Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Armchair BEA ~ working the network

Today's topic for Armchair BEA week is — Working the Network.
Write a post highlighting some of your favorite book blogs and bloggers.
Great!  I want to tell you about three book bloggers I read regularly.

Poppets ice skating in Mississippi
Nancy (Bookfoolery and Babble) told us about herself in her intro for Armchair BEA.  I like it that she uses poppets and kitties to help her do reviews.  I confess that it was Bookfool's Fiona Fridays, featuring the kitties, that inspired me to let Kiki write on Caturdays.  Nancy also has a blog called The blog I created for no good reason.  I love the way her mind works!  And I love the way she works her camera, sprinkling photos all over her blog — top, bottom, and sides, as well as in her posts.

Helen (age 10) in California
Helen (Helen's Book Blog) is a school librarian who reviews lots of YA novels.  You'll want to read her BEA introduction and see her BEA giveaway post.  (Wait, wait!  No, not yet!  Come back!)  Shucks, I wanted to tell them how much I trust Helen's reviews.  Whenever I can, I get the books she recommends because we tend to like the same books.  I joined her Middle East Reading Challenge — you should, too, or at least read some of the reviews participants have written.

Sheila's coffee cup in Minnesota
Sheila (Book Journey) isn't doing Armchair BEA because she's in New York enjoying the real thing.  This is her second year to attend BookExpo America.  Sheila hosts It's Monday!  What Are You Reading? each week, while engaged in activities such as working, traveling, blogging her daily Morning Meanderings, long-distance biking, and writing a prodigious number of book reviews.  I don't know how she does it all.

Did you notice these blogger friends are scattered all over the United States?  Look at this map, and find Nancy down in Mississippi (MS), Helen on the left in California (CA), Sheila up in Minnesota (MN), and I'm to the right of them all because Chattanooga is in eastern Tennessee (TN), directly above the state of Georgia (GA).  Oops!  I forgot that Sheila is currently attending BEA in New York (NY), up there on the right.  I guess that puts me in the middle — or in a muddle.  Whatever!  Oh, well, boys and girls, you may now get out your crayons and color in the states, starting with those I've named.

And thus we work the network which spreads not only to these states, but (in my case) to Utah, Texas, Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Oregon, and more.  My network extends to various places in Canada and Australia and (formerly) to the Netherlands.


Helen's Book Blog said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I haven't written my favorite blogger post yet, but definitely look for yourself on it when I do

Bookfool said...

I hadn't yet seen today's "assignment" because I went to bed early with my stupid cold (argh, so tired of being sick!) but I love this one. Thanks for mentioning me as one of your favorite bloggers! I'm honored! :)

Bex said...

I like it that it's all scattered! Not too good for actual meetings perhaps, but to see how far from yourself you've made friends! As a Swede, I manage to go pretty wild with finding non close friends, lol.

My interview and shout out can be found here!

Rebecca @ kindle fever

Michelle said...

This is exactly what Armchair BEA networking is all about! You list some great bloggers. Thanks for sharing!