Can you feel the excitement in the air? I definitely can, because today begins the Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW)! If you have been blogging for the past two years, you should have been aware of this great event started by Amy of My Friend Amy. The main purpose of this event is 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. This year, BBAW starts from 13 September and ends on 17 September and for a week it will spotlight and celebrates the work of bookbloggers through guest posts, interview swaps, awards, giveaways and other community activities.

The theme for this year is "A Treasure Chest of Infinite Books and Infinite Blogs" and everyday starting from today, there is a list of topics for the bookbloggers to participate and today's topic: "First Treasure" is to share a great new book blog you have discovered since BBAW last year.

Well, I had added quite a number of book blogs to my Google Reader through BBAW last year, and among them is Tasha of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Books. What makes her blog stands out from among the rest is because she was my interview swap partner for last year's BBAW. I remember when I first discovered Tasha is an art historian, I was in awe! How cool is that?! And not only that, she also has experience in curating, teaching, researching, and writing academic articles and essays! Tasha also loves reading romance, mysteries and many others so if you haven't visit her blog, you should!

I am happy to note that Tasha's blog is being nominated for BBAW's 2010 "Best Eclectic Book Blog" and I would like to take this opportunity to wish her all the best!

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page where readers get to share the books that came into their house last week; and the host for this month's Mailbox Monday is Kathy of Bermudaonion's Weblog.

I received the following book from Sourcebooks which I won from their giveaway:

1) The Man Who Loved Pride & Prejudice by Abigail Reynolds

What books came into your house last week?

15 Responses
  1. Veens Says:

    I participated in BBAW last year and i m not doing it this year :)
    And I love your enthusiasm for it!

    And what a fun cover for a fun title :) i hope u enjoy it!`

  2. Julia Says:

    Good luck to all that is participating in the BBAW! And congrats in your winning THE MAN, WHO LOVED PRIDE & PREJUDICE. Hope you enjoy the book :)

  3. Amy Says:

    Hi Melody!

    I love Tasha's blog as well! :) Thanks for participating in BBAW.

  4. Hey , Im following on BBAW and want to say what an amazing site and am glad to be a new follower and keep up the good work as you are appreciated by your following.

  5. An art historian? How did I not know about this blog before?

    And thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. I hope you will leave them more often, because I really enjoy comments, although I'm often too shy to leave them myself. Anyway, I like your blog as well and I think I'll be visiting it often now :)

  6. Beth F Says:

    One of the best parts of the interview swap is making a new friend.

  7. bermudaonion Says:

    Enjoy your new book!

    I'm going to check out Tasha's blog now.

  8. Andi Says:

    I do adore Tasha's blog, and I also think it's just the coolest thing ever that she's an art historian!

  9. Amanda Says:

    Tasha's blog is AWESOME.

  10. I must check out Tasha's sounds fabulous!

    Here's my post:

    Click on my name for the URL

  11. I too like Tasha's blog!

    Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

  12. Melody Says:

    Thank you everyone, for your comments! I've a fun time visiting blogs for the BBAW. Needless to say, my Google Reader exploded! LOL.

    I apologise if I don't visit and comment on your blog earlier, for I've loads to catch up on both with work and all the BBAW festivities.

    Have fun and Happy BBAW! :D

  13. Memory Says:

    I love Tasha's blog too! She writes such wonderful posts.

  14. Word Lily Says:

    Yes, Tasha's blog is great!

  15. Amy Says:

    I hadn't heard of Tasha's blog, so I'm off to check her out! Great recommendation :)

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