And the Winner of Guernica Is…

There was a total of 43 entries – I used the Integer Generator to generate a number which I then matched to your comment number on the post.



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Timestamp: 2008-09-20 14:23:45 UTC


To enter this contest, I asked readers to give me a link to their favorite blog (in honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week). Thank you for sharing your favorites (in no particular order):

West of Mars – “A blog devoted to helping you discover new great reads.  Usually through contests, but not always!”

Tor.Com – “Science fiction. Fantasy. The universe. And related subjects.”

Books On The Nightstand – “Illuminating converstations about books and reading.”

Goodreads – Not really a blog, but a social network whose tagline is “It’s what your friends are reading!”

The Hidden Side of A Leaf – host of Weekly Geeks, Bookworm’s Carnival and the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

J. Kaye’s Book Blog – “Where reading takes priority!” (this blog was mentioned five times!)

Tripping Toward Lucidity – By the creator of Estella’s Revenge

Rhinoa’s Ramblings – “A rambling account of books, films, games and the randomness that is my life!”

Hey Lady! Whatcha readin’? – “Welcome to my nightmares…”

Sadie-Jean’s Book Blog – “I love reading and buying books, and I probably spend too much of my free time and paycheck doing so.”


Stainless Steel Droppings – Home of the annual RIP challenge.

Collecting Children’s Books – “I’m not an “expert” on collecting children’s books — just someone with a hobby. This is a place for discussing older children’s books, as well as sharing info and opinions on new books that might become collectable in the years ahead.”

Should Be Reading – “Home of a Bibliophile”

Scobberlotch – “The Musings And Adventures Of One Writer, Her Toddlers And Two Lazy Dogs.”

Lesley’s Book Nook – “Nature & Books belong to the eyes that see them. – Emerson”

Literary Escapism – “Welcome to my alternate reality.”

Ginger Sister’s Blog – “The crazy red head of your dreams.”

The Inside Cover – “Book Reviews, Author Profiles & More by Rebecca Adler”

Trish’s Reading Nook – “Yay for Books!!”

Breeni Books – “Book reviews, author interviews, contests, giveaways, and book news. New releases and prereleases are emphasized, but all books are game for review. POD books, too!” (This blog was mentioned twice!)

Ramya’s Bookshelf – “All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. – Ernest Hemingway”

The Story Siren – “Book reviews, Author Interviews, Contests and More” (this blog was mentioned twice!)

Scandalous Women – “”Well-behaved women rarely make history” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Queens, mistresses, murderers, adventurers, and spies. Settle down with the drink of your choice as I bring you the lives, loves, and sexual adventures of some of the most fascinating women who scandalized the world.”

Planet Books – “Your World Wide On-line Book Club”

Every Day I Write the Book Blog – “Because who has time to figure out what to read?” (This blog was mentioned twice!)

The Friendly Book Nook – “Our goal is to help enrich your reading life with recommendations for the whole family!”

Historical Tapestry – “We are a group of readers who love to read Historical Fiction about all eras” (This blog was mentioned twice!)

The Literate Housewife – “Although I am literate, I’m not literally a housewife.”

Cafe of Dreams – “Where all your dreams are on the menu and within reach.”

So Many Precious Books, So Little Time – “I am a certified bookaholic and decided to blog about my addiction. Instead of seeking therapy to over come my addiction, I am embracing it!”

A Novel Menagerie

Books ‘N Border Collies – “My spot to share my reading obsession and keep friends and other interested parties updated on Max and Skye’s agility competitions. Have fun!”

A Peek At My Bookshelf – “Looking for a good book? You’ve come to the right place!”

In the Spring It Is The Dawn – “A Canadian in Japan via England.”

Things Mean A Lot – ‘A Place Where I Talk About Books.”

Musings Of A Bookish Kitty -‘At the age of five, Literary Feline was diagnosed as a fabulavore. Due to the low story content of movies and television, she has required a steady supply of books to provide her sustenance.’

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  1. Wow! I’m honored to have been mentioned! And twice at that!

    • Shana on September 20, 2008 at 09:28

    Congratulations, Annette. What a fun way to do this contest, and thanks for posting the great list with links!

  2. J. Kaye’s blog is the best (Musings of a Bookish Kitty is great too)! Hmm, there are some interesting names here that I’ve got to check out now.

    • Andi on September 20, 2008 at 12:47

    Yay! I’m honored that someone submitted me as a fave. And what a great way to discover new blogs! I see lots of goodies to explore.

    • Wendy on September 20, 2008 at 16:37

    You shouldn’t be surprised Breeni – you’re blog is great!

    You’re welcome, Shana!

    Ladytink: there were quite a few new blogs to me…fun!

    Andi: Congrats! Have fun exploring 🙂

  3. Wow, that is SOME LIST. Awesome. I wish I had the time to get to know everyone on it.

    And thanks, CM, for sending contests our way. It’s fun to be involved with the book community from this end.

  4. What a thrill to be mentioned among all those fabulous blogs. Thank you to whomever shared me as one of your favorite blogs!

    • Marg on September 21, 2008 at 13:53

    Thanks to those who mentioned Historical Tapestry!

    • Wendy on September 21, 2008 at 17:27

    Susan: glad you stopped by! And you’re welcome…I love playing “Santa”. I wish I could have opened it up to the whole world…but I had to keep it US and Canada this time for practical (read: $$) reasons!

    Les: I love your blog – you deserved to be mentioned!

    Marg: Another great blog – I read you all the time!

  5. Wow, thanks to those who mentioned Scandalous Women!

    • Wendy on September 22, 2008 at 07:48

    Elizabeth: Yours is a new blog for me – glad I found you!

  6. Thanks so much for mentioning Scobberlotch. Very cool of you!

    Now, off to explore some of the blogs on your list.

    • Wendy on September 26, 2008 at 11:16

    Karen: You are welcome! Great blog 🙂

    • Sher on September 27, 2008 at 18:42

    Thanks so much for the mention! That’s awesome!

    A Novel Menagerie
    Thursday’s Thoughts

    • Wendy on September 28, 2008 at 08:40

    Sher: You’re welcome 🙂 You have a fabulous blog…glad to help promote it 🙂

    • Teddy on September 30, 2008 at 22:46

    Wow thanks to whoever mention my blog and Historical Tapestry! That’s so cool!

    Congrats to Annette! I hope you enjoy the book!

    • Wendy on October 3, 2008 at 09:21

    Teddy: You definitely deserve to be on this list!

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