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Weekly Book Chat {Pride, Angst and Love}

From TGIF Reads
Q. Book Blogger Pride: What do you take pride in when it comes to blogging?

Such a hard thing to answer - and in short, I take pride in making this website a space that I LOVE. That means spending TIME on my posts and making them uniquely mine even when I'm participating in a meme with hundreds of other blog participants. My favorite things about this website - everything! The Book Lists, the Bloggers Recommend series, and the weekly Book Discussions and Book Chat.

Other Bookish Stuff Seen Recently

The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Writers has announced their longlist. There are 4 non-fiction novels, 2 of which are short-stories that are going on my reading list stat! There is also a non-fiction and a poetry category. Winners will be announced on March 16, 2012.

The 2011 Cybils Award Winners were announced on Feb 14, 2012. Of the books that won, I'll be reading Blood Red Road, Moira Young - which won in the Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy category.

All I Need to Know I Learned from YA Books: relationship advice from your favorite books ... funny!

Books = Love (via Constance Reader). This is where I found out about the Read.gov contest inviting readers in grades 4 through 12 to submit a letter to their favorite author, telling them how their books have changed their lives, sponsored by the Book in the Library of Congress. Some of these letters tugged at my heart strings hard - this one on strength, and this one about what a young girl experienced when she started wearing her hajib - both brought tears to my eyes.

(Photo Credit: uggboy)

 

-: Comments :-

Lady Jaye | February 17, 2012 5:35 AM | Reply

Love the comment about making this place a space you love!

Jennifer Bielman | February 17, 2012 9:50 AM | Reply

Great statement. I too love creating a space I love. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jennifer @ Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

Logan | February 17, 2012 11:29 AM | Reply

Yes! If we don't love our little online space, it shows! Great answer.

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books | February 17, 2012 11:33 AM | Reply

I admire you for taking time to make things seem as personal and as unique to you as possible. It can't be easy and I'm sure it's time-consuming so definite props to you for that!

Anne | February 17, 2012 1:11 PM | Reply

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I can see why you take pride in your blog. You created a handsome and inviting space here.

Thanks also for tipping me off that the Cybils were announced this week. Somehow I missed that. I need to read Blood Red Road, too.

Anne@My Head is Full of Books

Amy @ bookgoonie | February 17, 2012 5:36 PM | Reply

Ahhh...you are pure sweetness. It must be the xoxo thing ;) I love how much you love creating an awesome site to be proud of. You do a great job.

Monaliz | February 18, 2012 11:52 AM | Reply

Thanks for your sweet words, you're too kind :) And you definitely have created something to be proud of, too! :)

Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

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