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Book Blogger Appreciation Week

I cannot get the buttons for Book Blogger Appreciation Week to work, I’m not sure why, so I’m just going to have to go without them (sorry!).  Basically, BBAW is an event organized by Amy at MyFriendAmy to celebrate book blogging and the community it’s created.  In her welcome post to the event, Amy wrote,

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.

There are a ton of giveaways, book blogging activities, and other events to check out across the books blog community.  It’s pretty awesome, and although I’m not really doing a ton to participate, I’m excited to be included nonetheless.

The first activity Amy put up today is to make a list thanking the book blogs that you love to read.  I have quite a few on my Google Reader feed, but I’m just going to name a couple of book bloggers that have really made me feel welcome and excited to join the book blogging community.

  • Rebecca at Rebecca Reads — Rebecca always has really insightful things to say in her posts, and has made me feel a part of the book blogging community because of her dedication to responding to comments.  I also started to join her on a personal challenge, How to Read and Why, but have gotten sidetracked with school.  I’m going to catch up though!
  • Kim L. at Bold. Blue. Adventure. — I think Kim’s link to one of my reviews was the first time I got referenced for writing a review someone appreciated.  It was a hugely exciting moment for me as a newish book blogger (I’ve only been writing since May).
  • Becca at The Inside Cover — I also really love Becca’s posts and her online book club.  I always read that, even if I haven’t gotten to participate yet.  Becca’s comments on my blog have also really made me feel appreciated as a book blogger.
  • Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf — I wouldn’t have found most of the blogs I read without joining Weekly Geeks, so I have to give a huge thanks to Dewey for that.  I know her blog isn’t under-appreciated, but I still think it’s good to hear “thank you” whenever possible.

There are quite a few other blogs I read on a regular basis — you can see them in my blogrolll — that I don’t quite have time to think individually because I’m scurrying out the door for a job meeting/interview today.  So instead, one huge giant THANK YOU for all of your wonderful book blogging!

Photo from flickr use psd

Photo from flickr use psd

Also, for reference, the list of blogs participating in BBAW can be found after the jump!

