Monday, November 08, 2010

Monday Musing: Which Author Blogs Do You Follow?

Do you subscribe or follow any author blogs? If so, which are your favorites?

I do now and then. Some I follow more religiously then others, and, I confess, I rarely comment on any of them. I do enjoy reading the comments, however, as often the comment are left by other authors sharing their own stories and views, and they can be quite entertaining.

What may be of interesting note is that some of the author blogs I follow are run by authors whose books I haven't yet read. I may have that author on my list to read one day--or I might not. I find I am drawn most to author blogs that are entertaining and often times funny. I like the personal stories and antidotes, whether about life, writing, or what have you. Many are multi-author blogs, which make them all the more interesting. There's never lack of material there--although it's easy for me to fall behind in my reading as a result!

Some of the author blogs you can find in my RSS feed:

Buzz, Balls & Hype ~ MJ Rose

Cats & Crime & Rock & Roll ~ Clea Simon

The Conscious Cat ~ Ingrid King

Cozy Chicks ~ Kate Collins, Deb Baker, Maggie Sefton, JB Stanley, Heather Webber, Lorna Barrett, and Leann Sweeney

Femmes Fatales ~ Donna Andrews, Dana Cameron, Charlaine Harris, Toni L.P. Kelner, Kris Neri, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Saums, and Elaine Viets

Karen E. Olson: In So Many Words

Murderati ~ Pari Noskin Taichert, Alafair Burke, Louise Ure, Tess Gerritsen, Robert Gregory Browne, J.D. Rhoades, Brett Battles, Zoƫ Sharp, J.T. Ellison, Stephen Jay Schwartz, Alexandra Sokoloff, Cornelia Read, Toni McGee Causey, and Allison Brennan

The Lipstick Chronicles ~ Nancy Martin, Brunonia Barry, Nancy Pickard, Jacqueline Winspear, Kathy Reschini Sweeney, Cornelia Read, Elaine Viets, Louise Penny, Sarah Strohmeyer, Diane Chamberlain, Heather Graham, Margaret Maron, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Harley Jane Kozak

Neil Gaiman's Journal

Patrick Rothfuss

Scobberlotch ~ Karen Harrington

Looking over the list, I see that most are mystery authors. I'd love to know which author blogs you follow! Not that I need to add to my subscription list, but I would hate to be missing a good one.

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  1. I didn't even realize it until you asked the question, but I don't follow any author blogs yet. My entire blog list is reviews/friends. Hmmmmm...I must change this.

  2. Not sure which is worse--that I don't follow any author blogs or that I haven't heard of most of these people. :/

    Honestly for me blogging is about connection. I like reading something and being able to comment. I don't think I could do that with author blogs. I do follow some quilting and cooking blogs that I rarely ever comment on, but somehow that seems different.

    Interesting subject, Wendy. I suspect a lot of bloggers do follow author blogs!

  3. I have never even thought to follow an author's blog, and am now wondering why! Some of the blogs you are following look really interesting, and I might have to check them out. Even better, I may begin to do a search for some of my favorite authors and see if they have any blogs! Thanks for posting this!

  4. Thanks for following our blog, Wendy! And of course, I write novels with 3 cats so I LOVE your site!

    Leann Sweeney
    One of the "Cozy Chicks"

  5. I have 13 authors' blogs in my Reader and I don't comment on them often either.

  6. I read Karen Harrington's blog and will definitely check out these other links.

  7. I follow quite a few authors' blogs - around 20, last time I checked. And like you, some are authors whose books I haven't read yet, but their blogs are pretty well-known (Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi). Some don't blog often, others are pretty regular. Some don't take comments (Jennifer Weiner, Pamela Ribon), but aside from Beth Kephart's and Karen Harrington's blogs, I rarely comment anyway.

    I sort author blogs into their own blogroll and include it as one of the widgets on my blog.

    Great question, Wendy!

  8. I don't read very many author blogs. Not sure why I don't...probably because I read too many book blogger blogs!! LOL!!

  9. I really like Karen's blog. I read Neil Gaiman's blog too but hardly comment.

  10. I was going to say I don't check out authors blogs often - I don't even think to look for them - except for Neil Gaiman, who I have enjoyed reading his blog for years now. Then you go and post about all those mystery writer blogs!!! thanks a lot! I have to go check those out. Fun question, Wendy!

    And - far too shy to leave a comment anywhere, so far.

  11. I don't follow too many myself, but I do love The Lipstick Chronicles, always fun.

  12. I don't follow very many author blogs; I follow Jennie Nash, Erin Blakemore, Meg Clayton. But I'm prone to skipping over them when the Google reader is full. Just too many blogs to follow!

  13. Thank you everyone for stopping in and commenting! I have discovered some great authors through blogs and so many more I want to try.

    Trish - I feel the same way about book blogs--reading them and being able to connect with other readers. But I also follow blogs that I read for other reasons--whether it be political, news or what have you. I find that author blogs fall somewhere between the two.

  14. Little late and this is not an author blog, but a celebrity one. Constance Marie, actress, has mommy blog. I love reading her take on all things mom. I found her posts on having a green nursery very helpful and her posts on infertility issues moving.

  15. Stacy - I'll have to check out Constance Marie's blog. Thanks for the heads up, Stacy!


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