Friday, February 5, 2010

My first Blog Award!

Other Carin at A Little Bookish gave me a blog award! Yay! Sometimes you feel like everything you write is just going out into nothingness, and then you get a cool thing like this! (She doesn't actually go by "Other Carin" but she and I call each other that as otherwise we look a tad bizarre commenting on each others' comments - like we're talking to ourselves. Plus, it's funny.)

Here are the rules for the Our Lovely Blog 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:
  • BookNAround - Kristen is the person who finally inspired me to start a blog. She has such an awesome one, and it really has a great vibe. Reading her blogs actually sound like talking to her. She's chatty and casual but that doesn't mean sloppy or imprecise. Although of course I love her book posts as that's my primary interest, I really live for her snarky posts, which are often about her kids (more particularly, her kids' teachers or other parents at their schools). Kristen can snark like nobody's business. And reads like it's going out of style.

  • Marian Librarian - Marian went to my college (many, many years later) and she contacted me to help her get a job in publishing (which I did). She started this blog as part of her job hunt and it totally worked! As she embarks on her book biz career, it's lovely to be able to keep up with her and see her Gen Y opinions (which I do NOT always agree with!) about the future of books. You also have her to thank for my Twitter feed.

  • Rose City Reader - This is a blog I've only run across fairly recently, but I just can't drag myself away. We seem to have similar tastes and she is a big-time lister. While I don't like to be told what to read (despite my signing up for so many Challenges), I adore checking things I've read off a list. She's also a big classics reader which I would like to do more of.
  • Books in the City - Colleen makes me remember (fondly!) living in New York. Ah, how an iPod would have improved that mile hike to the subway. I like that she's so not snobby about audio books and loves snark. I also love that she's not at all in the book biz - I want the book world to be more open and eventually include everyone, one Pharma researcher at a time!
  • Page Turner - Of course I don't solely like this blog because of her location but I spent 6 months in Adelaide, South Australia when I was 12 and have had a great fondness for it ever since. I signed up for her Aussie Challenge last month (alas, haven't made progress on it yet.) and I am excited to hear about more Australian authors. I like how organized she is about her blog and improving it. I feel a kindred spirit, and her aspirations are inspiring to me as well.

Congrats to all! I enjoy reading you even if I often am just a lurker. Sadly, I have never been able to speak up simply for the sake of doing so, unless I actually feel I have something to contribute. Sorry about that.


Carin said...

Oh I'm so glad you posted your award and listed the other blogs you were giving awards to. I really enjoy reading your blog and will definitely take a peek at the other blogs. I figure that you have good taste! By the way, I think "Other Carin" is really funny too. I laugh every time I see it. It makes me sound like I'm a character from Lost or something!

Kristen said...

Thanks Carin! I'm not sure if it's a good thing that the blog sounds just like me talking or not. And I'm laughing about you liking the snark since I just posted one of my snarkiest book reviews since starting the blog. I have some more old ones tucked away that I might use at some point just because I can. ;-)

Carin said...

Other Carin, I posted a blog entry on how to fix that blog roll problem you told me about. It's kind of a frustrating fix because it's not as easy as just fixing something on my blog so you can enter my blog URL and the feed shows up. I made a post on my blog so that if this happens to you or other people that read your blog, you can find a solution to the problem. Thanks so much for telling me about it.

Booksnyc said...

Carin - thank you so much! I am very flattered - I completely relate to your comment about thinking that what you write about on the blog goes into nothingness so receiving this award from an experienced blogger has totally made my day!

Glad I brought back some good NYC memories for you!

Rebecca Chapman said...

Thanks for the award Carin - I will be sure to pass it on to other new blogs that I have discovered. I agree with Booksnyc - it is great to know that other people are reading your blog and enjoying your blog when I know how much effort we all put in!

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Thanks. Thanks. Thanks. For the award. For the compliments. For all of it. And right back at you. I've enjoyed finding your blog and reading more of it.

I'm going to go visit the other blogs you picked as well. I am familiar with a couple of them, a couple are new to me.