A Hodgepodge of Links (3)


There is always something going on in the book world.  Book Expo America is barely in the rear view mirror and already attention is turning to Book Blogger Appreciation Week, a week long celebration of book bloggers that was founded by Amy from My Friend Amy.  Each year the awards have grown.  The registry for last year included 1350 book blogs. Wow!  I am excited to see what the participation levels will be this year.

The event will be taking place from Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 17th, and the registration process is a bit different this year, so make sure to stop by the website to get all the most up to date and pertinent information.  There will also be a special That’s How I Blog tomorrow night at 10PM EST, that will go into detail about the origins and history and event as well as walk everyone through the changes.

Meghan from Medieval Bookworm will be chatting with me tomorrow afternoon on That’s How I Blog at 4PM EST.

If you missed my conversation with Kathrin from Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic you can still listen to it in the archives along with the pre and post – BEA show that I did with Amy, Lenore, Jen, and Allie.  Next week I’ll chat with Michelle from My Books. My Life.

Other stuff:

I love pesto. And when I say love, I mean LOVE!  It’s so hard to find it in Italian restaurants because I guess it’s not fancy enough, but pasta with pesto sauce is one of life’s great treasures.

Mrs. Q. Book Addict reviewed Sweetness in the Belly, by Camilla Gibb.  I read that book while vacationing in Italy a couple of years ago  and I  loved it.  Glad to find that someone else appreciates it as well.

Rebecca at I’m Lost In Books does a feature that I love where she asks a different book blogger 20 Questions, and I was thrilled when she answered her own a few days ago.

There are no little people. The title says it all.

Natasha from Maw Books is going to once again be leading the charge with Bloggiesta.  If you have some blog housekeeping tasks that you have been putting off, like me, then this weekend is for you.

A week ago Becky imagined bloggers with no guilt.  I’m working on that.

1DA652C2516038AE4D02F55645591F39 Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane

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  1. I’m all about guilt, in all areas of my life. I am Catholic after all. That is what we do best. I started registering this morning for BBAW in a fit of excitement, but then realized mid-way through it wasn’t so slam dunk! Nice changes in the process from what I can see. And I’m with you on the pesto…I will eat it anywhere on anything. I can’t buy enough basil it seems.

  2. This is going to be a totally useless comment, but…oh my God, PESTO! This is my all-time favorite pesto and it elevates ANY food, any time. Mouth watering now. 😉 Also, I can’t wait to appreciate all of my favorite book bloggers!

  3. Oh this is good to know about! Thank you for all of these links. I was already planning on Bloggiesting it up – hope to see you there!

  4. I plan on listening in to Meghan’s show — not sure if I’ll be in the chat, depends on how my work goes today. Lots of great activities coming up.

  5. Mmmmm–I love pesto too! I just went to Bon Vie the other night and had Pasta Pistou. I also love the Pasta a la Pesto at Brio.

  6. Hey girl! Thanks for the mention! I finally got peer pressured into it. 😉

    I want to make sure you know that I discovered they have stolen your feed over at A Books Blog- the same site that was stealing people’s feeds before. They have this very post over there.

  7. I can’t believe I’m seeing BBAW mentioned this week, it does seem early (but in a good way). I’m also going to participate in Bloggiesta this year. My husband will not be home so it will be easy to fit this in – and I will feel on top of all things blog right before the move!

    Thank you so much for THIB – you are building a community by letting us get to know each other a little more.

    Have a great day!