It’s Monday! What are you Reading?
Book Blogger Appreciation Weekwas a busy time at Joy’s Book Blog! If you haven’t done it yet, be sure to take the exit survey for BBAW — it’s really short and easy: Please Vote on a Few Important Things for BBAW 2013!
I managed to get a post up for each of the daily topics of BBAW, albeit a bit late a couple of days:
BBAW Monday Appreciation: I highlighted a blog I knew would be new to many (but not all) of you, Diary of a Word Nerd by Julia Tomiak.
Book Blogger Interview for BBAW Tuesday: What a fun day! I loved all the interviews I read, including the one I got to do, introducing new book blogger Kelly, The Well-Read Redhead. She also did a lovely interview of me: BBAW Day 2: Interview Swap with Joy’s Book Blog!
Book Blogger Community: I presented the case for participating in memes and events, pointing out a few of my favorites (including It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?) and delineating how they work to build community.
Undersung Book for BBAW Thursday: For my book, I chose a quirky exercise book, Play as if Your Life Depends on It by Frank Forencich that hasn’t been nearly widely-read enough because I want to talk about it with more people!
Book Blogger Appreciation Week Ends: Where I highlighted my favorite posts of the week from around the book blogosphere.
And, besides all that, I also posted:
On Tuesday: Readers’ Workouts — September 11 — new one tomorrow!
On Wednesday: Wordless Wednesday — Oscar Wilde — photos of the Oscar Wilde statue in Dublin
On Saturday: Book Review: The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen — for Weekend Cooking
Also on Saturday: Dublin City Hall — for Saturday Snapshots
I finished Written in the Ashes by K. Hollan VanZandt. And, just in time, my interview questions for the blog tour are due tomorrow.
I’m still reading Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd, as I have been since September 1. This is the multi-generational, multi-family saga set near Stonehenge that starts about the time that the English Channel washes through, separating Britain from the continent of Europe. I’m now up to the aftermath of the English Civil War with Cromwell’s men rounding up powerful women and accusing them of witchcraft. Because, you know, we women couldn’t possibly be powerful without some supernatural help.
I’ve got a couple of nonfictional histories of England from the library so I’ll probably pick up one of them now that Sarum has me fully steeped in the topic.
It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.
How the heck did I miss BBAW?? Just went through and read all of your posts, super fun! Went to check out “Diary of a Word Nerd” and thought it was VERY cute. Great choice! Loved the Hermoine Granger post 🙂
I may have missed some of your BBAW posts…I’m off to read them now! What a great week!
Happy Reading Joy!
You had a super busy week and a fun one… I am off to peek at your BBAW posts!
It was good to find your blog via the BBAW! 🙂 Sarum sounds like a good book, I have never heard of it, but I’ll have to check it out. I am currently reading a ton of children’s books for my blog. 🙂