Monday, September 7, 2009

Thank You for the Nominations!

It's time to vote for your favorite book blogs for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2009 awards!

You can vote now through Sept. 12 by clicking here.

Serena called me early this morning to let me know that War Through the Generations was shortlisted in two categories: Best Challenge Host and Best Challenge for the World War II reading challenge.


WOW! I'd like to thank everyone who nominated us, our 94 participants, and everyone who has supported us since we launched the challenge blog. This really means a lot to us.

We never expected the challenge or the challenge blog to be what it is now, and we only hope it will get better during subsequent challenges. When I mentioned to Serena in mid-2008 that I was thinking about devoting a huge chunk of my reading time in 2009 to WWII books and wondered if it would be worth launching a challenge, I never expected there would be nearly 100 people who'd want to join us. We did know from the start, however, that we wanted to provide a resource for people who are as interested in war literature as we are, hence the extensive reading list and book review link list. It's been time-consuming for sure, but we've loved every minute of it.

Thank you again for the nominations, and we hope you'll vote for War Through the Generations.

26 comments:

Julie P. said...

Congrats! So very well deserved! Good luck!

Blodeuedd said...

Congrats :D I saw that and was very happy. It's such a great challenge.

I have done my voting already over at BBAW :)

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations! It's a great challenge!

Arielle said...

That is awesome, congrats and thank you guys for this awesome challenge :) I hope when it is finished you still leave the book list up because it's such a great resource for WWII reading.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Congratulations and best of luck!

Scobberlotcher said...

Well deserved nomination! Good luck.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Your nomination and inclusion in the short list is very well deserved - you guys have an awesome challenge. I will forever follow you guys each and every year!

Lezlie said...

Congratulations, Anna! That was such a fun challenge for me. And apparently a whole lot of other people, too! :-)

Lezlie

Janel said...

Very exciting! Congratulations, you guys deserve it!!

Cathy said...

Congratulations!!! I was so happy to see your challenge show up on the nominations!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Congratulations to you and Serena on the War Thru the Generations Challenge nomination! I left a comment on Savvy Verse & Wit, too ... I love that you're planning to continue the Challenge each year, focusing on a different war.

Staci said...

That is so awesome!!! Yahoo!!!

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

Congrats, that's really exciting!

Luanne said...

Congratulations Anna and Serena! My vote has been cast!

Wrighty said...

Congrats to you both! Your hard work has paid off and your nomination is much deserved. Best of luck!

Literate Housewife said...

Congratulations! I haven't read all of my books yet (I will, I swear!), but I've enjoyed participating so much. You know you got my vote. :)

Marie said...

Congratulations & good luck! :) it's a great challenge!!

Kaye said...

Voted for you already. Great challenge, great hosts!

Thanks for visiting today and the best wishes. Yeah, we had the 43rd anniversary last week. Went by in the blink of an eye!

Ti said...

Congrats to you!

Iliana said...

Congratulations to you girls! I was so excited to see that on the nominations list. Now I'm just kicking myself for not having participated in the challenge but maybe next year - there will be another challenge right? :)

carolsnotebook said...

Congrats!

naida said...

congrats!!
you run an awesomne challenge :O)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Belle said...

Congratulations! It really is a great challenge - I'm not at all drawn to historical fiction and you won't believe the number of books I've thought about adding to my TBR because people read and reviewed them for the War Through the Generations challenge.

mel u said...

Congrats-very well deserved-I placed my vote for you-thanks for this very well thought out challenge-

S. Krishna said...

Congratulations!

Anna said...

Thanks everyone! Your comments really mean a lot to me. :)