BBAW: Best Author Blog Award

September 13, 2008 at 9:28 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Without authors, we’d all be sad sacks longing for something to read.  We love all authors and we honored them with their own category.  Here are the five most popularly nominated blogging authors”

Camy Tang ~ “Camy “writes romance with a kick of wasabi.” Her blog is entitled Camy’s Loft.

Colleen Gleason ~ Colleen is a “novelist who writes the historical vampire slayer series, The Gardella Vampire Chronicles. When I’m not working on my next book, I love to read, watch movies, and hang out with my three kids and husband.”

John Scalzi ~ John’s blog is entitled Whatever and he says, “Back in the old days we had to hand roll our HTML! In the snow! Uphill! Both ways! And we were THANKFUL.”

Meg Cabot ~ Meg is “the author of nearly fifty books for both adults and teens, selling fifteen million copies worldwide, many of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers, most notably The Princess Diaries series, which is currently being published in over 38 countries, and was made into two hit movies by Disney.”

Neil Gaiman ~ Neil will be participating in the National Book Festival this month and I’m hoping to get a chance to meet him, too!  Check out his blog.  There’s a lot of interesting information.

BBAW: Best Community Builder Award

September 13, 2008 at 3:46 pm | Posted in LIfe, Reading | 1 Comment
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Wednesday evening at 5pm EST, I will be posting the winner of the first annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week Award for Best Community Builder.  As a book blogger and a reader of book blogs, I really do feel like I am part of a community, and these bloggers are definitely our welcoming committee! 🙂

Here are the nominees in the category of Best Community Builder:

5 Minutes for Books ~ This blog is a collaborative effort of seven women: Jennifer, Carrie, Lisa, Bev, Lauren, Melissa, and Jo-Lynne.  They review fiction for adults and children as well as non-fiction.  Here’s what Jennifer had to say about the blog’s nomination in this category:

I am so pleased about the category that we were nominated in, because this was one of my expressed goals in starting this blog — not only to point towards some great books, but to start a real community. I’ve been so pleased with the participation — through comments on our posts and our regular Tuesday features. Thank you, thank you, and thank you.

The Hidden Side of a Leaf ~ This blog is written by Dewey.  She sponsors both Weekly Geeks (which I keep meaning to join) and the Bookworms Carnival.  In addition to reviewing the books she reads, Dewey also provides interesting commentary on the reading life.

J.Kaye’s Book Blog ~ This blog is written by J. Kaye, and she must be the Queen of reading challenges.  In addition to participating in them, she hosts three of her own.  She writes interesting reviews and leaves comments all over the book blog-o-sphere.

My Friend Amy ~ What more can I say about Amy?  We wouldn’t be having this celebration were it not for her.  Her dream and her tireless effort to make Book Blogger Appreciation Week a reality.  Amy, you’re the best.  We owe you so much.

Semicolon ~ This blog is written by Sherry, a mother of eight children.  On top of homeschooling, she finds the time to read and review books.  She also hosts the awesome page called Saturday Reviews.  Here, she collects reviews written by book bloggers.  The list is separated by alphabet according to book title.  It’s quite a collection of our reviews.  You should check it out for yourself.

BBAW Award Presentation Schedule

September 13, 2008 at 1:07 pm | Posted in LIfe | 2 Comments
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My Friend Amy has posted the schedule for the BBAW Awards next week.  Keep this list handy so that you won’t miss a single one!

I will be highlighting the nominees from each one of my categories as the weekend progresses.  I’m really excited about talking about each one of those blogs.

Wednesday Morning

Age 30+: A Lifetime in Books
Best Meme/Carnival/Event
Best Commenter/Commentator

Booking Mama
Best Design
Best Book Club Blog

Wednesday Evening

Caribou’s Mom
Most Humorous Blog

My Friend Amy
Best Publishing/Industry Blog

Stephanie’s Confessions of a Book-a-holic
Best Name for a Blog
Best Challenge Host

Literate Housewife
Best Community Builder
Best Author Blog

Best Book Published in 2008

Bookroom Reviews
Best Book Community Site
Most Chatty

Most Concise
Most Extravagant Giveaways

Thursday Morning

My Friend Amy
Best General Book Blog

Stephanie’s Confessions of a Book-a-holic
Best Romance Blog
Best Kidlit Blog

Literate Housewife
Best Fantasy/Sci-fi/Horror/Spec-fic Blog
Best History/Historical Blog

Best Literary Fiction Blog
Best Cookbook Blog

Bookroom Reviews
Best YA Lit Blog

Best Thrillers/Mystery/Suspense Blog

Caribou’s Mom
Best Non-fiction Blog
Most Eclectic Taste

The Friendly Book Nook
Best Christian/Inspirational Blog

Thursday Evening

My Friend Amy
Most Altruistic Blog

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