Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thanks, Pop Culture Junkie, for Introducing me to Beth!

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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.




Amy

17 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

I just took a look at her blog, and didn't want to leave (of course I'm on vacation, so I have to hurry or my husband will kick me off of here!). And I kept thinking "boy she does sound familiar". Then I knew where I'd heard the name. From Nothing But Ghosts! I haven't read it, but really want to. You guys did a great job promoting it, that's for sure. The reviews were phenomenal. Thanks for reminding me that I need to get my hands on this book!

Michelle said...

My post on this topic today also focuses on Twitter as my source for influential book purchases!

I'm glad you did find Beth through Alea because in return you influenced my purchase of her book :)

Elise said...

What a lovely post - thank you ! Have a great day...

Alexa said...

Lovely post and thank you for leading me to Beth's books and blog :)

Alea said...

Awww AMY! You are so nice! I have no idea what I tweeted haha do you remember? Beth is wonderful isn't she :D

Beth Kephart said...

Gosh, Ladies! There I was, just posting on my own blog my Book Bloggers Appreciation Week essay, and, once done, I came over here to make my morning tour of My Friend Amy, and whoa.

I mean, Honest to Goodness.

I just hope hope hope that I never disappoint you.

Beth F said...

And I thank you for introducing me to Beth -- something I highlighted on my blog today as well. Get used to it, Beth, we love you!

Veens said...

I just love Alea's blog too! I am sure I need to read something by Beth soon! :)

S. Krishna said...

Beth is definitely another author I met through book bloggers as well! Her post today at the BBAW blog nearly made me cry.

Stephanie said...

After reading Beth's essay for BBAW, this is an ever nicer post!! I'm going to have to check out her blog today!

Meghan said...

Thank you, Amy, for introducing me to Beth's work! I love how the chain just goes back. She's been a wonderful discovery for all of us!

bermudaonion said...

It's a great circle, because I credit you for introducing me to the wonderfulness that is Beth Kephart. I would love to meet her in real life!

Heather J. said...

Unrelated to this post, but GREAT JOB on the BlogTalkRadio interview! It was so nice to hear some the voices of bloggers I've been reading for a while.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Far fewer than six degrees of separation! Thank you, Amy, for introducing me to Beth Kephart :)

Lenore said...

If I Stay and Beth are so lovely!

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

And then like a whole mess of other people have said, you then introduced me to Beth and I ADORED "Nothing But Ghosts."

Literary Feline said...

What a wonderful post, Amy! I really enjoy hearing about these types of connections. :-)

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