Jen at Crazy for Books has restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another. The hop is currently traveling about the blogosphere and is being hosted by Knitting and Sundries. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them. A complete explanation of the history and the rules of the Hop can be found here.
This week Jen asks: What are three of your favorite book blogs and/or communities? Why do you like them?
My first choice is LibraryThing. That is where I keep track of all my books, all my statistics, and essentially handle the enormous volume of printed material that I have. I know others like Goodreads or Shelfari more, but LibraryThing allows me more substantial control over the details of my virtual library, which is why I prefer it.
My second choice is Parajunkee's View. Parajunkee is always helpful for new book bloggers, and her Book Bloggin' 101 series is an excellent resource.
My third choice is John Scalzi's Whatever, which is cheating somewhat, but it is a book related blog in that its writer is an author and he occasionally features material about books he and his friends are publishing. If you want to know what is going on in the science fiction world right now, a good place to start is Scalzi's blog.
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