Welcome to Brandee's Bookish Babble. There are many, many similar posts to this one - but basically I wanted a place to discuss bookish and/or blogging stuff and I needed a title. :) I hope you enjoy!
I know as readers and book bloggers we love sharing our passion about books. And I'm sure we all enjoy making new friends through that shared love of books and reading. Some of my closest friends were made via that shared love. And I thought it'd be fun to share the story of how these friendships came about. This will be a 4-part series, if you will, as I talk about these 4 friends.
*~*I met another of my besties via a blog tour - her's. I participated in a blog tour for Robyn Jones' A Touched Girl series back in 2013. (Robyn's books are brilliant - you can find my reviews here, here, here, and here.) After I'd read and reviewed her books, we struck up conversations about this, that, and the other thing. She'd mentioned on her blog that she was visiting family in Colorado during her Spring Break and we realized her family lives very close to me! Later that year, my family was going to be visiting her neck of the woods and she invited us to stop and have lunch. That day, sitting down to a lunch of Mexican food and good company, it was like we'd known each other all our lives. And we haven't stopped talking since!
After that visit, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks ended up playing one another in the Super Bowl. Since our hometowns were competing, we decided to make a little wager on the winner. If Seattle lost, she'd have to gift me a book set in Seattle. If Denver lost, I'd gift her a book set in Denver. Well, Denver lost that year an I gifted her Rock Chick. Our love of all things KA and our transformation into Rock Chicks began! ;)
We visit each other twice a year now, once when she's in town and I usually try to make it up to her home state as well. We email and chat on the phone, and we buddy read all the time. Our families are now friends as well and I can't imagine what my life would be like without her...and it all started with a book!
There are many more of you I've met through blogging and consider y'all friends. :D It's so wonderful to be a part of a community and world where I can make such amazing friends through a shared love of books! I'm forever grateful for all of y'all!!