Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy News Comes in Threes

Well this is probably old news by now but I couldn't just let it go unspoken:

Steph Su Reads has won the Best Written Book Blog award for BBAW 2010!


I can't even express how crazy this is. All I can say is: thank you. Also: I'm sorry I wasn't able to participate in BBAW-related posts, memes, and events. (SCHOOLWORK!!!!!!!!). But... thank you. I'm honored. I'm humbled. I have no idea how the heck I can live up to such an award. I guess all I can do is keep on writing.

Next, I'm excited to announce that I am to be a Round II judge in the YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel for the 2010 Cybils. (Check out the complete list of all the cool and talented judges here.) I've never participated in Cybils before, so I am a little nervous about how it will go, but also definitely positively anticipating the experience. I look forward to reading the shortlisted books come January, so don't forget to nominate books for the award starting in a few weeks!

And finally (and this is so cool, at least for me), one of my reviews has been blurbed and will be published! My review of The Iron King by Julie Kagawa is being blurbed for a full-page color ad that Harlequin TEEN is running in October's BookPage newsletter. If you don't know, BookPage is the free monthly newsletter that you can find in many public libraries. They feature a lot of different genres but I always enjoy browsing it and being intrigued by books out of my normal reading zone that I would never have known about had it not been for the newsletter. The ad is going to look something like this:

(You can click to enlarge, I think. My quote is in the bottom left corner.)

Doesn't that look so cool?!? To the best of my knowledge, I have never had my reviews blurbed and published before in actual print, so this is really squee-worthy for me. I'm definitely going to be picking up my copy of the October BookPage now!

24 comments:

  1. WOW! That is all crazy awesome news! Congratulations!

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  2. How absolutely fantastic! Congratulations on all your wonderful news.

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  3. Congratulations, that is such wonderful news.

    And the published review, OMG, you seriously need to get a copy and frame it, that is super Steph, i'm proud of you, how exciting.

    Congrats again.

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  4. I'm holding my copy of BookPage right now...congrats on the blurb! So cool!

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  5. Congratulations!! All of that is such great news. <3

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  6. Congrats! That's so exciting! I've been wanting to read the Iron King books.. Guess now I will have to go check them out.

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  7. Congrats on the exciting news! All three things are amazing on their own, but together... way to go!

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  8. cool - you totally deserve the best written blog - I love your posts and respect your opinion and your reviews (although most the time I just read through my reader and only drop in occasionally.

    also, bug congrats on your blurb being published. very cool :)

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  9. Congrats on all of those things Steph, you deserve every one of them! I'm really glad to hear you got Best Written Blog (didn't you get that last year too?) - and although I don't know all that much about how the Cybils thing works, it sounds awesome.

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  10. Big congrats for all of those Steph. Very well deserved!! :)

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  11. Way to go, Steph! Three time's a charm, right?

    I know now two Cybils judges personally. I would gloat about that but noone around here in my life would know what I was talking about. Heh. One of my best friends is on the YA judge list. ;)

    I love your blog and I think you're a fantastic person! Well deserved all three!

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  12. Such great news! I am happy for you and look forward to "seeing" you at the Cybils!

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  13. Wow! That is such good news. You truly deserve it. Congratulations!

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  14. Congratulations! Very well-deserved!

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  15. Congratulations on all accounts!

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  16. Awesome news, congratulations, Steph Su :)

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  17. Wooo Steph!! Such good news all around!!

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  18. That is amazing news, congratulations on both counts! :)

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  19. Congrats on all of the exciting news! You definitely deserve the BBAW award! :)

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