Monday, September 10, 2012

Rumor has it this is Book Blogger Appreciation Week

So, I saw a tweet about Book Blogger Appreciation Week and went dashing out to see if I could find some info . . . and absolutely none of the blogs I tried to visit were functioning, at the time. I was told via Twitter, though, that it's a love-fest kind of day, all about bloggers we appreciate.

I could easily default to my old buddies, but I think this year I need to try to mention some new people. I do have to say that I love Andi's gumption, SuziQ's determination to stay true to herself, Carrie's perky and relaxed writing, Nat's sweetness and brilliant photography, Bellezza's gentle soul. Friends Les, Tammy, Kelly and Melissa for always being there when I need you and Jill for making me come closer to repeatedly spitting out my coffee than anyone else I can think of. Oh, and Trish and Kris are keeping me entertained with photos of two of the cutest babies on the planet. You can only see Kris's baby in her profile photo, sorry. Trust me, she's a doll.

And, here are the new shout-outs:

1. Jenny of Alternate Readality is fairly new to the blogger world (thanks to Suey, whom I also love) and such a riot. We seem to have pretty sharply differing opinions on books we've both read but I love reading her rants about titles I loved/she hated. I like knowing what people don't like every bit as much as what they do.

2. Maria of Fly High has never gotten a shout-out from me but should have. I love the historical focus of her blog, her travel updates and her obsession with Richard Armitage.

3. Amy of Life by Candlelight has been one of my favorite "quiet" bloggers for a long time. I don't recall ever mentioning her in a list of favorites, though; and, if so, that is definitely a tremendous oversight on my part.

A few others I admire for . . . well, this may sound stupid but . . . bravery: Eva for having such a positive attitude, Chris for being himself, Amy for turning a nightmare into a selfless crusade.

Honestly, I could go on all day and I hate to leave anyone from my sidebar out of this post, but I'd better stop. Thanks to anyone and everyone who visits, too!

Not BBAW:

I'm way behind on reviewing so I probably won't participate in the rest of the BBAW events, due to the need to catch up.

Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week!


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31 comments:

  1. Wahoo! :) I love you did this post. I may have to steal a version of it next year.

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    1. Thanks, Suey! I started listing absolutely everyone and decided my post was getting ridiculous, so I redid it. I like this way a lot better. Loved yours, too! I need to go back and hop through some of your links. Quite a few were new to me.

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  2. I'm so honored that so many people are giving me a shout out. Thanks! I love your blog too!

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    1. Obviously, you're doing something right. ;) Thanks back at ya!

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  3. Thank you for including me in your 'appreciation post', Nancy. You know I've appreciated you for many long years, and I not only appreciate your wonderful book reviews, and your friendship, but your sweet kitty pictures. In fact, you helped turn me into a kitty lover, and that's saying a lot from whence I came. xoxo

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    1. I think that may have been my greatest hour, Bellezza -- the day you got a kitty and blamed me. LOL We really *must* get together, some day soon!!!

      BTW, that freaked-out look on Isabel's face had to do with the garage-door opener. We didn't have one in the old house and both cats still look shocked whenever they hear it. Pretty funny. :)

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  4. This post made me smile. Love-fest for sure. ;) It's always fun to see some of my favorite blogs highlighted (and thanks for the shoutout to me...and the chickpea banana...) but it always amazes me how many new names I continually come across!

    So appreciate you Nancy and your WAHOOS. It's been nice seeing you on twitter the past few days.

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    1. The list of bloggers is truly endless, isn't it? There are loads that I want to check out but I really will be kicking myself if I sit at the computer too much. Soooo much to do.

      I love your photos-- especially of your little chickpea banana, but really all of them!

      Thanks! It's been fun chatting with you a bit. I'm a little overwhelmed and twitter makes for a nice, relaxing break, now and then. :)

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  5. Awww . . . thanks . . . Love ya bunches!

    And Howie and Abby say "Hello" to Fiona and Isabel ;-)

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    1. Love you right back!

      Fiona and Isabel say "Hi" to Howie and Abby. They're both right beside me on their kitty tree, looking totally adorable. :)

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  6. It's a good day when I can make someone spit out their coffee. ;-) Thanks for the shout-out.

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    1. Haha, it's a typical day. I have to be careful not to take a drink before reading your blog. ;)

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  7. Bookfool, you are so sweet! You know how have been one of my favorites FOREVER as well!!!!

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    1. The feeling is mutual, then, Amy! :)

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  8. Great list! Glad you found out about BBAW when you did.

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    1. Thanks, Christina. Me, too! I am so out of it, here, thanks to our move. I can't remember if I managed to comment on your post. I tried but was having trouble with that, yesterday. Will have to go back and look.

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  9. What a great way to honor some of your favorite bloggers, Nancy! BBAW always seems to sneak up on me. :-) Good luck with the continued unpacking. I hope things settle down for you soon.

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    1. And, yet, I still missed plenty (including you)! Thanks, Wendy. Yes, BBAW always seems to sneak up on me, too. I'm not very attentive when it comes to group activities, I'm afraid.

      Thanks! I'm breaking down boxes, at the moment. Unpacking is kind of a drag, isn't it? I'm really looking forward to getting this part over with! :)

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  10. Thanks Nancy :-) You're always there for us!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! *sniff* (((hugs)))

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  11. Aw, thank you! Your blog always makes me smile, and not just because you say nice things about me. ;) Big appreciative hug back at ya!
    And good luck with all unpacking. I know how much of a drag it can be.

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    1. Thanks, Nat! I miss your blog posts!! Hope you're just having too much fun in your new home to bother. :)

      Yes, it's a drag, all right. I think I liked the packing better but it's worth the effort. So far, we really do love being in our new space, even with all those boxes to trip over!

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    2. I miss your posts, too, Nat!

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  12. Glad that you got to participate even if it is just for one day! You name checked some fab bloggers!

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    1. Thanks, Marg! I'm glad I found out about BBAW and was able to at least join in on the bloggy love-fest portion. You should have been tucked away in that big list of shout-outs, too, along with Wendy and Christina. I knew I wouldn't be able to cram all my favorites in, but I got away with quite a few. :)

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  13. HUGS! Happy BBAW

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    1. HUGS back! Thanks and Happy BBAW to you, too!

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  14. Aw, thanks my dear!! Love you!! And thanks by the way, for adding more blogs to my feed reader :p Like i really needed that ;)

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    1. Love you, too! Oh, haha. Just call me "Troublemaker". :)

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  15. You are a sweetheart to include me in your list, seeing how I'm such a lazy blogger/commenter! I'm anxious to visit some of those new-to-me blogs. Thanks!

    Oh, and we will definitely meet one of these days! I know we've been saying that for years now, but I think Chicago (are you listening, Bellezza?!) might be in the cards sometime next year.

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    1. I'm a pretty lazy blogger/commenter, myself. It's not about that, Les! :) You're a good friend.

      Yes, definitely Chicago.

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