Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Book Blogger Appreciation Week

Today, July 7, 2010, is the final day to register for Book Blogger Appreciation Week (of BBAW).  You can register to be considered for an award in a specific category or you can register to just have voting privileges.

When I first become aware of the event via Twitter, I considered registering but then thought I was really too new at the whole blogging thing to really put myself "out there" so speak.  After all, I only started my blog in late February.  I didn't want to appear like I was being boastful or self-promoting by registering.  So... I kept reading posts of those who had already registered.   But the funny thing was, I didn't think that about a single one of them!  Aren't we the hardest on ourselves? least I know I am my own worst critic!   I have, however, received a lot of great feedback from other Kit Lit book bloggers, friends, and colleagues about the usefulness of my posts and links.  Then I read this post at the BBAW blog site that I found via YA Book Shelf  and realized this event is really a way to connect with more bloggers and readers,  so today I finally decided to go ahead and nominate myself for two different categories: Best New Book Blog and Best Kit Lit Blog.

After a lot of thought and suggestions from a few close advisors (you know who you are) I am submitting the following posts to represent the content, purpose and target audience of my blog:

Igniting the Fire

Librarian Love

A Nest for Celeste

The Power of Word~less Books

A Fabulous Fair Alphabet

Best of luck to all the BBAW participants!  I am looking forward to all the connections this event will bring!


  1. OK, so I'm reading this on the 8th. I wish I would have read it on the 7th so I could have signed up for voting privileges. Then I could have voted for your blog!! I went away from Twitter for a week and feel like I missed so much!! Good luck to you.

  2. Hi, I also signed up for this contest! I've really been enjoying your blog and nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! See link above.

  3. Cathy~ Thanks so much for your vote of confidence! I really appreciate it! I just received your book in the mail yesterday....great stuff! Don't know how I missed it when it first came out! I think I was transition to 4th at the time and feeling very behind in the upper elementary reading. Anyway, I can't wait to share it the the elementary teachers I work with.

    Fourth Musketeer~Thank you for following and for the nomination! WOW! So glad to hear that you signed up BBAW also. Connecting with other bloggers like yourself is just want I was hoping would happen by signing up! I look forward to following you too!

  4. Hi Book Maven,
    Great to have found you via the BBAW awards process. I love your selection of posts above - particularly the post about wordless books. I too recently reviewed The Red Book ( and your review of A Fabulous Fair Alphabet definitely makes me want to track down a copy!

  5. Oh, I absolutely love your post about igniting a fire in kids! I think you have probably the best age group to teach, just so much fun and not quite to the very opinionated stage.

    I've just loved reading your site and I'm so glad you jumped in with both feet to BBAW! It's such a fun event! Good luck!