Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Day 4 #BBAW

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Book Blogger Appreciation Week (#BBAW) is hosted by Estella Society

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Day 4 How do you stay connected to the community? Examples: social media, regular commenting, participation in blog events, etc. Tell us your faves!

We all know that the book blogging community is BIG, and it’s growing every day. It’s really easy to feel overwhelmed or totally lost. We want to know how you feel connected. Is it a specific tribe you run with? Events that keep you grounded? Twitter? Instagram? Comments?~Estella Society

I am a newbie blogger, so I am still learning the ins and outs of book blogging. However, I have a strong connection with my fellow book bloggers and book-loving friends through social media outlets like Twitter and Instagram. I’m an introvert, so I have a hard time connecting with people, but I am very thankful to people who understand by cautious demeanor. But I swear, I’m a good person and I’m working on my flaws and odd, standoffish personality. 

More importantly, I am very thankful for the #OTSPSecretSister Project that has provided me the opportunity to not only share my love for books and cheer of gift giving and letters, but it also has been a huge outlet for me to meet new people and gain some awesome friends.  To learn more about the On the Same Page Secret Sister Project visit their fact page found HERE, and chat with the awesome people that run #OTSPSecretSister:   Brittany , Alyssa , and Amy .

HOW TO CONNECT WITH ME

Please feel free to follow my blog, connect with me on Twitter via @CassieopiaB, find me on Goodreadsor leave a comment on pictures of books and my poodle, Josephine, on Instagram.

♥ I would love to hear from you! ♥

I also attend a lot of book events and author signings throughout the year. You can definitely find me at author signings in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and sometimes Nashville, Tennessee.

More importantly, I attend the following book events each year: Southern Kentucky Book Festival in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Books by the Banks in Cincinnati, Ohio; Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia; Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Tennessee; and YallFest in Charleston, South Carolina.  I’m usually on a strict self-created signing schedule when I go to these events, but please feel free to stop by and chat with me. I love connecting with other book lovers. 

MY GOALS TO CONNECT WITH BOOKISH PEEPS

This year, I have made it a goal, more of a challenge for me, to connect with other bookish people through as many outlets as I can. My options are limitless, but I do plan to start connecting with more people through some of these goals:

  • Following and commenting on book blogs.
  • Replying more to comments that people leave on my blog. 
  • Saying “hi” and meeting people at book events.
  • Saying “hi” and meeting people through social media. 
  • Participating in blog events.
  • Sharing the love of books by hosting giveaways. 
  • Challenging myself to step out of my comfort zone, and participating in more Twitter chats or real-life chats at book events. 

Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Day #1

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Hello fellow bookish friends. Today I am joining the conversation with my fellow book bloggers for Book Bloggers Appreciation Week, #BBAW, hosted by Estella Society

DAY #1: INTRODUCE YOURSELF 

Day OneIntroduce yourself

Day #1’s challenge is to introduce yourself by choosing five books that represent you as a person and/or your interests/lifestyle.

HERE WE GO! 

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is my all-time favorite book. My mom gave me a copy of Jane Eyre when I was eleven-years-old, and from then on, I became an avid reader and lover of the Victorian Period. Even though Jane is described as a plain, female protagonist she embodies all the characteristics I have or I hope to achieve: strong-willed, determined, witty,  intelligent, and independent. 

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: My father named me after the late 1970s show Battlestar Galactica character, Cassiopeia. I have never met someone with the name Cassiopeia and when I found out that a character shared my namesake, I was super excited. 

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The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman: A lot of people that are fans of the show The Walking Dead don’t know that in the original comic books/graphic novels, the main character, Rick Grimes, and his family are from Kentucky. I am a proud Northern Kentuckian, and every time I drive through Harrison County, Kentucky, I always shout out, “Welcome to Zombieland.”  

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The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace: The title of this book is a big reflection of me as a writer. Since I was a toddler, according to my parents, I have loved telling stories and adding my own spin to them. Even though I haven’t written a story in a long time, I promised my mom, before her passing last year, that I would write a book for her. One day, I hope to spin my own story that will make my mom proud. 

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare: I have a strong fascination with spells, witches, witch trials, and history, so this book is not only one of my favorites, but it is deeply rooted with my studies of American colonialism and witches.