book blogger appreciation week 2011 - community

Monday, September 12, 2011 |
Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2011 is here! During this week the book blogging world acknowledges the wonderful community we have online. We do this by handing out awards (congratulations to all those nominated!), and by following daily blogging prompts. Today the focus is community.

My contribution for the day will be to shout out to a few blogs that have enriched my blogging experience. These people are lovely – genuinely nice people. And they love books. Go visit, and tell them I sent you!

Rhiannon Hart at Dangers Untold and Hardships Unnumbered

Rhiannon is the first blogger I actually wanted to be. She’s a talented writer (she’s just been published! her book is on its way to me from Australia as we speak!), and she has impeccable taste in books. Also: I think she probably knows everything EVER about dystopian lit.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy

My most faithful commenter award goes to Juju. I don’t know how this lady does it, but she juggles real life, keeps up a beautiful blog, and comments (almost) instantaneously whenever I publish a post. She’s fantastic.

Alyce at At Home with Books

Alyce ran one of my all-time favorite features – My Favorite Reads (now retired), and is very sweet in person. She also has fantastic taste in science fiction, and her picks challenge me to read beyond my comfort zone.

Ryan at Wordsmithonia

Ryan is proof that sometimes you don’t have to share tastes beyond for a love of reading to become great friends and supporters. Luckily, we’ve discovered that both have a thing for Mercedes Lackey’s books. Ryan is consistently encouraging – and a great part of my blogging experience.

Kristen M. at We Be Reading

Kristen and I have been lucky enough to meet in person a couple of times, and each time I’ve been impressed by her kindness and humor. She’s smart, she reviews fun kid lit – what’s not to love?

Velvet at vvb32reads

Velvet is an active blogger year-round – she shares awesome steampunk and zombie events (check out September Zombies!). She’s engaged and engaging, and her programming has provided much-needed structure in my reading world.

Of course, these aren’t the only bloggers I appreciate. I find myself grateful and humbled when I think of all the help and fun that I’ve had with you over the years. Thank you, and please, keep it up!


Mel u said...

Hi, I am stopping by to visit your blog via the list of posts for Day one

Please Stop by My Blog of you Like

Most all the bloggers you mention are new to me-I will have to check them out-have a great BBAW

Jan von Harz said...

All your highlighted blogs sound amazing and I am sure each one of them feel the same way about you.

@parridhlantern said...

A great list of fellow bloggers, all new to me, so thanks for the intro.

Trisha said...

The "niceness" of book bloggers is one of the first things I noticed too. I realize it should be obvious that people are, for the most part, nice, but the sincere, friendly atmosphere of the community really surprised me at first. It's wonderful!

My list of influential bloggers, if you are interested!

Alyce said...

Thanks so much for the mention - you made my day! I see a few blogs there that are new to so I'll have to check them out later today.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Oh thank you sweet pea! *hugs*

I'm with you, I looove Velvet. She is so super creative and active.

Kristen M. said...

Aw, thanks Celia! I thanked you in my post too. :) Although I forgot to mention your awesome baking posts which I adore! Keep those coming for sure.

You rock!

Marce said...

Juju is fantastic. Enjoy BBAW week

Linda said...

I am a fan of both Juju and Alyce. I'm going to check out Velvet's blog since I'm a fan of both steampunk and zombies.
I love the name of your blog!

Erin said...

I know maybe half of the bloggers on your list and am excited to have the other half as recommendations! One of my favorite parts of BBAW is being exposed to new blogs. (BTW, your blog name makes me smile!)

Leslie @ This is the Refrain said...

Ooh there are a lot of bloggers on here I don't know! I'll have to check them out. Thank you for sharing your list with the community.

Ryan said...

I'm blushing a little now. Thanks for the mention! Your's is one of my favorite blogs and my mouth salivates over your baking posts.

I have been so busy with work this week I actually forgot is was BBAW until I read my email with the interview questions for tomorrow. I think I'm a bad book blogger this year. said...

Sounds like great blogs. I've never heard of any of them. But that gives me a chance to check them out. Thanks for sharing and introducing them.

Happy BBAW!

Hope to stay connected.

New follower.

Marg said...

You have a mix of bloggers I know and some that I don't

Enjoy your BBAW!

Anonymous said...

First time here. Just wanted to say I love the look of your blog! Pretty colors and layout and it. :)

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