Monday, September 14, 2009

A Special Thanks!!

For those who are not aware (which I am sure is very few by now!!), this week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW). As you tour the different book blogs this week, you will probably discover that many of us are doing the same type of posts, from a BBAW meme, fellow blogger interviews, and so much more. Today, we are focusing on those blogs we love that unfortunately, did not make the shortlist for the BBAW awards.

For me, I actually have too many blogs that I follow (and it is especially growing already this week!), for me to be able to highlight every single one. Afterall, if I am reading and commenting on your blog, then I do believe you are worth the time and I appreciate your hard work!! However, I do want to take the time to highlight a few blogs that have supported me in a variety of ways AND that have an all-around awesome blog! Each of these blogs did not make the short list, but I still believe that they deserve an award just the same; therefore, I created my own and am passing it on to the following blogs for the reasons noted. Please feel free to add this award to your own site and even pass it on to others that you are thankful for!!

Award for Appreciation

Terri was one of my first followers on Twitter and I have loved discovering this blog ever since! She is still fairly new to the book blogging world, but is one that you will not want to miss! I love the eclectic taste and appreciate the many comments here at Tif Talks Books!

J.T. is yet another new book blogger and a definite must to follow!! I love the humor and the wit, and the design is amazing!! Please know that I appreciate your honesty and your support!!

I have only recently discovered Rebecca's site, but am so thankful that I did!! Her amazing event known as 20 Questions is wonderful at building this community even stronger. I have discovered many new bloggers through her and oddly enough, appreciate her for overloading my Google Reader!! :)

Another early follower of mine on Twitter, this Literature Nut has helped me feel more comfortable in the tweeting world. I love her reviews and especially, her topics of conversation!

Stephanie was one of my first blogs that I discovered in the book blogging community! If it weren't for her (and a select few other individuals), I would never have become a part of BBAW today!!

To put it simply, The Book Chook and Susan (the creator behind it all) is one of my all-time favorite children's blogs and all-time favorite blogs in general!! I love her passion for literacy and ALL the amazing resources she provides. She is an inspiration and cannot wait to spread the Literacy Lava love!!

Kristen's blog is unique and another of my all-time favorites!! I love the reviews that she writes and the way she signs off differently every time! And, she hosts my personal favorite event: Poe Fridays (even though I am behind on it, it is still my favorite)!! And, she reliably visits Tif Talks Books, leaving comments every time!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


  1. Thank you so much for highlighting my blog, Tif! I think it's funny that both you and Jenners mentioned the sign-offs ... they're just something I throw in there to prove that I have personality. :)

    Thank you for bringing so much positive energy to the book blogging community. I can't wait to head out and visit more new blogs today!

  2. The best award ever is to read that someone really appreciates what my blog tries to do for parents. Thank you Tif, this really means a lot.

  3. I made my way over here from BBAW and am thrilled that I did! Thanks for the great suggestions, Tif. Keep up the great work. :-)

    wishing you a great BBAW,

  4. Thanks Tif. You're so sweet. I really like the new look too, and even voted on it a little bit ago! Thanks again. :)

  5. Kristen . . . You are so welcome!! It's funny because I look forward to how you sign off on your posts! They are so creative!! I will often find myself thinking in similar terms when writing emails at work (but I don't think my sarcasm would go over well and never actually do it!)!! And, thank you again for all your kind words on your blog as well!!

    J.T. . . . You are so welcome!!

    The Book Chook . . . You are so welcome and please know that I truly meant every word I said!! :)

    Lisa . . . I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed my suggestions!! And, here's to hoping I "see" you around more often too!! :)

    mjmbecky . . . Thank you!! And, thanks for the vote!! I think it is pretty much a landslide!! :)


  6. Thanks Tif!! I forgot to comment on this a few days ago. I really appreciate it!! You are an awesome blogger and I'm so glad to have connected with you!!

  7. Thank you so much Tif! What a lovely surprise to come home to. :)

    I'm so glad I discovered your blog! I love the new design and voted in your poll. Great job!

  8. Stephanie . . . Thank you!! And, I'm hoping we will get to connect even more through the Midwest Book Bloggers Party (if it ends up working out)!!

    Alexia561 . . . You are so welcome!! And, thank you on voting on my poll and sharing your thoughts on my new design. The change was a little difficult to get used to, but now I'm loving it!!


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