Saturday, October 09, 2010

Book Battle 2010 Wrap Up

Well, the winner has been announced for awhile now, so I think it's time to take all the book battle stuff down. So I'm tying everything together in a neat bow for those who want to catch up. :)

On behalf of myself and the 2010 YA Bloggers Debut Battle judges, I'd like to congratulate Ms. Lauren Oliver with winning the victory in this year's battle with her debut novel Before I Fall. The competition was fierce and it was a tough decision.

If you'd like to catch up on the process, here's some posts you may want to check out:

Inspiration for the Battle
Battle Introduction Post
Official Nomination List (and Battle Trailer)
Battle Starting Line
Bracket Winners for Each Round

Final Winner

I'd also like to give a big round of applause to our battle judges. They did a lot of the work, and it wasn't an easy gig:

Jenn from Book Crazy
Misty from Book Rat
Natalie from Mindful Musings
Raspberry from Two and a Half Book Lovers
Rachel from Jacob's Beloved
The Book Vixen
Katie from Read What You Know
Diana Dang from Stop, Drop and Read
Andrea from The Little Bookworm
Kassandra from Eternal Night
Faye from Ramblings of A Teenage Bookworm
Crystal from My Reading Room
Erica from The Book Cellar
Stormi from Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My!
Cate from Sparrow Review
Margaret from Margaret's Book Blog
Haley from The life (and lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object
Michelle from Michelle and Leslie's Book Picks
Christie from The Fiction Enthusiast
Mel from Mel's Books and Info
Courtney from Stiletto Storytime
Sherry from Flipping Pages For All Ages
Cait from Escape Through The Pages
Jess from Lost in a Book
Jodie from Book Gazing
Lydia from The Lost Entwife
Kate from I Just Wanna Sit Here And Read
Steph Su from Steph Su Reads
Mariah from A Reader's Adventure
Alicia L. (our resident non-blogger judge)
Alyssa, Jake, and Gregory from Teens Read & Write
Kristen from Bookworming in the 21st Century
Jasmyn from Jasmyn's Stuff
Jan from Eating YA Books
Elizabeth from Thinking of Thinking
Kate from The Neverending Shelf
Star from Star Shadow Blog

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who showed up to cheer us on, nominate your favorite books, or participated in any way. I had a blast organizing this (even though it was A LOT of work!) and I hope you had fun with it.

As a favor to me, if you have any suggestions on how the book battle experience could be improved, please let me know using this form. Don't worry, it's completely anonymous, so don't feel afraid to share what you really think. :)

Thanks for your comments. And who knows, maybe we'll do it again next year too...


fredamans said...

Before I Fall is still top of my list too!

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
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I've only recently heard about Before I Fall, but added it to my list, too! Wish we had a Barnes & Noble nearby :(

(Good thing we don't, I'd be broke lol)