Monday, September 15, 2008

Welcome to Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2008!

We've nominated. We've voted. We've organized our giveaways and twittered and posted and now we are here!

It's time to feel appreciated!

The gloom and doom news tries to tell us that reading is dead, we say look at our addiction. We transform reading books from solitary activities to shared conversations through our blogs. We carve out extra time to share book club tips, interview authors, and learn about the technical aspects of blogging. Our blogs are like a part-time job and the only payment is the pleasure we get when someone takes us up on a recommendation.

This week, you will hear from the other side...the people our blogs help promote. And you'll get the chance to enjoy the reality that what we are doing is making a difference. You will have the chance to win books and prizes, the opportunity to speak out and the chance to make a difference in the lives of others. And we'll celebrate the blogs chosen by the book blogging community as the best in their categories. It's going to be so great!

To get us may have noticed that the blogs you love best and appreciate didn't make the list of nominations! So today is your chance to thank them. Write a post thanking or highlighting the book blogs you love to read (be sure to link to them!) and then come back here and sign the Mister Linky. When using Mister Linky this week, please remember to add the link to your specific post and NOT your general URL. This will keep all of us happy. Also, please remember to link back to this specific post and not my general URL so that we can all easily navigate back and forth. Go forth and have fun! As an added bonus, three of the people who participate in this writing activity today will be chosen at random to win a copy of Allison Pittman's With Endless Sight. This giveaway will be open all day and winners will be chosen tomorrow.

1. ANovelMenagerie
2. Book Escape
3. Thanks Gracias Merci
4. Alessandra (Out of the Blue)
5. Kathy
6. Laura (Musings)
7. Holly
8. Jen (Jen
9. Jen (Jen\'s Book Thoughts)
10. Heather (Age 30 ... A Lifetime of Books)
11. My Friend Amy
12. APOOO Books
13. Rebecca @ The Book Lady\'s Blog
14. Becky (Becky\'s Book Reviews)
15. Veronika (God-Writing)
16. Shauna (Reading and Ruminations)
17. Animejune (Gossamer Obsessions)
18. BevQB@Cubie\'s Confections
19. Dera
20. Nicola O.
21. Michele One L
22. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)
23. \'Cilla
24. Blacklin
25. Mari (marireads)
26. Bow. James Bow.
27. Shana (Literarily)
28. Dar (Peeking Between the Pages)
29. Literary Feline (Musings of a Bookish Kitty)
30. Ms. Toni
31. Dewey
32. Rebecca Reads
33. Kimberly
34. Kimberly - for real this time!
35. Ciaralira
36. Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)
37. Jen - Devourer of Books
38. Rae L.
39. katrina (katrina\'s reads)
40. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)
41. Word Lily
42. Booklogged
43. Joanne (BookZombie)
44. Thanks Gracias Merci Part 2 (Steph / Reviewer X)
45. Seaside Book worm
46. Tiny Librarian
47. Jill (The Magic Lasso)
48. Tracy(Bookroomreviews)
49. The Story Siren
50. Chris@bookarama
51. Alyce (At Home With Books)
52. unfinishedperson
53. Jocelyn (Teen Book Review)
54. The Book Muncher
55. gautami tripathy (Readin Room)
56. Suey (It\'s All About Books)
57. Book Binge
58. Callista (SMS Book Reviews)
59. Bookworm
60. Meghan (medieval bookworm)
61. Reader Rabbit
62. softdrink (Fizzy Thoughts)
63. Alea (Pop Culture Junkie)
64. iliana (Bookgirl\'s Nightstand)
65. Jill (Breaking the Spine)
66. Ladytink_534 (Movieholic & Bibliophile)
67. Books on the Brain
68. Jena
69. she reads and reads
70. Stephanie\'s Written Word
71. Care aka bkclubcare
72. Lauren (Reading Come From Writing)
73. PaperTigers Blog

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Anonymous said...

My Friend Amy:

I wrote about the blogger who had the most influence on me and whose blog posts I love the most!

A Novel Menagerie

Anonymous said...

