Agog About a Blog: The Steadfast Reader

Welcome to Agog About a Blog, a new monthly feature in which I shine the spotlight on one of the bookish blogs I love to visit. This week I invited US blogger April to tell us about her blog, The Steadfast Reader:

The Steadfast Reader is…

a book blog covering expansive topics and genres with a little something  for everyone, from non-fiction to literary fiction, from memoirs to classics.

I started blogging…

In September 2013 when I was unemployed and caring for my mother during an extended sickness. An old college friend, Monika, from A Lovely Bookshelf of the Wall saw how much I was posting on Goodreads and encouraged me to start a blog. Since then, it’s been an intellectual outlet and a way to discuss and explore books with other book lovers.

Each month I usually read…

somewhere between twelve and fifteen books.

My most popular post ever…

was my review of Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber, because the author picked up on it and posted it on her Facebook page.

I was surprised by…

the passionate response I received to an unscheduled rant ‘The Problem with Clean Reading‘,

Some of my all-time favourite novels are:

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood


One of my favourite book blogs is:

A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall, an eclectic blog in which Monika’s varying topics and selections always keep things interesting.

The best thing about being a book blogger is…

Community. “Meeting” other bloggers that share similar tastes and also those with varying tastes is always incredibly satisfying. Just having other people that share my passion for books is incredibly fabulous.


About April aka The Steadfast Reader: I read widely and deeply. I love to travel. I love to eat. I enjoy literary fiction, horror, and speculative fiction, biographies, history, and case studies. I have a special place in my heart for dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels. By trade I’m an attorney but once I’m independently wealthy I will spend my time traveling the world and reading in exotic locations.

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