Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Spotlight (6)

The Friday Spotlight will focus on a blog that I've run across in my blog roaming that doesn't have a big following yet. I will spotlight the blog and let my readers know about the reasons why I like the blog and what it has to offer. Hopefully, it will garner that blog some new followers and my readers a new place to visit for more book blogging fun.


This weeks spotlight blog is: Helen's Book Bag

Helen's Book Bag currently has 74 followers.

Helen has one up on most of us as a book blogger, she's also a Librarian! (How's that for convenient... LOL!)

Helen uses a 5 point, Star rating scale for her reviews and has a huge blog roll on her sidebar. (I always like to see a blogger who is willing to pass along other good blogs and is not intimidated by them.) Instead of posting what she is currently reading, Helen's feature is called, "What I Have In My Purse." A reader after my own heart... I carry a book everywhere!

Across the top of Helen's blog is a list of tabs to other features of her blog. I like this idea and will probably incorporate it into my blog, when I have gotten far enough along to need it. The first tab is, About Me & Contact, which everyone should have somewhere on their blog in my opinion. She then has reviews by Title and Author, which gives the reader easy access to finding her reviews and opinions about the books she features on her site.

Next she features her TBR List! If I listed mine, I think I'd still be typing, LOL! That's a great way to keep up with what you have available to read. I just walk over to one of the book cases and look and ponder and then see which book kind of grabs me. This is a much more organized method to reading madness. Helen also, has a giveaway tab. I think it's great to post giveaways where they are easily seen.

Helen has a tab devoted to author interviews. I have yet to do an author interview, though I have a few scheduled for later in the year. I always find these interesting. Getting into the head of a writer, so to speak. Helen also has tabs for her Challenges and for Blog Awards. 17 Challenges, WoW! And I thought I had a bunch, LOL! Good Luck, Helen, I hope you finish them all!!!

Check out this wonderful blog and find out all the other things that Helen participates in, around the blogsphere. I like the blog a lot and visit every couple of days.



5 comments:

hcmurdoch said...

Thank you so much for spotlighting Helen's Book Blog...I really appreciate it. :-)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Very cool :)

Chèli said...

Thanks for pointing this one out!

Chèli
Cheli's Shelves

Cat said...

I really enjoy finding new blogs through these posts - thanks.

I have an award for you.

http://cat-bookmagic.blogspot.com/2010/02/week-of-awards.html

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am going to check her blog out. I love that she is a librarian - that is cool!