Sunday, September 11, 2011

BBAW 2011 Day One: Community!

BBAW stands for Book Blogger Appreciation Week. It's an annual celebration for book bloggers to acknowledge all the hard work we do and the great community we have. Everyday there is a prompt to discuss on our blogs.

While the awards are a fun part of BBAW, they can never accurately represent the depth and breadth of diversity in the book blogging community. Today you are encouraged to highlight a couple of bloggers that have made book blogging a unique experience for you. They can be your mentors, a blogger that encouraged you to try a different kind of book, opened your eyes to a new issue, made you laugh when you needed it, or left the first comment you ever got on your blog. Stay positive and give back to the people who make the community work for you!

I am so grateful to book blogging and book bloggers for completely expanding the way I read and think. Book bloggers are so different...we come from many different walks of life and backgrounds. We have very strong differing opinions on things, the only thing we ultimately share is a love for books. What I have loved about BBAW in the past is the way we're able to celebrate that shared love as the most important thing.

This time I thought I'd give a shout-out to the group of people who are helping me organize the Inspys. The INSPYs are a blogger award for faith driven fiction. I don't think I can tell you the hours that go into making it work...the reading, the plotting, the discussing, etc. It's a lot of work. And a lot of fun. I hope if you have an interest in faith driven fiction, you'll check out their blogs:
Books, Movies, Chinese Food
Relz Reviez
Overweight Books
Michael D. Bobo

And go learn about all the other people that make this book blogging community work!


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