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A library haul after months | Notes from my Reading

Despite so much going on over here between work, house projects, yard work, and just daily living challenges in this pandemic era, I've been able to squeeze in time to read as well, which I'm thankful for, because the news has been abysmal these past few weeks for various reasons and I'm continually worrying about where humanity is headed, even more so than I did before.

A library haul after months...My biggest highlight in books this past week was that the library opened for holds pickup. I'd been checking their website every week to find if next week was going to be the week it opened. So when the notice finally came through last week, I was beyond thrilled. I was also very unsure what books to request from the library since I had gotten very used to reading online. Still, I had a few requested when they called me to schedule a one-hour window for pickup. I did request a ton of books after that though, so I expect a bigger bag this week. 

Some of these are books to rea…

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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