Monday, September 10, 2012

BBAW Day 1: Appreciation!

Welcome to another year of Book Blogger Appreciation Week! With no awards this year, this is a much less formal and (I think) more fun event where we are all winners for spreading our love of books. There's no pressure to be anything but jubilant and thankful.

Today's writing prompt is
Share with your readers some of the blogs you enjoy reading daily and why.
Well, this is the part of BBAW where everyone is afraid of leaving someone out and I'm no different. So I'm going to share as many as I possibly can but I truly apologize if I miss yours and you know I'm a reader. These are the book blogs that I've been reading for a while now, the ones who post regularly, the ones that have great content, the ones who have caused me to have a 200+ TBR, and the ones that make me proud to be part of this community. I'm listing names first because it's the blogger that makes the blog!

Fans of the Classics

Internationally Known
Iris of Iris on Books
Judith of Leeswammes' Blog

Witty and Smart
Heather at Capricious Reader
Jenners of Life ... With Books

Home of Great Discussions
Teresa and Jenny of Shelf Love

Eclectic to the Max
Natasha/Vasilly at 1330v
Trisha of Eclectic / Eccentric
Kim of Sophisticated Dorkiness
Dana of Much Madness is Divinest Sense

Simon of Savidge Reads
Simon of Stuck in a Book

Killer Combos: Food + Books
Cecelia at Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
Sakura of Chasing Bawa

Friends From the True North
Chris of Chrisbookarama
Kelly/Kailana of The Written World

Back Catalog Divas
Danielle at A Work in Progress
Gilion of Rose City Reader
Elizabeth at As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
Col of Col Reads
Jenn of The Picky Girl

Genre Explorers
Memory of Stella Matutina
Chris of In a Bookshelf

The Esteemed Creator of Jenny's Law
Jenny of Jenny's Books

Reads for All Ages
Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea
Danielle of There's a Book

If I had an award to give to these bloggers, it would say something like

In Appreciation of Your Dedication to Books New and Old, Your Enthusiasm About the Written Word and Your Friendship in a Unique Community.

Thank you all for giving this nerdy and eclectic reader a place to feel at home!

Hugs all around,
K (and Z)


  1. I hadn't heard of some of these blogs.

    My post is up!!

  2. Aw, thanks for having me on your list! They're all great blogs!

  3. A seriously thorough and awesome list! Thank you for sharing it with all of us today :)
    New follower and new to your blog :)
    I am enjoying my visits to all of these BBAW blogs and posts!
    Cant wait to see what the rest of the week has in store!
    BBAW Day 1

  4. Love how you've organized your list! Not familiar with some of these, so will definitely check them out!

  5. Excellent way of organizing this topic and introducing us to new (or re-introducing us to old) favorites!

    Some of these (A Literary Odyssey, Leeswammes, etc) have been favorites of mine for years, but most are still new to me - so I'm excited to head off right now and 'meet' them!

    Happy BBAW!

  6. I love reading all these BBAW posts today. What a positive way to celebrate bloggers and blogging!

  7. Ooooh, I totally dig how you set this one up! Nice.

  8. Thanks for mentioning me! I adore your blog as well-you always have such wonderfully written posts!

    I love the set-up, and I found a few blogs that aren't on my reader, so thank you!

  9. I'm a total BBAW slacker this year … it snuck up on me and I'm woefully unprepared. But I'm honored to be included on your list, which simply has the BEST categories ever! I mean a category for Simons!?? How cool is that!?

  10. Thank you! I'm especially pleased to be in the great discussions category because I love that we have such great commenters bringing the great conversation.

  11. *laughs* Aw, I get my own category! I'm so moved!

  12. So many great blogs! And I love the categories. The Simons, huh? looks like I have some research to do after this post! Happy BBAW Kristen!

  13. Whoa, I Amin the great discussions section?! I am so honored- sharing the space with fantastic people :)

    Like jenners, BBAW snuck up on me this year and I am scrambling to participate. Maybe later in the week!

    Obviously, I heart you, too.

  14. Thank you so much for the appreciation, Kristen! It means a lot to me. :) I really like how you organized your mentions, too--very fun and creative.

  15. Wow! So many incredible blogs! I'm honored to be included! Thank you so so much! I know of the vast majority of these, but there are still a few I haven't read yet. Definitely need to check them out! Thank you again!!!! xo

  16. Oh, thank you so much for the mention! I love BBAW, and I sort of wish I had taken your tack (mention EVERYONE!). *grin* Hope you enjoy the week!

  17. Nice way of listing your favorite bloggers! I especially like that "Simons" category, wonderful!

    Thanks for mentioning me, so nice.

  18. Awww, you think I'm witty and smart? I must be a better actress than I thought…! ;) Thank you, truly. I have enjoyed getting to know you this year (and Z!) and look forward to what's to come!

  19. Thanks for the mention--very kind of you! I see lots of familiar places that I also enjoy visiting and now must check out those blogs that are new to me.

  20. Thank you for the mention! I love your categories, which are full of lots of new-to-me blogs. I can see my Google Reader exploding sometime before the end of BBAW...

  21. Thanks for the mention! I'm so behind with my blogging (hangs head in shame). I hope you had a good BBAW!

  22. I totally forgot to stop by earlier to say thanks for mentioning me!!! I read this a while ago, but forgot to comment!! :)