"Book Blogger Appreciation was started by Amy Riley of My Friend Amy in an effort to recognize the hard work and contribution of book bloggers to the promotion and preservation of a literate culture actively engaged in discussing books, authors, and a lifestyle of reading.
The first Book Blogger Appreciation was observed in the fall of 2008 and occurs every September. The week spotlights and celebrates the work of active book bloggers through guest posts, awards, giveaways, and community activities. Book Bloggers are encouraged to register their participation for inclusion in a database of book bloggers."
I'm absolutely blown away by the fact that Lucid Conspiracy has received 5 Edit: 7?! nominations for this amazing celebration of the book blogging community!
Best Literary Fiction Blog
Most Eclectic Taste Blog
Best Post (The Hunger Games)
Best Blog Name
I'm really touched for the recognition for my little corner of the interwebs. It's hard to believe that [Lucid Conspiracy] has only been around since January of this year. The book blogging community is really something different, something special. The sense of community, of camaraderie, it's a rare diamond in the rough that's hard to find in this day and age. Everyone's been so kind and so friendly and the connections developed with other like-minded people is definitely one of the most rewarding aspects of this entire experience!
I just want to thank everybody who's made the book blogging community what it is, the people who've helped contribute to Lucid Conspiracy, those who've helped out, who've supported it, who've nominated it. Thank you guys so much!
The competition is tough, and the race to get shortlisted is cut-throat. I don't think Lucid Conspiracy's chances of getting shortlisted are all that great, but even just getting nominated feels so major. Especially since I know I'm in great company in all of these categories!
Especially juxtaposed to the recent negative drama episodes involving the book blogosphere, it's great to see the positive reactions that [BBAW] is evoking. The positive feedback in blog comments, the supportive congratulations on Twitter... it far outshines the negative and injects fresh hope. Sometimes it's easy to forget how much one snarky quip can bring somebody down, how much one simple compliment can brighten someone's day.
So let's keep riding this wave of positivity, see if we can stretch the rainbow all the way to the pot of gold. No matter what happens next, just being nominated? That feels like a victory in itself. Thanks to all of you who've helped to make this possible.