The Fourth Annual 2020 Book Blogger Awards: Voting

Welcome to the voting round!

If you participated in the nominations round of the 2020 Book Blogger Awards, thank you so much!! We’ve counted up all the nominations and narrowed down the top bloggers of each category, and you can now vote for the people you think most deserve to win. If you’d like to share the google form, you can use the custom URL bit.ly/Vote2020BBA!

You are required to provide your name and email address to ensure that you are not voting dishonestly, but this information will be kept private. You are not allowed to vote more than twice. ***You MUST vote in AT LEAST 12 of the categories for your vote to be counted***, but you do not have to vote in all. You are allowed to vote for yourself. Bloggers are in randomized order. This form will close on SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, at 11:59 PM CDT and results will be posted during the week of August 30!

We encourage you to look at ALL the nominees first, before voting! We are providing you two weeks to look at all the blogs, so voting for 12 should not be difficult. (If you have a serious issue with this, though, let us know in the “comments and concerns” box at the bottom of the form and we will work with you.)

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May’s Moments of the Month: July // I Read My Most Anticipated 2020 Release and Sobbed

July went by way too fast.

I say this probably only because I didn’t accomplish nearly all the things I needed/wanted to, but it’s also true in general! I can’t believe summer is over—not season-wise, technically, but I count summer as over when I have to return to school.

I think this month probably hit me hardest in terms of mindless activity at home during a pandemic, and needing to do all these different things but not being able to make myself do them. But I’m trying hard to forgive myself because god, it’s a pandemic! I can catch myself a break as long as I’m not spreading a deadly virus.

I’ve decided to stop sharing the same list of BLM resources with every post because it’s likely become something you just scroll past, so instead, going forward, I’m going to be sharing (at least) one new resource: If you have money to spare, please consider looking through this hashtag to find a Black trans person to help out!!

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5 Reasons Why I Love Book Blogs + 7 Ways to Support Book Bloggers

If you’re not on book twitter, first of all god bless you and I wish I could relate.

Second of all, there were some recent… discussions that came up about book bloggers and how they’re underappreciated and overlooked in the online book community. Which, as bloggers, we all have known about forever.

Originally, I was going to write a post talking about the ways that bloggers are constantly underappreciated and forgotten. But 1) I lacked the brain cells to be able to discuss it properly, and 2) I wanted to try to make a more positive response (though that negative response is coming one day). So I decided to make a list of just a few reasons why I love book blogs!

This is going to talk more about book blogs as a platform rather than the act of blogging itself, because I want to show people what great things blogs have to offer just like any other platform. I’m also going to be linking to some great blogs that correspond because why not!!

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30 Non-YA Books I Want to Read (Including Adult Fiction, Classics, and Non-Fiction!)

A moment of silence for YA…

Just kidding! I probably will never stop reading YA, BUT I’ve been wanting to branch out of it for a while now. So I finally took the plunge and made a list of adult fiction, classic, and non-fiction books I want to read! I was already excited to read these beforehand (though also a bit intimidated), but making the list made me a lot more excited somehow!!

I definitely will not be reading all of these by the end of the year, but I want to start reading at least one book from this post every month! Hopefully it’s not just one book, because one book a month would take over 2 years and… I don’t have the patience for that.

Click for BLM resources. I’d like to bring special attention to the Portland bail fund because of the way the government and police are responding to protesters right now.

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My Reading Habits: Book Buying, Bookmarks, Annotating, and More

I’m running out of post ideas.

I’ve said this several times already but I just have to reiterate! But I’ve seen a lot of people discuss some of their bookish habits in the past few months. I thought, why not join in and make a whole post about my own reading habits!! Because I take my inspiration solely from other people now.

This is going to be a fairly short post (or at least… shorter than the usual monster posts I write), but I had fun writing it! I can’t remember the last time I’ve written a casual post like this?? Also for no reason other than how I crave structure, I’ve organized these into good, neutral, and bad!

Click for BLM resources.

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