1 More Chapter
2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews
248 Book Club
The 3 R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness
49 Writers No Books
4 the Love of Books
A Book Lover
A Bookworm’s World
A Guy’s Moleskine Notebook
A Hoyden’s Look at Literature
A Lovely Shore Breeze
A Mom’s Book Blog
A Peek At My Bookshelf
A Platypus with a book walks into a bar…
A Reader’s Journal
A Well Watered Garden
A World in the Pages
A Writer’s Dream
Adventures in Reading
Age 30 – A Year of Books
Alabama Book Worm
All I Have To Say
All the Saints
Allison’s Attic of Books
Alpha Heroes
Amateur de Livre
The Amazing Adulthood of Alexis
Amber Miller – Author, Writer, & Web Site Designer
Amber Stults – Book Reviewer and Author
Amy’s Corner of the World
Antique Books
Apooo Bookclub
Apprentice Writer
Arch Thinking
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
At Home With Books
Aunt Rowena sez:
Babbling Books Review
Badger Books
Bart’s Bookshelf
Becky’s Book Reviews
Bermudaonion’s Weblog
Better World Blog
Between Sundays
Bibliophile Support Group
Blacklin’s Reading Room Reviews & More
Blog Book Tours
Blog Business World
Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Bloody Hell, It’s a Book Barrage!
Blue Archipelago
The Bluestocking Guide: Reviews by a Partial, Prejudiced, and Ignorant Reader
Bobbi’s Book Nook
Boats Against the Current
Book Binge
The Book Blog
Book by Book
Book Chatter and Other Stuff
Book Chic
Book Club Girl
Book Crazy
Book Critiques
Book Dads
Book Dweeb
Book Escape
The Book Girl
Book Hangover
Book Junkie Melissa
Book Kingdom
The Book Lady’s Blog
The Book Mine Set
Book Minx
The Book Muncher
Book Nook Club
Books and Movies
Books for Kids
Books on the Nightstand
The Book Reader
Book Review Maniac
Book Reviews
Book Reviews Today
The Book Smugglers
Book Tsunami
Book Zombie
Booked Books
Booking Mama
Bookish Ruth
Bookroomreview’s Weblog
Books ‘N Border Collies
Books and Authors
Books I Done Read
Books, Movies, and Chinese Food
The Bookworm
Breaking the Spine
Breeni Books
BTripp’s Books
But If You Look At Me Closely…
Café of Dreams
Candid Canine
Canadian Book Worm
Cheryl’s Book Nook
Cheryl Rainfield
Chick Lit Teens
Christian Bookworm Reviews
Christian Children’s Book Review
Christian Novels
A Christian Writer’s World
Cindy’s Love of Books
Civil War History
Clear Shining After Rain
Confessions of a Bibliophile
Confuzzled Books
Critty Joy
Cubie’s Confections
Cupid’s Chokehold
Damn Heart…
The Dark Phantom Reviews
Deborah Vogts
Devourer of Books
Diary of an Eccentric
Dog Ear Diary
Dolce Bellezza
Elizabeth Willse
Everyday I Write the Book Blog
Experiments in Reading
Fashionista Piranha
Fizzy Thoughts
Fnord Incorporated
The Forgetful Faerie Queen
The Fox Reads
Free Spirit
Frequency of Silence
Fresh Ink
The Friendly Book Nook
Fyrefly’s Book Blog
Grasping the Wind
Good Reads
The GRITS Online Reading Club
Heather’s Books
Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?
The Hidden Side of a Leaf
Hope’s Bookshelf
I Read What??
I Smell Books
Iced Tea – Books, TV, Etc.
In Laurie’s Mind
In Spring it is the Dawn
The Indextrious Reader
Into the Fire
It’s All About Books…
Jace Scribbles…
Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup
Janicu’s Book Blog
Japanese Literature Challenge
Jen’s Book Thoughts
Jenn’s Bookshelf
Jennifer’s Random Musings
Journey to the End of the TBR Pile
Joy’s Blog
Julie’s Jewels
Just A (Reading) Fool
Just Your Average Carpool Queen
Katrina’s Reads
Kawzmik World
Kimani Press
Kittling: Books
Kristina’s Favorites
Leafing Through Life
LadyVampire’s Lair
The Lair of the Undead Rat
Lesa’s Book Critiques
Lesley’s Book Nook
LesleyW’s Book Nook
Letters On Pages
Library Hospital
Life According to B
Life and Times of a “New” New Yorker
Linus’s Blanket
Literary Escapism
Literary License
The Literate Housewife Review
Liv’s Book Reviews
Lori’s Reading Corner
Lost In Books
Loud Latin Laughing
Love To Read
Lucky Ladybug
Lurve a la Mode
The Luscious Literary Muse
Madeleine’s Book Blog
The Magic Lasso
Mama Bear Reads
Marilyn’s Romance Reviews
Marjolein’s Book Blog
Maw Books Blog
Mayra’s Secret Bookcase
Me, My Book, and the Couch
Medieval Bookworm
Melanie Anderson
Melody’s Reading Corner
Mervi’s Book Reviews
