Monday, September 13, 2010

BBAW: First Treasure

I already had my poetry blog, rooted before I started my book blog, way back in 2006. I had met Angelique Manchanda-Peres of Lotus Reviews, via a comment. And she tagged me for a poetry meme related to books. She is the inspiration for my book blog. I have always been a reader, hence it wasn't very difficult to post about books. Although it is not easy to write reviews in the beginning.

Coming back to Angelique, her blog, Lotus Reads, is one of the best. She mostly writes about Asian Literature and her choice of books are wonderful. Many might not pick what she reads but hers is a truly eclectic blog. She does not do any memes or networking. Yet she has a good amount of blog followers and networking. I always read her posts via Google Reader, even though I may not comment. In fact, she is invariably my first stop whenever she posts!
This is exactly what I mean when I say that really good blogs don't need publicity. They find their own niche under their own steam and have like-minded people visiting them. Despite a low profile, she is very much there!

22 comments:

Melody said...

Angelique is one of the loveliest friends I know around the blogosphere! I too enjoy reading her blog! :)

Veens said...

I like her too! Her book choices are awesome.

nishitak said...

Thanks for pointing me to a really good blog.

Btw, just wanted to also point out that the number of comments on a blog post need not also be a measure of its quality...especially very true on Blogger blogs, which require word verification and such, which could dissuade commenting.

irisonbooks said...

Two new to me blogs through one post, as I hadn't visited your blog before either. But yours and Lous Reads both look really interesting :)

Tea said...

Thank you for telling about Angelique's blog. I will definitely stop there. It's so good to have a blogger who encourages you to keep going on daily. Happy BBAW.

chasingbawa said...

I go to Lotus Reads when I'm looking for Asian book reviews too! Wonderful blog.

bermudaonion said...

I'm going to check out her blog now!

DCMetroreader said...

Very nice tribute. I will have to check out her blog.

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

What a nice spotlight! I'm going over to check it out now!

E.J. Stevens said...

Happy BBAW! :)

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows

Caitie F said...

I was not familiar with that blog before, thanks for pointing it out!

Serena said...

sounds Like a blog I should check out. thanks!

Amanda said...

I've never heard of this blog! i'm off to check it out.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I must check out this blog! It does sound wonderful.

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Robin McCormack said...

Angelique sounds like a lovely person. Will check out her blog.

Beth F said...

Checking her out now.

Michelle (my books. my life.) said...

Going to check out Angelique's blog now.

Wrighton said...

I believe it is bloggers like you that make the system what it is. With your comments and encouragement how can a blogger not be successful. What a recomendation for your friend as well as for your own Blog. What goes around comes around and I am glad you are on my blog list.
Have a wonderful day.

Suko said...

What a lovely intro to Lotus Reviews! I will definitely stop by. :)

Booksnyc said...

Her blog is excellent - great book selections and well written reviews. What a combo!

Lotus Reads said...

Awww Gautami....I have a lump in my throat now...how wonderful and generous of you to give me so much credit! I have always enjoyed your poetry and while I may not comment that often, please know I stop by often to enjoy and savour your verse.

What lovely comments from your wonderful readers...I so appreciate the visits and the comments.

Thank you Gautami, my lovely friend and thank you ALL!

Anna said...

I haven't heard of this blog, but it sounds like a treasure. I will go check it out now.