It's an exciting time of year to read book blogs, what with all the end of year "best-of" lists, roundups and blog tours.

What book blogs have you read this week? Do you stick to a select few blogs in your RSS feed? Have you stumbled upon anything new and noteworthy?

My picks:

On Reading and Thinking
Posted by Trish on Hey Lady!

In the wake of #whyiread trending on Twitter, you might enjoy reading Hey Lady!'s discussion "on reading and thinking," inspired by Lev Grossman's article about Jonathan Franzen published in Time. Here's Trish's choice quote on why she reads: "I read to understand people and human nature and, ultimately, myself."

Ain't that the truth. (I posted a similar quote on Wednesday myself—from Curtis Sittenfeld's American Wife.)

Why do you read? What does reading bring to your life?

2010 Winter Blog Blast Tour Schedule
Posted by Colleen Mondor on Chasing Ray

The link above will take you to a master schedule of the Winter Blog Blast Tour (WWBT), a week-long event in which children's/YA authors participate in interviews all around the blogosphere. Several of BookPage's Top Children's Books of 2010 authors are featured—Kathi Appelt (author of Keeper), Jennifer Donnelly (author of Revolution) and Paolo Bacigalupi (author of Ship Breaker).

A Year in Reading 2010
Posted by C. Max Magee on The Millions

The Millions has asked some of the year's biggest authors—from debut novelist Tom Rachman to old favorites (who have gotten a ton of recent acclaim) Emma Donoghue and Lionel Shriver—what they've read in 2010. I think you'll be surprised by some of the answers.

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