My Friend Amy has posted the awards finalists for her Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Do visit these blogs and cast your votes here.)

Best General Book Blog
Books on the Nightstand
Devourer of Books
J. Kaye's Book Blog
Loud Latin Laughing

Best Kidlit Blog
A Patchwork of Books
Christian Children's Book Review
Jen Robinson's Book Page
Well Read Child
Young Readers

Best Romance Blog
The Book Binge
Dear Author
OCD, vampires, and amusing rants, oh my!
Rip My Bodice
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Best Christian/Inspirational Blog
A Peek at My Bookshelf
Becky's Christian Reviews
Books, Movies, Chinese Food
Free Spirit Blogs
Relz Reviewz

Best Literary Fiction Blog
The Bluestocking Society
Caribou's Mom
Everyday I Write the Book Blog
Loud Latin Laughing

Best Book Club Blog
Book Club Girl
Books on the Brain
Everyday I Write the Book Blog
Literate Housewife
Reading Group Guides

Best Thriller/Mystery/Suspense Blog
Cheryl's Book Nook
Detectives Beyond Borders
Jen's Book Thoughts
Musings of a Bookish Kitty

Best Non-fiction Blog
A Striped Armchair
The Discerning Reader
Letters on Pages
Non-fiction Lover

Best YA Lit Blog
The Book Muncher
Bookshelves of Doom
The Page Flipper
Presenting Lenore
The Story Siren

Best Publishing/Industry Blog
Book Club Girl
Book Ninja
Buzz, Balls, and Hype
From Where I Sit
Galley Cat

Best Community Builder
5 Minutes for Books
The Hidden Side of a Leaf
J.Kaye's Book Blog
My Friend Amy

Best Challenge Host
1 More Chapter
The Hidden Side of a Leaf
Maggie Reads
Stainless Steel Droppings
Thoughts of Joy

Best History/Historical Fiction Blog
Books'N Border Collies
Civil War Blog
Historical Tapestry
Medieval Bookworm

Best Design
Books on the Brain
Books on the Nightstand
The Friendly Book Nook
Stainless Steel Droppings

Most Chatty
Age 30: A Year in Books
Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin?
J. Kaye Book Blog
OCD, vampires and amusing rants, oh my!
Ramblings on Romance

Most Concise
Calico Reaction
Literary License
OCD, vampires, and amusing rants, oh my!
Thoughts of Joy

Most Eclectic Taste
Becky's Book Reviews
Books on the Nightstand
Mary's Library
OCD, vampires, and amusing rants, oh my!

Best Name for a Blog
Bloody Hell, It's a Book Barrage!
Books on the Nightstand
Rip My Bodice
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Best Author Blog
Camy Tang
Colleen Gleason
John Scalzi
Meg Cabot
Neil Gaiman

Best Meme/Carnival/Event
Booking Through Thursday
Book Blogger Appreciation Week
The Hidden Side of a Leaf 24 Hour Readathon
Tuesday Thingers
Weekly Geeks

Best Cookbook Blog
Books and Cooks
Crockpot 365
Karina's Kitchen
Soup's On!
Tomato Preserves

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Spec Fic Blog
Fantasy Book Critic
OCD, vampires, and amusing rants, oh my!
Stainless Steel Droppings
Stuff as Dreams are Made On
Things Mean a Lot

Most Extravagant Giveaways
Bookroom Reviews
In the Shadow of Mt. TBR
J.Kaye Book Blog
Maw Books Blog
Tree Swing Reading

Funniest/Most Humorous Blog
Bloody Hell, It's a Book Barrage!
Book Lady's Blog
Books I Done Read
Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin?
Rip My Bodice

Best Commenter/Commentator
Musings of a Bookish Kitty
OCD, vampires, and amusing rants, oh my!
Peeking Between the Pages
Rip My Bodice
Trish's Reading Nook

Best Book Community Site
Book Roast
Good Reads

Most Altruistic Blog
Note: This category was added because Amy received several write in nominations for one blog in particular. She is not going to link to the site directly, because it is an adult content blog. You can visit it, however, at
Devourer of Books
Maw Books Blog
Up for Grabs
West of Mars

Best Book Published in 2008
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
No One You Know by Michelle Richmond

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Congratulations to all the finalists! I am very happy to see some of my fellow book blog friends have made it to the finalists! You guys rock!

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Amy is also looking for some helpers:

1) A Graphic Designer

2) A Children's author

3) A horror and/or sci-fi and/or fantasy author

So if you have any experience in any of the above, please contact Amy ASAP at bookbloggerappreciationweekATgmailDOTcom

14 Responses
  1. Alice Says:

    I see Wendy's blog in there! :)

  2. Ana S. Says:

    I was surprised to see so many blogs I'd never heard of before! But then again, the book blogging world is quite diverse.

  3. Ladytink_534 Says:

    I nominated you :( So many blogs I read are on there! Glad J. Kaye is one a few lists!

  4. Kathy Says:

    Hi Melody!!! How are you doing today?!!
    I can't believe how much I've missed in the past 6 weeks! Gag!

    This is a pretty hefty post....I didn't realize there were so many book-bloggers out there! I'll definitely visit a few of these sites (I don't have to time to visit them all!!!).

    Have a terrific weekend!!

  5. Melody Says:

    Alice - I just knew Wendy's blog will be nominated! I really enjoy reading her blog. :)

    Nymeth - Like you, I'm not aware of most of the book blogs listed until BBAW. Congrats on being nominated as a finalist for 'Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Spec Fic Blog'! I'm so thrilled for you!! :D

    Jen - Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. :) I'm also happy to note that J. Kaye is nominated on a few categories! She's one of them on my blogroll.

    Kathy - I'm so happy to hear from you! It's been some time... I missed hearing from you (and viewing your pics!) I hope you've a great weekend! I'll post a longer note to you at Flickr. ;)

  6. Amy Says:

    Hi Melody!

    It looks like we're Weekly Geeks partners. My email addy is mypalamyATgmailDOTcom ;)

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I really agree with you about Amy. She has done such an amazing job at putting this together. I don't see how she did it.

    I was sorry to see so many of the blogs I nominated not make it to the finals. :(

  8. valentina Says:

    congrats to the nominees!
    so many books blog I never heard of, that means so many good blogs to discover!

  9. Melody Says:

    Amy - I'm glad to be your WG partner! Just to let you know I've just sent you my email. ;)

    J Kaye - I'm totally in awe of Amy! To organize such an event is not really an easy task... imagine you've to put in lots of time and hard work into it! But then I know she's capable of doing so and has done a terrific job!

    Valentina - I haven't heard of a few blogs listed either! I can't wait to explore all of them. :)

  10. valentina Says:

    hi, I just nominated you :)

  11. Melody Says:

    Hi Valentina! Thank you so much for the award. I really appreciate it! :)

  12. Julia Says:

    congrats to all finalist! Good luck!

    And awww.....I think Melody and Alice should be on this list of finalist :)

  13. Melody Says:

    Julia, thanks for your support! :) There're so many good book blogs out there; and I'm glad some of my blogger friends made it to the finalists.

  14. Julia Says:

    I agree, there so many blog books am not aware of out there but I too also happy that some of bloggers that I do enjoy made it to finalist :)

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