A little earlier today, I blogged about the potential for book bloggers to influence reading trends and to do so in collaboration with the more traditional book industry. These thoughts were prompted by a blog post on Juxtabook which acknowledges that comments, discussion and feedback can be one of the marks of an influential book blog. Blog readership though can be much deeper than the raw number of contributors may suggest. I am not confusing readership with subscribers. Subscriber levels can be a useful indicator of influence but they are not a measure. And yet, like Catherine Hawley – the book dealer behind Juxtabook – I too am guilty of reading far, far more book blog reviews than I comment on. Many book bloggers put huge effort into their reviews and reading guides, and some show real talent and insight. They book reading and book buying choices, helping to maintain the vibrancy of a well-tended Mount TBR. Would it be too hard to hit the ubiquitous ‘like’ button or leave a few words in response?