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The Book Blogger Appreciation Week has been announced!

Book Blogger Appreciation Week is a week long festival celebrating the community of book bloggers and their contribution to preserving a culture of literacy through book reviews and recommendations, reading reflections, and general bookish chat. BBAW also includes an awards component. For more information on the BBAW 2010 Awards and how to participate, please visit the BBAW 2010 Awards Blog. BBAW events include daily blogging topics, blogger interview swaps, special guest posts, and so much more!
In order to be considered, a blogger has to register their site and share a specific number of posts that best represent their blog for each category. We agree with all of the other bloggers about how weird it is that we have to nominate ourselves, but since we weren’t here last year and have only heard the stories, we can understand why it had to change this year. We have some great competition, but still thought this would be something fun to do, so here we go:

BBAW Niche Category or Featured Category awards

If you wish to be considered for a BBAW Niche Category or Featured Category award, please write and publish a post on your blog with appropriate links to a) 5 posts that you feel best represent your blog in terms of the niche category for which you registered, and b) 5 posts that best represent EACH featured category for which you registered (i.e., Best Written Book Blog). You may use the same links for multiple categories if you wish, but please separate the list of links so that the judges know which links pertain to which category.

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. [Each blogger who would like to be considered for these awards must provide 5 posts for consideration: 3 posts must be reviews, recommendations, or analyses of a specific title; 2 posts are up to the nominated blogger.]

1. Review: Allyson James’ Stormwalker (Urban Fantasy)
2. Review: Carrie Ryan’s The Dead Tossed Waves (Young Adult)
3. Review: Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy (Crime)
4. Chosen: John Demer’s Marfa Shadows (Mystery/Recommendation)
5. Chosen: Marian Keye’s This Charming Man (Chick-lit)

Best Written Book Blog
This blog is consistently well-written, clear, and engaging, no matter what the subject. [Note that nominated bloggers for this award are required to submit 3 reviews, recommendations, or analysis of a specific title; 2 are up to the nominated blogger.]

1. Review: J.R.Ward’s Lover Mine (Paranormal Romance)
2. Review: Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ Raised by Wolves (Young Adult)
3. Review: Jostein Gaarder’s Vita Brevis: A Letter to St. Augustine (Historical)
4. Chosen: Marcus Zusak’s The Book Theif (Historical, Young Adult)
5. Chosen: Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights (Classic/Discussion Post)

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. [Note that nominated bloggers for this award are required to submit 4 interviews; 1 post is left to their discretion.]

1. Interview: Douglas Clegg
2. Interview: Alyxandra Harvey
3. Interview: M.J.Rose
4. Interview: Jeaniene Frost
5.Character Interview: Ilona Andrews

Best New Book Blog
This blog was launched on or after September 1, 2009. 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. [Note that nominated bloggers for this award are required to submit only 2 posts that are reviews, recommendations, or analyses of a specific title; 3 posts are left to their discretion.]

1. Review: Jennifer Estep’s Spider’s Bite (Urban Fantasy)
2. Review: V.C. Andrew’s Secret Whispers (Young Adult)
3. Chosen: Julia Quinn’s What Happens in London (Historical Romance)

4. Chosen: Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove (Western/Recommendation)
5. Chosen: Sunday’s Week in Review (General Post)

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