First off, I just want to say I am thrilled that today marks the start of another BBAW. This is my third year participating (and I think the third year it has been in existence!) and every year I am happy to see how everyone comes together as a community and celebrates book blogging.
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!
This is today’s prompt. I have to say I am not that excited about it. It feels a little overdone, because this is the third year I have done a prompt like this and while I appreciate what it is attempting, I feel like I would just be repeating myself.
However, I will go ahead and give brief shout outs to my favorite blogs. Jill from Fizzy Thoughts always gives me a good laugh. I love the detailed and thoughtful reviews of Steph from Steph & Tony Investigate. The laid back nature of Diane’s blog at Bibliophile by the Sea makes her another of my favorites. Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness offers reviews of books that I don’t always see around the blogosphere, so I enjoy her blog for its originality. I love the friendliness of Dana of Much Madness is Divinest Sense and man, that coffee in her banner always has me salivating! I just discovered Deborah of The Bookish Dame in the past few weeks and I have enjoyed reading her blog immensely.
So there you have it. Obviously this in no way encompasses all the blogs I read and love! I am looking forward to discovering even more blogs as BBAW unfolds.