2 March 2012

Blog of the Week: Rose City Reader

This week's blog of the week is (as I'm sure you have already guessed) Rose City Reader. How can someone who is a compulsive list maker (that would be me) not appreciate a blog written by a compulsive 'list' reader? (that would be Gilion Dumas aka Rose City Reader) OK - different kinds of lists but you get the idea. 

I am also horrendously jealous of her review policy. It is possible that I will even take a 'page from her book' (sorry, couldn't resist) and modify my own. Because of this, though, the books she reviews are usually different from the ones that are popping up on every second blog as they hit the virtual tour circuit. It's nice to read a review and actually be able to find the book in the library. (not that I have anything against tours - I do them and enjoy them)

Gilion also hosts 'Battle of the Prizes' Challenge. There are actually two legs to this challenge - the British and the American. (Being Canadian I feel a little left out but I'll survive.) These challenges pit winning books against each other. British is Booker Prize winners vs James Tait Black Memorial Prize winners. American is Pulitzer Prize winners vs National Book Award winners. Seems like the perfect challenge for a compulsive list reader. Yup.

Speaking of challenges, here's yours: pop on over to Rose City Reader and give Gilion some love. Have a great weekend all!


  1. sounds like another winner Dana.. I also love findingblogs with books that are more "traditional" and can be found beyond he ereader. this makes me start pondering my own book choices.

  2. Hi there Rose reader :)
    I just checked the blog, very cute

  3. Thanks! What a wonderful surprise to wake up to!

    I am giddy. Just giddy.

  4. Great blog choice! I love her Battle of Prizes Challenge!


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