I really really REALLY want to support BBAW (Book Blogger Appreciation Week – pls notice button in right sidebar) and so I sent off an email to Amy – you all DO know Amy, right?! – asking if I could help.
Did you hear that – as far as I recall – that the participation is over 1200+ book blogs!? Um, yea. how many do you follow? impossible!
I didn’t really want to do an interview; I don’t really know why exactly, but I just didn’t and the only other way at the moment was to do the meme. BUT… I didn’t participate last year and the meme didn’t make much sense to me.
SO, I fretted that I really wanted to be a part of BBAW and yet didn’t know what to do. HONESTLY, I didn’t last year because it felt so clique-ish. (am I spelling that right?) and I got over myself to realize that it really is a support and celebration of ALL of us diverse crazies who blog almost exclusively about books and so…
Where was I?
So, Amy says, “YES!! BY GAWD, DO WE NEED HELP!!!” which isn’t surprising at all, when you think about all the panels that have been set up to judge and you-know-who-all-what-all.
I’m glad to help. BUT WOW! the task they gave me has given me a TOTAL new appreciation.
I’ll be busy. Excuse me if I’m not twittering off about nothingness and visiting your blogs. I’m out reading blogs I’ve never heard of before (so far = extremely impressed) and rating them harshly and then ever-so-sensitively and wrestling with the GOAL of how awesome it is that we all support and get along. Be nice, be impressed, be critical!?
I love book readers. I so appreciate the warmth I’ve been received here.
so, if you miss me – I’m doing me duty to the book blogging community and I will see you sometime next week.
I do hope to interject with a review of My Father’s Paradise by Ariel Sabar (Violet! what a sweet book! I’m almost done.) maybe next week or tomorrow. who knows…
anyone else a bit overwhelmed with their bbaw responsibilities? or in awe of all those helping out??? stand up. anyone extremely glad (like I am) that I was NOT nominated to be judged?! ha. (ok Nymeth – I really hope you’re laughing.)
And…. I don’t really remember who all I nominated for stuff but I wish (maybe I did!) I had nominated Bybee for best commenter because she makes me laugh! And we both lived in Sedalia MO once – tho, I don’t think at the same time but I count her as a kindred spirit. ya know… if you take away her books, she’s naked. EEKS!