Monday, August 24, 2009

THANK YOU! BBAW Nominations


Well, thank you! A Sea of Books has been nominated for 2 Book Blogger Appreciation Week Awards! The categories are Best Blog Name and Best General Review Blog.

However, it looks as though I've disqualified myself from the Best General Review Blog category because I've been AWOL and did not submit the requisite 5 posts to the awards panel before the deadline last Friday. I apologize for that both to whomever nominated me as well as to the panel. I've been spread thin with several family obligations, extra work responsibilities, and car trouble! In fact, it will probably be a couple more days before I can publish a book post again.

I'm really tickled to have been nominated -- it was totally unexpected. The nomination for Best General Review Blog has really helped to focus my thoughts on what I want my blog to be and how to achieve that. I'll be spending the next year putting those thoughts into practice, so you can look forward to many improvements over the next few months.

And it's so nice and validating to be nominated in the Best Blog Name category. I've only been blogging since April, and I went through a long list of possible names before choosing A Sea of Books. I even briefly considered changing it a couple of months ago. Looks like I made the right choice!

I'd also like to congratulate all the other nominees and wish you all good luck!

Thank you, again, and please check back in a couple of days for my post on
THE GUERNSEY POTATO PEEL PIE AND LITERARY SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

16 comments:

Bingo said...

Gwendolyn...congrats...please come by BOOKIN' WITH BINGO as I have an award for you..thanks!
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2009/08/thanks-to-libby-for-some-special-awards.html

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on your nominations! Too bad the timing wasn't right for you, but there's always next year!

Jo-Jo said...

Congrats on the nominations!

Zibilee said...

Awesome! I am really glad to hear that you have been nominated. You have a great blog!

Missy said...

Congrats on your nominations!

ANovelMenagerie said...

You don't get disqualified... they simply look at your last five posts for judging rather than the ones that you'd prefer to submit. You can contact your chairperson to confirm this.

Sheri
BBAW Awards Committee

Kaye said...

Congrats on your nominations ! Hope all your car troubles etc eases up soon. Have a good week.

kalea_kane said...

Gwendolyn! I am so happy for you! Congratulations on your nominations. You definitely deserve it. :)

Anna said...

Congrats on the nominations!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Toni said...

Congrats.. your blog is great! Happy week to you!

Icedream said...

Gwendolyn, Congratulations on the nomintions! You have a great blog that I enjoy visiting and definately deserved them. Don't feel bad, I had the same thing happen and didn't get submit anything (my computer was acting up and then crashed- also why I haven't been by to comment in awhile).

Dixie said...

Congrats on your nominations-I like the name of your blog too.:-)

kalea_kane said...

I gave you a wee award to Gwendolyn. :)

http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/08/award-thank-you.html

Kelly :)

Lit and Life said...

Congrats on the nominations! I have an award for you at:
http://litandlife.blogspot.com/2009/08/ahh-im-blushing.html

Rebecca :) said...

Wow! First, congrats on your BBAW nominations! That's fantastic.

Second, congrats on all of the awards you've accumulated in the comments for this post! lol Too awesome!

Nikki Leigh said...

I remember when you were thinking about changing the name, good to hear the decision was right :)

Nikki