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I get peeved easily. My issue is with book bloggers and authors. Since the whole YA Mafia thing came up, I've been intrigued. I've only read one post on it, and while I don't believe in it, I could see why people would. Just as a viewer of the tweets and blogs, etc. I think you can see the little groups that people have. I have always felt like a nobody because I'm just a reader and not a blogger. I can read your book and post a nice review on Good Reads; but because I don't have that exposure, you as the author, will not acknowledge me. Even though I paid money for your book and loved it and would recommend that more people buy it.Or maybe that's my own inferiority complex?So today, I marked a book to read and it posted to my Twitter feed. Shortly thereafter, the author had not only followed me, but asked if I wanted a signed bookplate. That's the love I want to feel from each and every author out there. Is that too much to ask? Probably. But if I ever get to that stage, that's the kind of author I want to be. To love everybody and show it. Because if it wasn't for readers, there would be no reason to write.