BBAW Community Connections & Giveaway

Building community connections among book bloggers takes time, no matter if you are a blogger whose been on the Internet for one minute or three years.  From commenting on other blogs to participating in memes or in reading challenges, book blogging is time consuming, exhausting, and daunting, especially when you first start out.

Imagine being a reader, writer, and lover of poetry and wondering where to find all the poetry bloggers? That can be difficult, just as its difficult finding readers in the “real world” who read poetry.

I would love to provide other poetry lovers with a space they can use to share their poetry recommendations, reviews, and questions.  Wouldn’t that be fun?  I’ve met a few wonderful readers of poetry, but there are certainly more out there.

So if anyone has some tips they’d like to share to bring this part of the community closer together, feel free to leave it in the comments.  I’m all ears.

Beyond finding your own like-minded readers, its also good to participate in community events like BBAW and the Indie Lit Awards.  The Indie Lit Awards are particularly important because readers and book bloggers are gaining a voice, and in an effort to make that voice more powerful, the awards will be given to those books that WE feel are worthy of recognition.

I’m chairing the Poetry committee this year, and love getting the word out about awesome poetry books.  We’re looking for some great 2011 nominations, and hope that you’ll stop by between now and the end of the year to nominate your favorite poetry books published this year.

Now, for today’s giveaway.  I have 1 copy of Women Know Everything! by Karen Weekes, which I received from Quirk Books and want to pass along to someone else to enjoy. 

You must be a blogger to enter and leave your blog link in the comments.  Deadline is Sept. 16, 2011, at 11:59PM EST and is open internationally.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I book blog at http://sugarpeach.wordpress.com/.

  2. The title of this book is what I’ve been saying for years! 😉 Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. HAHA ! too cute! luv the title =)) and would luv to read the contents too =))
    thx for the opportunity…

  4. Congratulations on your BBAW win! Totally deserved!
    This book sounds like fun to read! I would totally love to read it.

  5. I love the indie lit awards. I am waiting in anticipation to see what books get nominated this time around.

    This book sounds fun–I would love to read it. swdarguschATyahooDOTcom

  6. I can understand how hard it must be for you to find other poetry bloggers, but I think you’ve done a good job raising awareness of poetry through your blog!! I’ve seen more bloggers post about poetry lately, so maybe it’ll soon be easier for you to connect with others re: poetry. I know it’s been more enjoyable for me having found other bloggers as fascinated with war novels and Austenesque novels as I am.

    Congrats on the BBAW award!!

    No need to enter me, but I’ve added the giveaway to my sidebar.

    • It is hard to find other poetry bloggers, but lately that’s been all me since I have been only commenting and searching blogs sporadically. There is certainly less time in my day to do it.

  7. I would love to read this. Here’s my link: http://emrelove.blogspot.com

    Thanks! 🙂 [email protected]

  8. Congrats no yoru BBAW win!

  9. Finding like-minded readers is great advice. I’m met wonderful friends through my blog. Congratulations on winning Best Poetry Blog!

  10. Hi Serena. Thanks for the giveaway – the book looks cute (and the title is, of course, one hundred percent true)! My blog is Read Handed – http://readhanded.blogspot.com