Sunday Salon: BBAW, books and baubles, baby!

It is going to be a busy week in the blogosphere with Book Bloggers Appreciation Week 2010 hosted by Amy of My Friend Amy and multiple blogger elves. Check out this interview with Amy on The Book Case on why she created BBAW.  BBAW is a huge blog party celebrating books, book bloggers, books, authors, books, writers, books, publishers, books, reading and ... Well you get it... Books!   And those who provide the books, review the books and read the books.  And they will be giving away books. Lots of them.  Even me.   I will be hosting two giveaways.  On Monday, the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Series.   The entire series, books 1 through 9 will get given away as a package deal.  Once I read the first book, I just had to read them all, so couldn't just give away one.  It would be too much of a tease.    On Wednesday, I will be giving away a mystery and suspense package of 6 books, so stay tuned. 

There are daily blogging topics:

Monday—First Treasure
We invite you to share with us about a great new book blog you’ve discovered since BBAW last year!  If you are new to BBAW or book blogging, share with us the very first book blog you discovered.  Tell us why this blog rocks your socks off and why you keep going back for more.

Tuesday—New Treasure—Interview Swap
Post the interview you did with your BBAW Interview Partner.  If you didn’t sign up in time, please email bookbloggerappreciationweekATgmailDOTcom because there is a waiting list.
Wednesday—Unexpected Treasure
We invite you to share with us a book or genre you tried due to the influence of another blogger.  What made you cave in to try something new and what was the experience like?
Thursday—Forgotten Treasure
Sure we’ve all read about Freedom and Mockingjay but we likely have a book we wish would get more attention by book bloggers, whether it’s a forgotten classic or under marketed contemporary fiction.  This is your chance to tell the community why they should consider reading this book!

Friday—Future Treasures
We’ve been visiting each other and getting to know each other better…now is your chance to share what you enjoyed about BBAW and also what your blogging goals are for the next year!

For Tuesday's interview swap day, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Allison of Piling on the books.  Be sure to drop by and meet Allison and say hi!   

TLC Book Tours is celebrating the world of Barbara Kingsolver from September 7th through October 13th.  Her latest novel, The Lacuna, was released in paperback in July.  On Friday I'll be reviewing The Poisonwood Bible.

There are only 50 days left until NaNoWriMo 2010 begins.  I've decided to give it another go.  I laid awake half the night, last night with ideas running through my head.   So, for the next 50 days, besides working on editing WIP2 Winter Illusion, I'll be working on the characters and outline for WIP4. 

Be sure to scroll down or click here to check out Father's short story Assassin's Remorse.  He truly would love to hear what you think.

When we read a story, we inhabit it.  The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story.  And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.
~ John Berger  ~

The Sunday


  1. I haven't signed up for anything for the week...I'm still feeling my way around in the blogging community, with the various events.

    I am really considering doing the NaNoWriMo2010...I've been noticing others talking about it.

    Here's my salon:

    Click my name for the URL

  2. I hope you enjoy the writing thing again. Maybe it will give you the opportunity to start something new?


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