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BBAW 2011: Community

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I haven’t been able to be active in the book blogging community much these past few months, and so BBAW has presented itself as a good chance to get back into a routine. Choosing a particular few bloggers to highlight was rather difficult so instead I thought I’d go with the last suggestion and looked through my archives to find the very first commenter I had.

I was pleased to find that this was Eva, who writes at A Striped Armchair, because she is one of my favourite bloggers. Eva doesn’t write as much as she used to, but what she does write is always fascinating and there tends to be something for everyone.

What I admire about Eva is that she keeps a low profile within the professional industry. She does not allow authors to follow her on Twitter and does not keep to up-and-coming books, and yet she has found a great audience who keep the discussion going – which speaks for itself as an indicator of how nice a person and how good a writer she is. Not only does she post her thoughts but she puts up a book-related quotation on a regular basis that is always a good read. And her positivity despite issues is infectious.


Mel u

September 12, 2011, 10:16 am

Hi, I am stopping by to visit your blog via the list of posts for Day one

Please Stop by My Blog if you Like


September 12, 2011, 10:43 am

I love that Eva is receiving so many mentions. She really deserves it.

Charlie: She definitely does!

Leeswammes (Judith)

September 12, 2011, 11:39 am

I don’t know Eva very well and your recommendation means I’ll have another look at her blog. Thanks!

Charlie: Hi Judith, glad to have recommended her!

Jan von Harz

September 12, 2011, 11:50 am

Eva sounds amazing and I will definitely have to check out her blog. Thanks for highlighting her today!

Charlie: Hi Jan, yes, she is!


September 12, 2011, 12:03 pm

I love Eva’s blog too and always enjoy reading her posts. And I agree that it’s very difficult to pick out particular bloggers to highlight!

Charlie: I was thinking that last year it was the same with books. Yet it’s harder when it’s people you know.


September 12, 2011, 2:19 pm

A great recommendation,thanks


September 12, 2011, 2:50 pm

You sound like me! I haven’t been very active these past few months either, and I am using BBAW as a sort of spring board to get back in action too. :)

My list of influential bloggers, if you are interested!

Charlie: Hi Trisha, then here’s to you and me both getting back into the swing of things!


September 12, 2011, 7:20 pm

Hi there! So nice to “meet” you and thank you for the introduction to A Striped Armchair. I’m hopping over to check it out now.

I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Charlie: Hi Teresa, nice to meet you too.


September 12, 2011, 8:40 pm

Thanks so much for the kind words! :) I wish I could comment/blog/etc. as much as I used to, but I’m just happy I can still enjoy it at all, hehe. And I’m glad you’re getting back into blogging!

Charlie: You’re welcome! I think the way you post less makes it better when you do post :)


September 12, 2011, 10:26 pm

Eva’s lovely! She finds the most random but fascinating-looking books. Reading her blog is dangerous, as my TBR list is sure to grow. I didn’t know about her policy regarding authors on Twitter, but now that I do it’s one more thing to admire about her.

Charlie: The way she has the photos of her favourites on the sidebar is difficult to ignore! I’ve added a good few authors because of it!


September 13, 2011, 6:27 pm

I’ll comfort myself w that thought! :)


September 15, 2011, 1:55 pm

Eva is an awesome blogger isn’t she!



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