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bbaw crash course

for those who didn't know, this past week was Book Blogger Appreciation Week. basically, this:

Book Blogger Appreciation was started by Amy Riley of My Friend Amy in an effort to recognize the hard work and contribution of book bloggers to the promotion and preservation of a literate culture actively engaged in discussing books, authors, and a lifestyle of reading.
The first Book Blogger Appreciation was observed in the fall of 2008 and occurs every September. The week spotlights and celebrates the work of active book bloggers through guest posts, awards, giveaways, and community activities. Book Bloggers are encouraged to register their participation for inclusion in a database of book bloggers. [from www.bookbloggerapprecationweek.com/about]
since i was too busy to get around to the daily posts, i thought i'd share with you the briefest and most succinct answers i can muster. but as y'all know...that can be a bit challenging. you've been warned!
Monday: Community
for a peep at who inspires me as a blogger on the reg, check my blogroll on the right hand side of the page. the reason i adore those blogs is because they are insightful, funny, authentic and blog with integrity. they say what they mean and say it in a way that's true to who they are and blanketed in respect and sincerity. 
Tuesday: Blogger Interviews
while i totally missed the boat on this one, i was interviewed over at GReads this week, so you can peep that, if you haven't already. 
Wednesday: Community Part II
if you haven't already checked it out, you may want to read my response to "Why Do You Blog" under my 'Who Is Lisa the Nerd' page.
otherwise, i think the key to being a part of any community is being yourself. introduce yourself, be respectful, be sincere, and be patient. i blogged for years before i wanted to be part of any sort of community, but it was there and waiting for me when i was. and i'm so glad. 
Thursday: Readers
blogging has made me a more aware reader. i'm more conscience about the things the author does or doesn't do and expect WAY more from characters than i used to. i'm not sure if that's a direct result of blogging or if it's having increased exposure to incredible literature, but there it is.
and yeah, i've most certainly connected with other readers due to blogging. i've been introduced to totally new genres and introduced others to some of my favorites. which really is one of the best parts about blogging, methinks.
Friday: Blogging
three tried and true practices for every blogger: Sincerity, Passion, Respect. love what you do, man.
three new trends/tools: Blog Networking, Social Networking, Author/Publisher Interactions. as you can tell, i'm all about the relationships, yo!
to explore the rest of the BBAW, please check their website

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I love YOUR honesty & sincerity, too ;-) I agree that blogging has made me a more aware reader. I was just talking to Anna about this the other day. Sometimes I feel like a book snob to my friends who read, but don't blog. I forget that not every one has access to the books like we do.. nor do they take it so seriously as us. It's a good reminder for myself though.. to remember why I started doing all of this & that's simply to read an amazing book and tell someone all about it :-)

    Thanks for the recap post!

  2. thanks, Ginger! when people ask me if i read, i want to laugh in their faces. i can't help it! i feel like what we do is MORE than reading...but it's still all about the books.


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