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Book Blogger Appreciation Week


It's Book Blogger Appreciation Week. I'm excited to participate for the first time. I'm not sure how much or how little I'll participate but I do hope to join in on some of the daily topics. Today, the topic is community. The overall theme for the year is Cultivating a Community of Bloggers and Readers, so today we're supposed to highlight bloggers who have made book blogging a unique experience for us.

I read a lot of book blogs but I do have a couple that I can highlight for different reasons.

The first is Book Journey. Sheila inspires me with her dedication to her blog. Every day, she posts an interesting, engaging article on her blog. Every day. She encourages discussion and is always responsive. I would love to have this level of dedication to my blog and my readers, but my "real life" often gets in the way. What really amazes me about Sheila is that she seems to have a lot going on in her daily life too, but she still manages to write on her blog every day.

RundpinneAnother blog that has had an impact on my reading is Rundpinne. Unfortunately, Jennifer has taken a break from reviewing and blogging, but I still wanted to mention her blog because she has tons of reviews that you can still check out. I love that she points out her favorite read of the week each Monday, and I often find myself adding that book to my list of future reads. I've always been impressed by the amount of reading she is able to do, and the fact that she keeps up with the reviews so well.



And the last I'll mention is There's a Book. Danielle does a fabulous job of combining reviews of the books she reads and the books her children read. I try to do this to some extent, but she really has a great system down, including writing reviews from her kids' perspectives, not just her own. She includes all the details parents would need, including her own recommendation for age for the books. And her reviews are always written in a fun, but informative way.

Visit the BBAW 2011 website to read more posts about the book blogger community.

Comments

  1. Great list of bloggers! I read two already, and I'll check out the third. My list of influential bloggers, if you are interested!

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  2. Great choices.

    I have a long list that I took from my birthday honours list in July

    carol

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  3. Sheila and Jennifer are great, J will be a miss.

    I will have to go to There's a Book.

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  4. The amount of info on Sheila's blog always astounds me!

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  5. Ahhhh....thank you so very very much! This really means a lot to me, especially that you enjoy my kiddos perspectives (I'm always wondering if people just think I'm crazy for that, but I enjoy it. LOL)! And thank you for already sending so many new readers my way, wow! You're wonderful and I always appreciate your comments & friendship. Thank you!!! You've made my day! :o)

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  6. looking like a good list that I'll check out, thanks

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  7. I don't think I'll have the time to participate much in BBAW this week, but I'm enjoying others' posts!

    I totally agree about Sheila - I;m so impressed with all that she does on her blog while seeming to live a busy "real" life!

    Sue

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  8. I'm familiar with all of these bloggers, at least in name, but I haven't read any of their blogs regularly. It sounds like I should try. Thanks! Hope you're having a great BBAW!

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  9. Ahhh... this is so sweet! Life is (as usual) busy and crazy and I am trying to get around tot he blogs as I can (book club tonight - my house - yipes! LOL)

    Thanks Julie - you are an awesome blogger!

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