Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

Well, I'm a bit late to the party here, but you know how it is when life interferes with fun blogging time. That doesn't mean I appreciate you wonderful book-bloggers any less!

I know I'm supposed to talk about my favorite blogs that haven't been shortlisted for awards, but how to choose? I love you all! My blog reader is chock full of blogs that I am determined to read, even when I'm far behind, because I don't want to miss a word! It seems that every day I discover a new one, and I find myself panicking about all the great blogs to read and the lack of time to get to them all every day the same way I panic about all the great books out there that I (let's face it) will never manage to get to. So sad. But still, I try!
One blogger I do want to highlight is my dear friend Margaret from Bookworm Barista. I kind of shanghaied her one day, sat her down next to me with my laptop, and we put together a blog for her to talk about books in, because she is one of the few people I know (in person, that is) who is as passionate about books as I am. And she was moving away, and I didn't want to miss out on any of our book conversations! And before too long, the book-blogging community discovered her little corner of the blogiverse, and now there is no stopping her! Making connections is what blogging is all about, after all. (Plus, of course, there's that pleasure of being able to chatter away about things that interest me without being able to see anyone rolling their eyes and looking at their watches.)

Anyway, Margaret has been going through some tough times these past few weeks. I admire her greatly because she still manages to be upbeat and enthusiastic, funny, friendly and kind - particularly on her blog. She reads anything and everything, writes engaging reviews about it all, and is utterly addicted to challenges. If you are ever stuck in a reading rut, stop by her blog and you'll be sure to find something to tickle your fancy.

Thank you to everyone who visits here, and for all those of you whose blogs keep me coming back for more. My life has become richer since meeting and talking with all of you, and I look forward to more bloggy goodness in years to come!


  1. Hey Darla!! First of all, that is the cutest damn picture ever!! I'm off to visit Margaret's blog right after this :) Like I need another blog to add to the reader :p Just wanted to say that I absolutely love your blog Darla and I feel so lucky to have known you for these past couple of years!!! I know you know that, but I thought I'd tell you since it's BBAW :)

  2. Thanks for the kind words, Chris! You were one of my very first blogging buddies back in spring of 2007 when I first started writing here - you, Nymeth, Booklogged, Rhinoa and Valentina. How lucky I was to meet you all so quickly! I'm hoping one day to take a family vacation to New Orleans, and to meet you in person. It's one of my favorite places, and it's been way too long since I've visited. Happy BBAW!

  3. I agree with Chris - so glad you are a book blogger and we are able to read your blog. Can't something be done about regular life?! It doesn't always want to stay in that corner, does it?

    Thanks for introducing us to Margaret. I'm heading over right now to introduce myself.

  4. Thanks, Booklogged - I always enjoy seeing new posts on your blog, and you've added so many books to my pile over the past few years! :-p And yes, we have to do something about how life gets in the way!


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