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BBAW: First Treasure

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It wasn’t until yesterday night, on reading Swapna’s blog that I realised Book Blogger Appreciation Week comprised of more than awards. It’s my first year and it seemed creating the award list was going to be what happened.

I’m totally unprepared and have posts already scheduled that aren’t to do with the events, so what I’m going to do is write on a couple of the days and then be ready for next year. The topic for Monday is the blog that you first followed.

I’m going to talk about two book blogs because I honestly can’t remember which I started reading first. Before I began blogging about books on a formal basis I was already reading a handful of blogs and it was these that gave me the inspiration to start my own (because my blogging on books beforehand had consisted of me posting reviews to my general blog). Two of these blogs were Reading Adventures, now known as The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader, and Dot Scribbles.

Marg’s posts appeal to me greatly because they tend to discuss historical romantic fiction and as a lover of historical fiction I am naturally drawn to seek out more of it. She also reads Terry Pratchett who I am a fan of. I’ve never been too keen on memes but the Teaser Tuesday is something I do read and I’ve noted down quite a few books because of these posts. Marg tends to pick some very interesting quotes which is no mean feat when they are to come from a certain page!

Dot’s posts I enjoy because they appeal to the part of me that loves chick-lit and her location means I always know that I will be able to pick up the books she reviews soon after she reviews them. She also writes about mysteries, which I’m aiming to read more of in future.

Two very different focuses covered by bloggers who bring to the table their different ideas and perspectives.



September 13, 2010, 9:34 am

I had never heard of Dot’s scribbles before, but I’m off to visit her blog right now.

And Marg’s blog is great :)

Charlie: That’s partly why I decided I needed to do two, I don’t think Dot’s blog is as well known as many others I follow and I’m always reading her posts so I thought it best to include two people today.


September 13, 2010, 12:07 pm

I forgot BBAW was this week, so I’m unprepared too! lol

Charlie: I reckon there’s still time if you wanted to post today, or otherwise prepare for the other days. I’ve no one to interview for tomorrow so that will be my planning day for the rest of the week.

E.J. Stevens

September 13, 2010, 2:42 pm

Happy BBAW! :)


Charlie: Thanks E.J, you too!

Jenn’s Bookshelves

September 13, 2010, 2:43 pm

Dot is new to me, as is your blog! BBAW is a wonderful way to meet new bloggers!

Charlie: Hi Jenn, it definitely is! I think I’m looking at a long evening trying to add all the new blogs to my reader…

Book Chick City

September 13, 2010, 3:21 pm

I love Dot Scribbles, I visit her a few times a week. I haven’t heard of Reading Adventures before so I’m off to explore! :)

Charlie: I think Marg is an old hand at reviewing so there is plenty of content to choose from!

Caitie F

September 13, 2010, 3:55 pm

Two more for the reader feed! Thanks for sharing, they both look amazing!

Charlie: Hi Catie, no problem!


September 13, 2010, 4:16 pm

I thought that BBAW was just awards as well but its actually alot lot better.

Charlie: Hi Jessica, yep, I’m discovering that too!

Beth F

September 13, 2010, 4:25 pm

I have not read Dot but I mentioned Marg on my BBAW post this morning too!

Glad you jumped in to participate, and glad to meet you.

Charlie: Likewise, Beth. If I haven’t already commented on your blog I mean to – there’s a tab open here somewhere!


September 13, 2010, 4:59 pm

Dot is new to me! I was like you in that I followed blogs before I started my own.

Charlie: Hi Amy, glad to hear I’ve introduced another person to Dot! And cool to hear a similar story.

Laurel-Rain Snow

September 13, 2010, 6:50 pm

I love Marg’s blog, too, but haven’t yet discovered Dot Scribbles. I’m going over now to explore. Thanks~!

Charlie: You’re welcome, enjoy!


September 13, 2010, 7:41 pm

I think I’ve seen one, but the other is new to me.

Charlie: Good to hear I’ve been able to introduce you to another blog!


September 13, 2010, 9:11 pm

I read Marg’s blog regularly but I haven’t heard of Dot’s before. Going to check her how now.

Word Lily

September 14, 2010, 7:55 pm

Dot’s blog is new to me, as is yours!

Charlie: Welcome!



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