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I've recently read a ton of graphic novels and memoirs - some I loved and others not so much but were still a thrill to read. Guts by Raina Telgemeier I am always on the lookout for Raina Telgemeier's comics, so when I found Guts available at my library's Overdrive catalog last year, I had to request it right away. Her comics are always delightful, designed for the middle-grade audience, and written very well. Guts is a continuation of her Smile nonfiction graphic memoir series (see Smile and Sisters ) and recounts a period in her childhood when she experienced IBS for the first time. When Raina wakes up one night with an upset tummy, she just assumes it's a stomach bug as her mom is also showing the same symptoms. But when it doesn't go away soon but is instead influenced by the daily highs and lows of being a middle grader - good friends, not so good ones, and then the bullies, she realizes there's something else going on. If you have not read the previous

Kicking off BBAW 2011



The book blogging world surely has no shortage of awesome events. Only yesterday I was talking about the Indie Lit Awards. Today, I have another event to talk about - the 2011 Book Blogger Appreciation Week. I have a lot of links shared up in this post. You can also just go to the main website and browse around.

The BBAW, as it is better known, is Amy's (of My Friend Amy) brainchild. It has been running successfully for a few years now, and if you don't know what it is about, it is a week of celebrating book bloggers and all that we stand for. There are awards for various categories and niches and also a few book categories. The 2011 BBAW runs on the week of September 12-16. Starting now, you can register your favorite blogs in their respective categories or niches and once nominations are over, the judging will start.

Learn more about BBAW 2011 and the award process this year.

To know if a blog you enjoy reading is eligible for a 2011 BBAW award in any category, check this link.

To learn more about nominating your favorite reads this year, go here. (Note: These book awards are different from the Indie Lit Awards.)

Want to be a judge for BBAW 2011? Learn more about it here.

I encourage you all to go visit the main site and submit your favorite blogs. After all, this is about celebrating the book blogger love and sharing your favorite blogs across various niches. Last year, self-nominations were allowed, but this year, you can only nominate a blog that's not your own. Nominations close on Aug 13th, so don't forget to put your vote in soon!

Comments

Marce said…
Aths you are the best for info these days, thank you. I definitely want to officially participate this year. Sounds fun.
Athira / Aths said…
You're welcome!! I'm glad that you are going to be participating this year!
Lena said…
Thanks for the info.this sounds very interesting.
Giving Reading said…
Thanks for the info :\)
Juju at Tales of Whimsy... said…
Oh great! Thanks for the reminder :D
Helen Murdoch said…
I just registered and nominated yesterday! This is going to be fun
I'm so looking forward to BBAW this year! I had so much fun doing it last year. I'm also intrigued to see self-nominations aren't allowed for blogs. I hope I discover more new-to-me blogs like I did last year!
Bibliophilebythesea said…
I just registered, but where is the link to the nomination form? Sorry to be a ditz!
Athira / Aths said…
@acffc36e23c7dbee22abc7d2fd97265f:disqus Actually, the nominations are closed, maybe that's why you can't see them? I'm not sure when they closed, probably sometime last weekend. The list of nominated blogs will be posted tomorrow.