Oops... sorry on the link. Let's try again.

Anonymous said...

I wrote about some book blogs that have a variety of types of books they review. I also included a general blog that does add some book reviews to it!

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for all your hard work in making this week a reality. I know it's going to be a lot of fun!

Holly said...

Oops, I should have put my blog name in Mr. Linky instead of my name. Oh well. I'm excited to see how the whole week unfolds with BBAW. This is such a fantastic idea and what a great undertaking! Thanks again for coming up with this!

M. said...

Hi Amy,
Bravo, again, for masterminding this whole thing. I pledge to learn more about technical blogging by next year to be able to use the graphics, mister linky, etc., but in the meantime, here is my post:

Anonymous said...

Amy, I'm in AWE regarding how well you've managed to pull off such a wonderful event in what seems like such a short amount of time. The bloggers I would like to recommend and show my support for are:
APOOO Books/yes shameless


Reading and Writin With Patricia

Felicia Pride

AnimeJune said...

I really love the Booksmugglers over at!

Dera Williams said...

APOOO Books is the premier book site/blog on
Black literature. They have the pulse of the black literary community. One can hear about upcoming books, interviews with author and consistent blogging about books.

Michele said...

Great start to a great week! Thanks for putting this all together!!!

Nicola O. said...

Post is up, complete with links.

Amy, you rock. What a great event, and I can tell it must have been (and continues to be) a huge amount of effort on your part.

Anonymous said...

Hey There ... what a nice site. I have popped over from APOOO.. I have been a fan APOOO for site for years. It is the best when it comes to the 411 on African American books


Alessandra said...

Another awesome book blog is APOOO... this site7blog is specialized on African American books and writers and makes such a great job of it!

James Bow said...

Here's my entry! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Just breezing through to give kudos, a shout out and mad love to APOOO. APOOO is doing a wonderful service for the lit community.

Alyce said...

I just found out about APOOO today, and I have to say - what a wonderful site! It's a great place to look for information on African American literature!

Anonymous said...

I've always been an APOOO fan since the beginning (big wink to YAS). I love to stay in the 'know'.

Anonymous said...

I posted a link to the blogs I read frequently and highly recommend. For all your paranormal enthusiasts and multicultural enthusiasts, I suggest checking out: SORMAG, Blogging in Black, Darque Reviews, Marta's Vampire Wire, Vampire Genre, Urban Fantasy Land, Midnight Moon Cafe, Sidhe Vicious Reviews and Bitten By Books.

Very awesome reads and some great book recommendations on those sites! I'd be lost without them lol.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I failed. *headdesk* I linked to my general URL and not my post. SORRY!!! Sigh. Here's the actual post:

Thanks for putting this together!

Serena said...

I have posted my entry for this one too. This is great fun!

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie said...

Wow this is a fantastic start to the week!
My post is up and can be found here - Spread the Blogger Love

Unknown said...

Thanks for all the work that you and all the bloggers did. This was a great idea. Especially, us newbies, that would like to know about all the different blogs in cyberspace. I left a comment on my blog of my favorites.
Thanks for all that you have done.
Seaside Book Worm.

Anonymous said...

Interesting, informative and insightful...all words to describe the dynamic website/blog APOOO Books. If you haven't checked it out, pop on over. Keep doing what you're doing Yas. It's appreciated!

Jill said...

This is a great way to share the love. Thanks again for hosting this week, Amy!

I appreciate you!
Jill from The Magic Lasso

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Hi! I found you on Kirtsy. I don't have a book blog, but I do blog about books and this week I have a book GIVEAWAY! It's a really splendid book in the cooking category. I'm sure you and your readers would love to be entered, so come on by. :-)

Anonymous said...

APOOO is the best when it comes to keep readers informed about AA literature. I have been with APOOO for years.

Bev(QB) said...

Oops, just noticed that my blog post wasn't listed under links to this post. Turns out I linked to the wrong post over here. All fixed now though!

Anonymous said...

Just posted my entry. I'm fairly new to book blogger but this is a great site for inspiration and ideas. Thanks.

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