The Scary Good Mini-Challenge

Scary Good

Welcome to the April 2016 Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! This is the SCARY GOOD challenge, and it’s pretty simple. While we may not all be into horror, perhaps we pick up a book that sends a shiver up our spines even if we aren’t really expecting it. Or perhaps the book makes us think about a “confronting” topic. That’s scary enough for us.

The Task:

Tell us about a book you’ve loved that has scared you in some regard. Leave a comment below OR link up a social media post via the linky widget. Don’t forget to leave contact information if you’re not easily reached!

The Prize: 

A book from BookDepository.com worth $15 or less. This is giveaway is open to international participants.

The winner will be announced and contacted once the event wraps up!

Book Blogger Appreciation Week Sign Up!

Welcome back, friends! Now you can officially sign up to participate in Book Blogger Appreciation Week (#BBAW)! Several of you have asked to know more about this event and what it entails, so let’s chat about it!

TwitterParty

First off, Twitter parties will be:

This is a week-long event offering you daily prompts that you can dip it in and out of at will. You will be able to link your daily posts here and explore new-to-you bloggers and appreciate the ones you already know. Here are the daily topics for this year’s Book Blooger Appreciation Week!

Day 1 Introduce yourself by telling us about five books that represent you as a person or your interests/lifestyle.
Day 2 Interview Day! If you choose to be part of the interviews (in the form down below), you’ll be assigned a fellow blogger to chat with and post about! Sign-ups for interviews close on Wednesday, February 10! 
Day 3 What have you read and loved because of a fellow blogger?
Day 4 How do you stay connected to the community? Examples: social media, regular commenting, participation in blog events, etc. Tell us your faves!
Day 5 One of the unfortunate side effects of reading and blogging like rockstars seems to be a tendency toward burnout. How do you keep things fresh on your blog and in your reading?

Book Blogger Appreciation Week

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Back in the fall of 2008, a wonderful book blogger named Amy (from My Friend Amy) created an online festival for book bloggers called Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Her intent was simple:

Acknowledging the hard work of book bloggers and their growing impact on book marketing and their essential contribution to book buzz in general, I am excited to announce the first Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Think of it as a retreat for book bloggers and a chance for us to totally nerd out over books together. And of course, shower each other with love and appreciation.

The event grew every year and, even though it was fun and Amy loved it, she had to end it in 2012 due to the work and time involved. BBAW has been missed dearly ever since.

That’s why we (Ana, Jenny, Heather, and Andi) are more than thrilled that Amy agreed to turn her baby over to us. We can only hope we do her proud.

So, yes, we are bring back Book Blogger Appreciation Week, with Amy’s blessing. Sign ups go live next week and the event starts February 15, perfectly coinciding with Valentine’s Day. Some things will change, some will stay the same, but we hope to keep Amy’s intent alive: celebrate the hard work, dedication, and love we all put into this adventure we call book blogging.

Help us spread the word with the graphic up top and the #BBAW hashtag!