Book Blogger Appreciation Week has been SO much fun! I’ve discovered some new additions to my “books” blogroll – you’ll see those in my “Saturday Review” post tomorrow – won a couple of prizes, and seen some friends acclaimed as BBAW Award winners.
But all of this wouldn’t have happened without the inspiration – and very hard work – of My Friend Amy. As quoted by Sassymonkey on BlogHer, Amy’s rationale for organizing BBAW was this:
Book blogging is for most a hobby. But it’s a hobby that takes a lot of work and time. It’s a labor of love.
I’ve been blogging for three years but only really got into book blogging in the last year. I have found, without a doubt, that book bloggers are the kindest, most open minded, and supportive group of bloggers on the internet. With book blogging, it’s about community and a love for the written word.
This summer, after book blogging was patronized in the mainstream media, Amy made a suggestion that we celebrate book blogging. From that idea, Book Blogger Appreciation Week was born. Many of us have participated in interviews, contests, give-aways, and through awards; but this would never have happened were it not for the dream, perseverance, planning, hard work and dedication of Amy. This has been a wonderful week and as members of the Book Blogging community, in one voice we want to thank Amy for all that she has done.