If you haven’t signed up for Book Blogger Appreciation Week yet, what are you waiting for? You only have a few days left to nominate all your favorite blogs. Head here for all the details and sign up here. In the meantime, Amy has come up with this meme for us to spread the word and share what’s great about BBAW!
1) What was the highlight (something that happened, a post, an activity, etc.) of BBAW for you last year?
Somewhat obviously for me, the highlight was definitely my nomination and win for Best History/Historical Fiction blog. I was (still am really) only a little blog and could not believe my luck. There are so many great historical fiction and history blogs out there – I feel like I discover a new one every day! I can’t wait to see who is nominated this year. You can, of course, put me up for it again, but it’s entirely your choice.
2) What is one new blog you discovered during BBAW last year?
I must have discovered a ton of blogs during BBAW, but the one I actually remember discovering and thinking how much I liked was Lezlie’s Books ‘N Border Collies, since she was up for the same award. I was a subscriber immediately. I know I discovered a ton more, but I’m having difficulty remembering just when I discovered most blogs.
3) What tips would you share to help others get the most out of their BBAW experience?
Probably just keep up with the blog, don’t try to do everything, and enjoy yourself! It’s a blast.
I’d also like to take a minute to apologize for my non-existence around here, on your blogs, and even on twitter lately. I’m editing my nearly-complete dissertation, planning my wedding in October, and preparing to move away from York, so life’s gone a bit busy! I’ll also be taking two road trips in the next five weeks as my future mother-in-law cycles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, so I may be a while. I’m sure I’ll be back once the MA is over and unemployment sets in (luckily right around BBAW!). In the meantime, I’ll still be posting reviews and reading. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for my review backlog right now! I’d be very grateful for your patience as I make this huge transition.