Welcome to Book Blogger Appreciation Week! If you've been under a rock or not checking in with your favorite book blogs recently, then let me tell you a bit about BBAW.
Book Blogger Appreciation was started by Amy Riley of My Friend Amy in an effort to recognize the hard work and contribution of book bloggers to the promotion and preservation of a literate culture actively engaged in discussing books, authors, and a lifestyle of reading.
The first Book Blogger Appreciation was observed in the fall of 2008 and occurs every September. The week spotlights and celebrates the work of active book bloggers through guest posts, awards, giveaways, and community activities. Book Bloggers are encouraged to register their participation for inclusion in a database of book bloggers.
Now that I'm fourteen months into this blog and the community, I appreciate much more the hard work that goes into all of these sites. I love writing for my site and I hope that you enjoy reading it! This week's posts will be memes, an interview and some highlights of other members of the community. I hope that you enjoy this chance to celebrate book blogs and to discover some new writers and friends!
To celebrate this week, I would love to provide one of my readers with the chance to enjoy new books! I figure that the best way to do this is to give you a bit of loot to buy some new or used books. How does $25 USD sound? At one of the fabulous online booksellers (Amazon, Powell's, Barnes and Noble or anyone with an e-mail gift card program)? Open to all my friends and readers worldwide, this is a simple one. Leave a comment on this post and include your email address in the comment if you don't have one in your profile. All entries must be posted by midnight Pacific on Friday, September 18th. The drawing for one $25 USD gift card will take place shortly after and the winner will be contacted on Saturday, September 19th. I wish you all the best of luck and hope that those of you who have come for the giveaway consider staying for the blog!
Finding friendship and good reads online,
(Fine print: Only one entry per person will be accepted. No cheating.)