Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Salon: Book Blogger Appreciation Week

This week is going to be a busy blogging week, mostly due to Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

We are very excited at Historical Tapestry because we made the shortlist for Best Historical Fiction blog! Wooo-hoooo. We have made the shortlist before (in fact, three out of the last four years) but never won so fingers crossed! The other two blogs (Medieval Bookworm and Passages to the Past) are both blogs I love to read though so they would be deserved winners too!

During this week I will be posting the daily topics (or at least that is the plan) plus my normal posts so there might be a few more posts than normal. Later today, for example, I will be posting my first post for the Fragile Things readalong which is being run as part of RIP VI. I am also planning to do the mini-interviews that I did last year, so keep an eye out for that post on Tuesday (I think!)

The theme for BBAW this year is "Cultivating a Community of Bloggers and Readers" and I would encourage book bloggers everywhere to participate in events like Book Blogger Appreciation Week because it does do help with just that - cultivating community and with feeling a part of that community. Events like this do really make you realise just how big the book blogosphere has become because I always find lots of new to me bloggers during events like this. Another good reason to participate is just because it is a lot of fun! It's not too late to sign up to participate this year if you haven't already done so!

Several weeks ago now I declared that I was going to start including my current and future reads at the end of each Sunday Salon. I have just realised that I completely forgot to do this on my last three Sunday Salon posts. I guess I just got carried away with the topics I was posting about!

Currently reading:

Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman for the RIP VI readalong. My first post about this book will go up later today and My Husband's Sweethearts by Bridget Asher.

Up next:

Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna, Empire of Silver by Conn Iggulden or Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton.


  1. I'm enjoying the BBAW ramp up this year. I've already voted so now I just wait and seeee!

  2. I'm looking forward to this week, too. Thanks for the links....


  3. Wow, congratulations! Crossing my fingers for Historical Tapestry. :)

  4. Thanks Sam!

    It's always a busy week Laurel-Rain.

    Thanks for voting for us Staci! I have everything crossed.

    Pam, it is always interesting to see who wins.

  5. Congratulations on your BBAW nomination! I'm brand new to blogging and am eager to see what BBAW is all about.

    Here is my Sunday Salon Post: Adventures in Borkdom

    I hope you have a great week!

  6. Welcome to book blogging Mandy! Thanks for stopping by.