September 12, 2012

Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2012 ~ Day 3

BBAW Day 3

What Does Book Blogging Mean To You?

Book blogging means that I finally have a place to talk about books! With people that love books! No more blank stares. No more yawns. No more sarcastic comments,"Uh huh sure I'll read that book Jen, I'll get right on that!"
My family and friends. I think they hate me.

Book blogging means feeling the warmth of a fantastic community that has been so welcoming and helpful and in general just so kick ass. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I've found my happy place. I only wish I hadn't waited so long.
Dumb question. Start blogging!


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  1. Completely agree - I am do glad I got over my shyness and dived in 3 years ago.

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    1. Isn't it the most fun? I wish I had started 3 years ago too! :)

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  2. exactly my thoughts... and i know what you are talking about when you mentioned blank stares and yawns.. lol..
    thanks for visiting my blog.. am your newest follower.. and on pinterest and twitter as well

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    1. Blank stares and yawns, the enemies of the book lover ;) But now we have this awesome community! I'll never take it for granted.

      Thanks for following, I appreciate it more than you know!

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  3. I agree with you as well, I hope you don't mind but I may to a write up on this topic over at my blog even though I'm not participating in this event

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    1. Oh my gosh yes! Please do :) And link up to the BBAW page, it's not too late at all!

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  4. You know I was having a conversation with some friends the other night, some folks who I could actually talk books with, and I was pretty much saying what you wrote here to them.

    The community is super awesome! I have met such smart, interesting and people who not only read, but they think about what they read!

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    1. Hang on to those friends for dear life Brian! I know there are readers out there (this community proves it) but in my day to day life they seem so few and far between.

      That really is the best part of book blogging, the people :)

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  5. That picture is excellent and so sadly true. It's okay if people have too many other books to read and are, actually reading, but otherwise... This community is awesome!

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    1. I used to almost lose my mind trying to persuade my non-reading friends and family members to consider reading THIS BOOK THAT YOU WILL LOVE THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE ;)

      I gave up and started blogging instead. Yay!

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  6. YES! I love recommending books to people and they actually appreciate it. (It's even better if they end up loving the book.)

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

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    1. It's a whole new world isn't it? People that WANT to hear about your latest read! I feel all giddy and giggly happy just thinking about it ;)

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  7. Love it when you said, "I've found my happly place." Couldn't agree more.

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    1. Thanks Tanya, it's the simplest way to explain it :)

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  8. Great post today, Jennifer! I've always been a reader, but being a part of the book blogging community has added confidence to my step in terms of being a reader. I know I'm not alone in my obsession. :-)

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    1. Thanks! :D Being a blogger adds to the whole reading experience, that's no lie!

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  9. Blogging definitely is a "happy" place to be. Great post...love your little cartoon.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.


    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/09/book-blogger-appreciation-week-day-3.html

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    1. Thanks so much Elizabeth :) It's my pleasure!

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  10. Book blogging is an outlet for me to explore and discuss the books I am reading. It is a way to find out about other great books, and it has opened up a world I didn't know existed. I am surprised but pleased to have made some friendships through blogging! I also am at a career change from teacher to who knows, so book blogging is allowing me to do something I enjoy!

    I'm still very new to book blogging (LoveAtFirstBook.com), having started only in July, so I'm still warming up!

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    1. I'm super new to the blogging world as well, so far so good! ;) I had no idea just how rewarding it would be. I'm sure I'll have those blah blog days. Right now I'm still in the OOOH OOOH I HAVE A BLOG phase, lol!

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  11. love your answer Jennifer...plain & simple ;)

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    1. Thanks Sharonda! That's pretty much what I'm aiming for here, plain and simple!

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  12. I'm lucky that most of my friends obey my recommendations!

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    1. You are very lucky! I've had poor luck in that regard. Not that it NEVER happens but I never met someone who had the same book passion as I do..until now!

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    1. I agree. I've been challenged to step out of my comfort zone, that's for sure :)

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  14. Nicely put, my dear!!! And right on!

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    1. Thanks Andi :) And a giant thank you for all that you do for this community!

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  15. That's what I love about blogging too!

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    1. COMMUNITY! That's the word of the day isn't it? :D

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  16. Aw -- succinct and to the point! I love how you incorporated those images. Welcome to blogging! :)

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    1. Thanks Jillian, I'm so happy to be a part of the book blogging world :)

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  17. Me too! It's a great community we belong to.

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    1. We are like the luckiest peeps ever! :) Talking about books whenever we want?? Squeeee!

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  18. I know exactly what you mean about the blank stares. And I'm continually shoving books at people when they come to my house. Although my sisters love it, I'm fairly sure everybody else I know actively avoids coming round now, so blogging is great and I know that I have blogger friends who really do read the things that I won't stop going on about to them. It's great!

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    1. I was starting to go crazy before I had this outlet. My sister is the one who finally said please go find somewhere to talk about books with other nerds ;) Ok, she didn't put it quite like that, but close!

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  19. I love the graphics you used! And great answer!

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    1. Thanks Chris! Also, thanks for visiting :)

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  20. You are SO right! Don't you just hate it when you're really excited about a book and you are telling someone about it and they just don't get it? My husband did that to me the other night. I was so loving Breed by Chase Novak and, just like you said, blank stare and watching TV and not listening. How did I end up married to a non-reader? Ugh! I'm lucky that the person I hang out with a lot, my mom, loves books too, but she's still not totally gaga over them like us in the book blogging community, where we eat, breathe, sleep books and sweat them out of our pores. ;O)

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    1. Yes! Yes I do hate that! LOL I'm a book pusher. That's why this book blogging gig is a great one, I can rave about books to people that will rave about a book right back. :) It's fantastic!

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  21. Totally agree! I'm glad I've also found a few good friends through book blogging!!

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    1. It's all about the people :) And the books of course, lol

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  22. Been there. Trying to explain book love to people who just can't/won't get it!

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    1. It's a tough thing to do! Forget it, I'm a blogger now! ;) I can talk books with other bookish people all day long! Yahoo!

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  23. Fun post. It is really great to find the tribe of people who enjoy talking about books and don't look at you funny when you mention reading them.

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    1. Exactly Joy! People that read book blogs are the BEST, and they care about books! Yes! :)

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  24. Hilarious gifs :) That's what we're here for, to be your online book-lovin' friends who actually care about your recommendations :D But, seriously, yeah, I'm lucky to have a few English majors among my friends who also like reading, but it's nice to find others who share my eclectic taste.

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    1. I adore the people I've met since I started this blog. Book-lovin' friends are the very best people. In my humble opinion anyway ;)

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  25. I always get confused when people say that they don't really read. To me, it's the same as saying, "Well, you know, I'm not really big on this breathing thing..."
    It's great to know that we have all of these people to share our favorite books with. Hooray book bloggers! :)

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    1. Ha ha, this breathing thing! I absolutely agree Lindsey, I'll never understand it. Thank goodness for this community! I don't know how I survived so long without it :)

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  26. Love this post! That first picture pretty much summed up my life before blogging, as I'd usually get black stares as I raved about a book I'd just read. So glad I found this community! It's my Happy Place too! :)

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    1. Thanks :) I used to just about lose my mind after reading a great book. I had no one to share the greatness with! Ack! Now I do, yay!!

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  27. This post and the comments made me laugh! It reminded me of one of my sisters saying to me after Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, "Don't give me a book at Christmas this year! Please, no more books!"

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    1. Ha ha ha! Your sister sounds like mine ;) She likes to read, but not nearly as much as I do! Our poor family members, lol.

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