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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Book Blogger Appreciation Week September 14-18, 2009

This the second year for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW), which was started last year by Amy from My Friend Amy.

I didn't start book blogging until December of last year, or something like that. But in my short time as a book blogger I have met so many wonderful, friendly, and caring people. From reading all of your blogs, I have learned historical facts, discovered books new and old, discovered authors, and have basically learned something new eveyrday, whether personal or not. I have also made some really great friends, homw and abroad.

BBAW is a way to show appreciation for your book blogging community. And I think with all the brew-ha-ha over book blogs lately, it's more important than ever to show others you care. Lets take some pride in our community, come together and celebrate this marvelous thing we have going.

So here's the scoop about BBAW from the website:

Last year over 400 blogs came together to celebrate the art of book blogging during the first ever Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I am so pleased to announce that the second annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week will be taking place September 14-18.

WHO Anyone who blogs about books is invited to participate. In fact, we want everyone who blogs about books and reading to be a part of this week!

WHAT A week where we come together, celebrate the contribution and hard work of book bloggers in promoting a culture of literacy, connecting readers to books and authors, and recogonizing the best among us with the Second Annual BBAW Awards. There will be special guest posts, daily blogging themes, and giveaways.

WHEN September 14-18, 2009

WHERE Here at the new Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blog! (Please note that this year there are three separate blogs and feeds—one for the main event, one for giveaways, and one for awards.)

WHY Because books matter. In a world full of options, the people talking about books pour hard work, time, energy, and money into creating a community around the written word. I, Amy, the founder of Book Blogger Appreciation Week love this community of bloggers and want to shower my appreciation on you

So please, stop by the website, check it out, register, and nominate your favorite blogs. You will probably even discover a few you never knew about.


Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Good post. I came on as a reviewer in June of this year and did not know anything about any of this. I am excited fro this event and have my list printed out to plan out my voting before I go in and do it. :)

Thats me.... the list maker. LOL

Teddyree said...

I keep thinking I must participate, so thanks for the reminder. What you said at the beginning of your post is just so true, I didn't start The Eclectic Reader until October last year and it has been the most amazing experience meeting such wonderful, generous, like-minded people.

btw I see you're reading Coraline, it's on my reading list this week too :-)

Amy said...

I'm glad you started blogging, Jenny, because you're a bright star in the book blogosphere. Your comments always mean so much.

Thanks for posting about BBAW and I hope you enjoy it.

wisteria said...

Jenny...Thanks for reminding me about this. Everyone is posting about this, but I keep forgetting. That is so me though. LOL

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

BBAW was so much fun last year - my blogroll and reading wish list grew exponentially!

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