12 September 2011
BBAW 2011: Community
While the awards are a fun part of BBAW, they can never accurately represent the depth and breadth of diversity in the book blogging community. Today you are encouraged to highlight a couple of bloggers that have made book blogging a unique experience for you. They can be your mentors, a blogger that encouraged you to try a different kind of book, opened your eyes to a new issue, made you laugh when you needed it, or left the first comment you ever got on your blog. Stay positive and give back to the people who make the community work for you!
Amy of My Friend Amy
Amy gets top honors as a book blogger mentor. She's like a den mom and cheeleader rolled into one. She's a got a huge heart and serves as a reminder to all of us that we should do nice things for other people. She gets a big hug for being the driving force behind BBAW!
Pam of Bookalicious
Pam is the blogger I look to when there is an issue floating in the book blogger community. People who want to ban books beware - Pam will out you with a wonderful post encouraging all book lovers everwhere to stand up for the right to read. Her love of YA is infectious (#interrobangYA has to be the best hashtag and vlog idea I've seen in years) and has inspired me to read a little more YA, something I never did even as a YA.
Rebecca of The Book Lady's Blog
Rebecca is my go-to LitFic guru. She has fantastic taste, no lie, and if she decides a title is "pantyworthy" then I must go out and buy a copy to add to my "omg, read now!" pile. She has a great personal project - Fountain 360 in 365 - to expand her reading adventures outside her normal comfort zone. Additionally, she's one of the three booknerd geniuses behind the Bookrageous podcast (iTunes link) (the other two are Josh and Jenn) and I look forward to every, single episode.
Aurora of The Secret Dreamworld of a Jane Austen Fan
Now, Aurora doesn't quite have a straight-up book blog. She does review some things she reads but far and away what keeps me reading her blog is Aurora's love of Jane Austen and how she translates her love of the time period into her passion for sewing. Aurora has travelled to Bath for the Jane Austen Festival (!!) IN COSTUME (!!!!). I love reading her adventures in classic literature and period clothing.