Michele – only one ‘L’
Midnight Twilight’s Book Blog
Minds Alive on the Shelves
Mirek’s Blog–Reading Books
Miss Daisy Anne
Mistress of the Ancient Revelry
Mog’s Blog and More…
Mrs. Magoo Reads
Muse Books Reviews
Musings of a Bookish Kitty
My Christian Fiction Blog
My Fifty Book Challenge
My Friend Amy
My Life in Books
Mysteries in Paradise
Necromancy Never Pays
Never A Dull Moment
Nose in a Book
The Novel World
The Nursery @ The Literate Housewife
OCD, Vampires, and Amusing Rants, Oh My!
The Octogon
Off to Turn Another Page
On My Bookshelf…
One For The Books
Out of the Blue
The Page Flipper
Pages Turned
Paper Bridges
Patricia’s Vampire Notes
Peeking Between the Pages
Pop Culture Junkie
Popin’s Lair
Presenting Lenore
The Printed Page
Quiverfull Family
Ramblings on Romance
Read, Read, Read
Reader’s Respite
Reading and Ruminations
Reading Keeps You Sane
Reading Romance Books
Reading, Writing, and Retirement
Reading Room
The Reading Spot
Reading with Monie
Reading Circle Books
Readingjunky’s Reading Roost
Real Life is Overrated
Rebecca Reads
Red Lady’s Reading Room
Relz Reviewz
Reviews by Jesse Wave
Reviewer X
Rhapsodyinbooks’s Weblog
Rhonda McKnight on Urban Christian Ficton
Rip My Bodice
Romance Author Buzz
Romance Book Wyrm
Romance Rookie
Romancing the Desert
Ron’s Baseball Bookshelf
Rose City Reader
S. Krishna’s Books
Sassymonkey Reads
Savvy Verse & Wit
Seaside Book Worm Blogger
See Ya On The Net
She is Too Fond of Books
She Reads and Reads
She Reads Books
She Treads Softly
Shelf Life
Shhh I’m Reading
Shooting Stars Mag
Should Be Reading
Simply Books
Simply Romance Reviews
The Sleepy Reader
SmallWorld Reads
Smiling Sally
SMS Book Reviews
So Many Books… So Little Time
So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
Socrates’ Book Reviews
Sophisticated Dorkiness
Southern Sunshine
Stacy’s Place On Earth
Stamped With Grace
Stephanie’s Written Word
The Story Siren
Straight from Hel
Strategist’s Personal Library
Stuff as Dreams are Made on
Survival of the Book
Talk About My Favorite Authors
Tara’s View on Books
Teen Book Reviews
Teen Troves
Terra’s Book Blog
That Book Addiction
Things Mean A Lot
This Book For Free
Thoughts from an Evil Overlord
Thoughts of Joy
The Thrillionth Page
Through the Looking Glass Book Review
Tiny Little Reading Room
TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog
The Tome Traveller’s Weblog
Too Many Books
Tower of Books
Traci’s Book Bag
Tree Swing Reading
Trish Perry – Reading, Writing, and the Stuff In-Between
Trish’s Reading Nook
Under the Cover
Vixen’s Daily Reads
Well-Mannered Frivolity
Walking on Sunshine
Welcome to Married Life
Wendi’s Reading Corner
Wendy’s Minding Spot
What Came Down Today
What Cheesy Reads
What Vanessa Reads
Window To My World
With Intent To Commit Horror
WORD up!
World According to Books
Writer’s Block Reviews
Writing By Faith
Writing On The Edge
Yankee Romance Reviews
Young Readers

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Rebecca Reid September 15, 2008, 7:23 pm

    I’m so glad that you like what I have to say! I just click Publish and wonder sometimes!

    I really enjoy your blog, too and I hope you still get time to read while in school!

  • theexile September 16, 2008, 3:00 am

    And thank you for being an interesting read. And good luck in grad school and on the interview.

  • Kim September 16, 2008, 1:55 pm

    theexile: Thank you for the thank you and the luck. I think the interview went well yesterday, but we’ll have to see. It’s hard to tell with stuff like that, and they had 10 candidates for the position.

  • dew September 18, 2008, 12:55 am

    I’m so glad you’ve made some blogpals via weekly geeks. 🙂 Thanks for thinking of me!

  • Kim September 18, 2008, 1:44 pm

    dew: And thanks to you too, Weekly Geeks is awesome!

  • Kim L September 19, 2008, 3:33 am

    Aw thanks for mentioning me. When you start out, it is so much the little things that make a difference. I still remember getting a blog award for the very first time. In so many ways, I still feel like a baby blogger.

  • Kim September 21, 2008, 12:32 am

    Kim L: You’re right, it is the little things. We must all feel like “baby bloggers” most of the time!