While I have read many books from blogger recommendations, like Jacqueline Woodson's books because of Natasha's reviews, or If I Stay because of Lenore's review, the one that maybe had the biggest impact was meeting Beth Kephart via Pop Culture Junkie or as we know and love her, Alea.
And it wasn't even a review! It was a twitter conversation! Alea said something on twitter about how she loved Beth and this might sound really strange, but I liked Beth's name. Beth Kephart. So I looked up her blog and fell head over heels. I absolutely knew from the very first post I read that I had found a true treasure of both a writer and a person.
And she is. I don't know how she does everything she does and always remains so gracious and wonderful. But knowing Beth and connecting with her, discovering her books, and the treat that is her blog has been one of the finest rewards for book blogging I've had. It is one of my missions to make sure that as many people discover her books as possible.
So thanks Alea for tweeting about Beth, and thanks Beth for simply being who you are.