What do you look for when reading a book blog? Does the blogger have to read the same genre? Do you like reviews? Personal posts? Memes? Giveaways? What attracts you to a book blog?
I look for a blogger who reads and critically thinks deeply about their reading. That’s really it—they don’t have to read everything I read (although I truly do not care for people who dismiss entire genres; I mean, I’m burned out on mysteries, but that’s a me thing, not mystery’s fault). I prefer reviews to personal posts, but, again, if the blogger is an interesting, thoughtful sort who critically thinks about the books they read, I’m not too picky.
I should also mention blog design here; nothing makes me back out faster than a cluttered blog that makes it hard to focus on the actual content. It doesn’t have to be gorgeous, it just has to be clean.
All my favorite book blogs are on my blog roll to the right—I only list blogs I actually read and comment on. (Not as much as I should, but…) The only major blog missing is the amazing ladybusiness, which is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. I will update that list soon…