Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
Oh lord this is a difficult question because how can you pick just one if there are so many amazing bloggers and blogs out there? I don'r really read a lot of blogs outside of book-blogs except maybe political ones and there I usually just click on random ones if I feel they are talking about something that would interest me.
If it comes to book bloggers I really couldn't pick just one because I always get inspired, no matter what book blog I visit. Even if I don't like a book they are reviewing, every review has something that inspires me to either want to write better, look at a different kind of genre or simply read more by that blogger. A blogger that did inspire me at the beginning of my own blogging-career was The Story Siren. She did blogging tips, just like Parajunkee with her Blogging 101, which really helped in understanding the different aspects and difficulties of blogging which was great because I went into blogging completely unawares of what to do. Now I simply love all different kinds of blogs and I couldn't simply pick one. Below I have some blogs I really like visiting and I probably missed out loads I wanted to add to the list and I'll probably beat myself up over that, but there is simply too much book blogger amazingness out there to make a coherent list. This list is alphabetical and not ranked in any way.
Alison Can Read, Ao Bibliosphere, Becky's Book Reviews, Beyond Strange New Words, Carabosse Library, Confessions of an Inner Aspen, GReads, Great Reads, Guiltless Reading, I Have Lived a Thousand Lives, LadyD Books, Mixed BookBags, Musings on Fantasia, Rainy Days and Mondays, Tales of Whimsy
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 by Freda's Voice, also 2 great blogs! For today I have chosen 'The Picture of Dorian Grey' by Oscar Wilde, which I started reading before my Kindle died on me. Now I am reading a PDF file over the computer. Thankfully the book is good, otherwise it wouldn't be worth it!
'The studio was filled with the rich odor of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pinkflowering thorn.'I love this beginning. It is amazing at setting the scene and it just really transfers you into the book.
‘One evening about seven o’clock I determined to go out in search of some adventure. I felt that this gray, monstrous London of ours, with its myriads of people, its splendid sinners, and its sordid sins, as you once said, must have something in store for me. I fancied a thousand things.'Well, that's London for you. But I love this quote because every time I go into central London, this is how I feel!
So, how about you? What are you reading and what inspires you?