This is definitely one of the areas in which I know my blog is lacking compared to a lot of the others out there. In addition to my lack of giveaways, I also don't have that many partnerships or connections with other bloggers (hence one of the reasons I've decided to participate in Armchair BEA this year!).
That's not to say that I'm completely out of the loop, just largely. Almost all of the book events I have gone to have been via Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois - this is by far my favorite independent bookstore, and if you're ever in the Chicagoland area, I couldn't possibly recommend it more highly. It is through Anderson's that I've gotten to meet some great authors who I truly admire as well as some amazing book bloggers who are more awesome than me in pretty much every way. In the signing lines and in the crowds waiting for the events to start is where I have made most of these connections, and I'm truly grateful for them all! To read more about the fantastic women I'm talking about, check out my post all about them here.
I also encourage you to check out the links to their blogs and Twitter feeds, too. You won't be disappointed.
So that's it from me for Day 3 of Armchair BEA. Comments welcome, and happy blogging!