The Blog Squad - Part 30

We are a group of three book bloggers situated on different continents but brought together by our love for books and a penchant for talking about them. We’ve joined our forces to create a collaborative series of posts about book blogging and we hope you’ll enjoy the discussions.
BOOK REVIEWS BY DI - Di Hewlett

What is one thing you'd like to see more of in the book blogosphere ?

Di says....png

Hmmm. This is actually a really tough one because the book blogging community is already one of the best Internet communities out there (IMHO). There’s such amazing support and reciprocation in the book blogging community it’s hard to ask for something more!
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If I HAD to say anything I’d probably say something like a more grouplike conversation base - instead of chatting one on one commenter to blog owner it would be cool to be able to open the floor more and really discuss. I’m not sure if this means commenting on other people’s comments or if it means opening up to a different platform entirely… Goodreads threads? I don’t know. Is there something out there that I don’t know about?

Amy says.......png

Like Di says, this is a tough one because the blogging community is already so amazing. The support and positive community is incredible, and there is such a sense of “we're all in this together.” I truly love that.

But I guess I would like to see more confidence among bloggers - especially when it comes to posting about controversial topics. I'd like more bloggers to “speak out”, so to speak, and then for polite, orderly discussions to happen. That would be great.

What is one thing you'd like to see less of in the book blogosphere?

Di says....png


As I said, this community is amazing so there’s nothing terrible that I’d like to see less of in our little corner of the blogosphere.

I guess the thing I’d like to see less of is blogger insecurities. It’s something that we’re all guilty of - thinking that our blog isn’t big/popular enough, pretty enough, that we don’t read enough, review well enough etc.

Well here’s that little reminder that we sometimes all need:

YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep doing what you are doing. Keep getting out there and discussing and commenting!

Amy says.......png

This ties to the first question and is also really hard to answer! But I agree with Di: it's easy for us to feel like we aren't good enough, that we'll never be as good as some other reviewer, that our posts will never be as well written…

No! Do not think that! (And I'm talking to myself here most of all). Blogging should never be about competition. You should be comfortable and proud of your content, and if you aren't, cut yourself some slack and let yourself grow. Do not beat yourself up.  

Because we all love book bloggers, name 5 blogs you think everyone should visit?

Di says....png


Geybie has been a long time follower of The Blog Squad posts and has an amazing blog. I really enjoy her ‘Recommend Me Books’ topics and you can pick up a whole hoard of ideas for your TBRs from her blog.

Suzanne is another AMAZING blogger and I’ve picked up some awesome reads on her recommendations! Her reviews are always thoughtful and in depth and she reads a great variety of books.


Lindsey is another longtime follower of our Blog Squad posts and she has an awesome blog where I have again, picked up some awesome recommendations and in fact some of my favourite books of all time.

Verushka has a very cool blog over at editingeverything.com and does weekly 5 Books Recs posts that I love and her reviews are insightful and honest.

Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons is run by the very cool and awesome Stefanie who blogs about books, arts and crafts and the most delicious looking, mouth watering foods!

Amy says.......png


Audrey’s blog isn’t actually a book blog - it’s a writing blog. But I honestly think it’s one of the best blogs I have ever come across. Every post is a thoughtful, unique piece of art, and Audrey always has something profound and inspiring to say.



I adore Emily’s book blog. Her non-review posts are always so thoughtful and unique, and her whole blog is so clean, neat, and user-friendly.



Kyra’s blog is beautiful. It’s so pink and fangirlish, and her reviews are always whole-hearted, passionate, and looking for the positives.   


I love Genni’s blog so much! Her reviews are to the point and easy-to-read, and her non-review posts are always so colourful and fun.




Tanya’s blog is amazing. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but her reviews are excellent and the comments she leaves on other blogs are always so thoughtful and genuine.  

Go over to their collab posts to know my answers!:
Book Reviews by Di
A Magical World of Words


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