Each day this week, there will be a daily topic that we can share our own thoughts about. Today's topic is COMMUNITY and nothing states community like those that include book bloggers. We all come from different backgrounds. We live around the world. We read different books, but commiserate about our favorites just the same. We oftentimes discover that we are not alone in our passion for books as we so often have felt the majority of our lives. We may not be able to meet each other, but we still call ourselves friends.
Over the four years that I have been blogging, I have come to call many my friends. I have grown and become a better person because of them. I have been encouraged and supported. And, someday I hope to thank them all in real life! Here are just a few that I want to share a few words about today . . .
Ms. Blank . . . She no longer has a blog, but I know that she is still lurking out there! She was one of my early connections to the community, recommending the perfect books for me, and supporting me along my endeavors as her's changed along the way.
We Be Reading . . . Kristen has opened my eyes to so many different books and authors and has forever expanded my world! I appreciate her more than words can say and I can only secretly hope that my next big move will be closer to her neck of the woods!
Addicted to Books . . . Tracy is one of my "newer" friends in the community, but I our conversations are already so memorable! I look forward to her comments, and not-so-secretly admire her will power when it comes to book buying! She serves as the example I wish to achieve someday!
There's A Book . . . A couple of years ago, I was introduced to Danielle via Share a Story, Shape a Future. Since then, our friendship has blossomed and her emails, tweets, and comments bring a smile to my face every time. Then again, it could also be the long hours "together" on Armchair BEA!!
Since I mentioned Armchair BEA, I also want to give a quick shout out to my other original brains behind the big event: Michelle at That's What She Read, Florinda at The 3 R's Blog, and Emily at Emily's Reading Room. I have had a blast working with these ladies the last couple of years and look forward to more great years to come!
This is only a handful of fellow bloggers that I believe contribute a great deal to our community. I really could go on and on, but I will leave it at that for now. Click on over, follow them, and continue to spread the bookish love! That's what this week is all about, afterall!