Special Addition: MNINB Blogroll
My bloggerly stats reveal that interest in the MNINB Challengees extends beyond our Not Bobber circle. Curious about what’s on our collective mind? Join us Tuesday evenings for our live Twitterchat using the hashtag
#MNINB #WSChat. Most of your favorite Not Bobbers also have profiles on GoodReads as well as a FaceBook author’s page, thanks in no small part to our April Challenge.
Looking for a good read? The next round of Not Bobbers have plenty of suggestions for you! The writers below have made books the center of their blogging world.
The MNINB series documents the inception of the NotBobbers which has now morphed into Wordsmith Studio. I have updated old links and corrected some information I had not gotten right in the first go round. Leave me a comment if you see any additional editing that needs be done. Mahalo!
Linda Hatton Linda is busily at work on three blogs when she isn’t wearing her editor’s hat. Mouse Tales Press is a small press she runs with the aid of fellow NYU alumna, Elizabeth Johnson. They specialize in short tales (poems) and medium tales (short stories). Whatnot Shop is where Linda gives advice and tips for turning your dream of being a published writer into reality. No more “Waiting for Someday.” As the hub of her virtual world, Whatnot Shop is where you will find her book reviews and links to her other creative endeavors as well as her generous helpings of positive philosophy. Want to know more about Linda? Check out her interview on Writer’s Block.
Joy Weese Moll I believe that there is a special place in heaven for librarians. People talk about how a special teacher changed their lives. My life has always been chocked full of librarians playing that pivotal role. Our NMINB resident librarian reviews books, interviews authors, and even encourages us to get off of the couch in her Reader’s Workouts. You can stop in for some of the fun on Joy’s Book Blog For a more in-depth profile of Joy, check out an interview on My Crazy, Poetic Life. And for more on Dana, read Joy’s interview here. Rich soil to till. Update: Joy is featured as a diet book specialist on the Huffington Post. Come tweet with her when she Twitterviews authors on special Wednesday #WSChat.
Lauren Miller Lauren has logged many working hours at libraries, so I’ve nestled her up close to Joy in my version of Paradisio. Lauren also posts about the technology every blogger needs to know at Lauren Miller, Writer Her site is easily navigated along her special interests, mostly specific to reading and writing book reviews. I wouldn’t expect anything less from this tech-savvy enchantress with a penchant for the past. Austen Alert. (Take the quiz: I’m Fanny Price, Lauren is Elizabeth Bennet) Check out all her doings at. Send your ARCs (Advanced Reader’s Copy) her way.
Elizabeth Saunders Aka Beth Saunders, is the quintessential bookerly type. Beth not only blogs about book, but she sells them at her Tannery Books. As a bookseller, she specializes in genealogy, North Carolina history and Quaker history. Not surprisingly, her blogging muse is also a fan of history, roots, and ancestor sleuthing. Travels with Books will take you from the Sudanese civil war to colonial South Carolina in a matter of clicks.
Julia Tomiak Words should be fun. Yes, Hemingway’s directness and Orwell’s writerly rules have their place (mostly as an antidote to some ghastly Victorian/Edwardian verbal abuses, IMHO). Julia isn’t afraid to celebrate an ornate lexeme in Diary of a Word Nerd, her blogging adventure. The wordsmith is in every Wednesday and Friday with some fresh vocabulary treats, word-centric reviews and an online book club. I feel a game of Lexulous coming on.
Barbara Morrison B. Morrison is an accomplished poet and author. (Titles available here.) Each and every Monday morning, she blogs her review of her week’s reading and invites her followers to send in their thoughts via email. Her bookshelf is eclectic. Her reviews are just as diverse. Sometimes she has a focus is on the literary merit. Other critiques focus on a writerly point of view. Barbara is THAT woman, the person that we all want as a member of a book club. At B. Morrison, she makes that virtually true each and every week. Update: Check out Barbara’s profile at the 2014 Baker Awards.
Miss a post in this series? Need to revisit a post? All are easy to access in the archives. Just hit the category tag for MNINB Blogroll to see what you are missing.