Sunday, 23 August 2009

Sunday Special (28) Book Blogger Appreciation Nominations or Thank You So Much :)

We all know that the past few days were quite hectic for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week committee because it was the nominations week. Lots of emails have been sent out various bloggers notifying them the categories their online-homes were nominated under. Guess what? Serene Hours was one among those lucky blogs too. I was super duper thrilled to receive not one but two nominations. One for Best Writing and the other Best New Blog. Since I don't think my writing is amazing enough to fit the first category, I did withdraw. But I have submitted my 5 favorite posts for Best New Blog ^^

Well I have no ideas who nominated me but if you're reading this post, I just want to say thank you so much. It has been a honor to be under the same categories with lots and lots of cool bloggers that I adore and the mere fact of being nominated makes me feel like I've already won something special. And of course thank you all, my lovely readers for sticking with me through thick and thin and inspiring me. I owe you guys a lot :)

I decided to also do the BBAW for fun

1. What has been one of the highlights of blogging for you?

Not one but tons. Book blogging opened a whole new world to me where I can find fellow book lovers, awesome authors as well as remarkable publishers and publicists. I'm more up to date about the books and I have a chance to share my thoughts and emotions on the stories without being stopped even though sometimes I overdo it. I feel more happy, energetic and constantly inspired.

2. What blogger has helped you out with your blog by answering questions, linking to you, or inspiring you?

Kristi was the one who inspired me so much with her blog that I just had to create my own. Lenore and Chelsea helped me a lot with the preparations for Serene Hours. They encouraged me and explained to me every single detail that I was clueless about, making the idea of being someone new less stressful or scary. They are extremely friendly too.

I also love Steph and Jenny who happen to be my early and regular readers. Their sweet comments brighten my every day. They're both new this year but both have gone a long way with their blogs. I'm happy and proud of them.

3. What one question do you have about BBAW that someone who participated last year could answer?

To tell the truth I don't really know *smiles*. I guess what I want to know most about at this moment is how difference BBAW this year from last year and how it felt to be nominated/to win. In addition, I'm curious about how the committee works with a huge bunch of awards and stuff. Well, that's a lot of questions.

To end this entry, thanks lot again for the nominations and I hope BBAW this year will be a success. Have fun~!


Steph Su said...

You, me, and Jenny make up a triumvirate within the YA book blogging community. I love you both and do so very much want to meet both of you one day. <3

Donna said...

Congrats on the nominations and good luck!

Color Online said...

Enjoyed reading your responses.

Good luck!