Bloggers I am Thankful For
November is the month of US Thanksgiving, and I felt the need to share some of the bookish people / things I am thankful for. Today, I am sharing some of the bloggers I am thankful for, and why I am thankful for them.
My blogger-wife, Brandee @ Bookworm Brandee is definitely a blogger I am thankful for! I love her! We ‘met’ during the Armchair BEA in 2013, and hit it off. Since then, we have met in real life twice, and are looking forward to hanging out together in Atlanta for RT in May next year as well. We share a love for books, even the same kinds of books, usually, we have very similar tastes and love the exact same books. We are almost the same age, and we have been married for the same amount of years. And Brandee always manages to make me laugh. Of course, she also makes sure my one-click finger gets enough exercise every week 🙂
Another blogger I am thankful for is Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun. I have had the pleasure of meeting her twice as well, and I am keeping my fingers crossed she’ll be able to make it to Atlanta next year for RT… Berls is my hero! She is a teacher, and she blogs, and she’s strong, and she has an amazing blog. She is one of the three amazing hosts of the COYER challenge, and I love how upbeat she always is. Berls is also an incredible book-pusher 😀
I’m also thankful for Kim @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I love her Sunday Post, which has permitted me to get to know many new bloggers, and continues to help me find more new bloggers quite often. Kim also reviews a lot of books in the same genres I enjoy reading, so I know I will find more than one to add to my Mt. TBR when I visit her on weekdays, too. I had the pleasure of meeting her in Chicago for BEA in May this year, and we had a great time together. I hope we can meet up again in the future! Kim is very friendly, both on her blog and in real life, and I’m sure many other bloggers feel like they are a big part of the community thanks to her.
Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight is another blogger I am thankful for. I haven’t known her for very long, but I absolutely love her discussion posts, they are very interesting, and she manages to bring a fresh perspective to questions that might have been asked before. Her reviews are great, too, even for the books that I think aren’t for me, if she really liked a book, I’m definitely willing to try something I thought was out of my comfort zone.
I have recently gotten to know Sophia Rose @ Delighted Reader, and I’m thankful for her as well. She’s got some amazing reviews on the space she shares with Shari, and she is amazing with commenting, and asking interesting questions when she stops by here. She always makes me want to read what she’s reviewing, she’s that good. Sophia is very friendly, and I always smile when I see her name in my comment-section.
Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My! is a great friend, too! I have been chatting with her for a long time, I think almost since I first started blogging over four years ago. We co-host the New Release Challenge, and she’s also one of the hosts of the COYER challenge. Stormi loves cozy mysteries, and even if that’s not my preferred genre, I do pick some up based on her recommendations, and I’m never disappointed. We also met in Chicago during BEA, and I loved being able to spend time with her in the real world.
Then, there is Braine @ Talk Supe Blog, whom I sadly haven’t met yet, but I keep hoping that will happen very soon. Braine has some great features on her blog, like on Saturdays, she has the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged, and on Sundays, she has the Steampunk Sunday. Her reviews never fail to make me want to add the book she’s just reviewed, even if it’s outside of my favorite genres. Braine is also very crafty, and has a shop to sell some of her beautiful creations.
Felicia @ The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog is fantastic! There, I said it. She is friendly and loveable. She has a great laugh. She loves red wine almost as much as I do. She keeps getting me to listen to amazing audio books. I love hanging out with her, for a good laugh, and also for some quiet times in between chatting each other heads off about books. She loves dogs and invests time (and money) with a rescue organization – which is one of the recipients of the amazon smile program.
Michelle @ Because Reading is Better Than Real Life is yet another COYER challenge post. And she is a stickler for rules, but I love her anyway. She can tell a story like nobody else I’ve ever known. She made me laugh so hard when she told about the bat in her parents’ house, I almost peed my pants. Michelle also designs beautiful things for blogs and you should check her out over at Limabean Designs, too. Her ideas are always original and make me want to play with her more often than I do…
Another lovely blogger I am thankful for is Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews. She also has an amazing instagram page where she shares beautiful pictures of coffee and books. Gen loves romances and more heavy fiction as well. And she has a lot of amazing recommendations to share every week. I have discovered a lot of new to me authors thanks to her, and she’s never steered me wrong so far.
Nick from Nick and Neyreda’s Infinite Booklist is another blogger I’ve gotten to know this year, and I’m thankful for her, too! She shares some amazing books that are diverse in more ways than one, and she has a great way of sharing her point of view in her reviews. She and Neyreda have been co-bloggers for a year, and they both are great at showing how much love they have for books and each other.
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads is one of my favorite audiobook bloggers! And I am thankful for her for always being patient with me when I ask questions about narrators, and for loving the same books that I love. I have expanded my listening library tremendously in part thanks to her. I keep my fingers crossed she’ll make it to Atlanta for RT next year, as I loved meeting her in Dallas in 2015.
Another blogger I’m thankful for is Kristin @ Addicted to Happily Ever After. She loves, as you may have guessed from the name of her blog, romances where everything ends well. And so do I! Kristin often helps me find new romances to add to Mt. TBR, and she’s not shy about being happy when I tell her she made me buy a book (or three). Kristin is someone I’d like to meet again, too… Sense a common theme here? I think I’ve gotten addicted to hanging out with bloggers in real life!
There are many more bloggers I enjoy and love to visit, and I’m sure I could have made this post into an infinite list of those I am thankful for. I really am thankful for this whole community, and if you’re not on my list today, that doesn’t mean I don’t love you or that I aren’t thankful for you! I wanted to include 10 bloggers in this post, and I didn’t manage to keep it to that.