Monday, September 12, 2011

BBAW: Community

Welcome to the first day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2011. This week's theme is Cultivating a Community of Bloggers and Readers and today's post topic is:

While the awards are a fun part of BBAW, they can never accurately represent the depth and breadth of diversity in the book blogging community. Today you are encouraged to highlight a couple of bloggers that have made book blogging a unique experience for you. They can be your mentors, a blogger that encouraged you to try a different kind of book, opened your eyes to a new issue, made you laugh when you needed it, or left the first comment you ever got on your blog. Stay positive and give back to the people who make the community work for you!
Today I thought I would spotlight a few bloggers for different reasons.

Blogger I would love to send a bunch of flowers and some chocolates to:

Zibilee from Raging Bibliomania  for her faithful support of my blog and constant comments, especially when I put up posts which no-one else seems to find interesting! Thanks again Zibilee!

Blogger who I would love to have a cup of coffee or three with

Beth Fish from Pretty sure we could have a good old chinwag that might last quite some time.

Blogger who I have had coffee with but will hopefully do so many more times in the future

Bree from All the Books I can Read. One of the joys of being on Twitter is that over the last year or so I have met book bloggers and tweeps who live really close to me! We've met up quite a few times since then and I look forward to continuing to do so!

Blogger who likely doesn't know I exist but who I would love to chat books with

Julie from Booking Mama always posts about books that I think I would love to read!

Blogger who influences me the most in terms of adding the most books to my TBR list

This honour goes to Sarah from Reading the Past. She not only reviews lots of really interesting sounding historical fiction, but when she posts some of the upcoming releases I have been known to just add the whole list to my TBR list!

Blogger who I have known the longest, who I chat to all the time and who needs to come and stay in my spare room!

Kelly from The Written World.


There are a ton of other bloggers who I could highlight, and feel a little bit bad that I haven't but you have to draw the line somewhere! Besides, I would have had to have thought of even more categories!

Have you shared about some of your favourite bloggers as part of BBAW?


  1. Hi, I am stopping by to visit your blog via the list of posts for Day one

    Please Stop by My Blog of you Like

    I am not yet following any of the blogs you mention-I will check them out-have a great BBAW

  2. Thanks, Marg! I enjoy your blog and have gotten some great recommendations from you as well - not just books, but bookstores too!

  3. I would LOVE to visit you!!! :)

  4. Thanks for more bloggers to visit!

  5. I'd love to have a bowl of ramen noodles with Beth Fish Reads! Or anything, really. :)

  6. Like yourself Twitter has made an influence on my blogging & as well as talking regularly to my fellow bloggers I also find new ones by who they follow.

  7. What a great list of bloggers! I love Beth & Sarah's blogs.

    Here's my BBAW post for today.

  8. BethFish is an amazing blogger and does a lot for our community. Will definitely check out some of the other people you highlighted.

  9. I hope Bree is prepared for your praise - we don't want anything pushing her over the edge ;)

  10. I'd love to have a coffee or three with Beth Fish Reads too - I bet she has a lot of interesting stuff to say, on top of all the wonderful bookish recommendations :-)

  11. Hi Margaret,

    I know some of these bloggers already and will be checking the others out.

    I have written my post and linked to the birthday honours list of bloggers I listed in July.


  12. I love the way you did this post! The questions are wonderful and thoughtful! Have fun at BBAW week!

  13. Great job Marg! Excellent list of excellent bloggers!

  14. Ha! We'd be talking for a week, I bet. Any ole time we're in the same time zone (or even day!) I'm on my way for a cuppa and chat.

    I know Julie (Booking Mama) and I'll bring her with me. :)

  15. I would love to chat with you and Beth Fish Reads!

    And I apologize for how I've come across to you! I definitely know you exist and I've visited your blog. I'm just horrible about leaving comments! I will definitely try harder! :)

  16. I love 'Reading The Past' as well!
    And cute way to highlight your faves, I love it. In a few short years, the blogosphere has grown by leaps and bounds. There are so many blogs that I cannot keep up, and I finally decided I shouldn't even try to.
    This year, I selected the two blogs that I find myself returning to whenever they post.
    Find out who here.

  17. I've met several of those bloggers and they're all as great as you think!

  18. I did the same thing with my post - used headings/categories - to help me find a way to limit the number of bloggers I was putting up on my list!

    We actually both put Heather from Raging Bibliomania too!

  19. Wonderful list you got here!

    I had a hard time choosing. But I opted for totally unheard of blogs. Isn't that the intention of community? To spread far and wide!!

    Here is my post:

    BBAW 2011: Community

  20. I'm off to visit Sarah's blog. I'm sure she'll add to my tbr list as well.

  21. Wonderful selection!! I just love Heather from Raging Bibliomania and admire her reviews so much. And I think Beth Fish would rather drink tea than coffee … then she could feature it in her tea of the week post!! : ) Happy BBAW!

  22. Marg, I am honored that you chose me, and can see that I am in pretty good company! I love this little blog, and am always comfortable and entertained when I visit here. It's as much to do with the blogger as with the content. Thanks for making my day!

  23. Great post. I did share as well on my blog. It's so very hard to narrow down without feeling bad about leaving someone out. :0(

    Yay to Zibilee. I know the feeling when you get that lone comment, oh how it brightens the day. So I thank Zibilee too.

  24. I love how you picked categories -- very clever! I don't know all of the bloggers on your list, so I'll have to check them out.

  25. Ooh, there are some new-to-me bloggers on your list! I must check them out.

  26. Love our book events and coffee catch ups! We'll have to organise something soon, I'll be keen to get out of the house and talk BOOKS (anything other than babies)!

  27. Bree, we'll see how it goes for this weekend!

    Jenners, to be honest if I had three cups of coffee I would make myself sick! So Bethfish can have tea and I will have water or soft drink!

    Linda, I hope she does!

    Julie, oh no, I didn't intend to make you feel bad! I go through phases of being bad at commenting.

    Tony, hasn't pushed her over the edge yet!

    Thanks to everyone for stopping by and commenting.



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