Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Salon #8 -- BBAW, Challenges, & Giveaway Reminders

For this Sunday Salon, I wanted to update on some great things going on in books, reading, and blogging! Although I did quite a bit of reading this past week, and plan on doing some more reading today, I need to catch up on a few "announcements" before I get back to it. (Oh, and my apologies if I haven't yet acknowledged awards, etc. I will get to them!)

First off is Book Blogger Appreciation Week, which will be September 15-19. Over at My Friend Amy, she has put together a wonderful retreat for book bloggers to share and go crazy over books. Let me have her explanation say it all!
Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Acknowledging the hard work of book bloggers and their growing impact on book marketing and their essential contribution to book buzz in general, I am excited to announce the first Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Think of it as a retreat for book bloggers and a chance for us to totally nerd out over books together. And of course, shower each other with love and appreciation.
If you're a book blogger, and interested in joining in for this great event, head over to register today!

Second, I've joined another challenge! I promised myself NOT to join any more, as I get in way over my head with challenges, freeze up from the pressure of "what am I not reading that I should," and then just end up letting it go by the wayside. I know! I'm terrible. I'm doing much better at organizing my reads though, and only joining challenges that fit in with my interests or things that I have to read. Having said that, when I saw the Harry Potter Reading Challenge over at GalleySmith, I knew I HAD to join! I've had the British version for over a year (maybe two), that I bought myself for a special birthday, but haven't had the chance or time to read them. This challenge gave me the perfect opportunity!

Here are the requirements:
  • Read or listen to all seven of the books.
  • The challenge runs from August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010. You have a year, so that's plenty of time!
  • Post your reviews, log your books, and enjoy!
I can't wait to get going on this one! To join in, go to GalleySmith's Harry Potter Reading Challenge to sign up today!

Last up! Please don't forget a couple of giveaways going on here at One Literature Nut. The first is my giveaway of The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns. Tell me your idea of what "Hell" would be like for you, and join in today! The giveaway runs through this coming friday, at midnight MST.

The other giveaway is for the Outlander series and various books from the series. This giveaway actually isn't through me, but I'm participating in giving away one of the prizes! Please go to The Outlander Series Giveaway for more information, and for where to go to sign up.

Well, I need to head off! So, what are you reading on this beautiful Sunday?


  1. I'm so happy to see so many people joining the Harry Potter challenge!

  2. I keep forgetting to head over to BBAW blog to nominate my favorites--really it seems so overwhelming! Should be a really fun week, though.

    Hope you're having a great day.

  3. Geesh, just when I thought I've joined about every challenge I can there you go again adding some more great ones for me to investigate!!!!

  4. What did I do? Read Emma and drive through Oregon. That's about it.

    I might join that challenge, since I was planning on re-reading the books anyway. I'll have to think about it (like I need another reading challenge in my life, right?).

  5. I need to register for BBAW - there are so many blogs out there that I love!

  6. Amanda -- I know! I love to see more people joining in. That means we'll have more conversations about HP going on. :)

    Trish & Cathy -- I know about BBAW. It took me forever to vote for all those blogger categories!

    Staci -- LOL. I hope you joined a good one! :) Good luck keeping up with them all (I know I need it with mine).

    heidenkind -- It's been fun following your Tweets through Oregon! I hope Emma is a fun addition to your trip. :)