This was my first year participating in the Book Blogger Appreciation Week. When I first began blogging almost three years ago, I didn't even realize there was a book blogging community! I just wanted to share my thoughts on books with friends and I figured there were other blogs out there like mine but I didn't realize the community was so big and so wonderful!
As we say goodbye to this wonderful week, it's time to reflect on it all and discuss what we got out of the week.
I loved the interview portion of the week. I got to meet the fabulous Nat from Reading Romances and we had a great chat. I loved the many ways the interviews were done, getting to know other bloggers a bit more personally and the many quirky, funny answers. We're a very eclectic bunch!
I got to discover a whole bunch of new to me blogs. I'm very excited as I discovered a bunch of blogs that cover the classics and I'm thinking I'm going to have to join up with the Classics Club at some point in time. When I first started blogging I didn't really know my reading tastes or where my blog fit in. I think I'm starting to figure it out now, three years later! And it's been great to find blogs that have similar tastes to me.
I think that's the biggest thing I got out of this week is that I do have a place in this big community. Sometimes I wonder what it is, sometimes I wonder how much I influence others reading habits. But what I've learned this week is no matter what you read there is a blog (and many more out there.) This is a diverse community that everyone fits into and the more subject matter we cover, the more genres we share, the more books we read the better this community is and the more readers we can grow.