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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2012

So, here it is, Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2012. This is a first for me. I have seen that there are really great themes for the whole week, but I will not be able to participate every day due to workload, OT being required and boxes that have taken on a life of their own.

However, today is supposed to be about appreciation and that is something I can get behind 100%.

First and foremost, I would like to thank all my friends out there who have chosen to follow my blog. I only had one follower for the longest time, still have a long way to go, but I still get a thrill when I see another friend following me. Thank you all for allowing me to share some time with you.

I would also like to thank everyone who has taken the time to stop by and leave a comment. I really do try to respond to every comment I get. I love having the opportunity to make new friends and to check out what they have going on. I may not always share similar interests with the friends I follow, but I am always interested in seeing what everyone has to say, what every one's been reading and let's not forget what every one's been getting in the mail. It's been a really long time since I've been able to geek out about books.

However, I would like to take a moment to send out a personal thank you. I have only been blogging since February and it has been a very slow start for me. It has been not a little daunting to see how sophisticated everyone is with their blog designs, their gadgets, content, etc. And I know I have a long way to go. A long way.

My friend Terri over at Alexia's Books and Such has been a long time friend and partner in crime. I allow her to have all the Mexican food she wants to eat when we have lunch and she allows me plausible deniability when I come home with packages after an outing. But it's much more than that.

Terri has been bugging me for eons to start a blog and I kept meaning to, but somehow never got around to or had the time. However, her patient yet persistent urging finally persuaded me to take that tremendous first step and I will be eternally grateful!

Wouldn't have done it without you, P, so thanks! And no, that doesn't mean you are getting any of my Neil Gaiman stuff to thank you. Sorry.

And to all my friends I have met and friends I have yet to meet, in this week of Book Blogger Appreciation, I say hail and well met! Thank you all for your inspiration, guidance, insight, thoughts and opinions. And thank you for spending a little bit of time with me and allowing me to share some with you!


  1. Hi Bo, Thanks for stopping by Pen and Paper, I'm glad you liked the video.

    A great blog, and even better considering you have only been blogging since February.

  2. Yea for Mexican food and book shopping! Hey, that sounds like our plans for Saturday! *L*

    I'm so glad that you finally decided to take the plunge into the blogosphere, and I can't get over how quickly you found your voice. Your posts are amazing, and I love the little stories you weave at the beginnings! So glad that we met (and that you don't think I'm nuts for loving YA and urban fantasy)!