As many of you already know, this is Book Blogger Appreciation Week! (September 10-14). And in honor of those whose blogs review books and spread the love of reading, I’ve come up with an important list. It’s a list of reasons to love book bloggers . . . as if we didn’t have enough.
Reasons I love book bloggers
- They love books—just like me! Daaaww . . .
- They provide a place for us to talk about books we love.
- They help spread information about great books. Several book blogger recommendations are sitting on my TBR right now, in fact.
- They are the new gatekeepers and tastemakers of publishing.
- They represent independent thought at its best.
- Many of them are librarians, just like my hero in The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt: Book I of Hartlandia. That makes them doubly cool.
- Many of them are also teachers. This is heading into dangerously triple-cool territory, folks.
- Some are part of a grass-roots movement to bring indie authors to light .
- They have really beautiful blogs. Seriously—the design, the colors, the widgets! I just want to stare at them for hours.
- Um, stare at the blogs—not the bloggers. Staring at the bloggers might get awkward.
- They are CRAZY busy, but still make time to read.
- On a related note, they finish more books in a week than I could in a month.
- No, really—I don’t know how they do it.
- They host AWESOME giveaways. All. The. Time.
- Did I mention they love books, and that automatically qualifies them as cool?
More book blogger loveliness
I can’t possibly list all the reasons book bloggers are cool (it would exhaust me). So if you have more, please leave them in the comments.
Also, if you are a bona-fide book blogger and want a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card, please enter a comment on my giveaway post. I’ll randomly pick a fabulous book blogger, and award him or her the coffee-money to stay awake and read! (Note: comments on the post you are reading now do NOT count towards your chance to enter. Sorry).
(Top image by library_mistress)