BBAW 2011 Day 1

Today is the first day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week and the topic of today is…

highlighting bloggers that have made book blogging a unique experience for you…

**DISCLAIMER**  While I have mentioned a few bloggers in my post, there are still many unnamed bloggers that I appreciate and enjoy.  I just wanted to highlight a few that have made the beginnings of my blogging a little easier and welcoming! ****

I must say, I have met so many wonderful bloggers since I have started blogging just a short time ago.  One of the very first bloggers I met was Liz over at Things Liz Loves .  She was so friendly and was always willing to answer a lot of my newbie questions.  I still enjoy that connection with Liz.

Another wonderful blogger that I have been able to ask any question and often look to her blog for guidance is Mandy over at Well Read Wife.  Mandy has been a great mentor and example in the blogging community.  She is very diverse and is always willing to respond to my many questions.  She is a talented lady and I have really enjoyed her mentoring and hope to meet up with her at a conference in the near future.

My third and final blogger that I just have to give a shout out to is Jen over at I Read Banned Books.  I must admit, it was her title that had me trucking over to her site initially.  Who doesn’t love a banned book, right?  I can’t help but agree with her quote,

“There is nothing like a banned book to turn a teenager into a devoted reader” – Malcolm Jones

Jen also host numerous ARC tours and I have been extremely fortunate to have been able to hop on many of them.  Except for the Anna Dressed in Blood tour, but I certainly won’t hold that against her (anymore).

Here are a few that I have really enjoyed as well, A Tale of Many Reviews,, Book Faery, I’m A Reader, Not a Writer.  I am grateful for all of the support and encouragement of the many book blogs out there, I am sure there are several others that deserve recognition that I have not listed here.  So here is a blanket “Thank You” to the so many wonderful bloggers!

I have really enjoyed my few months of blogging and feel that there is a lot left to learn and a few grooves to get.  But these ladies are certainly three of many that have been extremely welcoming in the community and extremely helpful as I have begun my navigation through the wonderful world of book blogging.  I certainly hope that you will take some time and stop by their blogs!




  1. Mandy -

    Thank you so much for your kind words! They mean so much to me. I am so glad to have gotten to know you over the past year. It’s so great to know another Mama book blogger that loves YA as much as I do. I hope we get to meet up at a convention sometime soon!:)

  2. Erin -

    The community is great, isn’t it? I don’t know any of the three bloggers you featured, but what is BBAW about if not finding new blogs to read? Thanks for pointing me to them!

  3. Cici -

    Jen, Julie and Mandy, THANK YOU! I have really enjoyed following you all!

    Parrish, you are welcome for the introduction! I hope you enjoy these ladies and their blogs as much as I do!

    Erin, yes this is an incredible community. I always feel like I make a new friend when I find a new blogger! So great to meet so many wonderful people!

  4. Tori [Book Faery] -

    You’re such a sweetheart! Thank you for mentioning me in your post. I am both honored and ecstatic that you enjoy my blog. This was the exact thing I needed to see after feeling discouraged about book blogging. Thank YOU for inspiring ME! :)

  5. Cici -

    :) Thanks Tori! Btw…I saw a couple of really yummy treat recipes and immediately thought “I should tweet these to Tori”!

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