Book Blogger Appreciation Week has flown by and I got past Day 1 and sort of ... stopped. So I'm picking it up tonight with an all-in post and then I will be making the rounds over the weekend.
So let's get to it:
Day 1: Introduce yourself by telling us about five books that represent you as a person or your interests/lifestyleIf you missed my 5 books, read it HERE!.
Day 2: Interview Day!I didn't sign up for this, so next ...)
Day 3: What have you read and loved because of a fellow blogger?This is hard to keep track of since I've read so many books (and more) based on blogger recommendations. Here are some I semi-remember. Sorry I can't be more specific; I usually read a book based on collective reviews/recs anyway.
- Someone recommended: Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
- So many recommended: Anything written by Jojo Moyes (only read one of her books and I want more)
- So many recommended: Anything written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (read one book I picked up at a sale, I need to read more)
- Shannon of Giraffe Reads recommended: The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
- Lucy of Fictional 100 recommended this TED Talk: Ann Morgan's year reading a book from every country in the world
- ... I know there is undoubtedly more. I realize now that I probably should take note of who recommended books to me ... and thank you :)
Day 4: How do you stay connected to the community? Examples: social media, regular commenting, participation in blog events, etc. Tell us your faves!I'm all over the map! I do a little of everything depending on my mood and what I want to get into. My participation is probably as eclectic as this blog.
|You like to Bloggiesta? I think I have a *bit*|
of a crush on Pedro!
- Memes. I've dabbled in so many but have stuck to two regularly - #BookmarkMonday (which I host because I have a fixation on bookmarks) and Friday 56 and Book Beginnings (two memes I roll into one). That's all I can really handle at the moment. I do love to lurk though ...
- Bloggiesta! Since I joined in a few years ago, I still can't get enough of this event. Every book blogger needs to get some housekeeping done so I love that this side is brought forward every Bloggiesta. I also enjoy the challenges and love hosting them too.
- Challenges. I've gotten rather picky with challenges because I hate joining them and feeling like a failure when I'm unable to get something read/reviewed/done. I've stuck with more long-term (yearly and perpetual), low stress, make your own rules ones like Travel the World in Books, Read the Nobels, and Read My Own Damn Books. On occasion I join in themed challenges
Some things I need a little help on:
- I am a horrible commenter. I just can't keep up with so many blogs I follow. So please don't take it personally if I don't.
- Social media is weird, so I'm a little weird on it too. I get these binges on Twitter or Facebook ... or whatever. Hootsuite is ok but I get these binges to schedule stuff too, so I don't think I'm not any better for it.
Day 5: One of the unfortunate side effects of reading and blogging like rockstars seems to be a tendency toward burnout. How do you keep things fresh on your blog and in your reading?Interesting that this topic should come up. I recently was mulling the ups and downs of this blog and was trying to figure out what was working for me. Last Valentines Day, I came up with my post "Simplifying My Book Love."
I also like to explore a lot of new things, whether it is about books or not. Sometimes these topics are reflected on this blog, other times not (but may account for my silences). I feature bookish things, I watch TED Talks, I troll Etsy, among others. This keeps me on my toes, and hopefully things fresh on my blog.
This, along with simplifying equates to greater enjoyment for me. I intend to stay around for a long time with my books and my book blog ...
How has your #BBAW been? Tell me if you'd like me to read any of your specific posts.
Thank you, bloggy friends ... the world is a brighter place...