But all of this wouldn't have happened without the inspiration - and very hard work - of My Friend Amy. As quoted by Sassymonkey on BlogHer, Amy's rationale for organizing BBAW was this:
Book blogging is for most a hobby. But it's a hobby that takes a lot of work and time. It's a labor of love.
This summer, after book blogging was patronized in the mainstream media, Amy made a suggestion that we celebrate book blogging. From that idea, Book Blogger Appreciation Week was born. Many of us have participated in interviews, contests, give-aways, and through awards; but this would never have happened were it not for the dream, perseverance, planning, hard work and dedication of Amy. This has been a wonderful week and as members of the Book Blogging community, in one voice we want to thank Amy for all that she has done.
I've been blogging for three years but only really got into book blogging in the last year. I have found, without a doubt, that book bloggers are the kindest, most open minded, and supportive group of bloggers on the internet. With book blogging, it's about community and a love for the written word.
Amy, you are truly the Queen of Book Bloggers and we love you!