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9 Must-Read Blogs For Book Geeks

One thing I’ve tried to get better about doing over the last year–during my minimal free time–is visit other book blogs.

Today, I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you. These are blogs that have inspired many of my posts in the past, and you might have heard me mention them before.

In addition, these are a little different than the blogs I have listed in my Friends of 101 Books section, which mostly lists the blogs of many of 101 Books’ consistent readers.

Most of the following blogs probably have no idea who I am, and that’s okay. Because I know who they are, and they provide great content.

Letters of Note: This is some of the best content on the internet, in my opinion. On Letters of Note, you can read the funny, smart, strange, depressing letters written by famous people (back when people actually wrote letters), many of which are authors and writers.

Book Riot: I’ve been fortunate to guest post at Book Riot twice (here and here). And for a site that’s only been around one year, Book Riot is loaded with great content. They update their site several times a day, with witty and intelligent articles about books and the reading life.

Flavor Wire: Their book content is outstanding, and it’s all over the map—from a peek inside David Foster Wallace’s Pale King notebook to the greatest novels of all-time redesigned to fight illiteracy. Many of my posts on this blog have been inspired by something on Flavor Wire.

Mental Floss: This isn’t really a book blog, but they do have a lot of book-related posts. All the factoids you never knew in one place. They answer great questions like, “Can a foil hat keep people (or aliens) from reading your thoughts?” and “Was Manhattan really bought for $24?” Plus, Mental Floss is full of lists.

Vulture: News about TV shows, movies, books, art and theater. One of Vulture’s senior editors, Gilbert Cruz, used to be the editor for Time Magazine’s Culture section. Both produce excellent web content.

Page Turner: This is The New Yorker’s book blog. The content is a little heady, but that’s why I love it. It keeps me from want to write about fart jokes all the time on my book blog. Bad idea.

Huff Post Books: This might be my favorite book site. All these guys really do is pull the best articles from book blogs all across the web. So there’s always something good to read. Not a day goes by without me reading an article or two in Huffington Post’s book section.

Page Views: The is the New York Daily News’ book section. I’ve only recently starting reading its content, but I’ve been impressed so far.

The Book Beast: This one is part of The Daily Beast site.What I like about this site is its short and quick style. Most of their articles tell you want you need to know quickly.

So those are the sites I frequent most often. If you consider yourself a book geek, like me, then you might want to visit a few of these.

And, if you have a minute, feel free to share a bookish site or two that you often visit.

Have a great weekend!

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15 Comments Post a comment
  1. May #

    My favorites are The Millions and GalleyCat. Book Riot is great!

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    October 5, 2012
    • May #

      Oh, and I forgot Page Turner, the New Yorker book blog: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/

      Brain Picker posts a lot of stuff but it’s literary tidbits are fantastic.

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      October 5, 2012
    • How did I forget The Millions! I go there all the time. Well, that should be 10 must-read blogs.

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      October 5, 2012
    • lauratfrey #

      Book riot is great, isn’t it? I just wanna hang out with everyone that writes there 🙂

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      October 5, 2012
      • Carey #

        I have that same thought all the time! We could be the new Riot super stalkers…I mean groupies. 😉

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        October 6, 2012
  2. lauratfrey #

    I second the Millions and would add The Rumpus. Great list!

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    October 5, 2012
  3. Thanks for the list!

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    October 5, 2012
  4. thanks so much for this post.. some great sites here to discover and follow 🙂

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    October 5, 2012
  5. I’ve been looking for suggestions like these. I currently only follow a couple and wanted more. Thank you!

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    October 5, 2012
  6. Reblogged this on Where the Mind Roams.

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    October 5, 2012
  7. Carey #

    Love Book Riot, Mental Floss, and Letters of Note. Have you checked out Lists of Note?

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    October 6, 2012
  8. The absolute last thing I needed to do was add 10+ feeds to my reader, but I just did, in addition to liking just about every page on Facebook and following them on Twitter. Thanks for letting us peek into your digital treasure trove.

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    October 7, 2012
  9. Reblogged this on On My Stereo.

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    October 9, 2012
  10. Thanks for the list! I’m relatively new to this whole blogging thing and have been trying to find good book blogs. Plus, I like lists. So thanks for that too. 🙂

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    December 10, 2012

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