Mark your calendars for Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

Less than three months away … September 13 – 17 marks the 3rd annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

BBAW was founded in 2008 by My Friend Amy, and is

a week long festival celebrating the community of book bloggers and their contribution to preserving a culture of literacy through book reviews and recommendations, reading reflections, and general bookish [...]

BBAW bonus interview with Jenn from Jenn’s Bookshelves

Yes, just like those “specially marked” boxes of cereal that held a coveted prize when you were a kid, today’s blog post is “specially marked” with a bonus blogger interview!  I’m excited to be interviewing Jenn from Jenn’s Bookshelves!  I met Jenn at BEA, and we were both on Team Twinkie in our “Game on [...]

BBAW themed post: keeping the goal in focus

Today’s themed post: Write in 50 words or less…what do you like best about your blog right now and where would you like your blog to be a year from now?


 My answer:

There once was a girl on the run

Every morning was up with the sun

When asked what it [...]

BBAW Giveaway #2: signed *Hurry Down Sunshine* by Michael Greenberg

I loved Michael Greenberg’s memoir, a sensitive portrait of his daughter’s manic breakdown.  Last year I read and reviewed Hurry Down Sunshine, and in my recent review of Beg, Borrow, Steal I mentioned that the book has just been published in paperback.

Great news!  I can offer SIGNED copies of the paperback to FIVE readers who [...]

BBAW Giveaway #1 *People of the Book* signed by author!

I read and reviewed Geraldine Brooks’ People of the Book late last winter.  I really enjoyed this work of historical fiction; based on the discovery of the Sarajevo Haggadah, Brooks imagines the journey of a book that is thousands of years old, protected by people from all walks of life.  She works in reverse chronological [...]

Friday Finds: October 3, 2008

I’m checking in with MizB and the folks who read her blog, Should Be Reading.  Here’s the list of books that have come into my life this week:

I was a lucky winner of a giveaway that Book Club Girl was running during Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW).  There were so many great posts, interviews, giveaways and [...]

Re-cap of Book Blogger Appreciation Week (from where I sit!)

Each day this week, Amy has asked us to write about a specific topic; I’ve been in bed since Tuesday afternoon (one of those crazy New England sinus infections stemming from weather in the 80s one day and the 60s the next.  TMI, I know, sorry about that … It beats “the dog ate my [...]

From the archives: Interview with My Friend Amy from BBAW 2008

From the archives: This post originally ran during BBAW 08, as part of the book blogger interview swap that My Friend Amy organized.  A week after BBAW I moved to a self-hosted site; I thought all my posts migrated with me, but Amy’s interview slipped through the cracks!  Since we’re getting ready for BBAW [...]

The Week Ahead: September 15 – 21, 2008

I’m posting my Week Ahead a day earlier than usual this week – it’s going to be a busy week!  There’s a lot happening here and on other book blogs in conjunction with Book Blogger Appreciation Week … check out this partial listing of what’s going on in my little corner of the world:

Monday 9/15 – I’m [...]

Sneak peak at BBAW giveaways at *My Friend Amy’s*

The final countdown is on!  In just two days, Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW) will start!  That’s right – Monday thru Friday will find all kinds of extra fun stuff all over the book blogging world … you thought it was great before, just wait until you see what My Friend Amy, the brain behind [...]