I missed out on Book Blogger Appreciation Week last year, I didn't even realize it was happening until it was over! This year, I thought I'd enter the fray and submit my little blog for consideration.
This is what it's all about (lifted from their site):
What: Book Blogger Appreciation Week is a week long festival celebrating the community of book bloggers and their contribution to preserving a culture of literacy through book reviews and recommendations, reading reflections, and general bookish chat. BBAW also includes an awards component. For more information on the BBAW 2010 Awards and how to participate, please visit the BBAW 2010 Awards Blog. (click on above picture). BBAW events include daily blogging topics, blogger interview swaps, special guest posts, and so much more!
Who: If you self-identify as a book blogger, this festival is for you! We have been excited to welcome participants from all over the world for past BBAWs.
When: September 13-17, 2010.
Where: At the Book Blogger Appreciation Week blog. You can participate in the comfort of your own home and the convenience of your own time zone.
Why: Because book blogging is a fun and time intensive hobby that has created communities around books and played a crucial role in the continuing evolution of what books mean in our society.
How Can You Participate? You can participate by filling out the registration form for BBAW 2010. Subscribe to the blog’s feed and keep up with all of the developments!
In addition you can nominate yourself for a particular niche award and an overall award. My niche is obviously romances and I also nominated myself for another featured award - best written blog *snort* I have to choose five reviews for each category and here they are - not easy and I probably didn't put enough thought into which ones to choose, but here goes!
Niche - Romances
Something About You
Duke of Shadows
Seduce Me at Sunrise
Featured Category - Best Written Blog
Far From the Madding Crowd
The Summer Garden
Flowers From the Storm
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
On another note, I'm flying to Phoenix tomorrow to attend the Poisoned Pen Conference. I am psyched! I will finally meet Diana Gabaldon who is one of the attending authors as well as Lauren Willig - oh boy, both in the same place! I can't wait! Plus, my two sisters who live in the Southwest are meeting me there and we'll have a sisters reunion while living it up at the Arizona Biltmore! But, that's not all, I'll finally get to meet my fellow romance blogger and Outlander friend, Joanne from Slice of Life! I'm so looking forward to meeting face to face - I will post details when I get back! Tootles!