Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Top Ten Forgotten BBAW Categories

(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but I'm going rogue this week and picking my own topic).

The long lists were announced yesterday for Book Blogger Appreciation Week and I want to thank everyone who nominated Edgy Inspirational Romance in both the Romance and Spiritual/ Inspirational/ Religious categories. We could only accept one nomination and chose Inspy since it's a better fit.

The whole BBAW process got me thinking of categories I wish I could create for some of my favorite people. If you're looking for a new book blog to follow, all of these bloggers review Christian fiction (though some not exclusively).

1. Most Intellectual Book Blogger- Kate at The Parchment Girl. My IQ jumps two notches just commenting her reviews.

2. Best Networker- Juju at Tales of Whimsy. I dare you to find a book blog anywhere on the World Wide Web that Juju hasn't commented on.

3. Most Encouraging- Rel at Relz Reviewz and Amber at Seasons of Humility. Watching the supportive way Rel interacts with authors and bloggers on Twitter makes me want to be a better social networker and Amber is a natural cheerleader who inspires everyone around her.

4. Kindred Spirits- (AKA the bloggers most likely to be reading something I want to read) Renee at Black n Gold Girl's Book Spot, and Heather at Proud Book Nerd.

5. Best Book Bloggers South of the Mason Dixon Line- Christy at Southern Sassy Things and Tammy at Bluerose's Heart. Y'all check 'em out now, ya' hear?

6. Most Likely to Succeed-- (AKA a blogger you're not following yet but will be) Julie at My Only Vice. Her numbers may be small, but this is one blogger you'll want to read. Be sure to check her out.

7. Most Beautiful Profile Picture- (AKA the blogger who could take up modeling if the whole book review thing didn't work out). Lydia at The Overweight Bookshelf.

8. Most Likely to Steal Your Book Boyfriend: If your man wears combat boots and hangs out in Ronie Kendig books he's not safe around Jules from My Own Little Corner of the World (or Rel and Renee for that matter) and if Lisa Bergren set you up with Marcello Fiorelli, keep your eye on Tina from Tina's Book Reviews.

9. Most Likely to Write a Book I'll Want to Review: Casey at Writing for Christ, and Renee Ann at Doorkeeper

10. Most helpful info: Kiki at Vessel Project and Gina at Hott Books. My go-to girls for Kindle/Nook freebies and book giveaways.

It's not too late to participate in Book Blogger Appreciation Week! Head over to BBAW to register and you'll be able to vote for your favorite book blogs in September.


  1. Absolutely! Cheers, Joy! Great categories,all -- and great choices! I love all those gals!

    For someone like me who struggles with the issue of brevity (review -- and comment, haha -- length) I give a "woot-woot!" out to Juju at Tales of Whimsy,for most consistent "bang for your buck" -- Juju's reviews are quick, fun, and to-the-point. That chick knows brevity -- and quality. She's led me to many of my favorite reads this year!

  2. Joy, I just love you! Thanks for thinking of "all us Southerners!" Tammy is such a sweetie, too, and I know she'll be tickled pink with the nomination. :o)

  3. P.S. I would add Ruth at Booktalk & More to your Most Intellectual Book Blogger category. She is so in-depth with her reviews...makes me wonder how she keeps up with all that info while she's reading!

  4. Joy: OMG you're the sweetest. I laughed my butt off (in a happy good way) when I saw myself for best networker. *hugs* *high five* You made my day!

    Serena: *bear hug* Why thank you darling! That's an amazingly cool thing to say. *hug*

    Christy: I'm with you except I would recommend Ruth for "most likely to introduce me to a great movie or TV show". She got me hooked on Primeval and is always teaching me about a new TV show or movie. The gal is connected.

    About some of the gals you mentioned:

    -Christy is so talented.
    -Amber is so sweet!
    - Oh my yes! I too could see Renee Doorkeeper writing something amazing.
    -Gina is such a cool helpful chica.
    -Lydia is a knock out. And so good with makeup too! I would hire her to teach me a few tricks on eye shadow.
    -Kate is brilliant.
    -Tina is always amazing me.

  5. How fun to come home from a long day of meetings at school and see this! Thanks, Joy! . . . And you're right on about everybody. Your blog is always a great place to be :)

  6. Juju, you're exactly right about Ruth's tv/movie taste, although I am partial to her book recommendations. :o)

  7. Thank you so much, Joy, for the mention! I love your ideas, and those are all fabulous blogs!! :D

    And Juju, you're so sweet, too!! Thank you! :D


  8. Firstly, congrats on the nominations! :-)

    Thanks for mentioning me! :-) You read lots of books I'm interested in, too – I just rarely have much to say in comments.

    And you're so right about Juju! LOL

  9. Awww! Thanks for the mention Joy! I have visited most of these ladies sites, but see a few I'm going to have to go check out! And as always I love your blog! Congrats on the nomination!

  10. Awwww....thank you, Joy!! :) I'm thrilled to be nominated in the same category as Christy!! ;)

    I already know most of these sweet bloggers, but you put a few new ones on my radar.

  11. Well, I'm totally late to the party! You have made my day, Joy, so I'm thinking the encouragement award should go to you :)

    I am in stark raving agreement with you on the girls I know from your list!

    Hugs xo

  12. Hey ladies,

    Sorry, I've had sporadic access to the internet lately! I agree, I do love Ruth's blog, she should have definitely had a mention here! Thanks all for making my blog reading so fun, I love you all.

    And thanks to Serena for holding down the fort! I'll see you after Labor Day!! :)

  13. What a delightful post. I'm going to check out each and every one.

  14. Awww well this just made my day! Thank you so much Joy for the "nomination." ;-) You definitely have me pegged with the whole "steal your boyfriend" thing. LOL!

    XOXO~ Renee

  15. LOLOLOLOL....I will not steal your book boyfriend...er..only if its Marcello or Lord Greco.....

  16. Thank you so much you Book Blogger Extraordinaire, you! So true about all the other ladies you listed-love them all. xoxo

  17. Thanks so much for the "nomination." I would def steal a Discarded Hero any day from any of you! Thanks for such an inspiring blog to read! :)

  18. Joy you are TOO sweet! Thank you so much for sharing my blog on here, I am thrilled to be in the same category as GENESIS finalist Renee Ann. Thank you, my friend!

  19. You made my day, Joy! And to the other ladies --

    Juju - you are a wonderful commenter! I don't comment enough on your blog, but I do visit it to read your reviews AND to look at your pretty design.

    Keiki & Renee - you are the most uplifting bloggers I know.

    Rel - I am always checking your blog for the latest Christian fiction news.


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