Monday, 13 September 2010

BBAW: First Treasure

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We invite you to share with us about a great new book blog you’ve discovered since BBAW last year!  If you are new to BBAW or book blogging, share with us the very first book blog you discovered.  Tell us why this blog rocks your socks off and why you keep going back for more.

Allow me to introduce my “New to me” book blog!

A Little Bookish

A Little Bookish

A Little Bookish is run by Carin B and like me she reads quite an ecclectic mix of books! Just take a look at her sidebar to see what she has read in 2010. Her reviews are always thoughtful and I’ve added a tonne of books to my thanks to her! (should it really be thanks? sometimes I wonder ;))

But it isn’t just her ecclectic mix of books I like, she also runs (or co-runs) a bunch of fantastic features on her blog.

First there is Friday Coffee Chat where she asks book related questions and asks her readers to comment on it. One of my favourite topics was Are You a Book Abuser? (answer: yes)

The second feature is Book Around the World or Book Hobo where she has two different books travelling around the world to different bloggers. Carin generously provided two books to travel around the world: Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost (my group) and Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim. When a blogger receives the book they read it 1-2 weeks and then writes a guest post for Carin about where they are from and about the package they received, you see each blogger sends some small local gifts to the next person on the list along with the book. It is such a fantastically fun idea. I can’t wait to see what I get and I’m trying to think of what to get myself.

In addition Carin is currently running 3 different competitions, so stop on over and enter!

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14 comments:

irisonbooks said...

I certainly agree, Carin writes an amazing blog. And the Book Read Around the World event really deserves an award somewhere along the way, it is such a good idea.

leeswammes said...

I second that. I love Carin's blog and the Book 'Round the World feature is great - it brings people together.

Charlie said...

I lost the link to Carin's blog, glad to find it here. I love the idea of Book Around The World, it's such a great way to get to know each other and beyond their blog.

I've discovered your own blog through BBAW so if it's ok I'm adding you to my reader too!

Zee said...

Iris & Leeswamme: I love Booking around the world even though I haven't got my chance to read the book yet and I couldn't not mention it :D I just love the idea.

Charlie: Any reader is welcomed with open arms!

Beth F said...

Have I been asleep? How did I miss Carin's blog? Adding another to the reader.

Amanda said...

I love Carin! She's awesome and I might get to meet her in person next month!! Very excited about that.

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Adding another blog to my feed reader! Thank you for spotlighting it!

E.J. Stevens said...

Happy BBAW! I'm now following. :)

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows

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Carin B. said...

Oh...wow...all of you have made my head swell so big that I can't stand up anymore! Hehehe....I had no idea that you were writing this post, Zee! Thanks so much for mentioning my blog. I've had a really good time with the event so far. It's been fun to read everyone's reviews and guest posts.

I love reading all the blogs I've found including yours. I also like talking to you about your country and Swedish!

Can't wait to see what you think of Lost on Planet China!

Amanda said...

Hello! I featured you on my blog for BBAW

http://libraryofmyown.blogspot.com/2010/09/book-bloggers-appreciation-week.html

I'm adding you to my reader as well, now I'm off to check out Carin's blog.

Thanks!

Bookventures said...

Am really loving these posts. I've never heard of Carin or her blog but i am sure going to check it out. Thanks for the suggestion.

Eva said...

The travelling book thing sounds like such fun! :)

Word Lily said...

Oh, just that button alone is gorgeous! Love it.