Founded by Amy of My Friend Amy in 2008, Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW) is a fun event in which where all book bloggers come together to share their reading experiences and getting to know more about one another, both veteran or new bloggers.

I remember my first time participating in BBAW when Amy first started this event; I had a wonderful time getting to know many book bloggers and read about their experiences of the books they read; some readers also shared a gist of their personal life through the blogger interviews (which is part of the BBAW feature scheduled tomorrow). All in all, it was great fun and I am very glad to see that BBAW continues to be an annual event for this book blogging community and that it is getting bigger as each year goes by.

The theme for this year’s BBAW is "Cultivating a Community of Bloggers and Readers" and while there is a diversity of book bloggers out there, I think the common interest among book bloggers is basically to share our passion for books and reading, and to recommend books to many readers as possible.

Today’s topic is about community and while I subscribed to many book blogs and enjoy reading every one of them, what I like most about reading is the writer’s voice and the style he/she writes and through these elements sometimes you may be able to tell the writer’s personality. Thus, as much as I would like to mention a few bookbloggers, I find it difficult to choose among these blogs as I think each blog is unique (yes, the voice!). I know this may sound old but I want to thank fellow book bloggers, as well as this wonderful community, for broadening my reading horizons through all your influential reviews and not to mention your enthusiasm in spreading the book love.

Before I end this post, I want to thank Amy and the rest of the BBAW team for their time and hard work for organising this event. This community flourishes because of you all, so let’s all give ourselves a pat on this occasion!
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15 Responses
  1. heidenkind Says:

    Amy is a superstar for organizing this event. :)

  2. mel u Says:

    Hi, I am stopping by to visit your blog via the list of posts for Day one

    Please Stop by My Blog if you Like

    I understand what you mean, I think, when you mention thanking the whole community

    I hope BBAW is very good for you and your blog

  3. irisonbooks Says:

    I completely understand the sentiment, actually :)

  4. Julia Says:

    That was a very interesting post, Melody. And I do know that we have Amy to thanks for the BBAW and the team :) Happy BBAW week!

  5. Jan von Harz Says:

    You are so right. I love reading a variety of blogs and how unique they are because everyone has a different voice. This is an amazing community and I am happy to be a small part of it.

  6. yes like the idea of expressing thanks to the community as a whole, although on my blog I drew attention to those that were there at the beginning, there are loads more who've been supportive since, so enveloping them in a large hug of praise makes sense.Thanks.

  7. Beth F Says:

    We have an amazing community, don't we.

  8. Trisha Says:

    It is a wonderful world of bloggers out there!

  9. joanna Says:

    I absolutely love this community, I feel lucky to be a part of it!

  10. I know what you mean!

    I had a hard time choosing. But I opted for totally unheard of blogs. Isn't that the intention of community? To spread far and wide!!

    Here is my post:

    BBAW 2011: Community

  11. Trish Says:

    I love all the individual voices of the book bloggers as well. Even though we're worlds apart and only know a fraction of each other's lives, I feel like I've really gotten to know others through their blogging. Love it.

  12. Erin Says:

    So true that every blogger's voice is unique. I think that's why I find it so hard to cut down on the number of subscriptions in my Google Reader! Book bloggers are so much more than just the books they read and post about. Happy BBAW!

  13. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    I think each and every blogger is unique and special in their own way. I love them all! It is so very hard to pick a favorite. Instead, I focused today on a couple of bloggers I've developed a personal relationship with. Happy BBAW!

  14. Anna Says:

    Our community is amazing! I'm glad you're part of it!

  15. naida Says:

    BBAW is a great event :)
    And I agree with you Mel, the book blogging community has broadened my reading horizons as well.