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Hi, I'm Jamie. I'm a writer, reader, and huge TV junkie. I just might post about all three here on this blog. Have a look around. And if you want, drop me an email and tell me what you think. Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 15, 2011

TGIF over at GReads!

The awesomeness that is Ginger (or G, as I like to call her) over atGReads! has created a great meme that is tons of fun. Each Friday, she poses a question for anyone to answer. Go check her out and join in!

This Friday's Question:

Book Blogger Appreciation:

Which book blogs
have inspired you or
made a difference in
your blogging experience?

Wow. Now this is a tough question. Up until a little over a year ago, I had no clue that the book blogging world even existed. I mean, I had heard of blogs of course, but I didn't know that there were hundreds of them that focused solely on reading books and writing books and getting books published and so on. I was amazed. Although there are many many many that I love and visit every day, I have to say that there are a couple that keep me inspired on a daily basis. Those are:

Query Shark - Since I'm a writer, I unfortunately have to deal with querying--one of the worst inventions since leather pants. Querying is a pain--ask any writer--but a necessary part of the process. The Query Shark is a blog that is filled with vital information from an inside source (an agent) on what does and doesn't work. I literally visit this blog every day to see what new queries have been posted and dissected by The Shark, hoping to glean even the tiniest of information for myself.

Unedited - Jen Daiker runs this blog, and I just love it. Jen was one of the first people I "met" here in Bloggerland, and her blog is full of fun and wisdom and just plain enjoyment. Go visit her. You'll see.

YA Author Elana Johnson - Elana Johnson is another one that I love. She's quirky and funny and her blog always makes me either laugh or smile. She manages to throw in some much-needed pearls of wisdom amidst all that humor that doesn't make you feel like you're reading a textbook. If you write, visit her site (hey! I'm a poet and didn't know it!)

Y(A)? Cuz We Write! - This little blog is run by two of my blogging besties...Pam & Quita (love you gals)! It's always full of great things for everyone to enjoy: books to read, songs to sing, food to eat (oh yeah!)...there's always something fun going on here that keeps me inspired to forge ahead. Thanks for the great blogging, ladies!

GReads! - No way could I not put you on this list, G. Your blog is A-mazing! Every day I can expect a new and exciting post from you, filled with things you love (whether it be books or music or scenery) and recommendations for us all. You have some awesome memes for the rest of us to hop onto so we can feel like we're doing an awesome job of blogging every day, too...which is so great of you, btw. I love GReads!, as I'm sure everyone else on this TGIF meme does, too!!


  1. It sounds like a great list of blogs and I haven't heard of them all, so I am off to check them out!

    I'm an old follower :D

  2. I love Elana's blog. And will be checking out Query Shark and the other's I have yet to see.

  3. I heart you Jamie <3 thank you for the sweet words! and I miss our Jeremy.. this summer has been lonesome with out him :(

  4. Jules - They're some great ones...and thanks for following!

    Mandie - Isn't Elana great? Love her. And Query Shark is excellent for what NOT to do! haha!

    G - I heart you too! And yes, summer without Jeremy is a painful, dreadful thing...can't wait till Fall!!