I stumbled across the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge hosted by April from Good Books Good Wine and it looks like so much fun that I have to take part. You can find out all about the challenge and how to join in HERE. Obviously the idea of the challenge is to take part 15 days in a row but I don't have enough time for that and since April is so relaxed over the rules I've decided dedicate one day a week to the challenge.
The Day 3 topic is: Who are your blogging BFFs?
I have met so many fabulous people since I started blogging, not just other bloggers but also authors and publicists who have all helped make blogging such an amazing, fun experience. I could spend all day and write a huge, huge list of wonderful bloggers but I'm going to try to keep this post relatively short so I'm narrowing it down to just 3 names. Please don't feel upset if you're not included - I love all the British bloggers I've met up with face to face (and many other bloggers from all around the world who I've only spoken to online) I just would have been here all day if I'd tried to include everyone!
Kirsty from The Overflowing Library
Kirsty & me
I can't even remember the first time I met Kirsty (although I suspect it might have been at a Random House blogger brunch!) but we've had many, many adventures together since then. Kirsty has become one of my closest friends, we spend a crazy amount of time texting or emailing each other and although we don't live nearby we usually manage to squeeze a few trips to visit each other throughout the year. We always have a lot of fun whether we attending bookish things like signings and publisher events or just randomly exploring London hunting for Wenlocks and Mandevilles! It's great to have a friend who is as crazy about books (and as completely bonkers!) as I am and her OCD tendency comes in very handy because it means she re-organises my library every time she visits!
Sammee from I Want To Read That
Sammee & me
Sammee was one of the first bloggers I ever met in person (way back when I'd only been blogging for a couple of months) and we have spent countless hours sitting in coffee shops nattering about books and life in general since then. When we're not eating cake we're inevitably book shopping (I can always trust Sammee to encourage me to buy more books) and I love the fact that out of all my UK blogging buddies she is the one whom it is easiest to convince to read adult books as well as YA. We have so much in common (right down to the same birthday!) that sometimes I'd swear we were separated at birth and I always look forward to our marathon catch ups!
Carly from Writing from the Tub
me & Carly
Carly is another one of the bloggers I have known since not long after I started blogging and I have to say I love her! Unfortunately I don't get to see her as often as the others but whenever we do get together I can count on a fabulous gossip session and a LOT of giggles. It's funny because in a many of ways Carly and my taste in books tends to be the complete opposite, where I've always swayed towards the paranormal (although contemporary romance has definitely made a come back in the last year or so) Carly is definitely a contemporary girl at heart. She loves the kind of books that I usually avoid like the plague - all the bitchy gossip girl type stories full of drama and cat fights - but in spite of (or possibly because of) that we get on incredibly well in every other way. One day we're actually going to manage that evening full of cocktail drinking that we always talk about!
So those are my blogging BFFs and it just wouldn't be the same without them. I only wish we all lived closer and were able to spend more time together away from the bookish events we get to go to. They are all fabulous friends and wonderful bloggers so if you aren't already following them please do go and check out their blogs!