It’s BBAW and now I remember why I didn’t do much with it last year: It’s FREAKIn’ overwhelming! SO many awesome blogs to read, new and dear. SO many new bloggers to discover and so many favorites to be sure and visit! Just one big happy book-and-blogger Love Fest and away it swirls OUT OF CONTROL.
Throw in that I didn’t have access to a PC last week and now this week, my internet magic feels to be tapped – I can’t get websites to load, comments are eaten, Firefox decides to shut down and not allow access whatsoever. SO I feel like a whiny do-nothing. But it’s working today, so I’m goin’ fer it.
THAT now out of the way to excuse my not visiting / posting / commenting / applauding / contest-entering / participating (I really feel like I’ve been locked out of the party of the century!), I’ll share a few new books that I’ve been led to directly from THIS BBAW year and any/all I can blame on book bloggers for the year so far.
You’ll guess which panel I worked with when you see these new additions to my tbr: Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev, The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner, Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer, My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman, and Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson.
Now for the books I read this past year or so that I probably never would have if I hadn’t dipped my toes into this crazy/beautiful bookbloggonet:
Blame goes to
Citizen Reader: Population 485, The Father of All Things, Nobodies, How To Tell When You’re Tired.
Hey Lady: Montana 1948, The Art of Racing in the Rain, In the Woods
Dewey: Christine Falls, Persepolis (can’t get to this link at the moment…)
Amy: Nothing But Ghosts
Violet: Last Night in Montreal, My Father’s Paradise (and Ali?)
Jessica: 84 Charing Cross Road (and Citizen Reader)
Ali: Absolutely True Diary, The Housekeeper and the Professor
Verbivore/Incurable Logophilia: new to me authors Nadine Gordimer and Coetzee
Serena: Gods Behaving Badly (Serena – your blog won’t load for me today!)
Lots of Bloggers: Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Char: Popular Music in Vittula, Remains of the Day, Geek Love
Oh there are more, many more; it would be easier to list the books I canNOT blame on blogging!
Now, go read this to recap the book-blogger year to date from the lovely and hilarious Raych. Happy Mid-week BBAW Celebration Continuance!