A Thought Provoking Question Asker, a Crochet Artist and a Writer in the Making ~ My First Treasure

by Gwen

Welcome one and all to the first day of BBAW. This is the day that we are supposed to share blogs that are new to us since last year’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

While Chew & Digests Books has in fact existed for more than two years, I really didn’t get involved in the book blogging community until the last year, so I have had a wealth of choices from which to pick from. So ya’ll are new to me in many ways.

The problem lies in choosing from this plethora. What sort of guidelines or criteria did I use to pick the following? Why are ye trying to ask me to explain the unexplainable? I have no clue why I do anything, but here we go.

First up, the “thought provoking question asker”, A Little Bookish. Carin has a wonderful Friday feature called Coffee Chat and it never fails to inspire me to write a book of a comment in response.

Carin is also a hero of mine because she is super involved with her blog and the community. I swear the girl is always on twitter when I need her and in the know.

Then we have Danielle and There’s a Book. She has been a major reason why I am as active as I am today. We “met up” during Armchair BEA and while we read totally different genres, she keeps me actively coming out from behind my reviewer persona with her meme, A Bit About Me(Me).

She is also a writer, not just a blog writer, and I enjoyed hearing about a writing workshop she went to recently at Catherine Ryan Hyde’s home.

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Then there is Meg of Write Meg! I was lucky enough to get paired with her for the interview tomorrow and I have to tell ya, I like her style.

Like Danielle, we don’t really read similar genres, but we do have something in common. She likes to crochet and I have been known to pick up a J hook or two in my time.

Another great thing about Meg is that she isn’t just all about reviews. She often steps out from behind the book to share what is going on in her life. Her reviews are much like her other posts, honest and open.

It must be said, all of the blogs are I read are treasures. You all have something special and deserve a huge award for keeping me coming back. All of you are a huge part of my excitement about book blogging. You give me a purpose, focus and get me to come out of my shell. That isn’t an easy thing to do to this anxiety filled swiss cheese brain. Thank you!

Gwen

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9 Comments to “A Thought Provoking Question Asker, a Crochet Artist and a Writer in the Making ~ My First Treasure”

  1. Thanks Gwen! That is so sweet! I just happened to click on your post off of Twitter a few moments ago! I had no idea you were going to feature my blog. I do indeed have WAY too much time on my hands so I’m always on Twitter and playing with my blog. It helps me feel like I’m a little productive (although Twitter tends to be WAY too addictive).

    I love your blog as well. I’m always on the lookout for non-fiction since I’ve been reading more and more of it lately. I definitely look forward to hearing what you thought were the best books of 2010 on the awards site that Wallace is doing. 🙂

  2. What great choices! I love them all 🙂

  3. Ahhh….thank you so much! I’m so happy I keep you active and participating because you are definitely a welcome addition to the book blogger community, as well as my circle of friends. Thank you so much for always being such a great commenter and supporter! One of these days we may actually get together “for real”. LOL Soon!

  4. Aww, imagine my surprise and delight to scroll down and see my own picture here, hehe! 🙂 I’m so glad we were paired up, too; I’m really enjoying your reviews, and it’s good to step out of the “familiar” genres I’m used to reading about and think about something different. And yay for crochet!

  5. I know two out of three mentioned here, and will go and acquaint myself with Carin as soon as possible!

  6. Sounds like some great bloggers and I’m with on Meg’s style!!

  7. You picked some great blogs to highlight. I can’t even remember what the blogosphere was like before Danielle!

  8. Gwen! I love a little bookish, I’m so glad you do too!

    And of course, we share mutual admiration of Danielle =)

  9. We should get t shirts made up. I can see it now, the Admiration of There’s A Book Society. I call this meeting to order:)

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