Sunday Salon: A Big Month in Book-Blogger Land!

Sunday Salon badgeIt’s September. Summer is winding down–if you live your life by the academic calendar, you may consider it over already. (And if you live your life in the Southern Hemisphere, you’re looking ahead to spring instead of autumn! But anyway…) In any case, the calendar is filling up with fun events for book bloggers!

It feels like it’s snuck up on us this year, but the original book-blog community-fest–Book Blogger Appreciation Week–is back, and it kicks off tomorrow!

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BBAW is scaled back a bit this year–no awards or sponsored giveaways–but there will still be daily blogging topics, guest posts at the BBAW site, and the ever-popular interview swap; and new for 2012: the BBAW Tumblr!

My own BBAW participation will probably be limited this year, but I’ve been working on a big post that touches on several book-blogging-related topics that wouldn’t be inappropriate to publish this week, so with luck (and another hour or two to work on it) I’ll finally get it done!

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Unfortunately, I won’t be able to participate in the Fall edition of Bloggiesta due to a prior commitment for the weekend of September 28-30, but sign-ups are open now, and it’s such a great time to tackle all those bloggy housekeeping projects you never seem to get to!

But this year, I do not intend to miss participating in Banned Books Week (Sept. 30-Oct. 6), which is one of the most significant and gratifying reading events of the year, especially when you’re celebrating it with Sheila at Book Journey.

Banned Books Week Celebration at Book Journey

I’m planning to read both of these frequently-challenged YA classics:

THE CHOCOLATE WAR by Robert Cormier (mass-market PB)THE OUTSIDERS by S.E. Hinton (mass-market PB)

I haven’t read either one since my own YA days–before Banned Books Week even existed (this year marks its 30th anniversary)–and I’m curious to revisit them with an eye to seeing just why they’re both regulars on the annual “frequently-challenged books” list.

Will any of these events be on your calendar this month?

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