Monday, September 15, 2008

BBAW--Blogs I Love and Appreciate

Our first BBAW activity from My Friend Amy is to recognize the book bloggers we love who weren't chosen as finalists for the BBAW Awards 2008.

Here are my selections:

Savvy Verse & Wit: Serena is a dear friend of mine. We've been friends since were were freshman roommates at Quinnipiac College (now Quinnipiac University) back in 1995. We're both writers, certified bookworms, and we're in this book blogging thing together. I've enjoyed watching her blog evolve, and I learn a lot from her poetry posts. She likes a lot of different genres, like me, and the best thing is we get to swap books!! We get to talk to each other about books when the husbands don't want to listen, and we seek each other out for copy editing assistance.

Books on the Brain
: I love reading Lisa's book reviews, as well as her posts on parenting. (It's nice to know other moms are going through the same thing.) I've really enjoyed working with her through TLC Book Tours. If you don't read her blog, you're missing out!

Booking Mama: Julie's blog is a delight to read! My list of books to read in the future has grown exponentially since I started reading her blog! I enjoy her guest blog posts, and she's really generous with giveaways. And I noticed in her "About Me" section that she also knits and crochets, which makes her extremely cool in my book. ;)

And speaking of Savvy Verse & Wit, Serena's first BBAW giveaway can be found here. If you want to know more about poetry's Beat Generation and win a copy of Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg, you must enter! Deadline is Sept. 19.


Serena said...

I love all of these blogs that you wait that sounded conceited! LOL Look later on today for my list of book blogs! I hope to have that up tonight!

Also thanks for all your kind words about my blog. I appreciate it. Besides what would we do with our time if we didn't talk writing and books!

Thanks for posting my BBAW contest!

Julie P. said...

Thanks so much for the mention. I am so flattered! I read your blog every day too and just love it. Your comments are amazing and keep me going!

Amy said...

Great picks of blogs I happen to love as well. :)

It's been a pleasure to meet you and thanks for participating in BBAW!

Jeannie said...

Thanks, Anna. I will check out all three this week.

Ana S. said...

Serena's blog is great :) I don't know the others, but after what you said, I can't wait to "meet" them!

Serena said...

Nymeth, thanks for the compliment. I love your blog as well.

Anonymous said...

I like these blogs, too.

Shana said...

I love all these blogs too, Anna.

How fun that you and Serena are real life blogging buddies.

Anna said...

Serena: Maybe if we stopped talking about writing and books, we'd have time for writing and reading! :) And you're welcome about the contest posts.

Shana: It's great to have a real-life blogging buddy! There's always someone to talk with about books!

Amy: Thanks for hosting BBAW! I'm having a great time visiting new blogs and welcoming new visitors to my blog!

Julie: You're welcome! I truly enjoy reading your blog!

I hope you all enjoy these blogs as much as I do, but there are so many more book blogs to be mentioned!!