Ok – I bit the bullet…. or perhaps the book binding in this case, and registered for BBAW. I love the book blogging ♥ community ♥and I am so thrilled that this event takes place each year.
This year, as the team that makes BBAW possible is working to always improve, they have set it up that if you want to be considered for a category – you must nominate yourself.
*Gulp* (this is where the biting of the book binding comes in…)
BBAW is a wonderful way to appreciate all the wonderful bloggers out there. I had so much fun last year just joining in on all the happenings. So now as we near the deadline to enter, I am officially in. The categories I entered are:
Niche Category: Best Eclectic Book Blog—This blog doesn’t specialize in any one book genre. It is known for consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analysis, and other content in a variety of genres
Here are the 5 posts I entered for consideration of this category:
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Columbine by Dave Cullen
Hotel On The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Mercy Seller by Brenda Ruchman Vantrease
Morning Meanderings… Bookaholic
Best Written Book Blog—This blog is consistently well-written, clear, and engaging, no matter what the subject. [Note that nominated bloggers for this award are required to submit 3 reviews, recommendations, or analyses of a specific title; 2 are up to the nominated blogger.
The Carpet Boys Gift byPegi Deitz Shea
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
It’s My Blogiversary!
Vampires, Werewolves, Seamonsters…. and me
Best Author Interviews—This blogger does his or her research and asks the questions no one else does. These interviews are top-notch. Note that this award reflects the quality of the interviews, not the popularity of the person being interviewed. [Note that nominated bloggers for this award are required to submit 4 interviews; 1 post is left to their discretion.]
Donna Woolfork Cross – Author Of Pope Joan
Jay Asher – Author of Thirteen Reasons Why
Sarah Pekkanen – Author of Opposite Of Me
Kay Cassidy – Author of The Cinderella Society
Lauren Oliver – Author of Before I Fall
Tomorrow, July 7th is the deadline to register your blog. Even if you are not interested in putting your blog in the ring for an award, you can still register to have your blog added to the Directory of Book Blogs. You can link to the information here.
17 thoughts on “Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW)”
Good for you for entering a few categories! Good luck, it’s sure to be a great week.
Good luck Sheila! You would deserve to win in all three categories.
You deserve all 3 Sheila! Sooo glad you entered! You bless us each and everyday 🙂
Good luck! You deserve to be in the running.
BTW, didn’t know you had reviewed Columbine. I read it myself recently so am off to read your review!
Good luck, and enjoy the thrill of the competition!
I still don’t really understand what to do for BBAW. I want to take part by visiting different blogs and voting. I understand what is wanted better by reading your examples this morning. I didn’t see categories to vote for when I signed up or registered. I need to go back again and take my time. What you’ve done this morning really helped me. Thanx.
Tea I hope you figure out BBAW. Watch the links I gave you, there will be updates of what is going to happen etc…. I will have some sort of appreciation thing going on here, haven’t decided what yet- but I like reasons to celebrate 🙂
It’s not fun to nominate yourself, I agree. But I definitely agree that organizers are working to improve BBAW, and I can see how this helps. 🙂
Hannah, it was a little out of my comfort zone. Amy (My Friend Amy) said something about the wording on the BBAW site that made me feel better about it, and told us to refer to it as self registration in the categories we represent.
Love BBAW and so appreciate all they do! 😀
I bit the bullet and registered as well but didn’t nominate myself.
I enjoy your blog and wish you the best in your categories!
I guess I don’t get this at all…I had no clue that you needed to enter yourself…I should be licensed to blog!!!
Good luck, Sheila! I will keep my fingers crossed for you!
Well, just have to say best of luck to you. 🙂 I think you stand a wonderful chance at this. Good luck!
Well, I dove in after you, girlfriend. Don’t know if I did it right, but I think I’m registered…whew! Lot harder this year! Should be fun though!
Good luck. You certainly deserve be be selected in all of those categories.