Monday, January 16, 2012

The Big Picture (reflective)

Have you ever WORDLED? I used their free app to create the nifty word cloud here, using my initial blogpost about MotherReader and Lee Wind's annual Comment Challenge for kidlit bloggers, 2012 edition.

What fun it's been to "meet" illustrators, authors, and book bloggers through the Challenge! Getting out of my "writing silo" where I see only my computer screen and the books that I'm recommending so that I interact more with the diverse and supportive kidlit community online - priceless!

Since BooksYALove is a fairly new blog, I'm grateful for new visitors (and new followers - yay!) who will help spread the word about the wonderful YA books from debut authors and smaller imprints that I'm discovering.

After all, I'm writing these recommendations (no spoilers ever! I promise) for YA readers... right book for the right reader!


  1. You might also try Tagxedo, a different way to wordle. I found you through the comment challenge! Good to read a new 'voice'.

  2. Linda, I've used Tagxedo also - just depends on which one I remember first! Thanks for visiting.

  3. Thanks for sharing the link. I'm glad I stopped by as part of the comment challenge or I would have never known about "wordling".

  4. New authors are lucky to have you pitching for them. Keep up the good work.
    Kathy Cannon Wiechman (Swagger Writers)

  5. I'm currently working toward my MLIS, so finding a blog like yours is priceless. Looking forward to reading your reviews!

    1. Thanks for visiting, y'all! I feel like I come up with many gems from my TBR (to be read) pile and love sharing them with readers who might not otherwise find them.

      Laura, I hope you also subscribe to the LM_NET listserv for school librarians - we help one another out all the time!

  6. Wordles were fun to play around with!!!

  7. I'm loving the comment challenge, too! So many interesting new blogs to follow!


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