I know there are a ton of blogger spotlight type features out there already. However, from what I’ve been able to determine, most of them are introducing bloggers to others through an interview. This is great, but I don’t want to ask the same questions over and over again. I really just want to talk about those blogs that inspire me in some way.
As I’ve become more involved in the blogosphere, mostly the book blogosphere, I’ve come in contact with some awesome blogs. Many of these blogs have stood out to me for one reason or another. I’ve decided to spotlight the bloggers of those blogs that stand out to me.
This is just my way of spreading the love and letting others know about the awesome blogs I enjoy reading/following.
Today, I’m spotlighting my good friend Jenny at Alternate Readality. I’ve been friends with Jenny for a little over a year now. I met her through our mutual good friend Suey at It’s All About Books. We drove to a book signing together at The King’s English. I found out Jenny had a blog and started to follow her.
Jenny is awesome. Not only is she fun to be around, but she always takes the time to comment on the blogs she follows, mine included, even though she’s very busy and tired most days after she comes home from work. I know that I can always count on her to comment on one of my posts. I love that I and the other blogs she follows mean that much to her. And, because she spreads the love, she has a very loyal following. I can always expect at least 10-20 comments per post on her blog.
I also love reading her blog. Most bloggers I visit have cookie-cutter type book reviews, including mine. What I mean by that is that I’ve noticed most bloggers feel the same way about a book, especially the popular ones. Sure, you may have polar opposites, like with the Twilight Saga, but usually you’ll never hear a negative review/comment about the popular books. Jenny, however, doesn’t follow the norm and she’s not afraid to voice her opinion, especially when it’s opposite of the norm. She doesn’t always like the popular books and I find her reviews refreshing because it gives me another look into the story. While her opinion may not dissuade me from reading a book or from liking a book I love, it helps me think of things I never would’ve without her pointing them out to me. She helps me open my eyes and look at the world differently.
If you haven’t taken the time to get to know Jenny or her blog, you really should. I know you won’t be disappointed.