BBAW Starts Today

BBAW_Celebrate_BooksToday marks the beginning of the Book Blogger Appreciation Week, an annual celebration of book blogging, with this year’s theme being “Celebrate Books”.

Unless you’ve been under a rock or something, you’re probably aware of the controversy around the BBAW awards.  IMO, awards are a fun way of recognising the work and effort that people put into their blog, and therefore a logical part of BBAW, but really, they’re the icing on the cake, not the cake itself. Because the cake (and yes, I am totally stretching this metaphor) is the fact we have a wonderful community of book bloggers (as well as commenters and lurkers!) that makes blogging enjoyable, rewarding, and ever so satisfying.

So yay for BBAW and a big thank you to Amy and her army of volunteers for organising this!

This week, I’m looking forward to discovering many new blogs, starting off with the list of blogs shortlisted for the various BBAW awards.  There’s also a list of suggested blogging topics for the week – I’m not doing all, but I am doing the blogger interview tomorrow, which I thought was a fantastic idea.

And finally, for a most excellent link to start off BBAW, Carolyn – sorry, I mean Little CJ and Miss Doreen – at The Thrillionth Page has a hilarious post up about the blogs shortlisted for the Most Humorous Blog award… and why they should have been on that shortlist, dammit.

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