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Cups of kindness for three of my favorite book bloggers

Today begins Book Blogger Appreciation Week and as usual, I’m behind on getting my first post– or any post– up for that matter. However, I’m here and as we begin, we’ve been “encouraged to highlight a couple of bloggers that have made book blogging a unique experience for” us. I admit when I first saw this, I was going to “cop out” a bit and just mention two blogging meme groups that have made book blogging a unique experience for me: Weekly Geeks, which recently was retired, and The Sunday Salon. However, looking back to last year’s BBAW, I already mentioned Weekly Geeks with a tribute to Dewey.

So I’m left with The Sunday Salon, which was started by Deb Hamel and now continues as a group on Facebook. Throughout the time I’ve been with the group, which I really don’t know how long I’ve been with the group but it seems like forever…in a good way, I’ve encountered many book bloggers, but three in particular have been a constant (in alphabetical order):

All three comment often on my blog and I on theirs, and even though we live in various parts of the country, from Pennsylvania to Washington to California to Texas, I feel sometimes — and hope this doesn’t come across as creepy — we’re in the same room having a conversation over cups of coffee or mugs of microbrew or glasses of wine — each with our spouses with us, I with Kim, Carrie with Kevin, Florinda with (Tall) Paul, Trish with Scott, of course…um, yeah, trying to distance the creepiness but still referring to it (Kim, Kevin, Paul and Scott are all now poised to kick my ass, I’m sure). Anyway, the point is I enjoy our conversations we have from a distance, and maybe someday we’ll all get to meet, but until then I’m glad to have made — and hopefully continue to make, after this post– their acquaintances through this thing called the Interwebs.

Hey, it was either this video or one by Mariah Carey. I don’t know about you, but her cleavage scared (scarred?) me.

Peace out, y’all. Holla.

14 responses to “Cups of kindness for three of my favorite book bloggers

  1. What a great way to think about and connect through blogging!

  2. Not something stronger to drink? I really like margaritas…

    Thanks for the mention, even though I know you really wanted to cop out. šŸ˜‰ It’s been fun rediscovering your blog over the past year and pal-ing around with you here, there, and on twitter. Even though I don’t get to comment as much as I’d like these days, your posts always amuse me.

  3. Aw, thanks – I would love to meet all of you in real life, as well – and coffee would be great. With Bailey’s for me – and decaf for Kevin. šŸ™‚

  4. some great choices here.

  5. All great bloggers!

    I haven’t done a Sunday Salon post in forever. I’m terrible at memes.

    • Yeah, but Hitchfest is sort of a meme and you’re doing great at that. šŸ™‚ I keep up with the book blogging community mainly through the Sunday Salon and Twitter so that’s why I’ve stuck with The Sunday Salon.

  6. Thank you so much (and back at you, for now – I’ll be late with my “community” post)! Carrie and Trish are both awesome. I’d be up for that real-life meet-up and conversation…but you’d better have some Coke for Tall Paul. He doesn’t drink any of that other stuff :-).

  7. Great choices and wonderful blogs and bloggers! šŸ™‚

  8. It has been great discovering new to me bloggers today.

  9. Those are all great blogs – good choices!