Jan 28, 2009

Importance of Lit Blogs & An Award

This is a topic that comes up a lot in the publishing world and among book reviewers. I never much paid attention to book reviewers in newspapers and magazines, simply because the books chosen for review were either too mainstream or too obscure. However, with lit or book blog reviewers, there is a variety of opinions, genres, authors, and topics to choose from. I love the choices available to me in this online community from those that love audio books to those with Kindles. And of course, there are a lot of us still reading from actual paper-based books.

Whether you are into horror, suspense, comedy, chicklit, mainstream, obscure, or poetry, there is a blog out there reviewing material for you.

However, don't take my word for it. Let the survey results speak for themselves.

So, if you are as interested in this topic, please take a moment to fill out a short survey sponsored by Literary License.

I've answered the survey honestly, and I am encouraging others to participate.

Consider yourselves tapped for participation.


Additionally, LadyTink has approved me! I was am so honored by her award, that has just a little bit of her in it. If you haven't checked out her blogs, you should. Here's Up Close & Personal and the one I had been reading instead, Movieholic & Bibliophile's Blog.

I've just expanded the Google Reader again!

15 comments:

Marie said...

I took the survey as well. Very interesting. Thanks for the well-wishes for my kitty. He's doing much better! :-)

Serena said...

Marie: I'm glad to hear kitty is doing much better.

Trish said...

I just took the survey--will you let us know if there are any results? Taking the survey made me really realize how influenced I am by other bloggers.

Melody said...

Hi Serena! I'm here through Jen's recommendation! Love your blog and I've added your link to my blogroll as well. :)

Toni said...

Your blog is great. I will have to take the survey. I think I actually take blog reviews more seriously than the editorial reviews, staff reviewers and the "famous" reviewers. I think the down to earth blogger reviews are more for me. I think the bloggers.. at least the ones I read are not out to razzle dazzle, they are just writing a nice honest review. I like that.. I respect that. Great post. Congrats on your award.

Serena said...

Trish: I think the survey runs through Mid-February, but I can let readers know the results then.

Melody: Welcome! I hope you continue to check out the posts and comment. I love hearing from new readers as well as old ones.

Toni: Thanks for talking about how bloggers influence you. I love their honest and down-to-earth reviews as well.

Iliana said...

took the survey!

Serena said...

Iliana: Awesome...I can't wait to see the results in Feb.

Anna said...

Congrats on the award! And thanks for the survey link.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on your award. I took the survey.

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Me Tinks the approval is well deserved.

Liviania said...

I took the survey! It's an interesting idea.

Jenners said...

I agree with you ... I am new to book blogging but it has been such a joy to discover so many other readers and so many good books I don't think I would have come across by myself. The quality of the books I've read has gone up considerably since I started book blogging. I'm going over to take the survey you mentioned.

Serena said...

Anna: I guess I have to keep an eye out for the results now.

Bermudaonion: Thanks.

Marvin: Thanks

Liviania: I liked the idea as well--too bad it wasn't mine...lol

Jenners: I'm glad to hear that the book blogging has helped you discover books that are better reads...that's a compliment right there to all book bloggers.

Ladytink_534 said...

Aw thanks! I'm glad you liked it!