September 14, 2009
I can't help but excited around this time of year! It's like a Christmas for Book Bloggers! That's right, I'm talking about Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW)!
I love this year's theme, it's "CELEBRATE BOOKS" and I couldn't think of anything more fitting for me this year! Not only have I celebrated books in a BIG way, but I've also celebrated the authors that have helped me get through the toughest times of my life! Other than the wonderful authors , I have also met some very special new book bloggers this year and became closer to several of the book bloggers that I met when I first started blogging. It's these friendships that I treasure most. The authors, the books and the friends that come along with this blog are irreplaceable.
I am extremely lucky. I get to do what I love and share it with people that understand my love and my *escape*. Books have always been an important part of my life, an old friend, one I never want to lose. Their purpose has been more than a learning tool in my life. More than a way to get through school. They've been a journey of imagination, they've made it possible for me to see new places and meet new people and most of all when I felt SO alone with illness, they made me feel loved. I have friends and family all of whom I love very much. But when you feel like no one could possibly understand what you're going through, that you must be the only person in the world that has ever felt this way, and you pick up a book. The feeling, to me anyway, is instant gratification. The *comfort* I needed to go on.
So, to all of my new and old author and blogger friends, I thank you for understanding and for making this blog a FUN and exciting place to be. You're my online family and we have SO MUCH in common.
This year I not only want to celebrate books, but my promise will be to celebrate each and every one of you! I can't thank you enough. My words alone cannot express how I felt with each email, card, letter and heart-felt post. To all of you that cared about me, you and your kindness will not soon be forgotten.
This week I will be posting about blogs and bloggers that are close to me, the ones that have inspired me, and the blogs that I simply HAVE to visit daily! This will include old blogger friends and new.
I invite you to share the book blogger love with me this week and "CELEBRATE BOOKS"!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY BLOGGER FRIENDS THAT MADE THE SHORT-LIST!! NOW, GO DO YOUR PART AND VOTE!! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!
Kisses ~ XXX