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Voting is Open! Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

The one week designated each year to celebrate book blogs is just around the corner! Book Blogger Appreciation Week (September 12-16th)!

There are several ways to participate in BBAW, including participating in the daily blog topics. One of the most important ways to participate, however, is voting for the blogs short-listed for awards.  I do encourage each and every one of you to vote, not just because I’m one of the short listed blogs. BBAW is a great way to recognize bloggers for all the tremendous work they do each year.

Another great thing about BBAW is discovering blogs! Each year, I “meet” dozens of bloggers that are new to me!

Here is a list of the shortlisted blogs and information on how to vote, taken from the official BBAW Web site.

2011 Niche Categories
Best Audiobook Book Blog
Devourer of Books
Free Listens
The Guilded Earlobe
You’ve GOTTA Read This

Published Author Blog
Beth Kephart Books
Maggie Stiefvater
Veronica Roth

Classics Book Blog
A Literary Odyssey
Dead White Guys: An Irreverent Guide to Classic Literature
Rebecca Reads

Cultural Book Blog
In Spring it is the Dawn
S. Krishna’s Books
The Feminist Texican [Reads]

Eclectic Book Blog
Jenny’s Books
Rhapsody in Books
Supernatural Snark
Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books
write meg!

GLBT Book Blog
Bibrary Book Lust
Bonjour, Cass!
I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?

Historical Fiction Book Blog
Historical Tapestry
Medieval Bookworm
Passages to the Past

Kidlit Book Blog
Charlotte’s Library
The O.W.L.
There’s a Book

Literary Fiction Book Blog
Reading on a Rainy Day
Roof Beam Reader
Shelf Love
The New Dork Review of Books
The Picky Girl

Mystery/Suspense/Crime Book Blog
Jen’s Book Thoughts
Jenn’s Bookshelves
Kittling: Books

Nonfiction Book Blog
Maphead’s Book Blog
Mental Foodie: A Book & Food Lover
Sophisticated Dorkiness

Poetry Blog
Necromancy Never Pays
Savvy Verse & Wit

Publishing Industry Blog
Olive Reader
The World of Peachtree Publishers

Romance Book Blog
Smexy Books
The Bookish Snob

Speculative Fiction Book Blog
Book Chick City
Fantasy Literature
The Book Smugglers

Spiritual/Inspirational/Religious Book Blog
Books, Movies and Chinese Food
Edgy Inspirational Romance
The Parchment Girl

Young Adult Book Blog
Forever Young Adult
I Swim for Oceans
Pure Imagination
The Book Vixen

*Please note some categories only have two blogs in the shortlist because other blogs that were nominated in that category to meet the minimum number of required blogs declined their nomination.

2011 Featured Categories
New Book Blog
Books are My Boyfriends
Lifetime Reading Plan
Makeshift Bookmark
Reading Everywhere
The Reader Bee

Best Author Interviews
Presenting Lenore
Relz Reviewz
There’s a Book
Unabridged Chick

Best Written Blog
A Room of One’s Own
Parajunkee’s View
S. Krishna’s Books
Shelf Love
write meg!

Best Book Blog Feature or Series of Posts
Book Blogging 101
Books to Pine For
Inside Michelle’s Brain
Scene of the Blog
When I’m Not Reading

Best Book Blog Meme
Feature and Follow my Book Blog
In My Mailbox
It’s Monday! What are You Reading?
Mailbox Monday
My Book Boyfriend
Top Ten Tuesday

Best Book Blogging Event
Armchair BEA
Audiobook Week
The Debut Author Challenge

A Very Important Note About Voting

You can log-in to vote at You only need a Twitter id or a google id. We highly advise that you do not wait until the last minute to vote in the case that you have technical difficulties with the voting ballot. Voting closes September 10.


Ok, what are you waiting for!? Go forth & vote!

BBAW Giveaway Post #1: ARC Prize Pack!

I receive an insane amount of ARCs (advance reader copies) on a weekly basis.  Adding to my piles are the duplicate ARCs I receive.  Rather than letting these duplicates pile up, why not pass them on to another reader?

The winner of this giveaway will receive the following ARCs:

  • The Life You’ve Imagined by Kristina Riggle (LOVED this one!)
  • Summer of the Geek by Piper Banks
  • Mothers & Other Liars by Amy Bourret
  • The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins
  • Hollywood Savage by Kristin McCloy
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • Think of A Number by John Verdon
  • Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
  • One Flight Up by Susan Fales-Hill (finished copy)

To enter, please fill out the form below.  Since I will be handling the shipping, and I’m feeling a bit generous, this contest is open worldwide!  The winner will be announced next Monday, September 20th!

Keep an eye out for more giveaway posts this week! I still have quite a few stacks of ARCs to go through, so whatever I’m unable to review, I’ll pass on to you! Good luck!!

Kicking Off Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

It’s here! It’s here! The week we’ve all been waiting for, Book Blogger Appreciation Week!  This will be my second year officially participating in BBAW, a week in which we all celebrate book blogs.

  The amazing folks on the BBAW Committee have come up with daily topics to post about. Today’s topic: first treasures!  What’s a great new book blog you’ve discovered since last year’s BBAW?

I obviously can’t write about just one blog, so I’ve chosen five blogs I’ve discovered in the past year. I discovered most of these blogs on Twitter (if you haven’t signed up yet, you really must!) So, without further ado:

Michelle @ My Books, My Life: I got to meet Michelle at BEA this year.  While she & I don’t see eye to eye on sports, she has an great sense of humor and has a pretty excellent blog! She’s also very active on Twitter.

Kelly from Kelly Vision. Kelly is another local blogger who reads a tremendous amount of books!  She’s a fan of horror movies (yay!) and Stephen King, my idol.  She also has an adorable dog named Sam.

Megan @ Po(sey) Sessions: I recently discovered something we both have in common: the love of zombie fiction! Anyone who loves zombie fiction is A+ in my book!

Michelle @ That’s What She Read (formerly Michelle’s Masterful Musings): Michelle is also a full-time working mom of two, so I feel we have a lot in common. She also likes to read about vampires (including THAT book series with vampires that sparkle, but I don’t hold it against her!), so again, she’s A+ in my book!

Amanda @ A Patchwork of Books.  Amanda is a DC area blogger who blogs about children’s books & YA.  We only live about half an hour away from one another but haven’t yet had the chance to meet yet.  Amanda works at my FAVORITE indie children’s bookstore, Hooray For Books.  Yes, I’m extremely jealous.

Ok, I literally could go on and on, but I’ll stop here! Be sure to share your first treasures over on the BBAW blog!