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!
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!