A Bit About Me(Me) ~ I Dodge the Question

by Gwen


It is time once again, to step out from behind the book and get to know one another better.

We all have a story and a life beyond the book and thanks to Danielle from There’s A Book, we get share. She asks the questions and we get to answer.

Who is a famous person (dead or alive) that you most admire? And why?

I am struggling with this question. First off, what does admire really mean?

ad·mire (d-mr)

v. ad·mired, ad·mir·ing, ad·mires

1. To regard with pleasure, wonder, and approval.

2. To have a high opinion of; esteem or respect.

3. Chiefly New England & Upper Southern U.S. To enjoy (something): “I just admire to get letters, but I don’t admire to answer them” (Dialect Notes).

4. Archaic To marvel or wonder at.

See, in my house, we use admire, as in “I admire you.” because we are too chicken to say that we love each other. Really long story could be inserted here, but we don’t have all night and it is a wee bit personal.

So If I go back to the real definition of admire; I am looking for someone that I approve of and fills me with wonder.

Well, there’s a might big whopper of a problem right there. Just about everyone and everything fills me with wonder. For example, the people that drive 50 MPH on the highway where the speed limit is 65 MPH. Those drivers fill me with tons of wonder…and a few expletives tend to come out of my mouth to take part in the wonder.

So I was at a loss to pick just one person that I admire. Then I realized that it doesn’t just have to be one person. After all, there aren’t any hard and fast rules to these posts. It’s my post and I can do what I want to, do what I want to…..sing it!

You know the people that amaze me? It is all of you that are reading this post! I have diddled in all sorts of different groups of people on these grand interwebs and book bloggers rock, let me tell you.

Sure, we have the occasional blow ups over  who gets ARCs and who doesn’t, then there are the book blogger police that like to tell you what to do. Those squabbles are quickly put to rest around here with very few feathers ruffled.

That is special because it doesn’t happen on my relationship or home decorating blogs or on other non blog sites. Those dustups can get nasty and the bad juju can last for months.

We also embrace new people into what we do, we involve all, and we work at doing things as a team.

So I admire ya’ll. Give yourselves a group hug!


9 Comments to “A Bit About Me(Me) ~ I Dodge the Question”

  1. My I have the number for the book police? I may need it in the event of an emergency. You know, like if I spot someone creasing a spine in Boarders or reading the last page first in a library. 🙂

  2. Don’t you hate not having the ability to edit mistakes on comments? Drives me mad. Mad, I tell you.

    Below should read: MAY I have the number for the book police?

  3. Great post!!! And thank you! When I first found this community of book bloggers, a very kind person took me under her wing and mentored me, a complete stranger then, a friend now. I will never forget one of the 1st things she told me…”book bloggers are the nicest people” and how right she was.

  4. Aww that is such a great post! I admire you too 🙂

  5. What a great post! I would love to hear some of the stories you could tell….like the one about the blogger police. Now that must be a good one.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. Yes, I totally agree with your thoughts on the book bloggers out there. I’ve felt nothing but love and I steer clear of controversy within the blogging world about what “others” should do. I firmly believe that it is your blog and your rules…no one else.

  7. I see what you mean about dodging questions! Even I could probably come up with a list of people, starting with my Mom and ending with someone like Clint Eastwood.
    Anyways, we all admire you just the same 🙂

  8. Funny post Gwen!

  9. I couldn’t have said it any better myself! I LOVE this community! Maybe that’s why I’m always found in all the events and busy with my bloggy buddies, everyone is just unbelievable. It’s so nice to have a place to turn when I’ve had a bad day or want to talk about an amazing book I just finished. Book bloggers truly are some of the best people anywhere. Perfect pick!

    And yes…I wonder about those people going 50 in a 65…especially around here. Just take the city streets for goodness sakes! 🙂

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