Monday, September 7, 2009

2009 BBAW Awards Shortlist Announced

Today the Book Bloggers Appreciation Week (BBAW) committee announced the shortlist for the 2009 awards. The full list is shown below. You can visit the BBAW Voting Booth and vote for your favourite sites up until Saturday September 12 at 11:59 PM EST.

I am absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted in the Best Speculative Fiction Blog and Best New Blog categories. A heartfelt thanks to those that nominated me and congratulations to all the amazing book blogger finalists.

The 2009 BBAW Awards Shortlist

Best Literary Fiction Review Blog
Books I Done Read
Hey Lady, Whatcha’ Readin’?
The Boston Bibliophile
Caribou’s Mom
Rhapsody in Books

Best Cultural Review Blog
Books, Movies, and Chinese Food
Dreadlock Girl Reads
In Spring it is the Dawn
S. Krishna’s Books
The Bottom of Heaven

Best General Review Blog
100 Scope Notes
Books on the Nightstand
She is Too Fond of Books
Rebecca Reads
The Zen Leaf

Best History/Historical Fiction Blog
Age 30+ A Lifetime in Books
A Reader’s Respite
Carla Nayland Historical Fiction
Steven Till
TOCWOC A Civil War Blog

Best GLBT Review Blog
I’m Here I’m Queer What the Hell Do I Read?
A Guy’s Moleskin Notebook
Ready When You Are, CB
YA Fabulous

Best Publishing/Industry Blog
Follow the Reader
Jacket Copy (LA Times)
Mediabistro Galley Cat
Nathan Bransford Literary Agent
Pimp My Novel

Best Thriller/Mystery/Suspense Blog
Kittling: Books
A Work in Progress
Jen’s Book Thoughts
The Drowning Machine

Best Kidlit Blog
7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Fuse 8 at School Library Journal
Jen Robinson’s Book Blog
Maw Books Blog
Shelf Elf

Best YA Blog
Green Bean Teen Queen
Mrs. Magoo Reads
My Favorite Author
Pop Culture Junkie
The Story Siren

Best Nonfiction Review Blog
A Striped Armchair
Citizen Reader
Nonfiction Book Reviews
Sophisticated Dorkiness
Welcome to the Hinterlands: A Narrative Nonfiction Blog

Best Special Interest Blog
Awful Library Books
Guys Lit Wire
it’s dark in the dark
Judge a Book By It’s Cover

Best Graphic Novel Review Blog
Things Mean a Lot
Warren Peace
The Book Smugglers
Jog Likes Comics
Stuff as Dreams are Made On

Best Speculative Fiction Blog
Bibliophile Stalker
Dribble of Ink
The Book Zombie
The Galaxy Express

Best Spiritual/Inspirational or Religious Book Review Blog
2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews
A Novel Menagerie
Callapidder Days
My Friend Amy

Best Romance Review Blog
Babbling About Books and More
Gossamer Obsessions
Racy Romance Reviews
Reading Adventures
The Book Binge

Best Design
A Novel Menagerie
Becky’s Book Reviews
Book Blather
Booking Mama
The Story Siren

Most Eclectic Taste
Books on the Nightstand
Ms. Bookish
My Friend Amy
Pop Culture Junkie
Presenting Lenore

Best Name
Bloody Hell, It’s a Book Barrage
Book, Line, and Sinker
Naked Without Books!
Smart Bitches Trashy Books
When Librarians Attack

Best Commentator
Bermuda Onion
J. Kaye’s Book Blog
Things Mean a Lot
You’ve GOTTA Read This
Trish’s Reading Nook

Best Published Author Blog
Beth Kephart Books
Neil Gaiman’s Journal
Maureen Johnson Blog
Meg’s Diary

Best Book Club Blog
5 Minutes for Books
APOOO Book Club
Book Club Girl
Books on the Nightstand
Everyday I Write the Book Blog

Funniest Most Humorous Blog
A Reader’s Respite
Books I Done Read
Fizzy Thoughts
Smart Bitches Trashy Books
The Book Smugglers

Best Challenge Host
Stephanie’s Written Word
Find Your Next Book Here
Maw Books Blog
Mother Reader
War Through the Generations

Best Blog Post
This Blogging Thing Reminds Me of High School (Hey Lady, Whatcha’ Readin’?)
On Fantasy and Why I Read It (Things Mean a Lot)
Write the Words of My Heart (My Friend Amy)
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker (Maw Books Blog)

Best New Blog
Beth Fish Reads
Books and Bards
Steph Su Reads

Most Extravagant Giveaways
Anna’s Book Blog
Maw Books Blog
Stainless Steel Droppings
The Story Siren
The Tome Traveller’s Weblog

Best Blog Tour Group
1 ARC Tours
FIRST Wild Card Tours
Pump Up Your Book Promotion
TLC Book Tours
Travelling to Teens

Most Prolific Blogger
A Novel Menagerie
Bermuda Onion
J. Kaye’s Book Blog
My Friend Amy
Things Mean a Lot

Most Altruistic Blog
Color Online
Guys Lit Wire
Maw Books Blog
My Friend Amy
She Is Too Fond of Books

Best Series or Feature
451 Fridays at As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
Author Recipes at Maw Books Blog
Scene of the Blog at Kittling: Books
Spotlight on Bookstores at She Is Too Fond of Books
What a Girl Wants at Chasing Ray

Best Challenge
Once Upon a Time at Stainless Steel Droppings
Everything Austen at Stephanie’s Written Word
Take a Chance at Find Your Next Book Here
The 100+ Reading Challenge at J.Kaye’s Book Blog
War Through the Generations

Best Community Builder
5 Minutes for Books
J. Kaye’s Book Blog
Maw Books Blog
My Friend Amy

Best Meme/Carnival/Event
24 Hour Readathon
Booking Through Thursday
In My Mailbox
The Sunday Salon
Weekly Geeks

Best Writing
Caravana de recuerdos
Chasing Ray
Collecting Children’s Books
Nonsuch Book
Steph Su Reads

Best Reviews
Savvy Verse and Wit
S. Krishna’s Books
She Is Too Fond of Books
Stacked Blog
Things Mean a Lot

Best Collaborative Blog
Book Nook Club
Five Borough Book Review
Rip My Bodice
Shelf Love
The Book Smugglers

Most Concise
Barney’s Book Blog
Bermuda Onion
Hey Lady Whatcha’ Readin?
Literary License
Rhapsody in Books

Best Book Published
Because I am Furniture by Thalia Chaltis
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly

Most Chatty
Book, Line, and Sinker
Hey Lady Whatcha’ Readin’?
Find Your Next Book Here

Best Community/Cataloging Site
Good Reads
Library Thing


  1. Congrats on your nomination. So deserved.

  2. Congrats! You are most deserving! :)

  3. congrats to you! i'm a new reader, so BBAW is working--we're building community!!! good luck. :)

  4. Hi Doug!

    Congrats on a worthy nomination!

    Dottie :)

  5. I wish you all the best with this - you definitely deserve an award :)

  6. Congratulations!

    And I haven't seen the new Stacia Kane cover yet.

  7. Congratulations! A deserving honor for all of your hard work.

  8. Congratulations on your well-deserved nominations!

  9. Thanks for all the thanks everyone :) It really is a terrific community.

    Heather congratulations to you for The Galaxy Express shortlist nod. I love my blog but TGE rocks!


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