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Like most journeys, my journey into the folds of #blogging4books began on the day I discovered this particular tweet s/o by Lara. Wherein, I immediately contacted Cerys to see if I was in ‘time’ to become a part of the #blogging4books community! My initial reaction was tweeted & very shortly thereafter, I saw myself being added to a lovely DM group of #bookbloggers! Thus started my participation with this lovely group of book bloggers!

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A rather curious thing happened to me towards the end of *Summer!* – I had the opportunity to join a new book blogger support group entitled: #Blogging4books (& no the irony* was not lost on me!) on the 14th of August, 2018. We came together as *40!* strangers and over the course of only a few short days, we started to merge our lives together through a ‘party-line’ experience of a DM convo! Each of us took turns in rotation sharing bits of ourselves, our bookish lives, our blogging dreams/goals/fears & our #currentreads of course! (who wouldn’t?)

I started to populate the sidebar of this page in order to maintain a healthy way of connecting to these bookish spirits – I wanted to be able to have a handy online guide to visit with them, offer feedback & commentary on their blogs whilst giving them a chance to re-connect to each other on a regular basis as well! I also added everyone I could to my WP Reader – as a secondary option, as well as an easier way of liking/sharing their posts. By having the links here in the sidebar it would work brilliantly for those long nights where my bookish owl tendencies keep me awake & I can wander through my blog reads whilst signing comments as I’m logged into Twitter.

I decided to make my visitations both random & regular – as a way back into connecting with my fellow book bloggers & to give a portion of my wanderings to this lovely new group – of kind-hearted, approachable new bookish mates who go out of their way to lend ears & hearts to each of us who strike up a new *thread of convo in our DM world. I call it a ‘world’ as it has morphed into this curiously illuminated world of conversations – by those of us dearly attached to book world & the stories we love to be #amreading. We share such a wide variety of topics & interests – each day I pop into the convo folds, I am never quite sure what I’ll encounter but each day I find myself drawn more into this connected world where each of us decided to connect, respond & align ourselves with each other as we walk through this unique world as ‘book bloggers’.

-notes of Jorie, 7th September, 2018

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Shall you wanderabout with me!?

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And, so it begins | August, 2018

(*) Jenn brought the book Jinxed to my attention which focuses on a pro-positive message involving STEM and dyslexics (the latter of which I am) | 14 August, 2018 | (see also my tweet)(see also our convo)

(*) Jenn shared a wicked lovely bookish affirmation | 14 August, 2018

(*) Browsing for Books discussed how she spent her bookish JULY whilst re-highlighting a book I was considering to read Dumpin’ | 14 August, 2018

(*) The Writing Finch bespoke of her love of Etsy and what you can find on the site for our blogs (which I of course already knew as I’ve bought graphics to use myself!) | 15 August, 2018

(*) Emily shared her enthused JOY over the newly formed #blogging4books community (of which I concurred!) | 15 August, 2018

(*) Books.Faith.Love shared a book review for a novel by an author I wanted to read again and develop a new impression over : Francine Rivers | 15 August, 2018 (see also my tweet)(her response) We blessed took this convo to my *70 Authors INSPY challenge* as well!

(*) Announced on Twitter I share a *secret!* with Taylor @ Plentiful Pages | 15 August 2018 | (see also my tweets: One, Two, Three AND her response!) Whilst we discussed buddy reading Dracula on her blog! *took me til 8 September to find her reply! (facepalm!)

(*) I spied #piratefiction via Trisha Jenn Reads (see also her post) | 15 August 2018

(*) RT an affirmation I loved finding shared by Books.Faith.Love | 16 August 2018

(*) RT a s/o by Lara about how much she identifies with Jean | 18 August 2018 | which of course was right round the time everyone involved in #blogging4books was talking about viewing the Netflix film of which I wasn’t able to watch myself as I don’t currently have a script to NetFlix (frowns)

(*) RT w/ a note an affirmation of bookishness by Jenn | 19 August 2018

(*) RT w/ note more confirmation why I ought to be reading the series feat. To All the Boys I Loved Before by Lara | 19 August 2018

(*) Was happily gobsmacked I was included in a #FF by Books.Faith.Love | 24 August 2018 (see also my reply)

(*) Louise announces her idea for a Mythological RAT (#readathon) for November | 25 August 2018 (see also our convo about the idea!)

(*) Happily RT Shirley’s idea about connecting authors with book bloggers | 25 August 2018

(*) Replied to Jenn about ‘late night readings’ | 27 August 2018 (see also my replies: One & Two)

(*) Sent a sequence of tweets in response to “under-rated stories” to Books.Faith.Love (One, Two, Three, Four, Five & Six) (see also her reply) | 27 August 2018

(*) RT bookish affirmation from Jenn I totally & completely concurred as a living truth of my own! | 31 August 2018

(*) RT a bookish wish for September I hoped would be true from Jenn | 3 Sept 2018

(*) Princess of Pages pitches a Q we all need to contemplate whilst we’re #amblogging | 7 Sept 2018 | (see also my tweeted replies: One + Two)

(*) Princess of Pages re-convinced me I need to be #amreading The Hating Game | 7 Sept 2018

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And, so it continues | June, 2019

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