Book Blogs and Book Bloggers

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It’s all work, work, work…

This week I had the honour of being part of The Notes from The Slushpile team, along with Teri Terry,  who attended a Book Trust Bloggers Brunch. The idea was to learn more about what The Book Trust do . I knew they were involved in the Laureate scheme and I knew about Book Start, giving books to all  preschool children. But I had no idea about the amazing Letterbox scheme, designed to get books to children in care so they can build their own libraries and the new Story Hunters scheme to assist under-privileged children in the same way.  In the days when our public libraries are under threat, it was so great to see there was a broad government funded organisation really supporting the importance of books. I hope to be sharing more of what they do in the future.

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A Sample Story Hunters Pack

Books and libraries are so much a part of my life, it’s hard to imagine how anyone couldn’t recognise how important they are, especially when you like to hang out with the UKYA crowd.

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With Sita Brahmachari  former Writer-in-Residence for Book Trust

So, I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging and bloggers, particularly about the UKYA people. You’d be hard pressed to find a more friendly and passionate group of readers and writers.  They get together on twitter under various hashtags #ukya #YAtakeover. Probably the most dynamic of these chats is organised by blogger Lucy Powrie under the #ukyachat tag. It usually happens on a Friday night and I usually miss it because I am out doing this:

 

But when I have holidays or when, hoorah, it’s bumped to a Saturday night, I get to join in. I absolutely love it  – so many people sharing your passion, even though we’re all sat behind a computer or a phone I can see their hands flapping as they recommend a book or excitedly share some thing we all know from some book we’ve all read. I can see it because that’s what I’m doing!

As we  gathered to chat this week, I was reminded of a tweet from someone asking how to find book bloggers. It was a good question – if you don’t know, you don’t know right? So here’s a good place to start:

Follow  hashtags on twitter:  the ones above and also these #bookbloggers, #tbr #books and #yabooks .

Google them! To make it even easier, I’ve made a list of as many as I could remember before I had to cook dinner. I even included the one who didn’t really like my book *sniffle*, because that’s OK, not everyone is going to like every book or every character – that would be weird.  Besides, she didn’t hate it, she just didn’t connect with Teva, which seriously, I’m fine about it, really…

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Okay, enough of that. Book Bloggers! There are heaps of them, please add more in the comments and correct me if I’ve got any information wrong- I thought it might be good to add Instagram links too – let me know if you’d like to.

Here’s the list so far – In alphabetical order according to Twitter name:

Twitter Blog
https://theinkcloud.wordpress.com/
http://awfullybigblogadventure.blogspot.co.uk/
https://deeslibrary.wordpress.com/

https://getkidsintobooks.wordpress.com

bookloverjo.wordpress.com

@abookishfantasy http://avid-bibliophile.blogspot.co.uk/
@acornbooks https://acornbooksblog.wordpress.com/
@always_rambling https://alwaysramblingandreading.wordpress.com/
@andalittlemoore http://maiaandalittlemoore.com/
@annalisebooks https://annalisebooks.wordpress.com/
@ashleigh_JW https://afrolicthroughfiction.wordpress.com/
@bookishlifeblog https://abookishlifeblog.wordpress.com/
@bookmarkedblog1 www.bookmarkedbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk
@booktrust Booktrust.org.uk
@butterflybourne www.18thingsbefore.weebly.com
@chelleytoy

@creativelyrachel

http://talesofyesterday.co.uk/

http://www.creativityandcrazy.blogspot.com

@corazzz www.teapartyprincess.co.uk
@emilymaylowrey WWW.EMILYLOWREY.COM
@enchantedbooks http://www.mrripleysenchantedbooks.com/
@gdnchildrensbooks http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/
@graceactually http://almostamazinggrace.com/
@hollieeblog Hollieblog.com
@ladyjulienne Thisfleetingdream.blogspot.com
@lucasjmaxwell http://glenthornelrc.blogspot.co.uk/
@LucyTheReader www.queenofcontemporary.com
@lunaslibrary https://lunaslittlelibrary.wordpress.com/
@maisiemarvell https://maisiesmarvellousmyreads.wordpress.com/
@maximumpopbooks http://www.maximumpop.co.uk/category/books/
@mkaylagray Mikaylasbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk
@pbooksblogger https://picturebooksblogger.wordpress.com/
@philippamary https://thelittlebookowl.wordpress.com
@prettyppd https://prettypurplepolkadots.wordpress.com/
@rambling_reads http://rambling-reads.blogspot.co.uk/
@serendipity_Viv www.serendipityreviews.co.uk
@shannonbookworm http://adventuresofateenagebookworm.blogspot.co.uk/
@shinraAlpha https://shinraalpha.com/
@sisterspooky

@snugglingonthesofa

Sisterspooky.co.uk

snugglingonthesofa.com

@svmitche www.ittakesawoman.co.uk
@thatjessebloke http://glenthornelrc.blogspot.co.uk/
@unexploredbooks Unexploredbooks.tumblr.com
@yaundermyskin http://www.yaundermyskin.blogspot.co.uk/
@yayeahyeah Teensonmoonlane.co.uk
@yayeahyeah Yayeahyeah.com

giphy (2)Who’ve I missed? Over to you!

PS This fab list  has already been done by Mr Ripley’s  Enchanted  Books: Book Bloggers.

On my goodness and there is this amazing spreadsheet from @snugglingonthesofa SpreadsheetofWonder

 

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Acorn Books says:

    Great list and good to see twitter names included too.
    I blog at http://acornbooksblog.wordpress.com
    my twitter name is @acornbooks

    I always like to find other book bloggers so I’ll keep checking back as your list grows.

  2. We blog about picture books and illustrated books. If that fits the bill we’d love you to include us on your list: https://picturebooksblogger.wordpress.com (@pbooksblogger)
    Thanks!

    1. Kathryn Evans says:

      Have done -thank you!

  3. Amy says:

    Hi, it’d be great if you could add you could add me- Amy Mccaw @yaundermyskin http://www.yaundermyskin.co.uk and @ChelleyToy who blogs at talesofyesterday.co.uk

    1. Kathryn Evans says:

      Thank you!

  4. Acorn Books says:

    Great list, good to add twitter names too.
    I blog at
    http://acornbooksblog.wordpress.com
    my twitter name is @Acornbooks

    I’d love to be included on the list.

    1. Kathryn Evans says:

      Done!

  5. I blog about children’s books too. If you’d like to add me to the list I’d be very pleased. Here’s my blog: https://getkidsintobooks.wordpress.com

    1. Kathryn Evans says:

      I will -thanks!

  6. Jo Clarke says:

    Hi Kathryn would love if you could add my blog bookloverjo.wordpress.com
    Thanks Jo

    1. Kathryn Evans says:

      will do!

  7. Jan Carr says:

    Brilliant list, Kathy!

  8. Hey Great list!

    I am @CreativelyRachel on twitter and my blog is creativityandcrazy.blogspot.com

    1. Kathryn Evans says:

      adding you!

      1. Brilliant Thank you!

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