Thursday, October 9, 2008
I have recently been the recipient of a little ol' award that has been circulating around the blogisphere. I am sure many of you will recognize it. I have been honored by Amy of Amy's Corner of the World and Nath of Books Books and more Books. I have to say a couple days prior to winning this award I was having some doubts as to whether or not people like my blog and if I should continue doing it. I tend to wonder if I am just talking to myself. Are people really interested in what I, Joe Schmoe, have to say? I am sure fellow newbie bloggers can relate to this issue. Then a reader comes along and lets you know that they do like your blog and appreciate your candor. So Amy and Nath, thank you very much, you have made my day!
The rules for this award are that you need to:
1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!
I would like to nominate:
KristieJ and Katiebabs for Ramblings on Romance etc. This was one of the very first blogs I ever started reading. I remember being glued to the computer when was at RWA in Dallas. She made me feel like I was sharing the experience with her. Kristie and Katie's' personalities really shine through in all their posts and they have come to feel like close friends.
I would also like to nominate the ladies over at The Book Binge. Each lady has different tastes and they review tons of books in all the different genres of romance. Plus they hold tons of contests and who wouldn't love that? I have even won a few of them myself. Although, now that their popularity has gone through the roof, I have more competition!
Jessica at Racy Romance Reviews is a new blogger. She just started blogging back in August. I really like her thoughtful commentary on romance. She tends to make me stop and think and she poses very intriguing questions about books. Bravo Jessica! Keep up the good work!
Keishon from Avid Book Reader is also another blogger who has been around a while. Keishon is very thorough in her reviews and she reviews more than just romance. She and I have very similar tastes in books. As a matter of fact, every time I have read a book on her recommendation I have never been let down.
I also want to nominate Christine from The Happily Ever After... Christine and I also share a similar taste in books. Her reviews - when she gets around to writing them :) - are very thought provoking and insightful. Not only does she review books, but she tells stories about what is going on in her life as well. I feel like I know Christine as a good friend.
Last but not least I want to give a shout out to Jace, Brie and Nath. When I first started my blog they were a few of the first people to start leaving comments. They made me feel welcome in the blogging community and I will never forget that. We don't always see eye to eye when it comes to our book preferences but that doesn't seem to matter. I love that we can respectfully disagree and don't have to worry about hurt feelings! Thank you ladies for letting me just be me.
*updated* Jace just nominated me too! Thanks Jace and right back at you babe!
Posted by Jill D. at 8:12 PM