Well check that out everyone! I’m officially one of those old hats who have been through two Book Blogger Appreciation Weeks! I’ve been a bit, uh, lacking in energy this week, but I wanted to take advantage of a lazy Friday and enjoy the last day of BBAW.
Warning: There is some minor- to major- sap at the end of this post. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Some Books I Wish You’d Read
Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg: A queer classic that needs more love. I’m planning on rereading it sometime this year, and I’d love to hear more people’s opinions.
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation ed. by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman: Okay, even I haven’t read this book yet since it came out earlier this month (I’m shaking my fist at you, book buying ban!) but as soon as I do I’m going to be begging everyone to read it. I’m just getting started early.
Some Goals and All That
- Hit “publish” more often. I draft about three times as many posts as I publish. Seriously. I have one of those complexes where I have to edit and edit and edit and then I just end up not showing it to anyone because it wasn’t edited enough. (This was very problematic when I was in college.)
- Keep up the commenting. I’ve gotten a lot better at this since last year, but I want to make sure I stick with it.
- Make a better blogging/reading schedule. This morning I got up an hour earlier than I had to and got to drink coffee in my own house and play around on Twitter for a while before I had to get ready for work. It felt so good. I need to do this more; and I think blogging will be easier in the morning, since it clearly isn’t going so well when I try to write at night!
- Visit more new-to-me blogs.
Book Bloggers Are Wonderful (Or, what BBAW really stands for)
A bit of my appreciation goes out:
To Amy, for not only creating Book Blogger Appreciation Week, but for getting this non-Christian to read and enjoy reviews of Christian fiction;
To Melissa, for making me feel truly welcome in the book blogging world;
To Wallace, for reading a book completely out of her comfort zone and for her never ending creativity;
To Natasha, for hosting Bloggiesta and helping this procrastinating-prone blogger get shistuff done;
To Jodie, for writing reviews that inspire me to be a better writer;
To Amy, for being a great feminist and being so genuinely kind;
To Jill, for being a kick-ass cheerleader;
To Amanda, for getting people to read more books about the community I love so much;
To Trisha, for being a smoker and an excellent conversationalist;
To Marg, for all that loot;
To Tasha, for being the best last minute interview swap partner I could have asked for;
To Eva, for being so strong and convincing me to read basically every book she recommends;
To Judith, for reminding this American blogger that there is a big ole world out there;
To Kim, for being such a strong advocate for non-fiction;
and to Danika, for reminding me I am not, in fact, the only gay in the village.
Thanks. You’re appreciated.