Sunday, August 9, 2009

Book Blogger Appreciation Week, 2nd Edition

Book Blogger Appreciation Week was inaugurated last year by My Friend Amy, as a way to highlight and celebrate the online community of book bloggers. The event takes place again this September, with any interested book blogger invited to join. Amy got things rolling this year with a meme:

1) What was the highlight (something that happened, a post, an activity, etc.) of BBAW for you last year?

For Apprentice Writer, it was a delight to tour all sorts of hitherto unsuspected blogs out there, each entirely different from any other but all united in love of the written word. It was a lot of fun.

2) What is one new blog you discovered during BBAW last year?

AW loved finding blogs with creative names, such as Fashion Piranha, The Toasted Scimitar, The Tome Traveller, and others. She also loved finding blogs that reviewed according to her wide-ranging genres of interest: The Galaxy Express (sci-fi/fantasy with romantic elements) Scifi Guy (sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy), S. Krishna's Books (lit fic), Historical Fiction (self evident), etc.

3) What tips would you share to help others get the most out of their BBAW experience?

Set a goal of number of new-to-you blogs to visit per day (there is a list of participants at the main site) and remember to leave a comment! All of us share a love of feedback and connection - otherwise we wouldn't be doing this on the internetz, we'd be writing hardcopy notes to ourselves in reading journals and such.

Anyone who wants to participate - in the week, or in the meme - please do, and let AW know!


Amy Reads Good Books said...

Good advice! I love to set goals. . so I'll try to do that.

M. said...

Hi Amy! Welcome. I'll look forward to taking a trip over to your blog, now..

Thomma Lyn said...

There are some great book bloggers on the Blogosphere! I'll have to check out some of the ones you mentioned -- they're new to me.

Sheila said...

I look forward to the tour as well and have fueled up the jeep for just the occasion to travel blog to blog.

M. said...

@ Thomma Lynn - there are so many great blogs out there, and more popping up all the time, it's an adventure surfing around!

@Sheila - Welcome! Love your jeep analogy.

Julia Smith said...

Thanks for mentioning this in time for me to get ready for it. I often stumble into events that are already in progress.

Maw Books said...

Great idea about setting a goal of leaving comments on new to you blogs. Great to meet you via BBAW!

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