Sunday, August 17, 2008

God bless us, everyone.

My Friend Amy is hosting Book Blogger Appreciation Week, Sept 15-19, because, according to her, "book bloggers are the kindest, most open minded, and supportive group of bloggers on the internet."

What an idiot. I got into this racket because I wanted to write snarky reviews and potentially hurt an author's feelings.

I kid! I kid!

Truly, I think Amy is onto something. It does seem very much like a warm and welcoming community, like Mayberry with modems. When I first started I found it amazing that others would visit my blog even if they hadn't read the book I was currently reviewing. But now I understand. It's just talking about something we love: books, and it doesn't matter too much which books those might be. People are always talking about music, t.v., and movies, yet I've found in general society books have by and large been a personal thing. Not only do I think it's wonderful to have found others equally (or more) passionate about the written word, but I think the movement has worked it's way outward, becoming as Amy puts it, an "essential contribution to book buzz."

So it's time for some hot hand on back action. Sept. 15-19.

1 comment:

bookchronicle said...

"like Mayberry with moderns"

I think you're on to something! ;)