book blogger appreciation week 2012 – blog love

Monday, September 10, 2012 |
Each year for Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW), I am reminded that my fellow bloggers are the best thing about this strange hobby.  I spend hours each week putting together blog posts, stressing about a reading schedule, finding new content and ways to motivate myself… for what?  In part, it’s for that moment of agreement, that ‘I thought so too!’  There are a couple of special blogs that I’d like to highlight today for their consistent encouragement, content and exquisite taste.  Check out other posts on the day’s topic (Appreciation) here.

book blogger appreciation week 2012

bookshelves of doom – Leila stays on top of publishing news and trends like a master, and her blog updates are always short, sweet, and interesting.  Plus, she reviews for Kirkus, so her recommendations are usually impeccable.  I found Erin Bow’s fantastic Plain Kate this year through Leila (wow, that was a good book!).

Steph Su Reads – Steph is (in my opinion) one of the best YA lit bloggers, period.  She has exacting standards, great taste, and always has an interesting perspective on the latest ‘to do’ in the blogging.  In other words, she’s awesome.  You should go follow her.

Charlotte’s LibraryCharlotte is the queen of Middle Grade fantasy and sci-fi.  At least in my world, she is.  She does weekly round-up posts of MG sci-fi/fantasy reviews, and always links to events related to that interest area.  And since I’m fast becoming a MG lit junkie, these connections are indispensable.

Beth Fish Reads – Beth Fish (as she’s known on the internet) blogs primarily about books, but my new favorite thing is her weekly Weekend Cooking meme.  Every Saturday she posts a recipe or on a ‘foodie’ topic and encourages others to do so, too.  This has become a fixture in my blogging week, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the active participants and responses.

In Bed With Books – Liviania is always quick with a comment, and she keeps me on my reviewing toes by mentioning things I missed and coming in with a unique viewpoint (often she puts into words what didn’t feel ‘right’ about a book when I can’t put a finger on the problem).  Her reviews also give me an VERY accurate idea of whether or not I’ll like the book, so that's awesome.

Of course, there are many, many bloggers and comments over time that have made me smile on a bad day, cry over beautiful writing, and served as a reminder that book people are the best people (really).  Thanks for your kindness, and keep it up!

If you’re interested, I mentioned other blogs that make this community special for me for BBAW 2011.  Oh, and tell me about some of the blogs you appreciate, please!

16 comments:

Beth F said...

Oh thanks so much for the shout-out. I had no idea how important Weekend Cooking would become to me (and others) when I started it. In just a couple of weeks, it will be 3 years old. Yikes! So hard to believe.

I'm so happy to have gotten to know you through cooking and then through books.

Angiegirl said...

I love each of these bloggers as well. Wonderful shout-out, Cecelia!

Liviania said...

Oh wow, thanks for the shout out. You've put me in some incredible company!

I really should participate in the Weekend Cooking meme sometime. If only I took better food pictures.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Great blog mentions! i love the community of book blogging as well. If not for all of you, there just wouldn't be as much interest to keep up with it. It really WOULD just be a list of everything I've read or liked...nice to look back on, but not as interesting as having people share their thoughts too.

-lauren

Lenore Appelhans said...

I agree wholeheartedly with all of your excellent choices :)

Adam said...

Beth Fish is awesome, for sure. I'm off to "meet" some of these others. :)

Happy BBAW, everyone!

Adam

Tanya Patrice said...

I really like Beth Fish Reads too. I'll have to check out the others on your list. Thanks for sharing :-)

Cari said...

All new blogs! I have to take a look and start following.

Ginny Larsen said...

these bloggers deserve the shout outs! hooray for BBAW!

Nicole said...

Time to check out these babies! :)

Joy Weese Moll said...

I know a few of these and would like to know the others! Thanks for a terrific list!

redhead said...

"bookshelves of Doom", what a wonderfully brilliant blog name! off to visit that one, and the others. Enjoy the rest of BBAW! :)

Charlotte said...

Aw, thanks! I love your blog too!

Kristen M. said...

This community always seems small until this day when you hear about dozens of new blogs and suddenly your Google Reader groans but it's accompanied by a sense of excitement and friendship. Love it! p.s. you're mentioned in my post. :)

Elizabeth said...

Please stop giving me more blogs to read!! =) (p.s. Beth Fish reads is one of my favorites, too.)

Janicu said...

Great list of bloggers. I think I follow most of them. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier: now that I've discovered you, I think I'm going to hang around for a bit. :)

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