Book Blogger Appreciation Week’s [un]official mascot

I am not a book blogger.

My wife is. She blogs about her many reads over at Word Lily, 80 or so last year, and is involved in numerous other bookish related community events on the interwebs. The community among readers on the internet is really quite incredible from what I can tell. One of their events is Book Blogger Appreciation Week, happening now.

The abbreviation for Book Blogger Appreciation Week is BBAW. When I see BBAW, I must pronounce it like a word, phonetically. Buh-baw. And when I pronounce it I just must lengthen the last syllable so that it sounds to me like the call of a strange bird.

Which made me think, “This event needs a mascot.” [Click for clearer image; WordPress is rendering it poorly here.]

So there it is, the [un]official mascot of Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

I do read some, about five or six books a year on average. This year I’m behind. I’ve read a few of the Father Brown Mysteries by G.K. Chesterton, started two books I received for Christmas but haven’t looked for since we moved, and in the past month started two more books: The Hawkweed Passive Solar House Book and The Bones of Plenty, which is about the Great Depression and supposed to be better than The Grapes of Wrath (according to writer Kathleen Norris).

I wish I read more, but I’d rather be working with my hands. Or designing things to make the world a prettier place. If you need a designer, email me.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

2 Responses to Book Blogger Appreciation Week’s [un]official mascot

  1. bermudaonion says:

    I love it and your wife’s blog!

  2. Pingback: BBAW: Future treasures « Word Lily

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