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Today's question is about blogging "BFFs." This is probably the hardest question for me on the whole list.
I've been blogging for less than a year now, and I still feel like I'm getting my bearings in the book bloggy world. Sometimes I'm afraid to even comment on another blog because I feel like that blogger is so much more experienced and well-read than I am; how could I possibly have anything good to say? It wasn't until recently that I started getting braver about that. Also, I have yet to come upon a blog that's very much like my own; I don't feel like I've found a "kindred spirit" yet (and I don't know if I ever will). I'm very picky about which blogs I read, and I'm constantly on the lookout for new blogs to follow. I still feel like I'm finding my niche in the book blogging world. So it's hard for me to say that I have best friends in book blogging.
I read (and love) several blogs silently. I read just about every post on the blogs, but I rarely leave a comment. I'm the worst. I know. I promise I'll do better. But I don't think I can reasonably count these bloggers as "BFFs."
But there are a couple people out there who kindly comment on my blog quite often, and I enjoy their blogs very much as well, so I hope they won't think I'm presumptious if I claim we're BFFs.
1. Jean at Howling Frog Books. Jean is pretty much the coolest. She classically homeschools her kids and works in a library and reads about ten books a week and is a spectacularly intelligent person. And she still reads my blog and comments. Thanks, Jean!
2. Hamlette at The Edge of the Precipice. Aside from having a fabulous pen name, Hamlette has watched all the film versions of everything (and then recommends the good ones to me so I don't have to weed them out myself). Plus, she knows just about everything there is to know about Sherlock Holmes, and she's a wonderful writer. And to my great delight, she offered to send me a film adaptation of Hamlet! (Which pretty much solidifies her status as a blogging angel.) I love reading her comments on my blog and she has a pretty great blog herself!
3. Whitney at She is Too Fond of Books. Whitney has a down-to-earth style and reviews a good mix of classics and modern books. She was the first person to ever mention my blog as a blog of note, and it touched my brand-new-blogger heart. Plus, she is having me guest post on her blog for the first time! (That is, it's my first time guest posting, ever.)
To be honest, everyone who reads my blog deserves a space as my blogging best friend, because you are all wonderful. I hope you enjoy your time in my little corner of the blogosphere as much as I do!