BBAW Day One: ‘Cause all you really need are a few good friends

Today’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week prompt is Community.

While the awards are a fun part of BBAW, they can never accurately represent the depth and breadth of diversity in the book blogging community. Today you are encouraged to highlight a couple of bloggers that have made book blogging a unique experience for you. They can be your mentors, a blogger that encouraged you to try a different kind of book, opened your eyes to a new issue, made you laugh when you needed it, or left the first comment you ever got on your blog. Stay positive and give back to the people who make the community work for you!

Y’all, I have a ridiculous amount of mentors and friends in the book blogging community. I have a huge amount of people who make the long hours writing posts, talking on twitter, and reading books worth it.

People who make me feel like I’m not totally socially awkward.

People who make me stop and think about how YAsaves or how awesome it is to be a YAvangelist.

People who I would have a cocktail panel with instead of mooching ‘free books.’

People who I would totally dance on a bar for.

People who are slowing putting me in debt with their awesome recommendations.

People who I’d totally ride on the subway from Queens to wherever the hell we got off with.

People who show up with chocolate that is pretty much the most delicious ever and who have the greatest stories about their world travels.

People who are wise in the ways of avoiding drama and dispensing advice and organizing awesome conventions for book bloggers.

People who I will totally make goofy vlogs once a week for.

People who are totally class acts and actually really awesome in real life.

My good blogging friends, you rock and I love you and thank you so much for making this community stellar.

Book Expo America

Cocktail Panel

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. It’s very awesome that you were able to meet some of your blogger friends for cocktails. Your post is also a great tribute to your blogger friends and very classy.

  2. We love you too 🙂

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE. You are not socially awkardddd. <3 Haha at first when I saw your post I thought I was the one about the train in Queens and then I'm like, " would more so be "I would get smooshed between subway doors with you and your bag any day"…Shanyn is definitely the safer bet to ride with 😛


  4. Oh, such lovely people you’ve listed here! I love a lot of the same people, too. Thank you for making the book blogging community a great one. =)

  5. People who don’t put up with BS, who make me laugh, who give the best pep talks…that’s YOU! xo

  6. great post, love what you did.

  7. So much love for you and your blog and your ability to always tell it like it is. Still keeping fingers crossed that you’ll migrate to Ithaca sometime 😉

  8. Great post! I agree with you on many of these bloggers’ lovely attributes, and I’m about to go follow the ones that aren’t familiar to me. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I would only ever dance on a Coyote Ugly bar with you April 🙂 Glad we got to meet and hang out at BEA and hopefully will get to do it again!

  10. Love the format you chose. What a cool tribute to some excellent bloggers!

  11. You are the class act lady! And absolutely gorgeous! I loved getting to spend more time with you at BEA this year! I admire you!

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