Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Happy Utah Book Month!

It's August, which means two things:  I'm having a baby soon (cue freak out) and it's Utah Book Month!  I loved following along with Utah Book Month last year, and am happy to be participating again.  This year there are weekly prompts, the first being a focus on Utah Book Bloggers.  

There are several Utah-based book bloggers, which is definitely a good thing, but makes it hard for me to narrow down my list to just a few.  In the interest of being brief, I selected just four of my favorites to highlight.  Though let it be known, there are several more out there that could easily have made my list!

1. Jenny at Alternate Readality
Jenny has a easy-to-read, conversational tone about her posts that make them lovely to read.  Also, as a bonus for me, I think she and I have much the same tastes in books, since I find myself having the same opinion as she does on several different novels.  Also, she has a feature on her blog called Rant & Rave, where she (surprise) rants and raves about something going on in her life.  Sometimes it's bookish, sometimes it isn't.  But it's always an engaging and interesting peek into her life.

2. Jenni from Jenni Elyse
Another Jenni!  What I love about Jenni (besides the fact that she is so good about commenting back) is that she loves Harry Potter as much as I do.  Also, Jenni is really good about being involved in the larger bookish community here in Utah.  It's not unusual for her to post a photo on instagram or write a post about her most recent author signing or book launch party.  I love to read, but besides picking up my holds at my local library, I'm not very good at engaging with the broader bookish community.  So I find Jenni's activity with the bookish community to be inspiring.  Good work, Jenni!

3. Kami and Kami's Library Thoughts
Kami is also a great commenter and also great at participating in bookish events in the community.  In addition, I really love the way Kami writes her reviews.  Everything is in bullet points, which makes it so easy to get to the heart of her reaction to various books.  I feel like I have a tendency to be too wordy sometimes, so when I feel like I'm writing too much I try to channel Kami and be concise and deliberate with what I write, so that I, too, can cut straight to the meat of my thoughts and feelings. 

4. Kathy from Read This Instead
I've loved Kathy ever since she saved my bacon when I was doing my Series Series and had a spot for a guest post open last minute, and Kathy stepped in and saved the day.  You'd never know from her post that she had very little time to write it.  What I like about Kathy's blog is that I feel like she never has filler posts - everything that goes up is thoughtful and interesting.  And if that means she doesn't have time to post for a little while, she doesn't!  No apologies and no excuses, which is great because she shouldn't need to apologize.  It's her blog, and she can post as much or as little as she wants.  It's an attitude that I fully intend to adopt once my baby is born.  


Are you a Utah-based book blogger!  Say hello!  I'd love to meet you.  

10 comments:

  1. HELLO!!! :) Thanks for playing with us. You've listed all my favorite people! Imagine that...

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    1. Hi Suey! There are so many great Utah-based book bloggers, it was hard leaving people out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Thank you so much for your kind words! :) I'm glad I can help inspire you. One of these days, we'll get you out there with us! I also love what you said about the other three bloggers. I agree completely with what you said about each of them. :D

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    1. I feel badly that I didn't include more bloggers! You're all so great, and I love that we've been able to all find each other. :)

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  3. Oh wow! *wipes tears* I feel like I need to give an acceptance speech for an emmy or something. This was so kind and amazing! I'm so glad I've gotten to know you through your blog!! I hope we can meet in person soon! I agree with everything you said about the other blogs as well. They are amazing gals! I love our blogging community here in Utah! *high five* *hugs*

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    1. Haha! I'd love to hear your acceptance speech. :) I'm glad we've found each other as well! Bookish people are the best people. :)

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  4. Agreed! I love all these ladies and their awesome blogs!

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    1. Amen to that! You all are so amazing, and I feel lucky to be a part of the broader bookish community.

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  5. Great shout out to Utah Book bloggers! You've captured everyone perfectly!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! There are so many wonderful bookish people here in Utah, and I'm so glad to have found so many.

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