Monday, September 12, 2011

BBAW: Why I Adore Other Romance Book Bloggers

Hi there and welcome to Cheeky Reads if this is your first time stopping by! It's kick-off day for Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW)! Cheeky Reads is a book blog that focuses on all romance genres with a few cozy mysteries thrown in for good measure. But I have to say, Cheeky Reads wouldn't exist if it wasn't for other book blogs.

A few years ago I stumbled across an awesome blog called Smart Bitches Trashy Books and I fell in love. Here was a community of people talking about romance! Romance, the genre that the world likes to ignore and pretend it's helping to keep book publishers in business.

None of my friends were reading romance and I'd finally found *someone* to talk to about the books I loved. It helped that the reviews were written with such a fun and distinctive voice. :)

The only thing that Smart Bitches was missing was well...the books I was reading around that time. To be honest, I wasn't reading the latest releases or the same authors. So I would search for other blogs that had read and reviewed those books. I found some, but no where near the number of romance blogs that are out there today.

You can guess what happened right? I started Cheeky Reads so that I could talk about the books I was reading. Like my own personal community of friends to tell "Holy cow you will love this hero!" or "That heroine got on my last nerve."

After creating Cheeky Reads I was amazed at how welcoming all the other bloggers were, especially on Twitter. I follow and frequently RT other romance book bloggers that I admire all the time. They are a fantastic group and it's always so interesting to see if we agree/disagree on a book.

So, I thought I would share some of their Twitter names with you so you can follow them and check them out for yourself! In no particular order here are some awesome book bloggers on Twitter I highly recommend:













I hope you find some amazing new book blogs to follow and will stop back by again to talk romance books with me!


  1. I am not a romance reader, but I adore the look of your blog! And what a great idea to throw out the Twitter IDs! I wish I'd thought of it! :) Happy BBAW!!!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Jen! I love that I can follow bloggers on twitter to get a feel for them and check out a few of their posts before adding them to my reader.

    I used to just follow blogs and add them to the reader automatically, but then I found I was overloaded with posts to read and ended up reading none of them.

  3. I'm unaware of these, so thanks for the Introduction.

  4. I love the look of your blog too - I'll have to stop by regularly now :)

  5. Love the title of your blog! I'm a big fan of SBTB, too. I actually don't read a ton of romance books, but thanks to bloggers, that's slowly changing . . . :)

    Happy BBAW!

  6. I'm not much of a romance reader, but Smart Bitches...cracks me up. I like that you went for Twitter handles! Happy BBAW :-)

  7. Smart Bitches is hilarious! I've really got to get their "Beyond Heaving Bosoms" book. On-line communities are truly great for bringing together people in a way real life can't. The camaraderie among book bloggers is great.

    I just love the name of your blog and the look of it's so flirty & cute. Thanks for the Twitter addys above. :)

  8. You're so generous =D

    And yeah, Smart Bitches is one of my favorite places online! LOL!

    I'm now following all those romance bloggers you recommended and you know I'm following you too! Thanks for the recomendation!



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