Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BBAW 2009: Celebrate Books, Celebrate Book Bloggers! (AND, Book Giveaway)

I am totally new to BBAW and am still a little fuzzy about the whole concept. Still, I was ecstatic when I was informed of my nomination last month under the category Most Eclectic Taste. Although I didn’t make it into the shortlist, I still want to thank all of you for your support! Now, there are two parts to this post: Part One is about blog love and Part Two is about my book giveaway.

PART ONE: Blog Love

I am very happy to see that my humble blog is appreciated by Vivienne of Serendipity and a fellow Malaysian blogger, Natasha of Ulat Buku in the City—my sincerest thanks to both of you for the recognition! Here's what Viv and Natasha said:

Alice is not just a book blogger, she is one fantastic photographer. Alice creates a mixture of reviews and photography on her blog. One of the first people to welcome me to the book blogging world. - Vivienne

The only other Malaysian book review bloggers (the other blogger is Betty) that I constantly keep in contact with. Alice provides great book reviews and has an eye for photography. - Natasha

I also want to acknowledge my favorite Top 5 Book Blogs that didn’t make it into the BBAW list, but are my must-visit blogs:
  1. Melody’s Reading Corner
  2. Musings of a Bookish Kitty
  3. Peeking between the Pages
  4. Serendipity
  5. Violet Crush
If your blog is not listed here, it doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate your blog, but it is because I had to narrow it down to the Top 5. It may also mean that you are already shortlisted as a BBAW finalist (congratulations!) and possibly award winner (congratulations again!).

PART TWO: Book Giveaway

I am also doing a book giveaway to one lucky reader who gets to pick one book from my list of favorite books read this year:
  1. The Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
  2. The Missing Ink by Karen E. Olson
  3. Fireproof by Eric Wilson
  4. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
  5. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  6. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  7. The Earthsea Series by Ursula K. Le Guin
    (Note: There are 6 books in this series. Please pick 1 out of the 6 titles.)
  8. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  9. Angel Unaware by Elizabeth Sinclair
  10. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Here’s what to do to be entered for the giveaway:
  • For 1 entry eligibility, just leave me a comment in this post
  • For 2 entries, do (1) and also subscribe to my blog through email by entering your email address in the subscription box at the sidebar, or click "Follow Me"
  • For 3 entries, do (1) and (2) and also be my friend on Facebook—if you're already a friend, that's counted too!
The closing date is Saturday, September 19 (11.59 PM, GMT +8:00). The giveaway is opened internationally. The winner will get a brand new copy of the book he or she has chosen. Please include your email address in your comment, so that I can contact you if you win. The draw using random.org will be announced on Sunday, September 20. Good luck!