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Grace is my book blogging twin—we're both very passionate and driven, and we have the same career goals. These similarities only leave me more in awe of her incredible talents. Not only does she do everything—aside from blogging, she edits manuscripts, works at her local bookstore, plays lacrosse, and so much more—but she does everything so well. Grace is already amazing at making connections in the publishing industry and has an arsenal of skills that will come in handy as a book publicist. Case in point: she's a brilliant book photographer, as proven by these pictures from her Instagram:
Grace has an absolutely inspired sense of composition, and if you look closely, you can see that the yellow notepad contains a to-do list for one day.
I've been reading The Perpetual Page-Turner almost as long as I've been blogging, but Jamie's content has never gotten old or boring. She's constantly coming up with brilliant blog post ideas that I wish I could have thought of, like her A to Z book tag and bookish senior superlatives. While I love a good review as much as the next reader, I also love to see creative and entertaining feature ideas, and I aim to produce more posts like Jamie's in the future.
One of my latest blogging goals is to create more graphics—something I've neglected in the past due to laziness—and Jen's posts constantly remind me to open up Photoshop. She makes such clean, pretty graphics that never fail to inspire me. Plus, she's always coming up with thought-provoking discussion post ideas, like this one about balancing reading with real life.
I've been vaguely aware of Bella's blog for a while now, but I didn't start reading it regularly until after she started writing for my group blog, Lit Up Review. And now I'm disappointed I didn't subscribe earlier. Bella writes such thoughtful, articulate reviews that maintain a perfect balance between professional and engaging. She also runs some clever features to spice up her reviewing style, like Making the Grade, in which she creates "report cards" that grade books in categories like character development. On top of that, she shares my enthusiasm for fonts and has an adorable, chic design.
That's all for today, but keep in mind that these four bloggers aren't the only ones who inspire me or whose sites I love. My list of blogs sometimes seems miles long, and I can see myself doing a follow-up post to recommend more great sites. But that doesn't mean I don't want to find more lovely blogs to follow—let me know in the comments which bloggers inspire you.