BBAW – Community

Good morning, blogosphere!

It’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and we shall be appreciative!
Each day’s got its own topic, and today’s is “Community.” Here’re the details:
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!”

For me, the bloggers who provide the greatest sense of community feel like “people in my neighborhood.”

“Hi, neighbor. Glad to be with you.” I mean, really, Could it get any more comforting than that? (Seriously: When I read The World According to Mister Rogers, I had to keep putting it down because I kept getting weepy. He’s just so kind, I can hardly stand it.)
So, here are some of my neighbors:
Bybee of Naked Without Books! – who regularly makes me laugh at her own posts and also at her comments here. And sometimes she writes something that just makes a person feel happy and sad all at once. And really, there’s nothing better than that. Bybee—so glad you’re my neighbor.
Citizen Reader – who reads and blogs about nonfiction like no one else on the planet. She’s smart and funny and frank. And she’s a darn nice person! (I got to meet her in real life, so I know it’s true.)
Kim of Sophisticated Dorkiness – who always delights me with what she’s writing. I swing by her place, and I know I’m going to read something fun and interesting.
Wonderful neighbors. Wonderful.

9 thoughts on “BBAW – Community

  1. Unruly, I wish we could get together, put on our inside sweaters and sneakers like Mr. Rogers, and enjoy some good books together.
    Thanks for the really nice shout-out, and for the reminder about Bybee's great blog. I've got to get that URL into my sidebar.

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