Sunday, September 13, 2009

BBAW: Sandy's Preview

We've all been running around like busy little squirrels for weeks now preparing, interviewing and voting, and now it is finally here! This is my first year of blogging, and thus my first year to participate in BBAW. Here is what is in store on You've GOTTA Read This for the upcoming week:


War Through the Generations Sign-up Extravaganza and Giveaway: In honor of Anna and Serena's nomination for best challenge, we are holding a challenge-wide giveaway for anyone who would like to join the fun!

Two Visions of Blindness (A Transcontinental Discussion): C.B. James and I have worked since July, reading Jose Saramago's Blindness, and watching the movie. Join us for spirited discussion on the book (at Ready When You Are, C.B.) and its translation to film (at You've GOTTA Read This).


Interview with Nymeth from "Things Mean Alot": Have you ever seen a picture of Nymeth? Do you know her real name? How did she choose the name for her blog? Learn more about this prolific blogger, and visit her site to learn a little about yours truly.

Wordless Wedneday: More pictures of Malbork Castle in Poland. I can't let a week go by without some pictures!

BBAW Meme: This was a suggested universal meme for all of us to participate in, where we answer a bookish question or two in five words or less. Not an easy feat for me, I must say.


BBAW Meme: I am participating in another recommended meme where we wax lovingly about a book we have discovered and loved, all because of blogging. I knew exactly which book this would be...


BBAW Giveaway: I will host a giveaway of three much-loved books I have read this year. Open internationally!

I look forward to the fun and festivities, and hope everyone can come by!


Unknown said...

Great. I love this summary idea. I am really looking forward to tomorrow.I'm hoping Blindness gets a 5/5!

Susan said...

Makes me wish I was in the club! But I know I could never keep up, so there's no point in even trying! I'll be looking forward to following all the events though...sounds like fun!

April (BooksandWine) said...

I'm SO excited for BBAW and it looks like you have some fabulous posts coming up, can't wait to read them

Beth F said...

Awesome week coming up!!!

Molly said...

This is my first BBAW too and I am very much looking forward to it. I am not sure that I have the time to participate at the level that you have scheduled - but I do plan to read lots and lots of great book blogs throughout the week.

I'm anxious to read more about Nymeth :)

Andreea said...

Great idea, Sandy! I am looking forward to these events:)

Sandy Nawrot said...

Jackie - it seemed like a good thing to do, since there are activities each day and don't want anyone to miss out! Just a hint...James and I really liked the book.

Susan - it isn't a club, it is a bunch of bloggers having fun! You should jump in, even if it just on one of the days where we have memes. Come join us!

April - isn't it nice to celebrate our little niche like this? Amy is a goddess!

Beth - thanks Beth! You've got a full plate at your place too. Are you nervous about the voting results? I'm crossing my fingers for you!

Molly - Nymeth is so cool. I had the most fun interviewing her, and was really glad to get that chance! I lucked out getting her name!

Andreea - I'll need a vacation after this I think! But its been fun. Hope you can join the fun!

Frances said...

It is also my first BBAW, and I am looking forward to the fun. And doing my best to stay away from the giveaways because my shelves are already groaning. But that being said, I will probably be back here to enter yours and will sponsor some of my own. Hopeless!

ds said...

Wow! What a full schedule you have--I know what I'll be reading this week! It's my first BBAW too; I had no idea there was so much to get involved with...will be a most interested spectator.

Ana S. said...

I wanted to get all my posts written this weekend, but that so didn't happen! Well, except for Tuesday's, of course ;) Hopefully I'll have time to participate in everything I'd like to next week. I can't wait to read your posts!

Serena said...

Thanks for the preview and I cannot wait to see all of these posts. I can tell you know that I played loose with that in two-five words rule for that meme!

Melody said...

I can't wait to read these posts! This is going to be a fun week; I'll be very busy hopping around blogs and discovering more new blogs along the way! :)

Literary Feline said...

It looks like you have a lot of fun events planned for us, Sandy! I almost wish I had the week off from work so I could spend all week online. LOL

Unknown said...

What a great week ahead here! Thank you for posting your schedule, Sandy! You're very organized! I really had no idea what BBAW was like even when reading about the preparations and posts as it got closer to today. It's really wonderful and lots of fun!

Ti said...

I love this preview format. BBAW is a crazy week with lots going on but it sure is nice to see it summarized so nicely in this post.

Alice said...

Great idea, Sandy! I've always been fascinated by Nymeth and subsequently got to know that her name is Ana in one of her posts. I've been following her blog for a long time and I must say I'm glad we "met" -- she's the reason for my super long wish list and overflowing TBR.

I also look forward to your book giveaways!

Melissa said...

I'm behind (as usual!) in my reader, but I'm looking forward to your interview!