Top Ten Sites I Read That Aren't About Books

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. They'd love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week they will post a new top ten list that one of our bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.
Top Ten Blogs/Sites I Read That Aren't About Books:

1. Rockstar Diaries This site lets my inner hipster run wild! I don’t know how the blogger, Naomi, is exactly as cool as she is, but seriously…I have so much fun reading her posts, checking out all her cute pictures and hoping that one day my life is just as cute!

2. Across the PondThis blog author is just living the dream! She went to get her masters in Nottingham, met her boyfriend and now lives in Scotland for the time being. Oh yeah, and she was a former fashion model in Los Angeles. Too cool, right?! She’s totally candid and fun.

3. Bright Wishes Brooke was a book blogger, and she really found her niche in her personal blog. Even though she doesn’t blog all that much anymore, her posts are so fun, honest and open. I really love how frequently her blog design changes, too. It’s so fun.

4. SkinnytasteThis blog comes from my transition to eating meat again and the need to track the calories in each portion. There are so many incredible recipes on this blog, and each one tracks exactly how to reduce calories, how to add flavor and really kick it up a notch.

5. Awkward Family PhotosOk, this one isn’t so much reading as it is looking at the most hilariously and fantastically awkwardly awesome photos, but holy heck. This is endless entertainment in a nutshell. If you haven’t checked this site out yet, I highly recommend you do so!

6. Damn You AutocorrectSince I got my iPhone, I’ve had my fair share of snafus in my text messages, so I can relate with a lot of this site. Seriously. Have you read it? Some of the stuff that was said is just so heinously awesome and inappropriate that I can’t tell you how many evenings I’ve spent reading it.

7. Perez HiltonI’m ashamed. I know, this site is utter garbage, but I just can’t help it! There’s something so filthily delicious to reading his trashy little posts about celebrity life. Let’s be honest, this miss will never pass those golden gates, so I’ll enjoy the gossip from afar.

8. Pinterest So sue me! I got invited, and I joined, and I haven’t stopped pinning since! I can’t help it. I have boards for books, writing inspiration, crafts, food, beauty…everything. It’s my whole life on a pinboard, and I just love it. Plus, I’m always finding new hairstyles and recipes. Perfection.

9. Facebook I can’t help it. Guys, I am a social media manager for a marketing agency by day, so I pretty much play on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and more all day every day. With a lot of family overseas though, Facebook is the perfect way for me to keep in touch with all my family in Africa!

10. Hyperbole and a HalfI stumbled across this blog once upon a time way back when I was living in Salt Lake City. Combine epic artwork with the funniest, snarkiest stories in the world, and you have a golden pile of hilarity. I’m addicted to this one!


  1. 'Damn you AutoCorrect' is such a funny site!  Also, I think I will have to check out Skinnytaste.  I have seen it on a bunch of lists today.

  2. I don't read Perez, but I'm obsessed with Lainey Gossip and Gossip Cop. And People.

  3. Love your list!  I just recently found Bright Wishes and I love Damn You Auto Correct and Awkward Family photos.  And Hyperbole and a Half is brilliant!

  4. I actually found out about Rockstar Diaries yesterday so how perfect it popped up on your list! You're right, her life seems so cute! Love Damn You, Autocorrect too because I think of that site every time autocorrect fails me. Which is way too often. 

  5.  Damn You Autocorrect looks like a lot of fun.  I love Pinterest and had an unhealthy relationship with Facebook once ( was addicted to games).

    Celebrity gossip is a guilty pleasure.  Loved that you added that in.  I don't read much Perez Hilton though.

    Rockstar Diaries and Across the Pond sound interesting.  Might check them out. :)

  6. I definitely recommend Across the Pond. Her blog is SO much fun, and she's totally candid and honest. Her life is just the embodiment of adventure!

  7. Isn't her site just too dang cute?! I'm glad I'm not the only one with autocorrect fails haha

  8. YES! Someone else who knows Hyperbole and a Half! I just adore it!

  9. Skinnytaste is genius. I love her recipes so much :)

  10. I love Awkward Family Photos!  Disturbing & hilarious.

  11. Oh I love #5 so much! It makes my heart happy! Haha Also, I'm going to have to check out #6! :)

  12. Let's be honest – I could probably have some great autocorrected messages at that site. That's a little of why I check it as often as I do, just to make sure that I'm not totally embarrassed.

    Good list. 

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

  13. Oh goodness, how could I leave out Pinterest, Twitter and FB.. :P Great list!! Damn You Autocorrect is a fantastic one!!! LOL!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Michele | Top 10

  14. I really don't visit many non book sites but you've got me curious about some! I'm on pinterest but I rarely find time to get on.

  15. OMG thank you for the link to Damn You Auto Correct. SO funny!

  16. I love the Rockstar Diaries blog! It's been one of my favorites for quite some time now :)


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