Seriously, I mean it. I know there have been a lot of angsty posts recently about the book blogging community being clique-ish or bitchy and it will soon collapse in on itself like a dying star. And I just wanted to say that I have never ever felt that way. My experience of book bloggers has been that you are exceptionally kind, gracious, welcoming, and courteous. You are forthcoming with congratulations on good occasions and commiserations on bad. You give birthday presents like hobbits. You very sweetly email me to tell me the twists in the books you’ve just read (I’m embarrassed to admit how often I’ve asked y’all to do this). On the (very few) occasions that I’ve been upset by something someone’s posted on a blog, the blogger has been quick to apologize and clarify. It’s happened several times that I’ve commented on a post saying I’d love to read the book therein discussed, and the blogger has emailed to offer to send it to me. Just because you are nice. And then, of course, y’all challenge me to read outside of my comfort zone, and you provide me with endless and endlessly diverse book recommendations. I didn’t start doing this with the idea that I was stepping into a community, but that’s what I’ve found.
Love and kisses,