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BBAW 2012: Bloggers

The Book Bloggers Appreciation Week 2012 logo

I will be posting on BBAW subjects today and perhaps Friday, the latter depending on whether I have time.

Last year, when writing a post on this topic, I choose a short list of people whose blogs I love to read. It was an honest post, and I was happy to highlight those people, wanting to introduce their writing to people who may not have met them before. But I did end up choosing some rather well-known bloggers and I can’t help but think with hindsight that I could have done better. I realise I could have produced a more varied list, added a few others.

So this year I bring you a single blogger. I whittled down my criteria to one thing – the blogger should be someone who was lesser known and who I believe has a lot to give to a large section of the community. This all sounds rather formal and I apologise for that, so without further ado here is the blogger I would like to place in the spotlight this year.

Alice of Of Books has been blogging for several months, although I’ve not known of her blog for that long. Whenever she posts you can be sure of a good read, tending towards the sit-down-with-a-coffee side of things. Her reviews are informative, personal, and she is adept at writing posts that persuade you to look into researching the book you have just read about. Her work has so much to offer. I invite you, if invite is the right word when a blog is not your own, to click the link above and see for yourselves.


Amy @ My Friend Amy

September 10, 2012, 9:25 am

Aw, this is a lovely post and a wonderful idea. I’ll check out Alice’s blog for sure!

Maria @ A bookworm’s life

September 10, 2012, 10:43 am

I like that you are promoting a blog that is not terribly popular, I think there are so many wonderful blogs out there that I haven’t yet discovered. Hope you enjoy BBAW!


September 10, 2012, 12:11 pm

Great idea to mention just a lesser-known blogger. I will check out her blog!


September 10, 2012, 1:10 pm

I’ll have to check out Alice’s blog. Nice of you to feature her!


September 10, 2012, 2:23 pm

This is so incredibly sweet, thank you! – I have emailed you :)

Bookluvr Mindy

September 10, 2012, 4:32 pm

I’m going to check out Alice’s blog now. I found your blog through Chrisbookarama’s BBAW post. :)

Books and Beyond

September 10, 2012, 5:36 pm

I listed a few smaller/lesser known bloggers too. I love them so much and want everyone to see how awesome they are too.
I am def gonna check out your pick.
Have a wonderful BBAW <3
BBAW Day 1


September 10, 2012, 6:54 pm

I love how you picked your blogger to highlight! I will check out Alice’s blog now. :)

Tanya Patrice

September 10, 2012, 10:22 pm

That blog is new to me so thanks for sharing :-)


September 10, 2012, 11:13 pm

I think it’s great to promote a new blogger. I have highlighted a few newer bloggers as well. Thanks for sharing!

Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews

September 11, 2012, 1:04 am

Great idea – something I will try and do next year. I am finding so many great blogs through this process, the number I am now following is skyrocketing, including yours and Alice’s.


September 11, 2012, 2:14 am

Love that you decided to highlight one blogger this time!


September 11, 2012, 2:49 am

Awesome Blog…found your blog on the BBAW list.

I am finding so many wonderful blogs on the list.

Love your posts and design…great colors too.

Silver’s Reviews


September 11, 2012, 3:31 am

I just love that you picked one blog. I think too often we get caught up in these “big” blogs and miss out on the little things. We all started with 1 follower. Here is my list!


September 11, 2012, 9:34 pm

Focusing on one small blog is a great idea. Happy BBAW!


September 13, 2012, 8:42 pm

Thanks for introducing me to Alice! Much as I liked the idea of pointing out some bloggers I enjoy, it really is hard to narrow it down and I inevitably feel guilty no matter how I choose.


September 13, 2012, 9:50 pm

Amy: Thanks. I’d say you’d like her posts.

Maria: Yes, I’d thought before when I read one of Alice’s posts that a lot of people would have loved it, so when BBAW came around it made sense. I’ve just discovered your blog from your comment here, which I’m happy about! Likewise, enjoy BBAW.

Judith: Hope you like it!

Chris: I think you’ll like her blog, featuring her made sense.

Alice: You’re welcome!

Mindy: Hope you like it, and thanks again for telling me about Chris’s post.

Books and Beyond: Your reason for your post is exactly the same as mine. You too, all the best for the rest of the week.

Jillian: Thank you, I like how there’s been this trend today of everyone putting different spins on how they’ve chosen people. Hope you like it!

Tanya: You’re welcome, and I hope you like Alice’s blog!

Cari: I thought your take on the day was awesome! And you’re welcome.

Jo: Thanks. Same here, I think I’ve put at least 20 new blogs into my reader. Sorting through our readers is always something big, though not long after we’re back to adding lots more, it’s just too hard not to.

Alexia: Thanks! Hope you enjoy Alice’s blog.

Elizabeth: Thanks, I’m glad you like the design.

Angie: That’s very true, I remember the first comment I received, it was a good day. That’s the thing, every blog is important and the differences in our tastes mean that we ought to look at smaller blogs too because you never know, it could be the perfect match.

Liviania: Thanks, I hoped it would be okay!

Lisa: It is! Ironically this year is the first time I felt better for writing about one person, making a list was too difficult.



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