Book Bloggers are Awesome
Thursday, July 28, 2011Posted by Melissa (Avid Reader)
What's the best thing about book blogging?
That's right, the bloggers! I love so many things about having a book blog, but by far my favorite thing is the community of fellow bloggers. You people give me amazing reading recommendations. You point out things I might have missed in books and start great discussions. You encourage me to try books I may never have picked up. All-in-all I love you guys.
So last week when I had the chance to get together with one you you I jumped at the chance. Sandy, who writes You've GOTTA read this, was swinging through my stomping ground and we had a chance to meet up. We had lunch at one of my favorite Mexican dives and hit it off immediately. That's the thing about book bloggers, even if we have nothing in common, we share a love of reading and books, so there's never a shortage of things to discuss.
Luckily for us, we did have lots of other things in common as well. We went to the same college, we both love to travel and we have an obsessive love of audiobooks, etc. Sandy's blog is one of the first I found when I started The Avid Reader's Musings and I was thrilled to find out that her great sense of humor and bubbling (in an awesome way) personality are the same in real life as they are one her blog. If I hadn't of had to head back to work, I think we could have talked all afternoon.
Meeting Sandy (and my meet up last year with Jeanne at Necromancy Never Pays) reminded me how grateful I am to have a platform that introduces me to so many great people and fellow readers. I could go my whole life without meeting some of you, but thankfully, the internet allows us to take our collective shared interests and find each other sprinkled throughout the world. It's so wonderful to know that there are people out there who think "listening" to a book is amazing, who love the smell of old books, who stress out about what books to pack when you go on vacation and who often close a book and find themselves bursting with the desire to talk about it.
*Photo by our waitress