Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Book Blogger Appreciation Week Meme

As many of you know, Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW) is just around the corner, September 14th through the 18th. Is it okay for me to admit that I'm excited for two reasons? Number one, because I'll be in my new home and can settle back into some of my favorite blogging activities, and number two, that I will get to interact with an ever-growing circle of wonderful book blogging folks! It should be a great week, and I really am quite excited.

Thank you to those of you who nominated me in two categories, Best Reviews and Best General Review. Thanks so much for the nominations!

Now, seeing as how I've fallen a little behind in my blogging activities, I missed the BBAW Meme when it first came out, but wanted to go back and catch up a little by responding to the Meme posted for BBAW.

1) What has been one of the highlights of blogging for you?

This has two parts for me: people and books. What's not to love there? Especially when the people in that list love books? Really, I have loved having a place to post my thoughts on the books I'm reading, and also to have wonderful discussions with other bloggers/readers!

2) What blogger has helped you out with your blog by answering questions, linking to you, or inspiring you?

How can I list them all? I think that Eva, at A Striped Armchair actually was one of the first to reach out to me with some helpful information about the book blogging community, and to really get me interested in becoming a part of the group. This was followed closely by Natasha, at Maw Books Blog, who has been a great example and local blogger who is a real professional at what she loves to do! There have been so many others who have been great Twitter/Blog friends, such as Tasha at Heidenkind's Hideaway who I'm book buddies with, and who has dual interests on her blog in books and art, as I do with books and films. J.C., at The Biblio Blogazine really inspired me to write better reviews by her hard-hitting questions and posts! (Although, she also scared me as I watched her switch to self hosting! :) Maybe at some point I'll try J.C., but for now, I'm too scared!) Then there's Pam, at Bookalicious for all those great, late night conversations about books and blogging. Whew...how can I name you all?!? Sigh. Honestly, I can't name you all! All I can say is that MANY of you have and continue to shape my blog and my blogging experience!

3) What one question do you have about BBAW that someone who participated last year could answer?

I really don't know at this point. I know that sounds lame, but I hardly know what to expect. I'm just excited to be a part of this great community!

Having said all of this, I want to thank all of those who are putting this wonderful week together! All of us who blog on a regular basis know how much time and energy you've put in to pulling us all together for this event. Thank you so much!


  1. Congrats on your nominations!

  2. Congrats on your noms! And I felt so special being mentioned in the meme. :D

    I'm interested to see how many new awesome blogs I'll discover during BBAW, which will then make my poor Google Reader wave the white flag. ;)

  3. Congratulations on your nominations! And yes - books and people, what's not to love? :D

  4. Aw, you're sweet. :) And I'm excited about BBAW, too, even though I have really no idea what to expect.

    Did you sign up for the interview swap?

  5. Congratulations on your nominations!

  6. Congrats on those nominations!!!

  7. Congrats on your nominations! I love getting to know people in the blogging community as well.