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Hello! Thanks for stopping by Take Me Away, where I review books of a variety of genres. My favorite genres are literary and contemporary fiction, though I also enjoy some mystery/thrillers. I also enjoy sociological and psychological non-fiction. Check out the tabs across the top to navigate the site. All the reviews on this site are categorized by title (fiction or non-fiction) or by author. Check out the "About Jenny" section to learn a little more about me. Thanks again for stopping by, and feel free to leave a comment even if it's just to say hi! =)
Saturday, June 26, 2010
It's that time of year again! This year the third annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week will take place from September 13-17 of 2010. It's a fun time for the book blogging community with lots of networking, making new friends, participating in events, entering and offering giveaways, voting on awards, and more!
This year the nomination and award process has changed a little. Bloggers are now "nominating" themselves rather than having others nominate them. But more so than just nominating oneself, it's sort of a registration process in itself. Bloggers are to choose a niche and highlight 5 reviews they've done that fit in that niche.
I will be registering and entering my blog in the literary fiction category. In reality, I do review many types of books. But I've found lately that my taste has gravitated more towards the literary fiction genre, and I already had been reading many books in this genre anyway! So with that, I've chosen the following 5 posts (with some help from my friend, Jennifer... thanks!!) for consideration.
April and Oliver by Tess Callahan
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Dismantled by Jennifer McMahan
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins
And I decided to enter myself in one of the feature categories, Best Written Book Blog. It feels almost presumptuous to enter myself in this category, but I've really grown in the past year in terms of my writing, and I am continually trying to improve my style. I've surprised myself by finding that writing reviews is great practice! I figured this would be a great and fun way to sort of reflect on how far I've come and to think about how to further better my writing in the future. So the 5 posts are the ones I've chosen to highlight for this category.
Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Review: Somewhere Inside by Laura Ling & Lisa Ling
Post: Why Some People Will Never Pick Up a Book... aka Why I Feel Like Screaming
Review: The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins
Review: April and Oliver by Tess Callahan