It's time to open nominations for Book Blogger Appreciation Week Awards 2008!
Listed below are the categories of awards. There are many. You may not have a nomination for each award. It doesn't matter. Nominate up to two blogs per category and send an email to BbawawardsATgmailDOTcom with your choices. You DO NOT have to have a blog to make nominations. Comments left on this post will NOT be accepted as nominations. Each category will be narrowed to the top five blogs by number of nominations received, so don't be shy!!! Support your favorite blogs and bloggers! Nominations will close on August 31st.
And the categories for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week Awards 2008 are:
Best General Book Blog Best Kidlit Blog Best Christian/Inspirational Fiction Blog Best Literary Fiction Blog Best Book Club Blog Best Romance Blog Best Thrillers/Mystery/Suspense Blog Best Non-fiction Blog Best Young Adult Lit Blog Best Book/Publishing Industry Blog Best Challenge Host Best Community Builder Best Cookbook Blog Best History/Historical Fiction Blog Best Design Most Chatty Most Concise Most Eclectic Taste Best Name for a Blog Best Published Author Blog Best Book published in 2008 Best Meme/Carnival/Event Most Extravagant Giveaways Best Book Community site Write In--think we missed something? Write in your category and nomination and if there are enough other write-ins of the same category it will be added!
I'm extremely happy with my new Kindle, which is living up to expectations and which - heresy I know - I find easier to read from than the printed page. It's on the whole idiot-proof, though I've had a couple of problems (problems that I would not have had if I had read the User's Guide, which is included right there on the list of books when the gadget arrives.) I read an icon incorrectly and I thought I had a problem with the light that goes on when you are charging the Kindle. It kept going off. Turns out the Kindle was fully charged and that's why it went off. (Have I mentioned that I'm technologically challenged?)
Laurel from my Trollope group encouraged me to buy it and held my hand for the month and a half I had to wait for it to arrive. She also told me about a Yahoo group of Kindle owners and wannabees called kindlecorner that has been very useful. From that group I found Jan's blog, Kindle Reader, which is a must for the new Kindle owner.
Jan alerts us to newly kindled books, magazines, and blogs; she tells us about equipment we might find useful to enhance our Kindle like a leather cover, a light to attach for night reading, an SD card to add more memory. She lists sites where we can find Kindle-formatted books, many of them free. And she reviews books that we can buy for our Kindle - lots of books.
Highly recommended for the new Kindler or for anyone who wants to see pithy reviews of lots of diverse sorts of books.
Letters from a Hill Farm is one of those blogs that you find yourself checking more than once a day because of Nan's faithfulness in posting often and the delightful glimpse she gives you into life on a Northern New England farm.
Yesterday she planted two 25-ft rows of peas and made corn muffins. A week ago she showed us some photos of intriguing sculpture at a New Hampshire museum. On April 18 she reviewed Reeve Lindburgh's new book, Forward from Here.
Letters from a Hill Farm always has a great photo at the top. Right now it's the naughty looking goat you see above. Check it out.
I need to loosen up. I just found the Blog Readability Test over on A Reader's Journaland here's the result for MarysLibrary. Too many three-syllable words, I think. I need to review more children's books.
In a comment on the hurricane post below, Fay has announced that she is back online at her new address, firstname.lastname@example.org , where she has posted her plans for future blogging. Go visit. We've all missed her blog.
Fay was in Spokane a couple of weeks ago and our visit was a great success. After half an hour we were finishing one another's sentences. What a treat to meet in person someone we've come to know over the years online!