I participated last year, and it was tons of fun. I participated in a couple of the daily activities, interviewed Lourdes from Lost in Books and Rebekah from Ready Set Read Reviews, and bantered with my buddy Serena about writing and writing spaces. I had been seriously reviewing books for only a few months when I signed up for BBAW, and it was the first time I felt like I was part of the blogging community. I "met" so many wonderful bloggers, and my Google Reader subscriptions exploded.
BBAW 2009 will be held Sept. 14-18. Here's some more information, courtesy of Amy from My Friend Amy. I do hope you all plan on registering!
WHO Anyone who blogs about books is invited to participate. In fact, we want everyone who blogs about books and reading to be a part of this week!
WHAT A week where we come together, celebrate the contribution and hard work of book bloggers in promoting a culture of literacy, connecting readers to books and authors, and recognizing the best among us with the Second Annual BBAW Awards. There will be special guest posts, daily blogging themes, and giveaways.
WHEN September 14-18, 2009
WHERE Here at the new Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blog! (Please note that this year there are three separate blogs and feeds—one for the main event, one for giveaways, and one for awards.)
WHY Because books matter. In a world full of options, the people talking about books pour hard work, time, energy, and money into creating a community around the written word. I, Amy, the founder of Book Blogger Appreciation Week love this community of bloggers and want to shower my appreciation on you!
WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
Please help us spread the word about Book Blogger Appreciation Week by posting about it on your blog, stumbling this post, twittering about it, and telling everyone you know that it’s time to have a party and celebrate book bloggers!
Please register by filling out the registration form! Registering ensures your inclusion in the BBAW 09 Database of Book Bloggers and enters you into the drawing for the BBAW 09 Grand Prize!
Come back often as there will be many updates! And follow us on Twitter!
BBAW Award Nominations will open July 15 on the BBAW Awards Blog.
I can't wait! Once you've registered, be sure to vote for your favorite book blogs! It's a great way to show the bloggers whose reviews and sites you love how much you appreciate them and their hard work. Voting will be open until August 15. And you don't have to be a book blogger to vote.
I'm sure Serena and I will do some joint bookish activities during the week. Now off to brainstorm!