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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Book Blogger Confessions: Blogger/Author love!

 

Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers "confess" and vent about topics that are unique to us. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions.

Just keep it respectful - no bashing authors or other bloggers! If you want to participate just grab our button and include it in your post with a link to either Midnyte Reader or For What It's Worth. We will be providing a linky at the end of our posts so people can "hop" to see all the participants answers.

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Share the love! In honor of Valentines Day, tell us about a few of the bloggers (and/or) authors you love.

The absolute best thing about blogging is the friends I’ve made! I have a few that have gone well beyond the blog buddy stage and have become very good personal friends. So a shout out to…..

Lena – Addicted 2 Novels, Julie – My 5 Monkey’s, Tori – The Book Faery, Pam – Midnyte Reader, Kimberly – Living FIcticiously. ~ Thank you ladies! You have been a incredible source of strength & support to me last year (it’s been a rough one) and I can’t thank you all enough for being such amazing friends.

A few of my favorite blogs that I visit on an almost daily basis:

YA Romantics – Jen is a great person and awesome, supportive blogger. I’ve come to rely on her reviews whenever selecting my next YA purchase.

In the Hammock Book Reviews – Carrie and I started blogging around the same time and her historical romance reviews convinced me to give this genre that I hadn’t really enjoyed another shot. She knows just what ones will work for me and hasn’t led me astray yet with one of her recommendations. She’s also incredibly nice and a trusted blogger friend.

Novel Sounds – I love music so when I found a blog that paired book reviews with a soundtrack I was already sold but this is a top notch blog with a great design and honest, well written reviews.

Brooke Reports – BROOKE! I love Brooke and you will too! Go check our her adorable new blog design.

The Bookish Babe – Andrea is enthusiastic about promoting books and authors she loves and it’s contagious (in a good way!) and she could not be a nicer person.

Authors:

Jeri Smtih-Ready – I started this blog because of my love for her books so she holds a special place of honor here at For What It’s Worth. Jeri is an amazing author, a great friend and an inspiration to me. <3 her

Ann Aguirre – She is just an incredible writer. Her characters really get to me in a way that few others do. She also is the best book recommender ever! I don’t care what genre your looking for she’s got an excellent recommendation. She says “buy it” and I do.

Cindi Madsen & Nyrae Dawn – I have talked to these two authors on twitter long before they were authors lol They are both great people to chat books with and now that they both are published I can also say that their books are fantastic.

One more Book Blogger Confession: I’ve had a lot of things going on the past few weeks in my personal life so in my haste to get this post ready I’m sure I’m missing someone vitally important to my life and blog well being....lol If so – I’m sorry…..& thank you!

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February 18th - How has blogging and reviewing changed your reading habits? Do you read a genre now that you wouldn't have tried prior? Or have you been turned off by a genre you used to love?

More upcoming topics!

23 comments:

  1. Jeri Smith-Ready is one of the nicest people I've ever met! So sweet to her fans, so can see why you love her!

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    1. She really is - glad you agree :-))

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  2. Great post, but it doesn't sound like a vent ;)

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    1. Occasionally we try to highlight the positives of blogging and Valentine's Day seems like a good time for that :-)

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  3. You have had a difficult year and I wish you much joy and peace in 2013 and for all the years to come. I'm so glad that you have a support system and I'm honored that you felt comfortable enough to confide in me. It's amazing how close the book blogging community can truly be. I'm definitely going to check out the blogs you've recommended....because....I trust your opinion!

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    1. Sometimes I feel like my blogger friends are there for me more than IRL friends lol

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  4. I have to check some of those blogs :)

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    1. Oooh! Your blog should be on that list too!

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  5. Thanks for the mention, Karen. Considering that yours is the first blog I fell in love w/, that means so much!

    I feel exactly the same about Nyrae and Cindi. And I love YA Romantics, too. I will definitely be checking out the others.

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    1. I love chatting with you guys on Twitter and I'm so glad you're blogging now!

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  6. Agreed! Carrie (In the Hammock) is pretty awesome!

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    1. She really is! And I should have added you to my frequently visit list! I was in too much of a rush lol

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  7. Hugs and what a great list of authors and blogggers. Love you

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  8. Aw, I see so many familiar faces on that list! It's amazing how well you can get to know someone just through the blogosphere. :) Some new-to-me names on that list for me to check out, too.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. Another blogger I forgot to add! I love your blog and reviews.

      I should never write a blog post when I'm rushed lol (or plan ahead......nah)

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  9. I am SO honored to be mentioned! *sends hugs*

    You know how grateful I am to you for being so welcoming and helpful to me as a new blogger last year. You're the very best <3

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    1. It's hard to believe you haven't been doing this as long as me. Your blog is top notch and one of my favorites.

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  10. Aww, thanks, Karen! I'm so happy we've gotten to know each other. It's great to have someone to talk with about music and beasts and families and even sometimes books. ;)

    xoxo, Jeri

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  11. Aw, I'm sorry that last year was rough for you but I'm glad blogging friends helped you through it. Thank you SO much for the shout out! I really appreciate what you said about my blog and I look forward to your reviews as well. <333

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  12. Definitely going to check out some of the blogs/authors that you've mentioned:)

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  13. Awww!! Thank you so much, Karen!! That is so incredibly sweet of you :) I love your blog too and you are definitely a trusted blogger friend of mine as well :) I'm going to check out any blogs that I am not familiar with on your list!

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  14. Aweeee Karen... C'mere and let me scoop you in a hug!!! I totally agree, we've all made such wonderful friends in the blogging world. I have irreplaceable friendships with my book babes, you being one of them.
    Of course I regularly stalk your blog. I need to get better at commenting.
    And all the authors you mentioned above are most crush worthy!!

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  15. I think out book blogging community/group is amazing :)

    ps. I'm glad you like our blogroll, it's made up of the blogs I love to visit and the ones who consistently comment on our blog :)

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