BBAW 2012: Appreciation

Welcome to day one of Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I hope you are enjoying the festivities so far.

Today’s theme is “Appreciation.” We are each supposed to highlight the blogs that we enjoy every day. I remember writing a similar post last year, and all of the blogs I highlighted last year are still daily reads of mine.

This year, I thought I’d highlight a few bloggers who have expanded their blogging outside of reading. I think of them as my Sunday Salon pals, because all of us post about how our weeks have gone, both in and out of the bookish realm. We comment back and forth on each other’s Sunday posts, and they are some of the main reasons I look forward to blogging on Sundays.

Without further ado, I give you my Sunday Salon pals:

Sheila at Book Journey: Whether she is camping out in the wee hours to be first in line at her library’s book sale, or running races through mud with her pals, or jumping into freezing cold water in the middle of the winter(!), Sheila is a superwoman. Not only does she do all of those things, but she posts more than once a day. I may not comment on all of her posts (there are a lot of them!), but I love her chatty nature, and love that I feel like I know her, even though we’ve never met in real life.

Michelle at That’s What She Read: Michelle recently went through a huge move, and employment upheaval, and as she blogged her way through that time, I came to know her and her family. I love that she is a working mom who still makes sure she has time to read, all while demonstrating the priority of her kids and husband. She is also very honest in her reviews, and I love that she will tell me exactly what she thinks about a book.

Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This: Sandy is someone who I know understands that a stay-at-home mom is not a “non-working” mom. She is so busy with her kids and their activities – reading about her week often makes me tired! But she also loves to have a good time, to drink great wine, to meet bloggers and authors in real life – and she writes so descriptively about all of it that I can’t help but feel if we ever met, we’d sit down and chat like old friends. Oh, and her audiobook reviews alone are a reason to visit her blog.

Bryan at Unfinished Person: Bryan is a blogger who writes about so much more than books. Through his posts, I’ve come to know how much he loves hanging out with his wife, what it’s like to work in a library, and how I’m not the only person who has trouble staying motivated to “eat the frog.” His honest posts about the things he’s most grateful for and least grateful for have a real-ness to them that you don’t always find in the blogosphere.

So, there you have the bloggers I am appreciating this BBAW. I hope you’ll stop by and say “hi” to each one of them.

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25 Responses to BBAW 2012: Appreciation

  1. bermudaonion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    Great list of bloggers!!

  2. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    They’re all on my daily blog or twitter or tumbler or instagram list too!

  3. Bluestocking
    Twitter: Bluestockingbb

    I read Sheila’s Blog too!

    Here is mine

  4. Jae
    Twitter: booknymphoblog

    I’m not familiar with any of these, but I have a feeling I’ll be subscribing to at least a few of these. They sound amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. unfinishedperson
    Twitter: unfnshdprsn

    I think all of the bloggers I highlighted are from The Sunday Salon too. I know at least one of them is ;).

    As for including me among these other incredibly talented bloggers, I am sincerely honored. Thank you, thank you. Honesty: it’s that for which I aim and what I appreciate in those bloggers I read regulary too.

  6. unfinishedperson
    Twitter: unfnshdprsn

    Regularly, I mean.

  7. It is good to find some great blogs via BBAW! I am going to check out a few of those!

    Here is my BBAW: Appreciation post.

  8. Chrisbookarama
    Twitter: Chrisbookarama

    All great choices, Carrie!

  9. Heather
    Twitter: BookAddictHeath

    Carrie, I have to tell you that I know Sandy and she is just as awesome in person as she presents online. 🙂 You would absolutely love her if you met in person! And also, you are totally right about all these bloggers!

  10. aw, I love these bloggers too! And I always enjoy y’alls Sunday Salon posts!

  11. Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll)
    Twitter: joyweesemoll

    What a fun list! Now, I’m looking forward to getting to know more bloggers, too.

  12. Marg
    Twitter: MargReads

    A fabulous list of bloggers to be highlighting!

  13. Michelle says:

    Aw, thank you so much, Carrie! I was thinking about how much I love our Sunday Salon posts and visiting each other. I am honored to be included in such a great group of bloggers!