Category: Top Ten Tuesday


TTT: My Favorite Sites/Blogs (That Aren’t About Books)

Posted 22 May, 2012 by Heather in Top Ten Tuesday / 15 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday asks us to list our ten favorite blogs or websites that aren’t about books. This is going to be rather hard for me, because I read a lot of great blogs that aren’t specifically about literary things. You can check out the list of all the non-book blogs I read on a regular basis on my other website (heh heh…shameless plug), where I write about (mostly) non-book subjects.

Two of the subjects that I’m most interested in and committed too, aside from books, are politics and social justice. In fact, my good friend Fab has given me a pseudo-superhero name because of that: The Crusader for Justice. Unfortunately, I can’t count on the mainstream media to keep me apprised of what I feel I need to know, so I read the following blogs on a daily basis to stay informed:

Now, I have never been a “girly girl.” I’m not very into the fashion scene; just give me a t-shirt and a pair of jeans and I’m good. I also haven’t been into painting my fingernails in years (like…10 years? 15?). But the following two blogs are owned by friends of mine, and I read every post:

  • The Fashionista Next Door — Eboni is a successful fashion blogger in Atlanta, Georgia (and she’s married to my aforementioned friend Fab). Even though I’m not really into the fashion scene, I love reading Eboni’s blog and looking at the pictures of her latest ensembles (and I have to admit–some of the shoes she buys are pretty kick-ass). I also like to tease her about how different our tastes can be sometimes, but it’s all in fun.
  • Polish2Times — Cheryl gives herself some of the most awesome manicures. If I were still interested in doing my nails, I would definitely try some of them. She puts a lot of work into her manicures, and it shows. If you’re looking for new ideas for your own manicures, I highly recommend checking out Cheryl’s polish blog.

Eboni and Cheryl also love to read, and the three of us share a lot of the same tastes in books. Score!

I love music, and although I enjoy listening to almost every kind of music (aside from country music, which I’ve never been able to get into), I am a true hip-hop head. Love hip-hop? You should really check these blogs out:

Well, that’s ten. You know what, though? There are a few more I’d like to bring your attention to, so screw it…I’m going to cheat this week. The last (but not least) five blogs I’d like to give credit to all bring something a little different to the blogging community. If I had to use one word to describe what all of these fine people write about, that word would be “life,” and they write about it very well–the funny stuff, the serious stuff, and everything in between. I call these my “Blogs Without Borders”:

There are other blogs that I just couldn’t list here (having already gone over my limit); if you’re interested, you can check out the list on my other blog that I linked to at the beginning of this post.

Have a good week, everyone!

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Top Ten Tuesday: The Ten Best Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

Top Ten Tuesday: The Ten Best Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten of My Favorite Quotes From Toni Morrison

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Top Ten Tuesday:  The Next Ten Books at the Top of my TBR Pile

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Top Ten Tuesday Rewind: My All-Time Favorite Books

Top Ten Tuesday Rewind:  My All-Time Favorite Books

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations

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