Silver and Gold: Post Book Blogger Convention Edition

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After the last Book Blogger Appreciation Week, I decided to regularly feature new bloggers I’ve found. I haven’t been doing a great job of doing this regularly. I’m going to try again! I’ve named this feature “Silver and Gold” after the scouting rhyme I used to sing. I plan on featuring bloggers I’ve been reading a long time and bloggers new to me.

Make new friends, but keep the old: One is silver and the other gold.

These are not all the bloggers I meet at BEA. I’ve selected a few to share with you; I’m saving others for another day. Some of these are new-to-me bloggers and others I’ve been reading for a long while.

  • I stood in line for a while with Pam from She blogs about children’s and teens books, and recently hosted the 48-hour book challenge.
  • While waiting in a different line, I also met Lisa, a librarian from New Jersey, who blogs at Shelf Employed, also about children’s books.
  • Kim from Sophisticated Dorkiness and I started our blogs at about the same time. Kim blogs about literary nonfiction and fiction, and it was so fun to finally meet her at BEA.
  • Heather from Age 30+ Books was one of the first bloggers I met at BEA. Heather blogs about all different kinds of books, from fantasy to nonfiction and literary fiction.
  • Colleen from Books in the City is a new-to-me blogger: she blogs about fiction, especially immigrant stories. Since I’m fascinated by my own immigrant ancestors, this sounds very interesting to me.
  • Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog writes about classics a lot. But I also have to give her a shout out for her recent awesome post about Retro summer reads.

That’s it for now. As I said, I met tons of other bloggers, new and old at BEA! I’ll highlight some more in the next Silver and Gold spotlight.

Have you visited these awesome bloggers?

Reviewed on June 15, 2011

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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  1. What a great idea, thank you for sharing the blogs of some of the bloggers you enjoy and a few you met at BEA. I’ve been told that’s one of the best reasons to attend to BEA. I hope to next year.
    I was already familiar with some of these blogs but I visited Birdbrained Book Blog and loved Anastasia’s site. Thank you!

  2. I was very happy to meet several of the bloggers you mentioned here, and was lucky to spend a good bit of time with both Kim and Heather. For me, “meeting old friends for the first time” was the best part of BEA week!

  3. Thanks for the shout out! ๐Ÿ˜€ And I really like this new feature of yours; I keep meaning to do something similar but, er, it forever slips my mind, I guess.

  4. I missed this post earlier — thanks for the mention! It was so fun to meet you too, especially since we started blogging so close together, which I think is really cool. Like Florinda said, meeting “old friends” for the first time was easily the highlight of BEA.

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