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Blogging Awards

I am tremendously flattered. I’ve received the Brillante Weblog award AND the Excellent award from several fellow bloggers – it is very gratifying to be recognized by one’s peers. Thanks to:

The rules (once you’ve received one of these awards) is:

  1. Put the logo on your blog.
  2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
  3. Nominate at least seven other blogs.
  4. Add links to those blogs on your blog.
  5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

I have such a hard time with these. I have over 300 feeds on my Google Reader – blogs which I love and find interesting. So how to pick just seven? So, if I don’t list you here please don’t be hurt! Forced to choose, here are my picks:

Amy at The Sleepy Reader – Amy’s posts are always wonderful. She writes great reviews. I also love the look of her blog!

Ann at Table Talk – Ann’s posts are thoughtful and relevant. I credit her for exposing me to authors I might otherwise not have read.

Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf – Dewey hosts some wonderful events (Book Carnival, Weekly Geek and the unparalleled 24 Hour Reading Challenge). She is wildly imaginative. I adore her blog.

Jill at The Magic Lasso – I love reading Jill’s reviews. They are thoughtful and provocative! Plus, she is just a really nice person!

Michelle at 1More Chapter – Michelle hosts a variety of reading challenges and ALL of her blogs are spectacularly designed and easy to browse.

Teddy at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time – Fun, fun, fun! I love Teddy’s blog…and she is a fellow challenge addict too; so what’s not to like??

Terri at Reading, Writing and Retirement – Terri is a fellow Library Thinger, an avid reader and a committed blogger. She doesn’t limit her blog to just books (although there are plenty of posts about books!), but also talks about gardening and other subjects. I always look forward to reading her latest post!

So that’s seven. Trust me, there are tons more which I read and love (I think you probably know who you are).


  1. July 24, 2008    

    Well deserved award and great choices to pass it on too!:)

  2. July 24, 2008    

    Thanks, Tracy!

  3. July 24, 2008    

    Wendy, you have a great blog and totally deserve it! I love your reviews.

  4. July 24, 2008    

    Thanks for the nomination, Wendy! I was just going to nominate YOU!

  5. July 25, 2008    

    Thank you, Wendy. I’m glad I’m able to pass new writers on to you. Now that it looks as if I’m able to blog again I’ll do something about this asap. Can you make sure that your address for Table Talk reads web.me rather than web.mac as mow the dust has settled that seems to be the one that is working.

  6. July 25, 2008    

    Lisamm: Many thanks 🙂

    Terri: Great minds think alike, eh? *laughs*

    Ann: I will check my links to make sure I have the right one 🙂 Glad things are now working for you!

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