I had just picked up another book off my shelf to sit down and read after finishing my third book of the day. It was a book I have been dying to read for awhile now and I finally made it to it! (Yeah Me!) Anyway, I don’t know about everyone else, but I always find myself reading the first couple pages in a book–the pages with the snippets from other reviewers–just to see if it is a blogger I know of. Imagine my surprise when I opened up Breakfast in Bed by Robin Kaye and saw a few bloggers mentioned! I saw a snippet from Erotic Horizon, The Book Binge, Romance Junkies, and a few others. First of all Congrats! That is so awesome! I also saw on her website reviews from All about N and Smexy Books!
I think when reviewers get part of their review mentioned in a book, it is the ultimate recognition for us. We read, we spend time writing reviews, and we try to share our thoughts on books so others can get a feel for the book. It makes me wonder, has my hard work ever been recognized? I have found snippets and sometimes full posts of my reviews on numerous blogs by authors, but I have yet to find a print book with my blog listed. Now, I am not complaining! Don’t get me wrong! I am just curious. So now, I am fumbling through all of my books, trying to see if I happen to see my name in those glorious pages of recognition! To me, that would be the highest honor.
The main reason for this post is not only to congratulate all of those who have had their reviews mentioned, but to also make the bloggers aware that we are heard and we are recognized. Next time you pick up that new release, and you know you have reviewed for that author in the past, be sure to check and see if your blog was featured in those pages!
If you have had any part of your review posted in a book, leave me a comment or drop me an email! I would love to take a look at it. I will give you praise!
(and if you see my name, shout it out to me! LOL ;P)