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Friday, September 18, 2009

BBAW: Welcome! ***sticky post ***

Welcome to BBAW 2009 - Sept. 14-18!

This intro post will be up all week to help new visitors and my current readers to keep track of wh
at's going on around here. To find new the posts each day, simply scroll down past this one and continue reading.

(For those who have no idea what BBAW is please click here.)

*** About Me ***

For those new around here, I'm Heather J. and this is my blog. :) I'm a wife and a mom, a part-time sales/marketing coordinator, and a book blog addict. I also run a book club in the greater Baltimore/Annapolis area and do my best to promote book clubs in any way I can.

*** What You'll Find Here ***

Most of my posts are book (or audio book) reviews of historical fiction, fantasy, nonfiction, etc. (you won't find much YA or romance here, sorry). Sometimes you'll find author guest posts/interviews and contests. In addition, I have a Mom & Son Book Club with my 7 year old, Kiddo; we do joint posts from time to time. I sporadically participate in a few weekly events: Friday Finds, My Favorite Reads, What's On Your Nightstand?, and Kids' Picks.

*** BBAW ***

*** Upcoming/Ongoing Stuff ***
  • Anyone in the greater MD/PA/DE/VA/DC area is welcome to join me at the Baltimore Book Festival on 9/26/09 at noon for the panel I'm moderating: The Book Club Toolkit: Tips and Tools for Starting and Improving Your Book Club.

  • This month I'm hosting a read-a-long of CRANFORD, by Elizabeth Gaskell - all are welcome to join, even though the month is half over as it is a really short book.

  • In October I'm co-hosting a Dueling Monsters read-a-long - you can read either FRANKENSTEIN or DRACULA. Details on that will be posted here on 10/1/09.

  • From November '09 through February '10 I'll be co-hosting the Really Old Classics Challenge. Details will be posted both here and at that blog in late October.

  • Once ABC's show LOST starts it's final season, you'll find me doing episode recaps for the LOST Books Challenge at that blog.

  • I also write for the blog at about my book club's monthly meetings.

*** A Few Final Thoughts ***

BBAW is a crazy week in the book blogosphere. I'll be doing my best to keep up but I know I won't be commenting as much as I usually do. Rest assured that I WILL visit every blog associated with BBAW (although it might take a few weeks). And I WILL reply to comments as quickly as possible. If you need to get in touch with me quickly, please use the contact info provided in my profile.

Happy BBAW!


Anonymous said...

Your introductory post is a great idea!

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks Fizz! Should I expect to see one at your blog too?

Ti said...

How did you do a sticky post in blogger?

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Ti - You publish the post now, then go in and change the date to a future date - it will stay published but reflect the future date. Does that make sense?

Serena said...

nice introduction to you and bbaw!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Hi Heather,

Thanks for coming by my blog this morning. It's nice to meet a new friend and read a new blog. I'll be back again.

Wendy said...

CONGRATULATIONS on winning best Historical Fiction blog - well deserved :)

Nely said...

Congrats on your BBAW win! whoot!


Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Margot - great to meet you goo!

Wendy & Nely - I can't believe it, thank you SO MUCH!!!

Alyce said...

I just saw that you won the historical fiction blog! Yay! Congratulations!

Mel u said...

congratulations on your win-great to see it

Jodie said...

Congrats on your BBAW award. Dueling monsters sounds awesome - I've already read both books (Dracula multiple times) and I can tell you Dracula always wins with me.

Sassy Brit @ said...

Hi thanks for visiting my blog. Great to meet you, and congratulations on winning the Best History or Historical Fiction blog!

Well done!


Marie Cloutier said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

Jenny Girl said...

Congrats Heather! You must have been tickled pink or blue to receive this award. Awesome!

REally old classics you say....hmmm I'll have to think about this. I know there are some on my list.
Then again I'm super behind on my LOST books :)

Jenny said...

I really enjoy your blog, so much so that I gave you an award...

Thanks for all the reading inspiration!

ANovelMenagerie said...

YEAH! Congrats!

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Alyce & mel u - Thanks so much!

Jodie – I’ve yet to try FRANK but I think I’ll feel the same as you. Want to join us for Dueling Monsters?

Sassy Brit – Thanks for coming by and saying hello. :)

Marie – Thanks!

Jenny Girl – Want to know how many LOST books I’ve read? 1. Yup, that’s all. But the Really Old Classics are wonderful – please do consider joining us! The requirements will be very simple – I’ll let you know when they are posted.

Jenny – Thanks! I’ll come check it out asap.

ANovelMenageria – WooHoo! Thanks!

Alix said...

Congratulations on your award.

Dana said...

I love your blog, you always have great recommendations! I just wanted to return the favor and pass along a list of great reads I found on They listed a great list of books about fashion and a woman's life this week and they're great picks (I've already read 2 of them!). Here's the link to check them out:

Unruly Reader said...

Woo hoo! A Dueling Monsters read-along! I'm in... Just finished Frankenstein and keeping thinking about that book --

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Alexa - Thanks!

Dana - Thanks so much.

Stacey - Yay! It will be lots of fun to discuss I'm sure.

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