Friday, September 17, 2010
BBAW #5-- Future Treasure
This entire week has been a blur for me, with my husband training for a new job and having a completely different work schedule (which made me scramble for blogging time), learning that Casa Kittling may be having lots of winter visitors, and plenty of other bits and bobs.
This last Book Blogger Appreciation Week topic is:
We want to hear all about your FUTURE treasures. We’ve been visiting each other and getting to know each other better…now is your chance to share what you enjoyed about BBAW and also what your blogging goals are for the next year!
The highlight of any BBAW for me is wandering around the community and discovering new-to-me bloggers, as well as reading interviews so I can get to know better new and familiar faces. Anything else has always been icing on the cake.
One thing that I particularly enjoyed this year is the seeming lack of controversy. This can be attributed to a monstrous amount of very hard work from all those volunteers behind the scenes. All complaints from previous years were listened to and solutions were found. With this hard work and dedication, BBAW can't help but improve and grow for many years to come.
What are my blogging goals for next year? I tried something new this year and have participated in a few reading challenges. My favorite has been the 2010 Global Reading Challenge which has really encouraged me to read books set in other countries. Since I limited myself to crime fiction, it's been fun finding mysteries set in countries I haven't "visited" yet.
Although I have had some fun with reading challenges, if I do participate in any in 2011, it may be my own. I've been batting around the idea of hosting my own reading challenge. We'll see what happens!
I'll be continuing my weekly Scene of the Blog, the Weekly Link Round-Up, and the monthly new mystery releases, and I have a couple of ideas for other weekly/monthly features that I'm working on. I have to be careful. I don't want this blog to attempt to stage a coup. If it becomes Work or takes up way too much time, I'll scale it back.
People have said that reading is sexy, that reading is an adventure. I won't argue with either of those. For me reading has always been fun, and at the first sign of it no longer being fun, I'll find the party pooper who's spoiling my fun and kick it out of Casa Kittling!
This week has been very special to me for one reason in particular. Someone discovered Kittling: Books this week and has fallen in love with it-- going way back into the archives, exploring every nook and cranny, and commenting like mad.
It's a blogger's dream, to have someone fall in love that way. I thank that person for making this week so special, and I want to make it known that I intend to do as much as possible to continue the love affair.
Life is good! Long live BBAW!
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
- Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Hi! I'm addicted to books (especially crime fiction), laughter and traveling off the beaten path. In my free time, when my eyes aren't glued to the printed page, one of them is usually pressed against the viewfinder of my camera. Let's see... books, laughter, travel, photography. Anything else? Oh yeah-- my dream house wouldn't have a kitchen!
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