Monday, September 14, 2009

BBAW: Better Than Football!

Yesterday kicked off football season. In my house, it was about FOOTBALL. For my guy that is. Well, today is the beginning of BBAW and to kick it off, we get to send a shout out to the blogs we love. With so many bloggers blog hopping this week, I decided I had to pull out the stops so grab your nachos and a cold one and get ready for a BBAW blogfest! Here are a few of my favorite blogs shortlisted according to BBAW categories:

Best Literary Fiction Review Blog
A Striped Armchair
Lotus Reads
Fresh Ink Books

Best Cultural Review Blog

La Bloga
Shen's Book Blog
Brown Paper

Best General Review Blog
Sakura of Doom

Best History/Historical Fiction Blog
Rhapsody In Books

Best Publishing/Industry Blog
Chasing Ray
The Rejectionist
Amy Bowllan at SLJ
Editorial Anonymous

Best Kidlit Blog
A Year of Reading
The Happy Nappy Bookseller
Mother Reader
Into the Wardrobe
creative literacy
The Children's book Blog Tour

Best YA Blog
Reading In Color

Best Nonfiction Review Blog
Feminist Reviews

Best Special Interest Blog
The Brown Bookshelf
Poetry For Children
Feminist Reviews
My World-Mi Mundo

Best Graphic Novel Review Blog
Glyphs at PopCultureShock(Rich Watson)
Afrogeek Mom and Dad
Seeking Avalon

Best Speculative Fiction Blog
A Working Title
Seeking Avalon
Ndendi's Whala Zone

Best Design
In Spring It is the Dawn
Kids Lit
Crazy Quilts

Most Eclectic Taste
Crazy Quilts
kiss a cloud
Taste Life Twice
Fill in the Gaps 100 Project
Sakura of Doom

Best Name
Nnedi's Whala Zone
The Happy Nappy Bookseller
a wrung sponge
The Bottom of Heaven
Afrogeek Mom and Dad
A Striped Armchair

Best Commentator

Best Published Author Blog
Justine Larbalestier
Mitali's Fire Escape
Neesha Meminger
Tayari Jones

Funniest Most Humorous Blog
Hello Ello 2

Best Book Club Blog

Best Challenge Host
Weekly Geeks

Best New Blog
Reading In Color
Taste Life Twice
BronzeWord Latino Authors

Most Extravagant Giveaways
Presenting Lenore

Most Prolific Blogger
A Striped Armchair
Becky's Book Reviews

Most Altruistic Blog
Shen's Books

Best Series or Feature
Writers Against Racism, Amy Bowllan at SLJ
The Tigers Bookshelf at papertigers
The Multicultural Minute at Shen's Books
Because of a Book at Write for a Reader

Best Challenge
Writers of Color 50 Book Challenge
Diversity Rocks! Challenge

Best Community Builder
White Readers Meet Black Authors (Carleen Brice)
BronzeWord Latino Authors (Jo Ann Hernandez)

Best Writing
Lotus Reads

Best Reviews
Feminist Reviews
A Striped Armchair
Lotus Reads

Best Collaborative Blog
A Year of Reading


Feminist Review said...

You are so kind! Thank you!

Ali said...

Thanks, Susan! Not sure I'll get to my own version of this post today (we just got back last night and are starting (home)school at my house today, plus I have mixed feelings about singling some out and leaving out others) but you are definitely on my "shortlist" for Best community builder, Best commenter, and Best multicultural blog. You rock!

Doret said...

When I saw beter than football. I was like, What! Than I clicked on the list, and it holds its own with any given Sunday.

Thanks for including me, with some other wonderful blogs. Looking forward to checking out a few of the blogs I am not familiar with.

Is your guy a Tigers fan? Will they win a game this year?

Lisa said...

I believe I am literally blushing. Thank you.

tanabata said...

Thank you for the mention along with some other great blogs! I shared the love here.

Tarie said...

Aww, thank you so much, Susan! And boy do I really hope Color Online wins Most Altruistic Blog for BBAW!! Color Online totally deserves it.

Doret said...

And I meant Lions not Tigers. The Tigers are baseball. My bad.

Colleen said...

Thanks for the shout out Susan - and for all the blogs that I know must follow-up on!!

Cara Powers said...

I've got LotusReads on my blogroll. Definitely excellent writing and reviews. I also promo'd her in tomorrow's interview post.

Amy Bowllan said...

I ditto the *blushing* emotion. :) I thought the post was going to be about Serena's rant, then started to see some goodies. ;) Wow! What an awesome list. Thanks so much for including me! -Amy

Eva said...

Thanks so much Susan! :D

And I have some new blogs to explore! Yay!

J.T. Oldfield said...

What a great post! You really took this meme to the max! :)

Color Online said...

Hi J.T.,

Friends mean everything to me so yes, I put in some effort to acknowledge many of the people and spaces I enjoy and admire. I hope readers will venture beyond what they know and discover new spaces to explore.

Come often and sit a spell with us. We'd love your company.

Stella said...

Gracias!! I feel very honored, thanks for the support to My World/Mi Mundo!!

zettaelliott said...

How do you follow so many great blogs! I'm impressed, and honored to be included--thanks!

Oyceter said...

Awww, thank you!

3m.michelle said...

Wow, it's so great that you recommended so many people. I'll be checking out those that are new to me!

Shalonda said...

What an awesome list. I discovered a few new blogs thanks to you.

bermudaonion said...

Reading everyone's posts has been so much fun. You've given me lots of new blogs to explore.

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,
Wow not one, not two, but three slots. Wow I am so amazed that people notice what I try to do. I don't know why. And I'm with the "blushing" ladies from up above.
Thank you so much for making this list and for including me.
Jo Ann Hernandez
BronzeWord Latino Authors
now I got to go look up "alutristic" lol

Allison said...

Wow, I kind of did a double-take there when I saw my blog. Thanks so much for including me, and great lists! :)

Mary Lee said...

Thanks for the linky love! We're honored to be on your list twice!!

Niranjana said...

Thank you, Susan.

Color Online said...

Allison, Mary Lee and Niranjana et al,

You're welcome. While I like a lot of people, I think my friends know that I don't blow sunshine(and they know I can be crude). lol I listed you all because I think you all make important, relevant contributions to the blogging community.

The thanks is owed to you. I have learned and enjoyed a lot because of what you do.

Nymeth said...

That's an excellent list, Susan. You highlighted some fantastic bloggers.

Lenore said...

Glad you enjoy my giveaways :) I try to make them fun and unique.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Susan!

Tee C. Royal said...

Wow, what a wonderful list of resources. Thanks so much for compiling the list and for including RAWSISTAZ! I appreciate it. This should be shared with everyone interested in literature!!