It is a lovely surprise and an honour to be nominated this year for Best Kidlit Blog during Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW). If you’re not familiar with the event, there are lots of treats in store from September 14-18 (next week!), all meant to recognize the work book bloggers do to share their passion for reading. The theme this year is “Celebrate Books.” Every day next week you’ll find daily blogging topics at the BBAW site, where you can drop off your links and explore everyone else’s posts.
One element of the celebration is the blog awards given in all sorts of categories: Best Literary Fiction Blog, Best General Review Blog, Best YA Blog, Best Special Interest Blog and a whole bunch more. First, I was so happy to have been nominated, and then double-happiness happened when I was informed that I made the shortlist. Holy wowness. I think the best part of all is that I have been nominated alongside 4 blogs that I think are among the best blogs on books period: Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Fuse 8 at School Library Journal, Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Maw Books Blogs. I mean, these ladies are amazing, intelligent, thoughtful bloggers whose blogs make my reading life richer.
I have no idea who I would vote for (can’t I pick everyone?). Take some time to browse all of the shortlisted blogs and then go vote for somebody, right here. You have until midnight, September 12th (this Saturday) to vote. Then be sure to join in next week with your own posts, celebrating the best of book blogging everywhere.
Thank you to those who nominated me. Thank you to Amy, for all of her work in organizing this event. What a labour of love! I think she deserves a prize, yes?