Photos from the Utah Book Blogger Social

Utah Book BloggersIf we keep growing like this then we are going to have to find a new place to host our Utah book blogger socials.  We were literally busting through the seams this past Saturday as more than 60 book bloggers, writers and published authors gathered for a fun time.

I was thinking about how much we have grown in the past two years. Here is a photo from the first social that I hosted in my home:

Five of the people were supportive spouses! We have now grown so large that even the thought of posing for a photo with everybody in it . . . well, it simply can’t be done.  I believe this social was our fifth one. Wow – time flies when you are having fun!

I am completely overwhelmed with the thought of captioning and naming everybody in all of the following photos, so please forgive me.  As you can see, a great time was had by all. And surprisingly, the part where everybody stood up one by one and introduced themselves was the best part! Some people are just too funny!

Although not everybody on the following list was able to make it (we hope you at the next one – which will be in August!), here is a blogroll for you of all the fantastic book bloggers here in Utah!  You may discover all of your favorite Utah Book Bloggers by subscribing to the shared RSS feed, following the Utah Book Community Twitter list, or if you are a book blogger, join our ning group.

  1. Natasha at Maw Books (@mawbooks)
  2. Nancy at {A} Musing Reviews
  3. Booklogged at A Readers Journal (@booklogged)
  4. Julie at A Small Accomplishment
  5. Cindi at A Utah Mom’s Life
  6. Caitlin at All Things Print (@AllThingsPrint)
  7. Amy at Amy’s Haiku Haven (@haikuamy)
  8. Angie at Angieville (@angiebookgirl)
  9. Lynn at Barding Well (@bardingwell)
  10. Sheri at Belle’s Book Blog (@Bellesteacher)
  11. Ben at Ben Crowder (@bencrowder)
  12. Rachelle at Bibliobabe (@bibliobabeblog)
  13. Catie at BookBound (@meow_mix85)
  14. Shelley at Book Fanatic
  15. Holly at Book Harbinger (@hollybally)
  16. Cari at Book Scoops
  17. Sarah at Bookworm Blues (@BookwormBlues)
  18. Jennifer at Carbohydrates and Conjugations
  19. Chersti at Chersti Nieveen (@chersti)
  20. Lynn from Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile (@I_bibliophile)
  21. Britt from Confessions of a Book Habitue (@bookhabitue)
  22. Wonder Bunny at Cookies, Books and Bikes
  23. Debbie at Cranberry Fries (@cranberryfries)
  24. Cherylynne at Room On the Shelf (@CherylynneWBago)
  25. Krista at CubicleBlindness Book Thoughts (@cubicleblindnes)
  26. Christy at Dearest Dreams (@dearestdreams)
  27. Emily from Emily’s Reading Room (@emsreadingroom)
  28. Rachel at Endless Reading (@rachelreading)
  29. Britten, Georgia, and Kirsten at Eve’s Fan Garden (@evesfangarden)
  30. Heather at Fire and Ice (@FireIcePhotos)
  31. Framed at Framed and Booked
  32. Heather at Gofita’s Pages (@gofita)
  33. Kim at Good Clean Reads (@GoodCleanReads)
  34. Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer (@toobusyreading)
  35. Suey from It’s All About Books (@sueysays)
  36. Jenni at Jenni Elise (@jenni_elyse)
  37. Cindy at Kiss the Book
  38. Shanda, Sheila, Mindy and Hilary at LDS Women’s Book Review (@LDSWBR)
  39. Megan at Library Showgirl (@Ambishop19)
  40. Myke at Live and Learn
  41. Michelle, Ma Belle (@michellerigby)
  42. Annika at Munchkins and Manuscripts
  43. Angela at My Favorite Author (@MyFavAuthor)
  44. Aubrey at My Pile of Books (@AubreyatMPB)
  45. Janet at Newspaper Girl (@NewspaperGrl
  46. Melissa at One Librarian’s Book Reviews (@melissa1lbr)
  47. Becky at One Literature Nut (@mjmbecky)
  48. Megan at Po(sey) Sessions (@PoseySessions)
  49. Marc at Readerscape (@readerscape)
  50. Brenda at Reading Fairy Tales (@brendareviews)
  51. Gettsr at Reading List of a Book Pusher (@gettsr)
  52. Sharon from SherMeree’s Musings
  53. Alison from So Many Books, So Little Time (@utahalison)
  54. Enna Isilee at Squeaky Books (@Enna_Isilee)
  55. Mellisa and Shelley at Squeaky Clean Reads (@sqkycleanreads)
  56. Anna at TangognaT (@tangognat)
  57. Jackie at Teen Book Guide (@teenbookguide)
  58. Ingrid at The Blue Bookcase (@thebluebookcase)
  59. Jessica from The Bluestocking Society (@thebluestocking)
  60. Kika at The Book Bluff (@kikalatu)
  61. Lisa at The Bookworm’s Library (@bookwormslib)
  62. Penelope at The Reading Fever (@ReadingFever)
  63. Mellissa at The Reckless Reader (@Aelysium)
  64. Lorren at The Story Girl (@LLthestorygirl)
  65. Chantelle at There Is Always Something to Read
  66. Karen at Typing With My Toes (@karenmkrueger)
  67. Sheila at Why Not? Because I Said So! (@ssdawn2002)
  68. Verlina at What You Reading Now? (@SuperMomV)
  69. Sharla at WinterWrite (@WinterWrite)

We had several published authors in our midst, and want to send a shout out to Rick Walton, Bree Despain, Lisa Mangum, Matthew Kirby, Emily Wing Smith, Jaleta Cleggo and Cory Poulson, And oh my goodness, I’m sure I’m forgetting somebody!!  We had a  myriad of aspiring authors as well, which was just fantastic! I can’t wait to see them published! You will have to forgive me for not naming everybody (but do check out the other posts below – they do a much better job than I).

