About This Blog
The Bawdy Book Blog was started in January 2011 by Jennifer, who was unemployed and needed something productive to do when not applying for jobs. April at My Shelf Confessions came up with the idea of blogging about books, something Jennifer had never heard of, and they decided to begin an adventure together (albeit separately, since they have different tastes). As The Bawdy Book Blog has grown, Jennifer decided she wanted associate reviewers and brought on her two long-time friends, Amanda and Kristina, and then her friend Jessica! The rest, as they say, is history.
The Bawdy Book Blog features a wide variety of books, but preferences lean toward the YA Lit variety. Please check out our review policy page for more details.
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Traffic & Subscriber Details
As of November 2013, The Bawdy Book Blog has the following stats:
- 805 RSS subscribers
- 256 Jetpack email subscribers
- 1211 Facebook fans
- 1420 Twitter followers
- 238 Networked Blog followers
- 235 Bloglovin’ followers
- 618 Goodreads connections
- Google Page Rank – 3/10
The blog receives an average of 1,400 unique monthly visitors. The top five most visiting countries are the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, respectively.
About the Bloggers
Jennifer remembers wanting to learn how to read as early as kindergarten and picking up her first serious book (Sweet Valley High: Lila’s Story) that sparked an interest in reading when she was just 8-years-old. After taking several years (and lots of her parents’ money, thanks guys!) to rip through the Sweet Valley series, she began sifting through her stepfather’s bookshelves, where she found science-fiction/fantasy works by authors like Piers Anthony and Anne McCaffrey. A new era of reading was born and now she enjoys a wide variety of genres, but claims her favorites are dystopian, urban fantasy, young adult and dystopian and her favorite authors are David Eddings and Karen Marie Moning.
She’s also seen every Star Trek: TNG episode ever made.
Amanda is a nerdhuffer to the core, she’ll even show you the secret handshake if you meet her at the bookstore. She loves all books equally, taking deep breaths of the paper, ink and glue, and hugging her e-reader tightly to her (it took some convincing from Jennifer for her to want one) because she can carry an entire library with her wherever she goes. Her favourite genres are dystopian and horror, wait….no, she loves urban fantasy and dystopian….well, this week she’s into romance and mystery. You know what? She loves all books, let’s leave it at that.
Kristina is our resident Twi-Hard (although Amanda may fight her for the title) and also swears 50 Shades of Grey was a real(ly great) book. She’ll read anything you put in front of her, but she especially loves the works of David Eddings, Nora Roberts and Karen Marie Moning. She’s also The Bawdy Book Blog’s movie reviewer and loves to watch movies based on books (and sometimes rant about them later). She’ll wave her fist at Hollywood for ruining a good book and thus, will always read the book before she even considers seeing the movie, like any good bookworm should.
Jessica is a self-proclaimed nerd, and her addiction to books began at age 4, going on weekly trips to the library with her mom. As she got older, her favorites included The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High, but then she discovered the thrill of reading a book that made her want to leave the light on and check under the bed. She soon graduated to Dean Koontz and Stephen King, and Mr. King is still her hands-down, all-time favorite author. She loves to read just about anything (and will RE-read her favorites countless times), but she especially enjoys thrillers, mysteries, and dystopian. Her other hobbies include movies, theater, and photography.
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Where We’ve Been Featured
- HollywoodCrush/MTV – Coverage of Bloodlines
- For Luck of the Devil
- For The Glass Man
- For Little White Lies
- For Surrender by Aimee Laine
- On Epic Reads for UNEARTHLY by Cynthia Hand
- For the Rise of the Magi by Jocelyn Adams
- For Reaper by L.S. Murphy