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It's the Island Life | Weekly Snapshot

By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

2010 Book Blogger Appreciation Week - Entry post




So I'm finally getting down to this post, which has taken much time to decide upon. Nothing like being last to the party. I'm finally throwing in my hat for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week, that will take place this year during the week of September 13-17.

What is Book Blogger Appreciation Week?
Book Blogger Appreciation Week is a week long festival celebrating the community of book bloggers and their contribution to preserving a culture of literacy through book reviews and recommendations, reading reflections, and general bookish chat. BBAW also includes an awards component. For more information on the BBAW 2010 Awards and how to participate, please visit the BBAW 2010 Awards Blog. BBAW events include daily blogging topics, blogger interview swaps, special guest posts, and so much more!
I am choosing to nominate my blog for the niche category, Best Eclectic Book Blog, and the featured category, Best New Book Blog.

These are the five posts that I wish to nominate for the Best Eclectic Book Blog category:
  1. Denial by Jessica Stern
  2. Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi
  3. Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
  4. Books from far, far away
  5. In which I name five fascinating bookish book-loving characters

These are the five posts that I wish to nominate for the Best New Book Blog category:
  1. Denial by Jessica Stern
  2. Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi
  3. Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
  4. Books from far, far away
  5. In which I name five fascinating bookish book-loving characters

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