Celebrating Bloggers Blog Hop + Giveaway!

  • Monday, September 10, 2012

I am Celebrating Bloggers! Terri Guiliano-Long (author of In Leah's Wake, read my review here) started up Celebrating Bloggers Blog Hop to spread some book blogging love and appreciation for book bloggers and authors alike. Please check out her post or scroll down below and be sure to visit the other book bloggers and authors who have joined in from September 10-13.

Plus there is more! There is a giveaway ... don't forget to check it out at the bottom of my post.

Why do I blog? Why do I read like a mad woman and write about the books I've read? If you're a blogger, you probably know the rush that comes with putting pen to paper (err, fingers to keyboard) and just spilling your guts out. Then the even bigger rush when people are commenting on your posts -- a little meeting of the minds, so to speak.

Book blogging has been such a rewarding and enriching experience for me. I do it for purely selfish reasons: for the love of the story, the love of the written word ... and for the love of feeding my mind and heart.

I started out merely as a way to challenge myself, to keep a log of what I've read. But I never expected it to have grown to so much more.

Now, I blog to connect with fellow bibliophiles. Wow, there are so many book and reading blogs out there -- whatever genre rocks your boat, there is bound to be a blogger who blogs about it. If my blogroll is any indication of the state of my TBR, well, 'nuff said. I really enjoy finding new reads through fellow book bloggers, hearing honest thoughts of how a book affected someone personally carries greater weight to me then a mere back cover blurb or a publisher's marketing spiel.

Recently, I have been connecting more with authors and it quite the thrill to feature their work and get the word out on some good reads. I am really excited to be part of this new generation where that strange divide has blurred and how book bloggers and authors have come together.

My blog has undergone so many transformations, has come and gone, just as my reading tastes and interests have. Thank you to everyone who has ever visited, read, commented, joined in a giveaway, or simply lurked. You all make a difference for the reading community!

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  1. Aloi,
    Just to let you know I've nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger Award! My post can be found here: http://rinnreads.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/one-lovely-blogger-award.html =)

  2. Just stopping by from the Celebrating Bloggers Blog Hop!

    I enjoyed your post and I can say that connecting with other people is definitely one of the reasons I keep blogging. :3

  3. Hi!

    Stopping in from the hop --

    Agree that one grows from blogging -- this past year, I've also discovered new books and new authors -- and I've learned so much about myself as a reader. ^_^

    I love that you highlighted how blogging is enriching -- it's such a great thing to do and, like you, I can't imagine not doing it. ^_^

    Really enjoyed reading your post.

    Have a great day!

  4. Thank you so much for taking part in the Celebrating Bloggers hop! I loved your post and appreciate so much the support you have offered me and so many other authors!

    My best,


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