Book Blogger Appreciation Week, is hosted by Amy Riley of My Friend Amy in an effort to recognize the hard work and contribution of book bloggers to the promotion and preservation of a literate culture actively engaged in discussing books, authors, and a lifestyle of reading. (taken from the BBAW website)
I didn't participate last year, because I was very new to the book blog community, didn't know a lot of people out there, or a lot of events that were actually out there. But by the looks of others bloggers posts who've participated in the event, it looks to be a great way to meet bloggers, explore new bogs and of course have a lot of fun. If you are new to the blogger world, don't shy away, come on and join us!
So here's a little blurb about what this is all about, also taken from the BBAW site.
WHO Anyone who blogs about books is invited to participate. In fact, we want everyone who blogs about books and reading to be a part of this week!
WHAT A week where we come together, celebrate the contribution and hard work of book bloggers in promoting a culture of literacy, connecting readers to books and authors, and recogonizing the best among us with the Second Annual BBAW Awards. There will be special guest posts, daily blogging themes, and giveaways.
WHEN September 14-18, 2009
WHERE Here at the new Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blog! (Please note that this year there are three separate blogs and feeds—one for the main event, one for giveaways, and one for awards.)
WHY Because books matter. In a world full of options, the people talking about books pour hard work, time, energy, and money into creating a community around the written word. I, Amy, the founder of Book Blogger Appreciation Week love this community of bloggers and want to shower my appreciation on you!
If you want to participate go here to the website to find out more or here to fill out a registration form.
Also make sure you nominate your favourite blogs for awards. (I've been trying to decided for days, I mean, I can only choose one per category!)
Thanks to Amy for hosting this, and I look forward to the event.