Posted by: Sally Ingraham | September 9, 2009

BBAW Shortlist and Happy September!

The BBAW Awards Shortlist was released on Monday, sparking off much excitement and celebration. I myself was getting a sunburn on a small gravel beach beside the Penobscot River when it happened, so I didn’t see the list until yesterday. Congratulations to Bethany, Richard, Frances, and Eva – some from among the fabulous throng who’s blogs I know and love – for making the shortlist!

I have spent a large part of the morning so far browsing the shortlist, checking out blogs and marveling at the variety. It’s so impressive and exciting to me to see the different ways that people show their love for books. I’m getting lots of ideas for things to do with my own blog in the future! I’m looking forward to the actual week of BBAW – it should be fun.

Meanwhile, if I ever get around to uploading pictures from my hike up Doubletop Mt. this past weekend I’ll post about that adventure. I’ll be busy this weekend with work, as Reel Pizza Cinerama is hosting a mini version of the Maine International Film Festival. And for the moment I really should get off the computer so that I can work on finishing Fiskadoro by Denis Johnson, because I need to start The Palace of the Peacock by Wilson Harris since it is my September OT read… I can’t believe that my life seems to revolve so often around the ONE reading challenge I am involved in! 🙂

(And speaking of slightly book-related stress, ever present in the back of my mind is the thought that I’m only 20 pages into The Guermantes Way, which I need to finish by November, a month that is suddenly approaching more rapidly than I had imagined possible…!!!)

Anyway, Happy September – my favorite month – and happy reading. 🙂


  1. September may be my favorite month, as well. I haven’t had the chance to really browse the BBAW shortlists, but I’m psyched for Bethany, Richard & Frances!

  2. Like Emily, I haven’t gone through all blogs in the BBAW yet but am also happy that those four got in!

    I haven’t touched Guermantes Way yet, either, so you’re way ahead of me, lol.

  3. Thanks for the congrats! 🙂

  4. Thanks you nice person you! I also haven’t touched Guermantes Way. We have plenty of time. Right?

  5. Frances and Claire – Haha, okay I guess I needn’t worry so much then. It did take me about two months to finish the first two volumes though. I’ll just have to come up with a different reading strategy for this one and plow on through. 🙂

  6. Thanks a bunch, Sarah! I look forward to seeing your hiking pix one of these days, by the way!

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