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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Show & Tell: My blog is "Excellent" ... or so I'm told

I got an award - yeah! (And I'm showing it off for today's Show and Tell - woohoo!) Thanks so much to Bookworm for the Excellent Blog Award. Here's quick quote from her blog explaining why she chose me (as well as a few others) for this award:
Heather and I have very similar taste in books, and I love the way she writes her reviews. She does what I try to do — she writes about the experience of reading without giving too much detail about plot, and she draws generalizations that allow other people to comment even if they haven’t read the book.
Now it's my turn to pass this on and that will be difficult. There are currently 89 blogs in my Google Reader, and I do read all of them every day. I like each for different reasons, but I'm going to choose a few that I think are worthy of the title "Excellent"... here they are in alphabetical order:
  • Alicia- This gal cracks me up! She writes partly about her ongoing journey to have a child (she's pursuing infertility treatments and adoption right now), her fabulous shoe collection (you can vote for your favorites) and her all around crazy life (which includes pole dancing at the moment). What I love is that she is positive and funny in almost every situation. Oh, and her cat is named Tissue!

    Why is Alicia "Excellent"?
    Her blog is entertaining, organized, easy to navigate, and constantly updated.

  • The Hidden Side of a Leaf - if you are a book blogger, you likely know Dewey. Her blog is chock full of wonderful reviews and there is always something new going on over there. She runs Weekly Geeks, monthly book blog carnivals, and several reading challenges including the 24-Hour Read-A-Thon.

    Why is Dewey's blog "Excellent"? Her blog is motivational, organized, gets lots of people involved, and is updated at least once a day.

  • Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters - if you are in any way connected to the world of infertility/infant loss/adoption/parenting after infertility, this is the blog you need to read every day. Mel is THE source for info and "connections." She answers questions, runs ongoing activities (including an online book club), reads all our blogs, and keeps list of who is going through what and when. I think her list of IF-related blogs is up to 1,400!

    Why is Stirrup Queen Mel "Excellent"? She brings together tons of resources in an organized, easy-to-find manner, and is available to answer questions and provide support at all times.

  • West of Mars - this blog has only one purpose - to inform the blogosphere about great books, usually through other bloggers' book giveaways. And they do a wonderful job, usually adding several posts per day.

    Why is West of Mars "Excellent"? This blog has one job and does that one job very well.

So that's my "Excellent" post. Thanks again to Bookworm, and I hope you all enjoy exploring these "Excellent" blogs!

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

Congrats to you and to your fellow winners! :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Aww, hey, thanks. I've been putting a lot of work into Win a Book -- maybe too much. But it's fun and you readers are fantastic. Thanks for helping make it what it is.

Wishing 4 One said...

Congrats on your E!!!!

Sam said...

woohoo - congratulations to you!! ;- )

Lollipop Goldstein said...

It's an honour to be amongst such great bloggers. Thank you for the E!

Bybee said...

This is great; you've given me some new blogs to explore.

Alessandra said...

Congratulations on your E! Your picks are very good.

Julie said...

You are so welcome! And now I'm looking forward to checking out the blogs you nominated...

Samantha said...

Hello, I just thought I'd let you know that I answered your questions about Ruined by Reading in this post: http://bookwormsandtea.blogspot.com/2008/07/bookreview-ruined-by-reading.html

Heather J. said...

(I got this by email from Alicia):

You are so awesome! Thanks so much for the award, and the wonderful things you said about me! So touched! Sorry I didn't see it earlier, I have loads of blogs
to check too and man does it get hard to stay on top of them all! But I LOVE it, I am so glad to have the blog community!

Alicia

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