Today’s prompt is kind of one of my favorites, it is all about blogging BFFs. Now, I don’t mean to turn this into a discussion of discuss the clique you are in because that is stupid, but more of, who are the people you’ve really become close to in your time as a book blogger. I think it’s a great thing that people really bond with each other over blogging, rants, and crazed text messages over what just happened in certain books. To repeat what I said yesterday: If you are curious what this is all about, check out the intro to the 15 Day Book Blogging Challenge. No pressure, you can join at any time, heck you can even write and do your posts six months later, that’s totally fine.
I could probably be here all night listing names of people that I consider blogging BFFs, because I do think I am close with a lot of people, which is kind of an awesome thing when you think about it — to have such a great support system of friends who are there not only through blogging woes, but real life woes too. I am going to limit this post to four people, but that’s not to say I could not do much, much more. It’s just I am tired, it’s almost 8:30, I want to curl up with my book AND I have to get up early tomorrow.
Jamie, Shanyn, and the Allisons.
First off, Jamie.
Jamie is a blogger I’ve known since before blogging, back in the days of goodreads. She created this group specifically for college students and reached out to me and we clicked. Y’all, this girl is awesome. She has a wicked sense of humor. She has good taste in books. She’s genuine and very what you see is what you get and I love that. She also used to keep me entertained all day when I was allowed to have gmail up at work. She also totally is a member of the big ass bag society and so, Jamie is someone I’d consider to be a blogging BFF.
Second off, Shanyn.
Oh my god you guys. You know how there’s that person in your life who has the soothing voice, talks you down from the ledge and has a giraffe obsession? Okay, so maybe not everyone has a giraffe obsessed friend, but Shanyn is a consistent voice of reason BUT again, she has this really cool sense of humor (maybe y’all are sensing a theme here). I’ve roomed with Shanyn for 3 out of 4 times going to BEA and each time she’s been so awesome and fun and I was never once scared she would murder me in my sleep. Also, I probably talk to her every day on g-chat UNLESS she is on some exciting vacation or moving. Either way, I cannot imagine my day without Shanyn and her voice of sanity.
Third off, Allison at the Allure Of Books.
You know how sometimes there’s a person who you have this weird total book connection with? GUYS Allison is that person! I mean, our taste in books is scarily similar. Also, many of my favorites are books that she has read first and then been like YO READ THIS, like Bet Me and The Name Of The Wind, to name two. She’s such a cool person, she’s funny, has a cool dog, and an even cooler accent and she’s someone who I also knew pre-blogging, but through goodreads just like Jamie. I seriously had the sads when Allison took a little blogging break because I was so used to reading her blog like EVERY DAY. Now I get the sads when she reviews a book and loves it and I am like frick me I don’t have the time to delve into it.
Fourth off, Allison my co-blogger.
Coffee and ridiculous statements and HEY DO THIS kind of sum up my friendship with Allison my co-blogger. We go way, way back to like elementary school and being in this activity called Saturday Schoolyard where we actively chose to go do book stuff on Saturdays instead of play outside like regular children. That’s because we were fricken awesome as kids. Anyways, Allison and I usually debrief things like BEA over coffee. She is also one of those people whom I make ridiculous statements to and instead of being all judgmental, she just laughs and shakes her head. I LOVE THAT.
Who are your rock solid, true blue BFFs?