've always loved reading your blog! <33 And yes, some bloggers just click and you can't really stay away!

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  6. Awww I love visiting y'all too, Ruz! Some of my favorite bloggers are included too so that's awesome :) Is it strange that it's almost like finding out that your friends have the same friends and you didn't know that they knew them? But in online form :) It's so sad to see bloggers leave, especially with no warning, but it's happened to a lot of the bloggers I first started out reading.

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. "Is it strange that it's almost like finding out that your friends have the same friends and you didn't know that they knew them?" Not at all! I love discovering that my friends are familiar with my OTHER friends, even online!

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  7. Thank you so much for the shoutout! It's so kind of you to spread some blogger love.

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  8. Thanks for mentioning me in this post! It really means a lot to me, especially coming from this blog which I have loved so much. And it coincidentally came at a time when I really needed it too.
    This post is such a great idea for spreading love to other book bloggers & were I still a part of the community, I would be checking out these blogs in a heartbeat.

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    1. Just wanted to let you know you're missed, Sabrina! <3 Hope you're doing well!

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  9. I've been looking for new blogs to follow so thanks for all these rec's.

    Also I <3 Roberta!

    It makes me sad how many people have quit since I started back in 2011.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. You've been around here for so long, wow! <33 And yay, I hope you found some blogs you ended up loving on this list!

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  10. Aw, thanks for the mention, Ruzaika! *nods* The book blogging community really is a great bunch of people and there are so many amazing blogs here.

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    1. YES, I'm always thankful for this lovely, lovely community <33

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  11. I am so flattered to be included on this list, especially when there are a few blogs on here which I love myself. It may have taken me about a month to get around to commenting on this but that's how I roll.

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