Can you believe how fast time flies? I could still recall stumbling over Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW) 2011 late last year through someone’s site as if it happened yesterday and remembered how sad I felt for missing it. Now, I’m ever so grateful to Mel U of The Reading Life for tipping me about BBAW 2012 this morning and, between a mouthful of omelettes and bread, I signed up for the event. Here I am, making this Day 1 post while my other window is screaming for me to head over to Coursera and go to my online class on Modern and Contemporary Poetry because today is also the first day of the 10-week program I signed up to.
For the benefit of new visitors, BBAW was initiated by Amy Riley of My Friend Amy with the aim of recognizing the hard work and contribution of book bloggers to the promotion and preservation of literature by actively engaging in discussions that cover books, authors, and lifestyle of reading. The first BBAW took place in 2008.
For this year’s BBAW, on Day 1 (today!), we are asked to show our appreciation to other book bloggers by sharing the blogs we enjoy reading daily. Just a friendly honest note to these blogs I enjoy (listed below): I visit your sites as often as I can. Sometimes, when I have something relevant to share, I comment. I just want these book bloggers to know that you are doing an admirable job at book blogging such that no awards are enough to express how your blogs have come to mean so much in my own book blogging journey. Each of your post either makes me laugh, smile, or feel sad. Nevertheless, at the end of it, I feel inspired, more knowledgeable, and even lucky to have come across your blog. So, thank you! As it is Book Blogger Appreciation Week, I say, “You are very much appreciated!”
Here’s the list, among many others:
The Children’s War by Alex. It is a journal (admirably detailed at that) about historical fiction and non-fiction for children and teenagers set in and around World War II.
The Reading Life by Mel U. What would I do without you when it comes to featuring old Filipino stories?
The Sill of the World by HKatz. A creative yet direct take on words, short fiction, photos, and movies. How she does it is a talent, indeed!
Bibliophilopolis by Jay, with whom I share a love for short stories, O. Henry, and Oscar Wilde.
Breadcrumb Reads by Risa whose event, Short Stories on Wednesdays (now The Short Story Initiative in this blog), has opened up to me a horizon of new-to-me stories and writers.
From Kafka to Kindergarten by Che, one of the bravest readers I know.
Logo-Ligi by Kwadwo whose talent for flash fiction often amazes me (and leaves me breathless, too).
The Parrish Lantern by Gary whose passion for poetry is very contagious and whose support in my poetry appreciation efforts is very much valued.
Multo (Ghost) by Nina whose posts encourage me to read as many horror/gothic/ suspense stories as my heart could handle.
Regular Rumination by Lu, she who hosts the best poetry event ever!
The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by Steph and Jess and CarryUsOffBooks by Claudine with their posts that encourage me to see things from the eyes of my inner child.
Thank you! Keep book blogging!
Cheers to BBAW!
- Nancy -
Globe CMEA 2013 Entries
- Best friends (an original short story by Nancy Cudis)
- Reading: parental support is advised
- The world of Lorna, a storyteller from Cebu
- New Cebuano music
- My mother and her unusual breakfast time tales
- Cebu’s reading champs
- Advocating reading, writing, and good grammar
- Getting to know our National Artists for Literature
- Will the "tikbalang" be able to move on?
- The enchanting sights and sounds of the Talaandig tribe