An Ode to My Favorite Book Blogger

Since this is Book Blogger Appreciation Week, I would like to take a little time and appreciate my favorite book blogger.
Now, I think the original exercise was to appreciate my favorite book bloggers, but there are far too many people whose blogs I love and depend on to get me through my day.  I don’t want to bore you with a huge list, but I don’t want to leave anyone out, either.  So, let me tell you a bit about my very favorite, first favorite book blogger.

I first found the blog Literate Housewife when looking at some historical fiction recommendations on LibraryThing.  One of the books that interested me had only one review, and that on someone’s blog.  I clicked through to that blog and wasted the better part of an hour clicking around, enjoying all of the content she had to offer.   When I began to think about starting my own blog, I made my way back to Literate Housewife in order to get ideas and see how I wanted to set things up.  It was her blog, really, that was a great deal of the inspiration for what my blog would become.

Now, I could have just admired her blog from afar.  She could have been nice only in a perfunctory way.  Instead, Jennifer (the proprietor of Literate Housewife) has always been incredibly supportive and encouraging and has become a good friend – she even sent me a wedding present and helped out with my comment moderation while I was on my honeymoon!
So here’s to Jennifer from Literate Housewife, and all of fantastic blogs and bloggers on my blogroll.

6 comments to An Ode to My Favorite Book Blogger

  • Literate Housewife is one of my favorite blogs, too.

  • Since everyone has been talking about Literate Housewife I had to go and find out more about her. I added her to my RSS. And your post…what a wonderful tribute!

  • Jen. I don’t know what to say. Thank you so much! Usually I try not to cry at work, but I can’t stop. Thankfully it’s the end of the day. :) I can’t tell you how much this means to me. It means more than anything. I still remember the very first day you contacted me. I am so proud of where you’ve taken your blog. To have played even a small, small role in Devourer of Books is an incredible thing. I am going to print this post and hang it up where I can see it. Whenever I need a pick me up, I’m going to read this and remember how happy I am at this minute.

    Someday I hope that we meet in person. I consider you my friend in every way and I thank you for everything.

  • I’ve just “discovered” Literate Housewife – I’m so behind. Am, loving her blog!

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