Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Book Blogger Appreciation Week, September 13 - 17, 2010

We are thrilled to announce Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2010!

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. 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: Right here 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 I Participate?
You can participate by filling out the registration form for BBAW 2010. Subscribe to the blog’s feed and follow us on Twitter to keep up with all of the developments!

I feel a little uncomfortable having to nominate myself: seems a little too much like blowing my own trumpet!

But I am putting myself forward for the niche category of Best Speculative Fiction Book Blog.

Here are my five posts:

1) Review of King Maker by Maurice Broaddus
2) Review of Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes
3) Review of The City and The City by China Mieville
4) Arthur C Clarke Final Thoughts (analysis of six shortlisted books)
5) What Qualifies a Book Blogger?

I am also putting myself forward for Best New Book Blog:

1) Review of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L Howard
2) Review of A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin
3) Report on Eastercon
4) UK vs. US books covers: which do you prefer?
5) Female Characters in Fantasy Literature

Finally, I would like to be considered for Best Author Interviews:

1) Sam Sykes
2) Sarah Pinborough
3) Blake Charlton
4) M D Lachlan
5) Deborah Beale


  1. It would feel so weird to nominate myself for something like this. I doubt there's even a chance I could be considered for best new blog, since I don't review as many books as most and I don't do much talking about other book-related stuff, or generate much conversation.

    Perhaps next year, though, when I've had more time to build myself up, I might feel comfortable tooting my own horn a little. In the meantime, I figure I'll just use BBAW as a way of finding some awesome new blogs to read and follow!

  2. I do know what you mean :-/ However, the Book Smugglers did point out that this is more a registration process - putting your blog forward, rather than nominating yourself. I mean, I'm not even on the long list or anything at this point - all I've done is register my interest in being included.

  3. Oh, this is so strange. When I decided to participate last year, I was actually nominated in two categories. It was unexpected, because I did not consider myself so interesting. I was not short listed, but it was a nice tickle for my ego.

  4. Harry, I think the tickle for my ego will be if I get long listed for anything *hopes*