BBAW: Future Treasures (and Book Blogger Hop)

Thursday, September 16, 2010




Today's BBAW topic is about what we enjoyed with this year's Book Blogger Appreciation Week and what our goals are for the future.


My favorite part is the sense of community you can feel with all the book bloggers out there... that community feeling is always there but with BBAW it's just in the air so much more. Sort of felt like Christmas, lol! Everyone telling each other "Happy BBAW" and appreciating each other's blogs. I love meeting all the new bloggers and taking part in all the topics. Fun times!

As for goals, it's hard for me to really make any concrete blogging goals right now because I have so much going on outside of here. As most of you probably know, blogging is a lot of work! Especially when it's a book blog and you have to also find time to read the books you're talking about, lol!!! However, I will finish school and internship in March (2011) and I'm really hoping then I'll be able to put a little more energy into the blog! For now one of my main goals is to accomplish the task of starting and continuing the new feature I first mentioned a few weeks ago! I never got to around to starting it and I'm hoping to start that next week. The feature is each Friday I'll be reviewing a short story from an anthology of short stories that appeared in The New Yorker. My other main goal is to be a little more social in the world of book blogs... I'm going to try to put more effort into commenting and keeping up with all the blogs I follow!!

And today I'm also joining the book blogger hop. Jennifer says that in honor of book blogger appreciation week we are to highlight our favorite bloggers. Ack! This question is always so hard for me! I have so very many favorites! Jennifer with Crazy-for-Books (and host of the blogger hop) is one of course. She and I "met" on paperbackswap a long time ago and hung out this past May in NYC for BEA. As she said in her post, we have almost identical taste in books. We have talked about books in the past prior to reviewing and laughed at how similar our thoughts were about the books! There are so many more that are my favorites and who I consider friends that I can't honestly name them all here. So I just want to mention two other blogs that I love reading: The New Dork Review of Books and The Five Borough Book Review... both review mainly literary fiction and have insightful things to say. Love reading all their posts!

30 comments:

mel u said...

Hi-stopping by your blog via the hop-I am now a new follower

rereadinglives.blogspot.com

Mel u

1girl2manybooks said...

Stopping in from the hop! I also love reading The New Dork Review of Books! Happy weekend :)

TheBookishSnob said...

Happy Hop!! Hope you enjoy your weekend :)

Come by my HOP for this week

Ree said...

Stopping by from the Hop! Have a great weekend. :) I'm now following via GFC and Twitter.

GREYZ said...

Stopping by and following via the hop. come by my blog and give me some <3 and say Hi! :D Have a great weekend.

Phantom Paragrapher said...

Hi,Stopping by Your Blog via The Hop :) Im a new follower.
www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

Badass Bookie said...

Hi there *waves*,

Just making my round via hop. I love checking out new blogs and visiting old ones becuase everyone has unique content! This week I'm trying to reach 325 followers and for every follower I get this week they will get one too!!! So hop one over!

Take Care,
Badass Bookie (Lisa)xx
http://badassbookie.blogspot.com/

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Stopping in for the hop...hope you achieve all your goals. I know how hard it is to be finishing up school and work projects.

I'm here today:

http://curlupandread.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/book-blogger-hop-sept-17-20/

gautami tripathy said...

May you continue reading great books and blog about those for us!

Here is my BBAW: Forgotten Treasures post!

Trish said...

I'm like you--hard to make blogging goals when just finding the time to read is a struggle! Wow--NYT short story feature? Love it!

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

Thanks for the love Jenny! :) If you ever want to collaborate on any bloggy stuff, just holler!!

<3

Amanda said...

I have yet to join the Hop but so many people are doing that now! I might cave soon. :D

Zibilee said...

I agree with you that running a book blog is sometimes like a full time job! It is a great gig if you can get it though, and I am very impressed that you manage to have a successful like outside the blogs as well!

Bev Hankins said...

Stopping by on the Hop! Happy Friday!

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/09/friday-hop.html

brandileigh2003 said...

Just hopping by to say hello! I am following and can’t wait to read more from your blog. Here is my blog

4IQREAD said...

Just hopping by to say hello. Have a great weekend.

Stephanie :) (Books Are A Girl's Best Friend) said...

Hey, I'm over via the hop. I love the design of your blog. I'm a new follower :)
Enjoy your weekend!

Stephanie @ www.bestfriends-books.blogspot.com

Janna said...

Just hopping by! Happy Friday!

http://www.primoreads.com/

Sherry said...

Please consider this comment your invitation to finish up your BBAW week by adding a link to any reviews you've managed to post this week to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon this Saturday. Every week book bloggers from all over the blogosphere post links to their reviews and other bloggers and readers check out the reviews and find even more books to add to their wishlists.

Thanks for blogging and reading and sharing.

Mandy said...

Following from the hop. It's great meeting new people. I found you through Jennifer at crazy-for-books. Isn't it great to make new friends through our love of reading! I'm a new follower. Come and visit me at
www.mandysescape.blogspot.com

Inspired Kathy said...

Stopping by on the hop.
If you love book giveaways like I do then stop by my blog and check out my new giveaway linky:
Got Great Giveaways?
Have a great weekend!
~Inspired Kathy
I Am A Reader, Not a Writer

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I'd say you are one of my favs Jenny!

bookdout said...

Stopping by from the Hop!

readerbuzz said...

I found you via the Hop!

I like your blog.

I'm a new follower!

Hope you stop by my blog, too.
www.readerbuzz.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

First-time visitor..neat blog.

Hopping by...stop by my blog to see who my favorite blogs are.

http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Dee said...

Hopping in to say hello and howdy do. Hope you have a great weekend!

Dee,
BookZone

bibliophiliac said...

Hello, I just stopped by on the book blog hop. I'm your newest follower! New Dork Review is a must-read for me too....

Laura Ashlee said...

Stopping by from the blog hop. I'm a new follower. Stop by my blog if you get the chance. http://lagbookreviews.blogspot.com

Heather said...

I know I'm late, but I thought it was important to hit everyone's suggestions for good blogs to check out!

Here is mine:
http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2010/09/book-blogger-hop-and-follow-friday.html

Tribute Books said...

Just stopping by, thanks! for blogging.

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