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Inspiring Blog Award


Many thanks to http://help-me-rhonda.com/ for giving me this beautiful award. I know that quite a lot of bloggers aren’t “into” the awards system, but I think that it’s a great way of finding bloggers you may like that would otherwise probably slip under your radar.

I say this because, in addition to always having brilliant posts that make the reader feel involved with their contents, Rhonda is a lady who is all about spreading joy and the community spirit on the blogosphere. 🙂

I am required to tell you seven things about myself, so…

1) I’ve been living on the 5th floor of a building that has no lift for nearly a year… and still get out of breath before I get to my floor.

2) I’ve wanted to play the violin since I was 4. This summer (and nearly 2 decades later) I’m going to start learning it. 🙂

3) The Book Buying Ban has now been going for 4 months and my purse is thanking me for it.

4) France has amazing French food, but they don’t cater to other countries’ cuisines. I would kill for a ‘korma’ that was not made with wasabi sauce.

5) I have a penguin-shaped hot water bottle called James that my best friend gave me for Christmas.

6) I have written a rhyming poem about James’ heroic exploits in the Antarctic (saving his friends from predators) and have started a 2nd poem about his subsequent travels about the Antarctic.

It is gripping stuff, though I say so myself. 😛

7) I re-read North and South at least once a year and maintain that I love it so much because it has a poem by Tennyson in it.

And now… here’s the list of the ten people I pass this award on to:

Words and Peace: A really well-read book blogger who started the I love France meme. I go there every Thursday to get my French culture/ history/ art/ life/ literature fix for the week.

Tavi Meyer: Is the man who introduced me to the concept of photography as a valid form of art. He’s a brilliant photographer and an interesting guy. I’m hoping to do a proper photo shoot with him before I leave Aix. (The fourth photo on the first row is from our first trial shoot).

The Synthesist Chronicles:  Whether she’s discussing academics’ use of social media or gender equality, her posts are snappy and introduce me to a new way of looking at the issues she discusses.  

Rose City Reader: Her methodical approach to creating reading lists and exploring genres is slowly rubbing off on me.

La Plume Noire: A wonderful mixture of prose and more genres of photography than I can count. Simply superb.

50 Year Project: to paraphrase, TBM’s aim in creating this blog was to refocus all the negative energy around into a positive, exciting and inspiring experience.

Lifetime Reading Plan: is an intelligently written blog that is absolute heaven for someone who is interested in a broad spectrum of literature. Every novel mentioned is a classic, even in the ‘books about reading’ section!

Chronicles of Illusions: is a ‘parallel universe’ I enjoy slipping into whenever the real world feels a bit too intense.

http://anarmchairbythesea.blogspot.com/ : was my first introduction to the world of blogging and book blogging. 🙂 She is cool.

Last but not least: L.S. Engler of http://lsengler.com/ :  ‘A writer. Writing. About Writing’. She is brilliant

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Posted by on June 12, 2012 in Awards

 

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Beautiful Blogger Award

Well, I am back again after weeks of frantic dissertation/ research project writing. 🙂

The first thing I saw was a message from the wonderful Katy Brandes of http://katybrandes.wordpress.com/ saying that she’d awarded me the Beautiful Blogger Award. If you haven’t checked out this multi-talented, original thinker’s blog then you should give it at least quick shufti. Katy doesn’t only review books but has also had a novella, Contained published.

I’m honoured to receive this as I’ve only just started blogging and am still finding my way around the community. Knowing that someone thinks that I’m not writing gibberish (at least not all of the time 😉 ), is very reassuring and flattering.

My two choices for the Beautiful Blogger Award are:

1. The Lupine Librarian: http://thelupinelibrarian.me/ A librarian whose passion for reading and making the world a more beautiful place comes through in her posts and thoughtful comments. And she has the most adorable cat called Katniss.

2. Roof Beam Reader: http://roofbeamreader.net/ A book blogger whose reviews are everything that mine could never be (but I wish they could!) and gives so much to the book blogging community.

Congratulations to you both. 🙂

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Awards, Uncategorized

 

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