Monday, September 10, 2012

BBAW Day One--Appreciate!

Today's topic: Appreciation! There are no awards this year, but it can still be hard to navigate the huge universe of book blogging. Share with your readers some of the blogs you enjoy reading daily and why.

There are a great many blogs that I enjoy reading and I would like to mention every single one, but logically, that could take all day.  So, I will highlight a few of my favorites.  

Ryan at Wordsmithonia - I like to refer to Ryan as my book blogging mentor.  He is the reason that I started a book blog a little over three years ago.  Since then, we have developed a great friendship.  I love reading his blog.  His reviews are always entertaining and spot on and his weekly feature, Favorite Fictional Character, is always a blast.  Plus, he shares my love for Christmas and is one of the biggest supporters of my year round Christmas blog.

Heather at Between the Covers - I met Heather on Twitter during my weekly TuesBookTalk chats probably over two years ago.  She is now my only loyal participant who meets with me every Tuesday night and that's only one of the reason why she rocks.  We have become great friends.  She started her book blog in 2011 and she writes some of the most insightful reviews I've ever read.  The girl reads a ton! I can't get over how many books she reads in a month.

Melissa at Must Read Faster - When I think of Melissa, I think "snarky wit"....she is such a funny person.  She is one of my most loyal read-a-thon participants.  Like me, she LOVES read-a-thons.  Her blog posts, both reviews and various read-a-thon updates, are always entertaining and fun.  To put it in words she would use, she blogs "like a boss!"

Jillian at A Room of One's Own - I met Jillian when she participated in my Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon this past January.  She writes some of the most interesting blog posts I've read.  And she's the originator of The Classics Club.  That in itself is enough reason to love her.

Krista at Book Review Club - Krista is another blogger I met fairly recently and again, during one of my read-a-thons.  You could not meet a nicer person.  Krista has five kids and home schools all of them.  I don't know how she does that and keeps up with her blog and her kids' blog, Lollipops and Books.  She always makes her blog posts fun and she shares my love of the scary in books.

I'd also like to do a special shout out to all the blogs who participate in my weekly meme, Cat Thursday.  You all are truly awesome! It's so easy to love fellow cat lovers.

Okay, so this is just a smattering of the blogs that I enjoy.  I follow a ton and though I'm not always the best about commenting, I do enjoy reading what they all have to say.  If I did not mention you here, just know that you are loved and appreciated too. =O)

What blogs do you appreciate?  If you'd like to participate in BBAW, click the button below to find out how.



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  1. Thank you, Michelle--this is very sweet. Although I'm not participating in BBAW this year, you should know that you would be on my list, too. I'm very glad we met on Twitter, and I appreciate your friendship so much. <3

  2. Aw, thank you for the mention and kind words, Michelle! :)

  3. Love you too!! I've been in such a blogging funk lately, I totally overlooked BBAW. This will be my first year to not participate.

  4. Yea for Ryan! I love his blog, and he's one of the nicest guys around! :)

  5. Hi Michelle! So glad to have found you through BBAW :) I see we're both doing the Gone With the Wind read-a-long and RIP. I have to mention that I LOVED Wolf Hall, I'm a giant fan of history and of historical fiction.

    This is all leading up to say that I do believe that great minds think alike! :) I'm a new follower here. I'm off to check out the blogs that you've shared.

    The Relentless Reader

  6. Thanks for saying such wonderful stuff about me, your blogs are what inspired me to blog:) Love the post great idea. I glad I started blogging for the great people I have met like you:) wonderful bloggers authors and friends:)

  7. I'll have to visit the couple of blogs you mentioned that I've never met. Great list.

  8. Michelle, why you so awesome? :P Thanks for making me smile with this! :) Thank you, dahling!

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