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Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Showing My Appreciation



Today is the start of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and the daily theme for today is Appreciation. We're asked to share the book blogs we read on a regular basis and why we read them. But I have to admit that I am rather sporadic in my blog reading and commenting. Every year I set a goal to get better at it, and every year I seem to fall short.

So today I wanted to show my appreciation to those bloggers who seem to have this whole reading and commenting thing down. These are bloggers who consistently comment on my blog. Most of them visit and comment at least once a week. And I don't have a lot of opportunity to show my appreciation to them for that. So that's what I'm doing today. These are all great blogs that I highly recommend you check out!

Sue at Book by Book




Lindsey at Literary Lindsey


Thank you to all of you for being so dedicated to visiting and commenting on my blog! You are greatly appreciated!

Check out the BBAW website for more Book Blogger Appreciation posts.

Comments

  1. Aw...thanks for the shout-out, Julie! I'm honored that you included me on your list, though it's ironic that you did so because of consistency! I think I am terrible at keeping up with blogs and like you, I always pledge to do better.

    I think the reason you think I am good at reading and commenting on blogs is because I love your so much! Yours is one of the few blogs I DO try to get to at least once a week.

    I was going to try to do an appreciation post myself tonight - and planned to include yours! - but I am just too tired...

    So, thanks - and right back at ya!

    Sue

    Great Books for Kids and Teens

    Book By Book


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    1. Thank you so much, Sue! And I'm so glad I inspired you to write your own post as well!

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  2. OK, Julie, you have inspired me! I also wrote a post...and your blog is included! Check it out:

    http://bookbybook.blogspot.com/2012/09/book-blogger-appreciation.html

    Sue

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  3. Yay - thanks for including me! You already know I love your blog :-) Your weekly reading posts are my favorite because I love seeing what you and the boys especially are reading because it gives me ideas for my 2.

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  4. Great blog! And thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely check them out! I also write a children's book blog. It's: www.storytimebooks.wordpress.com. Feel free to check it out if you would like. I'll be back to visit your blog :)

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  5. Julie, thank you. What a great surprise. I am not participating this year due to work obligations etc but there are a select few I have to stop by, you are one of those.

    Keep it up.

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