Bloggers Between the Covers

I wish that I could read all the books that my fellow bloggers have published, whether traditionally or self-published. However, I gave up my Zip-Through-Books Superpower when I had kids. Nowadays, I’m lucky if I can read one book a month.

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Because I can’t read all the books out there, I hunted for another way to show my support for blogging friends.

Thus, Bloggers Between the Covers was established.

This is a page on my blog that lists all published authors who are active participants on my blog. I limited the list to “active participants” because I wanted to give a shout-out to people whose journeys I have followed in some way.

Some of these books I have read and reviewed. Others I haven’t yet read, but I interviewed the author. And still, there are a few I have not read, reviewed, or talked about on my blog.

The list is in no particular order, and I provide links to the author’s website or blog where appropriate.

Please check out the page and scroll through the list of published bloggers. Visit their sites, read the reviews, find a new book to enjoy.

If you are an active participant on my blog, and you don’t see your name on the page, please yell at me! I did go through my list of blogging pals several times, but I could have easily overlooked someone.

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71 thoughts on “Bloggers Between the Covers

  1. What an awesome idea! I’ve been reading too much lately. I know, no such thing, right? But when I’m supposed to be toiling away at writing — the WIP, the Blog, the other Blogs, the other WIP — I need to find balance. I’ve become rather imbalanced of late.

    Okay, fine, I was always imbalanced. 😉

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  2. Hi Kat,
    Are you still running your editing services or has time gone out the window for that, too? I’m looking to self-publish some short fiction soon, so thought I’d inquire. Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask!
    Darren

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  3. That’s a great idea Kate, I’m the same, no time to read as much as I would like, and feel guilty about some of the blogging buddy books I haven’t got to yet! So this is a really good way to show support for them.

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    • Hi Vanessa, I will read at least one book from every blogger on that list. But I know that will be a long time coming. In the meantime, this page will have to suffice!!

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  4. Great idea Kate. I “won” a couple books at the end of last year that I hope to read soon and provide reviews. However, your way provides immediate support until you have the time to read them.

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    • Hey Dennis, I love it when I win books! And when I do, I always review them as a way of thanking the author. But reviews don’t come easily to me — almost as long as it takes to read the book!

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  5. That’s a wonderful idea! And one I’d like to borrow 🙂 It has a much more personal touch and celebrates fellow bloggers in the nicest way. I’m pressed for reading time too, but this way you’re still helping writers you know promote their novels.

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    • Hey Justin,

      Of course you may use the idea. 🙂 It helps to have all the books in one place, at least for me, because I kept forgetting who has a book out. This way I can do a quick check on books I need to read as an effort to support my ‘local’ author. 🙂

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  6. Wow, a lovely idea, and thank you for the inclusion! Keeping up with reading is certainly a challenge for me. So it’s a relief to hear other writers feel the same. And a beautiful touch, on your part.

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    • Hi Alarna,

      You’re very welcome. 🙂 I always feel guilty when I admit I can’t read as much as I should, especially being a writer. I’m supposed to be an avid reader! I do try, but it seems to get more and more difficult. My plan is to read at least one book from every blogger on this list. So the page will have to do until then.

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  7. My reading has taken a nosedive in the last few months. I used to regularly read 3 books every weekend, but I’ve felt too scattered lately to read as much as I like to. I really need to make more time for it! I miss it.
    Thanks so much for including me in your Bloggers Between the Covers. 🙂

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    • Hey Coleen,

      Wow, 3 books every weekend! That sounds heavenly. 🙂 You’re very welcome. I’m happy you announced your book release when you did so that you made it for the unveiling of Bloggers Between the Covers! 🙂

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  8. Wow – no wonder there’s not enough time to read them – that’s a lot of books! Thank you for putting that up. I’m always looking for book suggestions and there are a lot on there that I wasn’t aware of.

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    • Hey Sheila,

      And I only listed one book per blogger — some of them have more than one book published! The list is quite eclectic, so I’m sure you’ll find something of interest. Plus, it’s ever-growing. I’ll be adding on as more books become published…such as yours. 🙂

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  9. Kate, what a wonderful idea, and how nice of you to do it! And thank you for including my book. I really appreciate that, and I also appreciate the time it must have taken you to put that page together. I look forward to exploring these other books.

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    • Hey Carrie,

      You’re welcome. I’m happy to have you on the list. It’s quite an eclectic list, actually. I was noticing the wide range of genres when I was compiling the list; there’s something for just about everyone. I plan to read at least one book by every blogger on the list, but that won’t be happening any time soon. The list is a good substitute for now.

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      • There’s only so much time. I’m also trying to keep up with book choices for the two book clubs I’m in now (I figured this introvert needed to get out more…), so I try to alternate between a book club book, then a book by a blogger, and then a thriller which is my favorite kind of read. If I can polish off a book a week, I’m happy (though I wish I could do more.)

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      • I need a book club to join, too. As a fellow introvert I can totally relate to the need for getting out more. And that’s a safe way to get out, really. 😉

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      • Both of the local groups invited me to discuss my book. They were so kind to pick mine. And I enjoyed it so much I decided to keep coming back. (Let’s hope they don’t mind. 😉 )

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      • That is quite an honor! I’m sure they love having a real, live author in their presence. You probably raise questions and discuss elements that they might not otherwise think about. You must really enrich their experience. 🙂

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  10. This is truly a great idea, Kate! Posts like this are why I still have faith in the blogosphere community. Knowing writers who are also engaging individuals – through interviews, dialogues, even just regular reads and comments – definitely makes me more interested in dropping some dollars for their work. 🙂

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    • Hi Mayumi,

      Thank you. I really wanted to do something meaningful. I mean, I could have put a bunch of random books up and called it a day. But I feel strongly about these bloggers because they’ve taken the time to follow me and my blog and I’ve gotten to know them too. I’d rather give them a shout-out because I know them above and beyond the title of ‘author’.

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  11. Reading is something that’s fallen away from me, too. And that’s not the way it should be, but there are only so many hours in a day. I think your page is a great way to support your fellow writers and let readers check out some new books they might enjoy.

    If only we didn’t have to deal with things like work, shopping, housecleaning…. 😉

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    • Hey JM,
      Thanks, I really wanted to find a way to reach out to fellow bloggers meaningfully. My plan is to read at least one book from every blogger on that list, but that’s going to take a long time. I think this list will be a good stand-in for now.

      Right, why does Life insist on getting in the way of writing and reading? I don’t get it. 😉

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  13. I’m going to try to do this eventually too. What a fun, awesome idea. Thanks for including me in your book list. I feel like I read a TON, but I still have a huge daunting list of books to get through as well. I guess it goes to show whether you read 1 or 6 books a month, one still doesn’t have enough time for all the good books out there.

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    • Hey Char,

      I’m happy to have you on my list. And you’re right, there isn’t enough time to read all the great books out there. So, we do what we can and hopefully read as many great ones as possible!

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    • Hi Dianne,

      It’s a nice feeling to have them all in one place, I agree. And it’s quite an eclectic list, which makes it fun to peruse and find something new and different. Plus it’s ever-growing, so keep your eye on it. 😉

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  14. This is an awesome idea Kathryn! I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by blog buds with books. I want to support everyone but I don’t have the time or the funds. What a terrific way to help other writers out! 🙂

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  15. What a generous thought! I recognize the names of many on your list, and look forward to exploring their websites. (I am a published author of non-fiction and fiction. Readers can find all my books on Amazon.)

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