Help Wanted at My Friend Amy for BBAW

Book Blogger Appreciation Week is just around the corner, and My Friend Amy is seeking help.

Here’s her post:

BBAW Help Wanted

Ok, I’m just going to go for it. Once again will you help me spread the word?

I need the following things:

1) A Graphic Designer

2) A Children’s author

3) A horror and/or sci-fi and/or fantasy author

If you are one of these things, please contact me ASAP! bookbloggerappreciationweekATgmailDOTcom

***Please get in contact with her if you can fulfill or know someone who can fulfill one of these needs.

Contest for Maryland, D.C., and Virginia Area Residents

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Hello all:

The local Writer’s Center has its very own blog, and they are running a caption contest. If you live in the area and could pick up the prize at the Center in Bethesda, MD, this coming weekend. Enter the contest, which ends on Sept. 5 at 5PM.

I’ve already won the first caption contest, and now, I am hoping to entice other area readers to enter as well.

It’s a fun little contest and won’t take you too much time.

Also, as a reminder, Please make sure you register your blog (if you have one) with My Friend Amy for Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW). Nominations are now open.

Have fun, and don’t forget to nominate my blog! Ok, that was a shameless plug.

What BBAW Helped Me Discover…

BBAW Nominations were due yesterday, Aug. 31. As a result of this fantastic process, I discovered some blogs that earned some nominations from me. I wanted to share these blogs with you because I only discovered them because of BBAW.

So here it goes:

1. Dark Phantom Review: Mayra offers even-handed reviews and interviews with a variety of authors on her site. And one of her current posts is about her own book, “The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing.” I recommend all book reviewers check out her site and her book when they have a chance; it sounds like it has a great deal of advice to share.

2. The Lair of the Undead Rat: Gregory offers his insights on the latest suspense, horror, and thriller novels on the market. If you are looking for the next good read in this genre, his site is the best place to start looking. He earned my nomination for the BBAW category of Suspense and Thriller reviews.

3. Letters on Pages: This site offers a variety of non-fiction reviews for books dealing with historical events in World War II to the rise and fall of the pro-wrestling industry. Very insightful and well-written. If you are looking for a non-fiction recommendation, I suggest you try this site, which earned my nomination for the BBAW Nonfiction Blog category.

Those are just some of the great blogs I found this past week while searching the Web for nominees. For the evolving list of blogs engaged in BBAW, click here.

HELP!!! Updated at 4PM

OK, It’s the BBAW Nominations Deadline! And I wanted to get at least one blog nominated for each category, but I unfortunately do not read blogs in some of these categories.

If you have time to help me out, please send me some suggestions for these categories:


Thanks everyone!

CALL FOR Nominations: Book Blogger Appreciation Week

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Calling all readers and bloggers, it’s time for you to get your nominations in for Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2008, which runs Sept. 15-19 with the sponsorship of My Friend Amy. Here’s her post about the nominations.

Here are the 2008 BBAW Categories:

Best General Book Blog
Best Kidlit Blog
Best Christian/Inspirational Fiction Blog
Best Literary Fiction Blog
Best Book Club Blog
Best Romance Blog
Best Thrillers/Mystery/Suspense Blog
Best Non-fiction Blog
Best Young Adult Lit Blog
Best Book/Publishing Industry Blog
Best Challenge Host
Best Community Builder
Best Cookbook Blog
Best History/Historical Fiction Blog
Best Design
Most Chatty
Most Concise
Most Eclectic Taste
Best Name for a Blog
Best Published Author Blog
Best Book published in 2008
Best Meme/Carnival/Event
Most Extravagant Giveaways
Best Book Community site
Most Altruistic Blog
Funniest/Most Humorous Blog
Best Sci-fi/fantasy/horror/spec-fic blog
Best Commenter/commentator
Write In (contact Amy if you think there is a category missing)

Nominate up to 2 blogs per category and nominations must be sent to this email: BbawawardsATgmailDOTcom

Deadline is Aug. 31, 2008.

Feel free to nominate Savvy Verse & Wit.

Have fun. I’m excited. Guess what I’ll be working on? If you have any suggestions for the categories, please feel free to email me your nominations for that category and I may just jump on your little bandwagon.