Bookish Housekeeping

There are three things happening that you should all know about, two contests and an event.

It isn’t too late to enter my Far World: Water Keep contest. I have a review of this fantastic book coming soon, as well as an interview with the author, J. Scott Savage. All this contest requires you to do is write a catchy beginning to a book. It can be one paragraph, one sentence, even one word if you can make it pop. Mr. Savage himself will be picking from the entrants the winner of a personalized signed copy of the book. After Mr. Savage has picked his favorite, the entries will be posted here for all of you to vote. The winner of the second vote will win a $10 Amazon gift card.

Post your entries in the comments of the original contest page, or email them to me at devourers.books (at)

Bree over at The Things We Read is giving away a hardback ARC of the newly released novel, “What Happened to Anna K.” which is a modern retelling(?) of Anna Karenina. I’ve been dying to read this book ever since I heard about it one morning on NPR. Visit her post about the contest for more details.

Amy at My Friend Amy is hosting a book blogger appreciation week from September 15-19. Here’s what she has to say about it:

Book Bloggers: You work hard. You read books, you write reviews, you maintain relationships with your readers, publicists, and authors. You are constantly running to the post office to mail your giveaways and participating in carnivals to help boost traffic. You sometimes want to faint when you see the size of your TBR pile, but faithfully you read. And you do it because you love it. Book blogging is for most a hobby. But it’s a hobby that takes a lot of work and time. It’s a labor of love.

I’ve been blogging for three years but only really got into book blogging in the last year. I have found, without a doubt, that book bloggers are the kindest, most open minded, and supportive group of bloggers on the internet. With book blogging, it’s about community and a love for the written word.

The Readers: We love you! You don’t have a blog, but you read our reviews and share your thoughts with us. You enter our giveaways and click on our Amazon associates link. We do this for you and appreciate your readership. We hope you’ll join in the fun and festivities of BBAW! (we’ll have a special contest just for you!)

Book Blogger Appreciation Week: 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.

Register: In order to experience the maximum impact of the week, I invite you to register your participation (just like a retreat)!
To register, just send an email to bookbloggerappreciationweekATgmailDOTcom with your blog url and what you consider your niche…i.e, general book blog, classics blog, personal blog with a healthy dose of books, YA books blog, etc. Then, add one of the two buttons at the bottom of this post to your sidebar. If you are a reader (no blog) just send an email announcing your plans to follow along.

Why bother? If you register, you will be added to a book blog directory which will exist long after this week is over. Additionally, you will receive one raffle entry into the daily giveaways during BBAW here at My Friend Amy.

Awards: Oh yes, there will be awards. The Oscars of Book Blogging. :) Nominations start next week.

Spread the Word: If you are excited about this idea like I am and the other book bloggers who are helping, please consider writing a post on your blog announcing this event and inviting other book bloggers and readers to join.

Help Wanted: If you have a talent for designing buttons (like those below) and would like to donate some of your time and skill to me, please email me personally at mypalamyATgmailDOTcom

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