Jenn at Jenn's Bookshelves is so often my sounding board for ideas, logistics, organizational concepts. I look forward to hearing about her reading adventures as well as stories about her adorable sons. When I get excited about books, I make a bee-line for Jenn. She gets excited with me, and that is a treasure! We also gush over audiobooks together. It can be a scary thing when the two of us are discovering new and wonderful audiobooks.
Beth Fish Reads is another blogger who shares our love of audiobooks. I have to be careful around BFR because she can enable me as much as I can enable her! Sharing daily tidbits via Twitter with BFR is one of life's little pleasures. And of course I'm incredibly envious of her cooking skills!
SuziQOregon not only talks books with me, but she posts these amazing pictures for Wordless Wednesday every week on her Wimpulsive blog. I look forward to Wednesdays so I can go and see what new snapshot of the world she's shared with us. Her creative eye is so inspiring. Now I go through each day thinking, how would THAT look as a picture? How would SuziQ see THAT through her lens? We start our friendships through our common love of books, but it grows far and wide! I'm also completely envious of her creativity with names. How cool is Wimpulsive for a blog name?
Unfortunately I can't acknowledge every blogger that has been important to me in the almost four years I've been blogging, but I do want to recognize Swapna Krishna. I'm astounded by her depth and breadth of reading and reviewing. She doesn't discount any type of book, but rather judges each book individually on its own merit. I visit Swapna's blog and end up adding a dozen books to my TBR list. But as with the other wonderful bloggers mentioned above my interactions with Swapna have extended beyond the books. And I think that's indicative of community.
Books have brought us all together and I cherish each of these bloggers as friends. The hidden gem, the unforeseen prize of book blogging for me has been the relationships I've built.