Posted by: Jeanie F | February 7, 2010

New Award

Becky, from Page Turners, just gave me this award along with a very generous review of my blog. This is a real honor for me, especially because Becky’s blog is such a great one. She has eclectic taste and brings an interesting variety of titles to review.  I highly recommend you take a look!

There are rules for this award:

  • Accept the award, and post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.
  • Pass the award to 5 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know that they have been chosen for this award.

I am passing the award on to these 5 blogs:

Caribou’s Mom: I came across Wendy’s amazing blog when I was looking for a review of Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent. Not only was I pleasantly surprised to see that she and I had read many of the same titles and had similar opinions (surely a sign of Wendy’s innate discernment and intelligence!), but that she was working her way through Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, the book that so recently challenged me. Then, to add to all the other wonders of her blog, the photos of her dogs and reading that “Caribou,” after whom she named her blog, was one of them, sealed the deal for me. Check her out – it’s a blog worth devoting some time to reading!

Continuous Reader: Mozette, from Continuous Reader, is a true blogger. She hosts four different blogs but “The Reading List” is my personal favorite. I especially appreciate her defense of the small, independent bookseller, an institution that seems to be going the way of the buffalo here in the US. Since Mozette writes from Australia, where they seem to be more successful, I guess they aren’t going the way of the dingo, or wallabee, or kiwi, or whatever indigenous wildlife they are in danger of losing. Mozette writes great book reviews as well, and covers a wide range of genres and topics. Take the time to visit all her blogs!

One Minute Book Reviews: I have to admit I’m bending the rules for this award a little bit here. The rule is to pass the award along to blogs I’ve newly discovered. In truth, I’ve been reading Janice Harayda’s “One Minute Book Reviews” for months. It’s truly one of my favorite book blogs.  Her reviews are thorough and insightful. I’ve followed a number of her recommendations and never been disappointed. She also takes the time to look at selections that go beyond the best seller list – and so far, not a vampire in sight!

The Book Lady’s Blog: You have to love someone who openly admits that she spends Sundays in her pajamas. It relieves so much guilt for the rest of us! If you are a blogger who is reading this, definitely stop by her blog and read her post about partnering with Fountain Bookstore, a local indie. It’s a great idea to (1) spread your own readership while you (2) support local indie booksellers! Rebecca’s blog is fresh and funny – well worth a visit!

A Guy’s Moleskine Notebook: As a long-time user of the popular and wildly overpriced Moleskine, I was curious to check out Matt’s blog. Such a pleasure to find such thoughtful reviews of such a wide range of titles. He is, in fact, the only living human being I’ve encountered who has read one of my all time favorite books, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka. I don’t know why this book isn’t better known here in the US, but I recommend you head on over to Matt’s blog and read his review. And don’t stop with that one – they are all well-written, interesting, and will expose you to titles you’ve not encountered.


  1. Thanks so much for the award! It will please you to know that I’m reading this in my pajamas. I really appreciate the shout-out!

  2. Thank you so much for the award. It always makes my day with book bloggers and readers appreciate books I reviewed that are not usually known. 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for this award! I have already been given this award once before and will most definitely let my followers know I’ve been given it again.

    And dingos aren’t likely to vanish very quickly here Down Under. It’s more like the Koala or the Tasmanian Devil. With Koalas, we used to have 20 types; and now we have 2. And the Tassie Devil… well, those poor – yet vicious – creatures are suffering from a type of mouth/jaw cancer that makes it hard for them to eat and rots their teeth, tongue and other parts of their face off. It’s horrible and we’re still trying to find out why it happens.

    I’m so happy you are enjoying my blog… it means I’m doing something right. And I’ll keep on doing it. 😀

  4. I’m late getting over here to thank you for the award! Wow, you are very kind!!!! We *do* have similar tastes, don’t we!??!? I’m going to go read your review of Wolf Hall right now…I am still not done reading this tome…it is going achingly slow for me.

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