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You Guys Rocked My World

This past week I’ve been busy with various BBAW stuff. I was eagerly anticipating the announcements of the awards, as I was hoping maybe possibly perhaps somehow it would be nice if I could win one of the categories I was nominated for.

My jaw literally dropped open when I saw I won Best Literary Fiction Review Blog.


I was happy to see that Bermudaonion won Most Concise. She writes excellent, to-the-point reviews.

I was able to snag Most Chatty for the second year in row. I was pretty stoked about this and I think I even let out a squee.


I also won Best Post for This Blogging Thing Reminds Me of High School. I’m pretty sure I fainted at this point, because this was more than I could have hoped for.

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Then I found out that TLC Book Tours won Best Book Tour Group! Woohoo! Lisa and I work very hard on TLC and are happy that it shows and that you appreciate what we’re doing.


I know this is the time that I should show my Most Chatty prowess and chat it up, but I’m actually speechless. Despite the time that a blog takes, and the many times that I’ve thought, I’m not as good as so-and-so, and the times that I wonder if what I’m saying means anything, the reason that I continue blogging is because of YOU. The other bloggers I’ve met, and those I haven’t met. The people who don’t have a blog but with whom I’ve traded countless emails (Hi, Michelle! Hi, Jenna!). Even those who aren’t avid readers (Hi, Becky!). As a reader, these connections are so important because reading is such a solitary activity. And as introverted as I am, I never turn away an opportunity to discuss books.

So I thank you for coming back, again and again. I thank you for connecting with me, and I thank you for voting for me during BBAW. Winning the awards was nice, but honestly it really is an honor just to be nominated.

Like I said in the title, you guys rock my world.


39 Responses to “You Guys Rocked My World”

  1. lilly

    Congratulations Trish! You have done an exceptional job this year and it showed and you got rewarded! I think it’s wonderful and pretty much the core of what BBAW represents: people getting rewarded for their hard work. Enjoy!


  2. Corinne

    Babe, you deserve it. Congrats 🙂


  3. Hazra

    Congratulations Trish! You deserve those awards.


  4. Bart's Bookshelf

    Congratulations on all the awards, richly deserved, all of them.


  5. Kathy

    Congratulations on all the well deserved awards! It’s hard to believe we actually made you speechless! Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean more than you’ll know.


  6. Heather

    Congrats, Trish! You’re awesome and totally deserving of all those awards. BBAW was so much fun, thanks for helping Amy with the festivities. 🙂


  7. Jenny

    Congratulations! All very well deserved. 🙂


  8. Aunt Becky

    Many congrats! I voted! Hooray!


  9. Lezlie



  10. Steph

    Congrats on your many wins, Trish! The competition was tough, so the fact that you won so many of these clearly means you’re doing something right!


  11. Kailana

    Congrats on the wins! You deserve them!


  12. Trisha

    You deserve all of these awards Trish for all your contributions to the book blogging world!


  13. Anna



  14. nikki

    Good for you! Awards well-deserved!


  15. Jeane

    Congrats on all the awards! You’ve earned them.


  16. Heather

    Congratulations Trish!!! I am so, so, so happy for you. You deserve each and every single one of them. 🙂


  17. Alita

    Congrats on all the awards! I found the “This Blogging Thing Reminds Me of High School” post on the BBAW voting page and really enjoyed reading it. Being new to the book blogging world, I was starting to feel the hierarchy, and it was great to know that I’m not the only blogger who feels like that. Reading it was a huge encouragement to a) not be intimidated, b) learn from the popular ones, and c) just continue to do my thing.


  18. Michelle

    Congratulations on your bevy of BBAW awards. They are richly deserved! 🙂


  19. gaby317 @ Starting Fresh

    Congratulations – much deserved!! You rock!


  20. Teddy

    You deserve all of these awards Trish! Congrats!


  21. S. Krishna



  22. bybee

    Incredible! You and your blog rock! Keep on!


  23. Beth F

    What would we all do without you? Your chatty style works because it’s based on hard work and intelligence. Congrats!!!


  24. Amy @ My Friend Amy



  25. zibilee

    Yeah! Congratulations on winning these awards! I think they were really well deserved and that you have a great blog. I am so glad that TLC book tours took home an award as well. I am very happy for you!


  26. Lesley

    That’s awesome – congrats!


  27. nat @book, line, and sinker

    congrats, you CHATTY, LITERARY, TOUR GUIDING, BEST POSTING blogger! happy to see you sweep up at BBAW. 🙂


  28. Melody

    Congrats on all the awards, Trish!


  29. Meghan

    Congratulations Trish! I am glad to see you’ve won so many, you deserve them. =)


  30. Stephanie

    Congratulations! All your awards were very well deserved.


  31. Kiki

    Yea! I voted for you! I am so happy for you!


  32. Eliza

    Hi! As a newcomer to the world of book blogging (I’m writing at BookPage’s “The Book Case” blog), I wanted to say congrats on your award — and what a great blog! As the new Asst. Web Editor at BookPage I’m compiling a list of great book blogs ( … can’t wait to discover all the interesting writers out there. Cheers!


  33. Belle

    Congratulations on all the awards, Trish!


  34. Luanne

    Congratulations Trish!!


  35. Jessica

    Congratulations so much!


  36. sarah pekkanen

    Yay Trish! Congrats!


  37. Melissa B.

    Congrats to you and to TLC. Most Chatty, huh?


  38. Janelle

    Wow, impressive list of awards. Congrats!


  39. Alita

    Hey – I have an award for you!


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