Today’s Armchair BEA post is about nurturing book blogging relationships. As much as I love writing reviews and talking about books, I think I would have lost interest in book blogging a long time ago, if it wasn’t for the community that we enjoy as book bloggers. The book blogosphere has gotten absolutely huge, with new bloggers every day that I haven’t encountered, and yet there are a few that have become more than just blogging colleagues, they have become friends. Through blog comments, conversations on Twitter, and e-mails, we have gotten to know so much more about each other than just what books we like to read. This was especially evident to me last summer, when Natalie was in the hospital, and I received such warm encouragement, prayers, and kind words.
I am honored to call these book bloggers my friends.
Natasha (Vasilly) at 1330v – She continually challenges me to read outside my comfort zone, and I love chatting with her on Twitter about our lives.
Megan at Posey Sessions – Megan seems to be on a long sabbatical from the online world, and I miss her!
Kelly at The Written World – Kelly and I have gotten to know each other over the past year or so via chatty e-mails about the things that are going on in our lives beyond books.
Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty – I recently rejoiced with Wendy as she and her husband welcomed little Mouse, their first child, into the world. My day is always brighter when an e-mail from Wendy shows up in my inbox.
Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This – Sandy and I have kids in similar stages of life, and so can commiserate on the joys and hardships of watching our kids grow up.
Bryan at Unfinished Person – Bryan is always good for snarky and sarcastic conversations on Twitter and Facebook, and shares my Netflix addiction.
Of course, there are many other bloggers who also give my life depth and joy – and they are listed on my blogroll.