Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

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Got anything planned, anything going on between the dates of September 12 - September 16th, yes, no ?, make it a no, because it’s time for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week . Started by Amy Riley of  My Friend Amy with the idea of recognizing  the contribution book bloggers make to the promotion and preservation of a literate culture, by actively engaging in the reading life, through the discussion and support offered to all aspects of literature. But beyond that B.B.A.W, is a week of reacquainting yourself with old friends, making new friends, whilst giving you the chance of championing your favourite book blogs. 

This year’s celebration  includes guest posts, daily activities, giveaways, games, special podcasts, and an awards program exclusively devoted to book blogs. Last year I entered two categories, which I nominated myself for, this year the rules have changed and you have to be nominated by your fellow bloggers, so if YOU’RE interested, whether this is to support The Parrish Lantern, or any other Book Blog, you’ll need to register for BBAW 2011. This year registration requires a Twitter account or Google ID. You will be added to the BBAW 2011 Directory, and you will also be able to fill out your nomination form and do your final voting for BBAW Awards from account, this allows you to vote for your favourite Blogs in categories as diverse as;

Best Written Book Blog
This blog is consistently well-written, clear and engaging, no matter what the subject.

Best Author Interviews
This blogger does his or her research and asks the questions no one else does. These interviews are top-notch. Note that this award reflects the quality of the interviews, not the popularity of the person being interviewed.

Best New Book Blog
This blog was launched on or after September 1, 2010. The blogger has already made his or her mark in terms of the quality of the reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content on the blog; it’s hard to imagine the book blogging world without this blogger.

Best Book Blog Meme
This weekly or monthly meme is one that you never miss. You look forward to contributing on a regular basis and/or to reading the participants’ posts.

Best Book Blogging Event
This event, whether it focuses on blogging, reading, collecting reviews, or building community, inspires everyone to join in. It brings bloggers together for fun, learning, reading, or mutual support and help.

Best Book Blog Feature or Series of Posts
This weekly or monthly feature is something that an individual blogger does on a regular basis, but that does not include the community participation of a meme.

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NICHE Categories

Best Eclectic Book Blog
This blog doesn’t specialize in any one book genre. It is known for consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content in a variety of genres.

Best Kidlit Book Blog
This blog offers the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content for books written for young children through middle-grade readers.

Best Young Adult Book Blog
This blog offers the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content for books written for a young adult audience.

Best Nonfiction Book Blog
This blog offers the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content in nonfiction. It may cover a variety of areas or focus on one particular field.

Best Speculative Fiction Book Blog
This blog offers the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content in fantasy, science fiction, horror, and/or paranormal books. The blog may cover several of these subgenres or just one.

Best Literary Fiction Book Blog
This blog offers the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content in literary fiction.

Best Classics Book Blog
This blog offers the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content in classics.

Best Romance Book Blog
This blog offers the best reviews and specialized content in romance books of any subgenre, from historical to contemporary.

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Best Historical Fiction Book Blog
This blog offers the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content in historical novels. For the purposes of this award, consider historical anything from 1945 (World War II) and older.

Best Mystery/Suspense/Crime Book Blog
This blog offers the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content in mysteries, suspense, and/or crime. The blog may cover several of these subgenres or just one.

Best Horror/Thriller Book Blog
This blog offers the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content in horror and/or thrillers. This blog may cover both of these subgenres or just one.

Best GLBT Lit Book Blog
This blog features the best reviews and specialized content in GLBT books. This blogger may or may not self-identify as a member of the GLBT community, but he or she focuses on GLBT literature on the blog

Best Cultural Book Blog
This blog features the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content in books and/or authors of a *specific* cultural identity. This blogger may or may not self-identify with the culture featured on the blog but focuses on that culture’s literature.

Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Nonfiction Book Blog
This blog features the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content in the graphic medium.

Best Publishing/Industry Blog
This blog features the best content on the publishing industry and is written by an industry professional.

Best Published Author Blog
This blog features the best content written by an author. This is an author who keeps an active blog that engages his or her readers.

 

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Best Spiritual, Inspirational, or Religious Book Blog
This blog features the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content on books that address a life of faith. This blog is not necessarily associated with an organized religion and may discuss either fiction or nonfiction books.

Best Audiobook Blog
This blog features the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content on audiobooks.

Best Poetry Blog
This blog features the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content content in poetry.

Best Bookstore Blog
This blog is associated with a retail bookstore, offering book news, staff recommendations, and other content of interest to people who love to shop for books.

Best Bookish Miscellaneous Blog
This blog has a specific focus that is related to books, but doesn’t include reviews of books. It might focus on book cover design, books in culture, trends in books, hidden treasures in books, etc.

 

 

Help spread the word! Grab a button and tell everyone you know about BBAW 2011!

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So Join in, Enjoy and support your favourite Book Blogs,
but most of all participate and have fun.

Register here

BBAW-Twitter

BBAW- Facebook

 

5 comments:

winstonsdad said...

I nominate you in poetry and eclectic gary ,good luck ,all the best stu

parrish lantern said...

Thanks Stu, those are the ones I'd have chosen as suitable for this blog, so again thanks & a hope this gets the ball rolling.

Col (Col Reads) said...

Thanks, Parrish! I always miss these events, so I'm glad you mentioned it. I'll go register so I can vote. You definitely deserve recognition in the poetry and eclectic categories!

parrish lantern said...

no problem glad to be of help & thanks for the compliment.

Bellezza said...

If you don't win poetry, the point of the awards will be lost.