Hello friends! We’re happy to say that we are back after taking a small hiatus. We decided to come back on the 24th of April, as this day marks three years since the start of Wordy and Whimsical. It’s been fun – if sometimes a bit exhausting – to build our little bookish corner on the internet, and we’re really thankful for everyone who’s been a part of our journey. Really, we appreciate all of you so much. 💛
Today, we’d like to show a bit of appreciation for the book blogging community and our favorite people in it. Since we started blogging, it’s been the book blogging community that has made us want to continue blogging and has inspired our journey. As such, in today’s post, we collected (some of) our favorite bloggers, shared why we love them, and highlighted a couple of incredible posts by them. We’re excited to share this post with you, and urge you to visit these fantastic blogs.
Sabrina: Visiting Du Livre is always a fun time! Amber’s double reviews are probably my favourite posts of hers, but I also love her various lists and getting an insight into her life in her wrap ups. Plus, I can always count on Amber to be discussing both books I’m already interested in and books I’ve never heard of – a perfect combination!
Vera: I’ve been following Becky for ages, and all that time, I’ve never been disappointed by any of her posts. I love getting glimpses into her life outside of reading through her Sunday Summaries, and I’m a big fan of the cool ideas she comes up with for her blog posts. On top of that, I really like talking to her and she is also great to do buddy reads with.
Vera: Not only is Caro an incredible book blogger, but she is also one of the loveliest people I’ve met in the book blogging community. She is great to talk to and is a superb buddy-reading partner. Her blog is one of my favorite places on the internet, as it’s full of creative ideas and great recommendations.
Sabrina: I know Chana is on an indefinite blogging hiatus right now, but I couldn’t possibly leave her out! I have always found both Chana and Malka’s posts (and comments!) to have impressive depth and thought to them. I especially love their discussion posts for this reason. Additionally, I will always feel a fondness for them simply because they are co-bloggers too!
Vera: I’ve been following Destiny for a while now, and as a horror fan, her blog has been really important for me. She reads a lot of horror/thriller, so her posts are full of great recommendations for these genres. On top of that, she reviews lesser known horror titles, as well, which has helped me discover underrated authors that I hadn’t heard of before.
Sabrina: Emily is so thoughtful and her blog really reflects that. All her posts are well considered and I often leave her blog with something new to ponder. I particularly love her reviews that discuss themes in the books and/or bring them into a wider context. And I can’t forget to mention that I am constantly appreciating her openness with discussing mental health.
Sabrina: If you are into movies and TV, you really need to be reading Kat’s blog! Of course, she has loads of book content too – my favourite posts are from her reading experiment series where she tests her reading tastes against various celebrities. Her writing is so entertaining and these posts exemplify that.
Sabrina: Each post by Louise is a treat! Her writing style is so engaging and she can take even the most simple of topics and turn them into something interesting. I also can’t not mention how much I adore Monstrumology‘s visual aesthetic. Louise has been blogging for a long time, and the experience shows.
🌸 She recommended adult fiction books that aren’t about sad people having affairs
🌸 She discussed things she has learnt through library work
🌸 She discussed classics that have been misinterpreted by modern audiences
Sabrina: Maria is such a fun and clever person with a variety of interests as reflected in her blog! I love reading all her posts, but I particularly enjoy the ones about her more specific interests – her passion is infectious! I’m so glad she started blogging!
🌸 She discussed the Young Avengers comics, introduces the characters and proposed a reading order
🌸 She reviewed I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casy McQuiston
🌸 She recommended literature that inspired the Pre-Raphaelites
Vera: Marie and Nyx are two bloggers I really look up to. Their blog is gorgeous and it is also full of great book recommendations (and reviews), as you’ll see from the posts I highlighted below. If that wasn’t enough, Marie frequently shares tips and tricks for bloggers, which I’ve always found very useful.
Vera: I’m not great with time, but I’m fairly certain I discovered Morgan’s blog relatively recently – i.e. in the past year or so – compared to the other blogs on this list. Nonetheless, I’m a massive fan of their content – seriously, I’m always impressed by their ideas – and I always enjoy myself a lot whenever I visit their blog.
Vera: I’ve been following Nick for ages, and I’ve always been incredibly impressed by her content. She has unique and fun ideas, and her posts never disappoint. She reads, reviews, and recommends a massive amount of romance novels, so her blog is a great resource for romance fans such as myself.
Vera: Roberta is another blogger I’ve been following for ages and I cannot recommend her blog enough, particularly for those of you who are interested in underrated, lesser known titles. She posts a variety of different content on her blog – reviews, discussions, personal posts – so everyone can find something to read on her blog, in my opinion.
Vera: I love Sophie’s blog to bits, and I was so happy when she returned to blogging. Her content is really interesting and engaging – I always find myself wanting to leave a comment under her posts. On top of that, I also love reading her replies to my comments and the comments she leaves on our blog.
Sabrina: I always love checking out Tasya’s blog! There are so many posts about books, including reviews, but also plenty about music and film and TV which adds a lot of variety. I also love how her writing style makes me feel like I am reading a message from a friend.
What is your favorite thing about blogging? Is it the community, or something else? Who are your favorite book bloggers?