YA Community Lovin’

Adele of Persnickety Snark wrote an excellent YA Community Thanksgiving post listing her reasons for loving the YA community. She ended the post with a request to spread the goodwill. I’m fairly new at this but I really love the YA community so I thought I should join in.

I love the YA community because everyone is just so nice and friendly! I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I don’t have a lot of friends who read the same kind of books that I do. So for me, it’s great that I could “meet” a lot of book friends online and discuss the books that I love. It makes me so happy that there are people out there who understand why I get crazy about a certain book/author/series. I love talking about my favorite books and I love getting recommendations. At first, I was just a lurker. I think it started with my LJ communities Sounis and Athanarel. I was shy at first because I didn’t know if I had anything worth contributing. But people were so friendly that you can’t help but participate and join in the fun. This goes for the entire YA community – book bloggers, Goodreads groups, LJ communities and everything else that I’m not even a part of.

I love that the authors are so approachable. They have their own blogs, twitter accounts and whatnot. Authors are the equivalent of celebrities for me. You know the type of people who you can admire from afar but you know that you’ll never be close enough to touch them, let alone talk to them. YA authors aren’t like that. Yes, they are still rock stars but they’re rock stars that you can talk to. There are a lot of interviews out there conducted by book bloggers and a lot of authors reply to comments in their blogs or even have their email addresses in their website and they read fan mail!

I love book bloggers! I love how they have different ways of reviewing books and how they all have a specific genre that they concentrate on. It’s real interesting to see one book reviewed in so many ways. And they’re all such great writers! I’m envious. I wish I could write like them. I’ll have to settle for reading their reviews and buying the books that they recommend. I’ve added so many books to my TBR pile because of book bloggers. Also, I like that people respect other people’s opinions. It’s okay to dislike a book that another person loved because it’s a known fact that we all have different tastes. Even if we all love YA, we’re bound to react in different ways to the same book.

I love how the internet brings everyone together! I never would’ve found out so much about the lovely YA community if I didn’t spend a lot of time online. I live in the Philippines but I’ve been able to connect with other people from all over the globe. It’s really amazing. I also love Goodreads because I was able to meet fellow Filipino book lovers and have discussions about books with them. I’m sure there’s another Filipino YA book blogger out there, who loves the same books that I do, but I haven’t had a chance to meet that person. If you’re reading this, please leave a comment and let’s be BFFs. 🙂

It goes without saying that I love the books, right? Or maybe I should also mention it. I love YA books! YA is such an incredible genre and I love that it’s getting more attention nowadays.

So that’s it. How about you, what do you love about the YA community? Feel free to leave links to your own YA lovin’ posts so I can check them out.

13 thoughts on “YA Community Lovin’

  1. I love all of these posts that I’m reading, linked from Adele’s blog. There is so much love on the Internet right now.
    I’m going to have your blog sent to my e-mail because this post was great. I can already tell that you are great. I’m so thankful, most of all, for Adele.

    • I too am thankful for Adele! She’s one of the bloggers that I look up to. Her posts are great. I plan to go back and check out the posts linked to her site once everyone’s done writing.

  2. Lovely post! I’m such a fan of Adele’s idea to spread the love, because there are so many positives coming from our community of book bloggers.

    I completely agree with the author comment, and it’s one of my favorite parts of this entire thing. I’ve always thought they were the people who hid behind the books and now I can actually email and chat with them! Crazy!

    Fabulous post!

    • Me too! I’m already a fan of Adele’s blog and I’m glad she decided to do this. It’s an excellent way to spread goodwill.

      I know, I never thought I’d be able to connect with authors online. I become more of a fan when I discover how nice they are too.

  3. I am blushing to an excessive degree right now. Thank you all for the lovely comments. I am not worthy.

    As an international blogger myself, I can totally understand what you are saying about bridging the gap and meeting people of your own kind – the bookworms. I am currently in Japan and I met with a Canadian book blogger in Tokyo this weekend. So an Aussie and a Canadian who’d never met went book shopping then ate Mexican in Japan…it’s like a bad joke. Blogging really expands our little worlds, that’s for sure.

    Thank you for taking the time to participate, I really appreciate the good vibes and effort Chachic!
    xA

    • Of course you’re worthy, Adele! 🙂 You really are an awesome blogger and I admire your posts.

      That sounds like a fun! I know what you mean. When I went to the States for a vacation last year, I got to meet members of the LJ community Sounis and Athanarel. It was one of the highlights of my trip, it was the first time I got to meet an author in person (Sherwood Smith). If any member of the YA community ends up here in Manila, I’d be delighted to meet up with that person.

      Good vibes all around! 🙂 Let’s spread the YA love. ♥ Thank you so much for coming up with this idea.

  4. Hi!
    I found your blog through the Persnickety Snark YA Thanksgiving post! What a great discovery 🙂

    Just wanted to say what a lovely post and I’m looking forward to adding your blog to my regular reads list

    Steph

    • Thanks for dropping by! It’s fun getting to know more people because of this post. I never would’ve gotten as many visitors if it weren’t for this post. I’m going to check out your blog too. 🙂 I make a point of doing that to everyone who comments here.

  5. I’m another one coming from the Thanksgiving post.
    But, wow, I’m completely reminiscing about all of the time I spent lurking on Athanarel… I’m such a Sherwood Smith fangirl.
    Now that I’ve been perusing your blog, I have to say that your dog is adorable, and that from what I’ve seen, I’m completely loving your taste in books.
    Right now I’m so thankful for Adele for enabling me to find your blog.

    • Oh yay, another Sherwood Smith fangirl! I’m a huge fan as well. Even more so when I met her in person last year. She’s such a nice lady. I love her blog posts too, they’re so interesting.

      Really? That’s great! I’m always interested in meeting new people who love the same type of books that I do. 🙂

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