Monday, June 14, 2010

Book Bloggers Appreciation Week: Registration Open!

While I did not participate in Bloggiesta last weekend, I certainly was aware of it all over the Blogosphere. Reading the posts on everyone’s blogs made me feel a tad bit lazy, and like I was perhaps taking a few things for granted. So I did a few minor tweaks (added another page of my historic reads, linked to all reviews I’ve posted in the last year in My Favorite Reads and Kid Konnections reviews to those books, got a grade for my website, and registered for Book Bloggers Appreciation Week. As a part of registering for BBAW, I did submit myself for awards, which means I have to link to my 5 best/favorite/most representative blog posts.

Wow. That’s a daunting task. All reviews seems boring. Memes just don’t feel right plus don’t necessarily have very much of my own writing at all. So I am putting up a little bit of a hodge-podge. A review, a couple of musings, and two in my series on jobs in the book world, which I am quite proud of. I strongly feel there is next-to-no information out there for people who might want to venture into this strange and wonderful world of books as more than a reader (or writer), and yet we’ve made it mysterious and difficult. Because it is mysterious and difficult, it tends to be populated mostly with people who Know Someone. Which makes it quite homogeneous. I don’t mean only skin color (although it certainly is that) but in perspective, point of view, and background. More voices in the publishing process should lead to more voices in published books, which must be a good thing. To get more diversity, we must open the process a bit. To start, I’m posting every Thursday about a job, a tip, a question, and a variety of topics around the process of starting a career in the book industry. I do hope these posts are helpful and informative.

So here are my five posts:
1. Risky Book Club Selections
2. A (Literary) Visit to the Art Institute of Chicago
3. Book Review: Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
4. A Day in the Life of an Editorial Assistant: Part I
5. A Day in the Life of an Editorial Assistant: Part II
6. Book Review: Schulz and Peanuts
7. Book Review: Confessions of a Shopaholic

I had to edit on 7/7/10 to include 2 more reviews, as I misread the instruction! So I have added those (6&7) and marked off two non-review posts.

Wish me luck! And get yourself over to register too! BBAW is Sept. 13-17, 2010


Judy said...

I am having trouble linking to your Risky Book Club Selections. I keep getting A Day in the Life...

It looks like all 5 links are being clicked on when I try to click on the first one.

Carin Siegfried said...

Thanks for letting me know Judy! I think because there was nothing between them, that's why they all ran together, so I added these numbers and redid the links. Should work now (fingers crossed)! but let me know if it decides to do something else silly!

Booksnyc said...

wow - are you sure you didn't participate in Bloggiesta? You got so much done!!

Good luck with BBAW -you selected great posts!