BBAW will soon be upon us

Though summer still spreads before us like a glorious picnic blanket, it’s already time to start talking about Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2010. Last year’s festivities were such a blast, there’s no way I won’t be participating in this year’s events, too. If you’ve forgotten, friends, I interviewed Laurel Ann of Austenprose (adore her) and Tiffany of Tif Talks Books and chatted about some of my other favorite bloggers.

In between all that, I voted and communicated and found tons of new book bloggers, some of whom I still visit regularly. It was like a giant ice cream sundae for the book blogging community of which we’re all a part — a way for us to recognize each other for our hard work and dedication to the literary world. Sometimes it all goes unnoticed, we think, but then something like BBAW creeps up on us. Then? Not so unnoticed.

Voting this year is working differently than last September — mainly because now, we’re nominating ourselves! Visit the website to check out the niche categories and featured categories, then put yourself out there in the category you feel fits your blog best. This isn’t the time to be humble, friends; nominate away!

So I didn’t really know what niche category in which to settle write meg! I don’t write exclusively about any one genre and focus, instead, on young adult, women’s fiction, literary fiction, Austenesque novels and the occasional fantasy. In that vein, I threw my hat in for Best Eclectic Book Blog and Best Written Book Blog. To illustrate that, here are five posts to help me put my money where my typing is:

Best Eclectic Book Blog
Book review: French Milk by Lucy Knisley (graphic novel/memoir)
Book review: The Summer We Fell Apart by Robin Antalek (literary fiction)
Book review: The Evolution Of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
(young adult historical fiction)
Book review: North Of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley (young adult contemporary fiction)
Book review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer, Barrows
(historical fiction)

Best Written Book Blog
Book review: Fat Cat by Robin Brande
Book review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Book review: Blankets by Craig Thompson
Book review: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Book review: Life After Yes by Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Pop over and learn more about BBAW ’10!

11 thoughts on “BBAW will soon be upon us

  1. Wow, sounds great. I love reading your blog. I feel self-conscious nominating myself for a niche, but I still have to figure out where I want it. Poetry or eclectic…Hmmm…I don’t have much time to think about it really. Any suggestions?


    • Serena, I’m with you… it is a little awkward nominating ourselves, but it’s okay! I would definitely put you in the Best Poetry Blog category — especially after your National Poetry Month festivities! 🙂 No other blog with which I’m familiar seems to have that focus.


  2. Glad you’re throwing your hat in the ring. I’ve included myself in the running for Most Eclectic, but I just can’t wait for all the bloggy visiting and cool events and stuff.


  3. Thanks for the head’s up oh BBAW 10 Meg and the shout out. I so enjoyed interviewing you last year. You are the Elizabeth Bennet of book blogging heroines.


  4. That’s great Meg! 😀
    I feel a bit uncomfortable with the idea of nominating myself, but I’m glad to see great bloggers like you present their blog for the nominations! I love to see which posts everyone selected, too. You review of “North of beautiful” is why I am currently reading it, so it definitely deserves a spot on that list 😉


  5. I like the idea of being able to nominate ourselves! There are SO many book blogs and I feel like last year only the “popular” ones got recognized. This year gives people a chance to throw their hats into the ring and be judged fairly. You know? I’m excited.

    I was surprised there was no chick lit category! Hmm…I think I’m going to enter under YA though!


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