I have been out of town for the past five days, and it’s been nice to have an essentially blog-free weekend! I did get my book club book read this week, but other than that, it’s even been a light reading week.
That said, my reception back in to the blogging world seriously made my day, my week, my month, and my blogging year.
Rebecca Reads has been shortlisted for Best General Review Blog along with these excellent bloggers:
I have to say that Amanda at The Zen Leaf is one of my favorite bloggers, so I think it’s totally awesome that we’ve both been shortlisted! I can tell that these other bloggers, while relatively new to me, are also definitely awesome. I am honored (I can’t even express how honored and excited I am) to be in such great company, and I’m so excited to find a handy list at the BBAW site for great books blogs in dozens of other categories.
Peruse the shortlists (with hyperlinks to the blogs) and then GO AND VOTE for your favorite books blogs by Saturday, September 12 at 11:59 PM EST.
I know there are hundreds more great books blogs, so I am very excited for the community aspect of next week. It’s not just about “awards.” Next week will be full of giveaways (oh my, last year had so many giveaways!), book blogger interviews and memes, and lots of discussions CELEBRATING BOOKS. I wrote a guest post about reading and reviewing classics, and I really look forward to seeing what other guest posts are in the works! Go to Book Blogger Appreciation Week for frequent updates so you’ll be in a loop – and you don’t have to be a book blogger to appreciate book blogs!
As you know, I submitted five posts to the committee for evaluation. I tried to submit reviews from a variety of genres. I also think these particular reviews have different tones, showing the variety of ways that I review books I read. By the way, I liked all of these books and would consider them favorites in the given genre.
- Literary Fiction Review: Possession by A.S. Byatt
- General Nonfiction: The Discoverers by Daniel Boorstin
- Memoir: A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenburg
- Review of a Poetry Anthology and General Thoughts on Poetry: The Norton Introduction to Poetry + My Introduction to Poetry
- Review of an Old Classic: The Iliad by Homer, trans by Robert Fagles
I’ve also been working on a “my favorite books” post, but I have an incredibly hard time choosing favorites, so that will have to wait for yet another day.
What post have I written that you remember, if any? I’m really curious if any of them stand out to the readers of Rebecca Reads. If it’s my Winnie-the-Pooh poems, I may have to rethink my general reviewing style… 🙂