Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2010

As you probably know Book Blogger Appreciation Week is coming up in September. It's basically a week-long, online party to celebrate book bloggers and the book blogging community. Registration ends tomorrow and I've kind of left it to the last minute as I couldn't decide which way to go. I haven't been posting quite as frequently over the last while, so I debated whether to opt for my blog to be up for an award or not. However, I was incredibly thrilled to have In Spring it is the Dawn shortlisted for the Best Cultural Review Blog Award last year, and I like to think that you still look here for reviews and news of Japanese Literature and to chat about all things Japan. Plus I do hope to get back to a regular schedule over the summer. So, here are my five links for consideration for this year's category of Best Cultural Book Blog.

Review: Beyond the Blossoming Fields by Jun'ichi Watanabe

Review: Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui

Review: The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

Introducing Hello Japan! a mini-challenge about Japan

'I Am a Cat' Volume One (JLit Read-along)

Not officially submitted because it isn't book-related but it certainly is cultural:
Christmas in Japan

If you haven't yet registered, don't delay! And be sure to check out the Book Blogger Appreciation Week website for all the details about this special celebration.

Looking forward to September,


  1. Good luck! I had a hard time putting myself forward for any awards as well, so in the end I decided I was too shy to do so. I feel a bit stupid about that now.

  2. I possibly entered myself for a couple of categories last week; possibly, because it was a very arduous and confusing entry process!

    I hope someone eventually gets around to e-mailing me and lets me know if I did it right!

  3. Good luck! Your blog is fantastic and unique!

  4. wishing you luck! also wanted to say i love your blog and your hello japan feature rocks!

  5. It was BBAW that got me reading your blog for the Japan stuff, so I hope you are appropriately recognized for this!

  6. Good luck to you! I think that's a great fit for your blog.

  7. I'm glad you registered. Yours is one of the best book blogs out there -especially culturally. The BBAW is a good way to find new blogs but I'm not one for self-promotion. Some sweet soul(s)? nominated me last year for Best Literary Fiction but they only gave 24 hours to reply and I was bedridden for two days. Hope you get lots of votes-you deserve them.

  8. irisonbooks - I debated for quite a while, but in the end figured why not. I'm glad you changed your mind and registered in time.

    Tony - LOL. It is quite a different process this year. I look forward to voting for you. :)

    Serena - Thanks! And good luck to you too!

    Kristen M. - Thank you, that means a lot!

    Velvet - Thanks, you're very kind. I'm also very happy you're enjoying the Hello Japan! mini-challenge.

    Rebecca - Thank you, fingers crossed. And I'm so glad that BBAW brought you here. I've enjoyed reading about your own adventure into JLit.

    Amanda - Thanks, it was actually being nominated and shortlisted last year that encouraged me to have even more of a Japanese focus. A good thing, I think. Good luck to you too!

    Sandra - Aww, your comment made my day. I really appreciate your kind words. I'm not one for self-promotion either but am glad to be a part of the book blogging community so decided why not. That's too bad that you weren't able to reply in time for last year. I was nominated by some kind soul last year too (I didn't nominate myself). I hope you're feeling well, or as well as can be expected, lately.


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