I learned that:
-it's a good idea to have at least a rough draft of the week's posts done ahead of time
-it's impossible to visit everyone writing BBAW posts
-it's even more impossible to leave comments on all the blogs you do visit
-not much reading happens during BBAW
What I did last week (in addition to BBAW):
-posted a review of French Milk by Lucy Knisley
-started reading The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (a very popular choice just now!)
-continued listening to Little Bee by Chris Cleave.
This week I plan to:
- get back into the Short Story Monday routine
-post my review of Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
-finish Little Bee
-continue reading The Woman in White
-read a couple of short stories (possibly from The Dubliners)
Kay from Chapter Chit Chat, one of my newest blogging friends, gave me this Spread the Love Award.
"What makes you feel an affinity to another blogger when visiting their blog? Their unique or fun design? Their blog content? Their personality? How about all three?"
I'm so happy to have discovered Kay's blog and look forward to following her reading adventures. This award goes to:
Darlene at Roses Over a Cottage Door
Stacy at Book Psmith
Melissa at The Betty and Boo Chronicles
"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken-- excellence, grace, and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all."
This award came my way from DS at third-storey window. I love third-story window for the wonderful writing, but there is so much more! If you haven't been there, do stop by and take a look. I'll send this Zombie Chicken Award on to:
Claire at Paperback Reader
Tony at Tony's Reading List
Matt at A Guy's Moleskine Notebook
Verity at The B Files
Simon at Savidge Reads
The Your Blog is Fabulous Award stands for: Integrity. Commitment to Excellence. Stubbornly Optimistic!
This award came from my friend Ivy at Willing To See Less, another blog I love to visit regularly. And it goes to these new-to-me bloggers:
Rachel at Book Snob
Stephanie at ReviewsbyLola's Blog
Madeleine - a brand new blogger at Wordbird
And finally, The Heartfelt Award
"Do you reach for a cup of cocoa or tea when your relaxing, seeking comfort, sharing a plate of cookies with family and friends? You know the feeling you get when you drink a yummy cup of cocoa, tea, or a hot toddy? That is what the Heartfelt Award is all about, feeling warm inside."
This award came back at the beginning of the month from Laura at Laura's Reviews. Check out her blog for great reviews of books, audiobooks and even movies. She's a fellow Jane Austen fan and is having a great time with the Everything Austen Challenge!
The Heartfelt Award goes to:
Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea
Carrie at Books and Movies
Kim at Page After Page
Karen at BookBath
This turned out to be quite a bit longer than I thought, but thank you, again, to the four bloggers that gave me these lovely awards. And thank you, too, to the bloggers receiving the awards...you've all added so much to my reading and my life!
Now I'm going to settle in with another cup of coffee and read The Woman in White. What are you reading today?