“While the awards are a fun part of BBAW, they can never accurately represent the depth and breadth of diversity in the book blogging community. Today you are encouraged to highlight a couple of bloggers that have made book blogging a unique experience for you. They can be your mentors, a blogger that encouraged you to try a different kind of book, opened your eyes to a new issue, made you laugh when you needed it, or left the first comment you ever got on your blog. Stay positive and give back to the people who make the community work for you!”
I follow what I consider to be a LOT of book blogs, so it really is the whole community of bloggers that have introduced me to new books, kept me up to date on the scandals of the bookish community, and made me giggle a little on the inside or the outside.
And of course, I love all of the people who comment on my posts, even you non-bloggers! Every time I get an e-mail about a new comment, I’m like, “Ooooh shiny!” and off I go to read it.
But since this is Book Blogger Appreciation Week, I’m going to give a tip of the hat to a couple wonderful book bloggers who leave me some of the wonderful comments that make me so happy in my heart.
Stephanie at Reviews by Lola
Stephanie is from my home state of Ohio, which makes her awesome right off the bat! She also shares with me a foolproof method of spending time with the hubbers — sharing a couch while one reads and the other plays video games! I’ll let you figure out who does what, there. 🙂 I love Stephanie’s blog because I am always sure to find books I have absolutely never heard of before but am suddenly very interested in.
Steph, one half of Steph and Tony Investigate!
I love the name of Steph’s blog! I get this picture of Sherlock Holmes in his apocryphal deerstalker cap wielding a magnifying glass while he reads an incredibly varied assortment of books. I never know what I’m going to see when this blog pops up in my Google Reader. Steph hates epilogues, but doesn’t have a favorite element, so we can’t quite be best friends yet!
Cari, who is a Walking Identity Crisis
Okay, I’m cheating here a bit because Cari’s not really a book blogger, but hey, here’s a book review she did! It totally counts! Cari writes about writing and librarianing and bassooning and a myriad of other things, and even when I have no idea what she’s talking about I learn something from her posts.
And, for a bonus, I also tip my hat to Mary, Amy, Laura, and Deborah, who are my sunshine on cloudy days and are also fantastic readers and recommenders, even if they don’t blog!