Monday, September 13, 2010

BBAW: First Treasure

That's right, Book Blogger Appreciation Week has come again! It's that week where we all get appreciated, yes, but also the week where the book blogging scene goes crazy as we all bloghop like mad and make our Google Readers overflow with newly discovered blogging friends. Given the blogging madness that ensues particularly during this week of the year, I'm unofficially suspending book reviews, because who will really have time for that kind of thing this week, anyway? I mean, right? Sure it's ironic that this week of book blogger celebration would be a week without reviews, but I'll have my hands full up writing posts for the BBAW daily blogging topics not to mention reading a good many others. I'm sure you understand, and I hope you're taking part in the BBAW festivities, so that you, too, can enjoy the pleasures of a week of book blogging celebration.

The first blogging topic to kick off the week asks us, if we're not new book bloggers or first-time BBAW participants, to spotlight a great new book blog we've discovered since last BBAW. It took me a while to figure out who I would spotlight, not because I couldn't think of many worthy blogs, but because I have no sense of time when it comes to how long I've been following a blog, much less whether that blog is actually new or just new to me. After some contemplation, though, I've come up with a great one. It's....

I've been reading Books in the City since early spring this year. Actually, I think Colleen discovered me before I discovered her, and after she'd left a comment (or few?) here, I wandered over to pay her a visit and was happy to stick around given her excellent reviews of a wide variety of books reviews that she can always make look appealing to me as well as her thoughtful Sunday Salon posts. I also had the pleasure of meeting Colleen in person at Book Blogger Convention in May. Our time in the lunch line flew by because I was enjoying our conversation so much as we talked books and blogging and bonded over our healthcare-ish jobs that have less than nothing to do with books and reading. And did I mention her blog has a lovely look too? The button is just a taste!

If you haven't paid Colleen a visit, I hope you will, and I'm sure you won't regret it!

What new(er) blogs do you love?


  1. Oh, even more new to me blogs, both Books in the City and yours!

  2. I don't think I've heard of this one. Thanks!

  3. Excellent choice! I love her blog. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Megan - thanks so much for spotlighting me - it means so much! Your blog was one of the first I discovered early this year and I know I can rely on it for thoughtful, thorough reviews.

    I agree- it was great to meet in person at BBC and put a face to the blog I enjoy reading each week!

  5. I love Colleen's blog! Great choice!