I think it’s funny because every time Suey from It’s All About Books (@sueysays), Becky at One Literature Nut (@mjmbecky) and I host this event it’s almost as if we have a whole different crowd each time. Can you imagine if we actually got everybody together at the same time. Craziness would ensue!  Wait.  Craziness already ensues!

And the best part about typing up this post a few days after the event, is that I can link over to others posts, who are much more entertaining than me. Particularly Brodi Ashton and Douglas Cootey.  That is why they are writers and not me. Although Suey is highly entertaining as well. Other reports:  Holly at Book Harbinger, Shanda at LDS Women’s Book Review, Becky from One Literature Nut, Penelope from The Reading Fever.  If you’ve written a post, let me know and I’ll add it in.

I think you’ll agree when I say that our literacy community here ROCKS!!!  And watch this space for a fun announcement which will highlight our local authors!

P.S. Do let me know if there is a correction or addition to the above blogroll.

22 comments


  1. That looks like so much fun! I wish we could get something going in South Carolina, but I only know of 2 or 3 other book bloggers here.

    on March 8th, 2011 at 2:40 pm
  2. I’m so glad you had such a great turnout! I wish I could’ve come. I plan to be there for August’s, though.

    I’m chomping at the bit in anticipation for your announcement. I can’t wait to see what it’s all about.

    on March 8th, 2011 at 2:44 pm
  3. You really managed to get a ton of pictures! This is my definite downfall. It was so much fun though, as always. :) Thanks for being our glue!

    on March 8th, 2011 at 3:02 pm
  4. Aw, I wish I lived in Utah!

    on March 8th, 2011 at 3:13 pm
  5. Wow! I guess it’s a good thing we can’t all show up at the same time :) Thanks for doing the work, again. I’m sad I missed it.

    on March 8th, 2011 at 4:02 pm
  6. Can an Arizona blogger crash the party sometime? Looks like you had a great crowd! Is Cory Poulson related to Clair Poulson?

    on March 8th, 2011 at 5:14 pm
  7. I had a good time at the social, even though I’m not social. ;) Thanks!

    @ Kathy Maxwell: Yes, Clair Poulson is my uncle.

    on March 8th, 2011 at 9:01 pm
  8. What a great time! Thanks for all of your work Natasha.

    on March 8th, 2011 at 10:41 pm
  9. Wow you had such a fantastic turnout! Looks like a great time!

    on March 8th, 2011 at 10:41 pm
  10. Total fun, girl! Thanks for letting me crash. I’ll try to sneak in next August, too ;)

    on March 8th, 2011 at 11:52 pm
  11. Thanks again! I had a great time. Thanks for the linkage, too.

    on March 9th, 2011 at 6:30 am
  12. Great photos! I almost felt like I was there. Hope to make it in August. Congrat’s on such a successful get-together.

    on March 9th, 2011 at 10:46 am
  13. Thanks for all you’ve done to bring our community together!

    on March 9th, 2011 at 4:40 pm
  14. Looks like you all had a great time.

    on March 12th, 2011 at 6:49 am
  15. i love it u guys have a great community here on books! would love to have the same culture here in malaysia! looking forward to read more on your blogs and reviews.

    on March 14th, 2011 at 1:36 am
  16. Hi,

    I’m Kate Evangelista, author of Taste, and I just wanted to take this time to introduce myself. If you have the time, please stop by The Coffee Bar by using the link below:

    http://kateevangelistanovels.blogspot.com/

    I hope to see you there.

    Sincerely,
    Kate

    on March 15th, 2011 at 3:36 am
  17. It is so nice to see everybody’s faces after reading many of your blogs! You, people, rock in Utah ;)
    Sorilla

    on March 16th, 2011 at 10:00 pm
  18. It was lovely meeting you the other night. Thank you for planning such a nice evening. I look forward to attending more in the future.

    on March 21st, 2011 at 10:50 pm
  19. Wow! It’s amazing how your group has grown. It’s great that ya’ll are able to meet in person.

    on April 1st, 2011 at 10:04 pm
  20. Wow! Who knew Utah had so many bloggers and published authors!

    on April 13th, 2011 at 12:20 pm
  21. I found your website! Looks like you had a wonderful time and a great opportunity to get to know so many wonderful people in Utah!

    on April 21st, 2011 at 3:51 pm
  22. I found your website! Looks like you had a wonderful time and a great opportunity to get to know so many wonderful people in Utah! I belong to a Book Club and we meet monthly, so this website will be a fun resource.

    on April 21st, 2011 at 3:54 pm

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