The Magic of Book Bloggers

The best part about writing is reading. The best part about reading is meeting other people who like to read and write. Enter the amazing world of book bloggers…smart, charming protagonists who graciously welcome a diverse utopia of stories and storytellers.

From the divine Larramie at The Divining Wand, to Audra over at Unabridged Chick, to Liz and Lisa at Chick Lit Is Not Dead, to Samantha at Chick Lit Plus, to Cathy at Lip Gloss and Literature, to Nigel Bird and his Dancing With Myself Interviews, to Raquel at Sinfully Tasty Reads, to Minh at Somewhere Only We Know, who cracked me up with the Best Worst Review ever…the universe is a better place thanks to this creative crowd of literati. Their style, personality and love of reading shines through each carefully crafted blog.

When one book closes another opens. Book bloggers have introduced me to many brilliant authors who I feel like I know, (but not in a stalkerish way) like the hilarious Karen Bergreen (FOLLOWING POLLY, and check out her stand-up comedy routines!), the awesome Elise Allen (YA author of ELIXIR with Hillary Duff and soon-to-be-released POPULAZZI, and bloggista extraordinaire!) and the fabulous Carol K. Karr (author of INDIA BLACK, my new, fav historical fiction).  Please note: I am not a stalker. Except for Marian Keyes…her, I’m stalking.

As writers work so hard for space on readers’ bookshelves, it is a magical adventure. The wit and wisdom of book bloggers make it that much more enchanting.

11 thoughts on “Abracadabra!

  1. Thank you so much Dee. That is so nice of you….^_^. In the beginning I blogged simply for the love of book but along the way I got to meet some fantastic authors who have helped to reshape people’s perception of how we view old sterio types of paranormal creatures as well as what a “true” romance story is suposed to be like. I can even safely say I have come to reguard some of these authors as my friends so now I not only blog because I love books and reading them but also to let other readers know how wonderful these authors are and feel the whole world should know. Dee you fit this mold completely….^_^. You took a romance story (The Scent Of Jade) and made it so much more. You made it into an empowering story of a womans journey of self discovery and you did it in a hysterical non-preachy way. You know how to make us laugh at ourselves (in a good way) without even trying….^_^. Thank you for all that you give to the writnig/reading community.

  2. Thanks, Elise! I have seen The Story Siren and The Naughty Kitties blogs, too–very fun! And you are right–I’m reading so many different books right now that I discovered through blogs! PS–Your new book cover is GORGEOUS!

  3. I could not agree with you more, Dee!!! I am constantly blown away by book bloggers, and have learned so much about new books and authors from them. My only complaint is that my TBR pile is now astronomically huge!!!!

    I’m a follower of many of the bloggers you mention here (and the ones I don’t know, I’m totally checking out!). In the YA world, I’d add Kristi at The Story Siren, and Brent at The Naughty Kitties, both of whom I love.

    Great post, Dee! And I feel like know you, too!

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