Today is the first day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2010! This yearly event of giveaways, blog hopping, blogging, and awards is all about you! And you and you and you and me. It is the brainchild of Amy from My Friend Amy.
Each day this week I'm hosting an international giveaway (winners announced on Monday), so I hope you come back to see what I have in store.
I'm taking today's blogging theme and putting my own twist on it. One of the best things about book blogging is getting to know readers from around the world. Daily, I read blogs from across the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Pacific.
I want to introduce you to to three bloggers who write fabulous in-depth, heart-felt reviews. Each one makes me think, sparks great conversations, and adds to my reading list. I was going to list some of my favorite posts from each blogger and realized that I had just spent over an hour rereading their blogs, I was so lost in their reviews, their thoughts about reading and blogging, their Library Loot posts, the things going on in their lives, and so on that I've decided to let you discover them on your own.
- United States: Eva: A Striped Armchair: One recent post combines a discussion of a middle reader book, a decorating book, and a book on women's issues. Yep, Eva is not only an eclectic reader but is able to move from one genre to the next without missing a beat.
- Europe: Ana: Things Mean a Lot: In a recent post that has more than 50 comments, Ana talks about her book blogging pet peeves.
- Australia: Marg: The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader: In a couple of recent posts, Marg shares discussions she had with fellow book bloggers about a particular title. I like that approach to book reviewing.
If you're new to my blog, you might not know that I'm an imprint follower. That is, I tend to read not only by genre and favorite authors but also by the editor and imprint who are behind the books that make it to publication.
One of my favorite editors/imprints is Amy Einhorn Books. In fact, I'm such a fan that I started a perpetual challenge to encourage other readers to discover these fabulous titles. Early this year, I featured each title in the imprint and can say with confidence that every one is worthy of a place in your wish list.
The wonderful people at Amy Einhorn Books / Putnam / Penguin are the sponsor this BBAW giveaway. Be the first on your block to read the three latest releases from the imprint. Actually, only one of these books is currently available to buyers. The other two will not be out until 2011, so you really will be among the very first readers to get a peek inside the covers.
To learn more about the books and the authors visit their facebook pages and/or their websites: Mark Mustian (facebook / website), Eleanor Brown (facebook / website), and Siobhan Fallon (facebook / website). I am so excited about these titles that I can't wait to share them with you. Gendarme explores the power of memory and the Armenian genocide, Weird Sisters involves a family and its love of Shakespeare, and You Know When the Men Are Gone is made up of interconnected short stories focusing on the affects of war on the home front.
This giveaway is open worldwide and will run until I turn on my computer on Monday morning (September 20). To enter, you must fill out the form. A winner will be picked via random number generator, and I will delete all data after the winner is contacted.
Good luck and be sure sure to visit the BBAW blog to discover other participating bloggers in the week's events.