Web Crush of the Week: Bookgasm


We mentioned this week’s Web Crush of the Week, Bookgasm, on our original site way back in 2009 and wanted to revisit it.



I’m sad that they no longer link to their “About Us” page, because it used to say, “Hey, have you read the new Nora Roberts? Are you a member of Oprah’s Book Club?  Do you enjoy stories about the struggles of the disenfranchised in our society?  If you answered “no” to all those questions, we’d like to welcome you to BOOKGASM, the site dedicated to READING MATERIAL TO GET EXCITED ABOUT.”

But their Facebook page still gives you an idea of what to expect: “Bookgasm.com features daily reviews and news on reading material to get excited about. That includes all kinds of genre fiction, from horror and sci-fi to mystery and suspense. It also includes graphic novels, trashy paperbacks, cheap magazines and other things that much of America pretends to be ashamed of, for no good reason.”

We love them for their snarky sense of humor and their willingness to embrace books that most mainstream book blogs won’t even walk alongside of.



About the Author:

Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_RVnuk.

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