Wednesday, October 8, 2008

An Award Winning Blog

Early this morning I was startled from a deep sleep by a phone call from Sweden . . .

Not really, but Ruthie, at Books Books and More Books,
aka Ruthie's Book Reviews, gave me this nice "I love your blog" award.

Now I'm supposed to pass the award on to some other blogs. I'm going to give it to all the blogs that have volunteered, to date, to host the Book Review Blog Carnival, which I started on a whim about a month ago, and which is taking off like a literary Sopwith Camel. The next edition, only the second to be published, will be featured on the homepage of

That famous, October 12th, edition will be hosted by Novel Blogers, an online book club, hosted by Military Wife. She posts her reviews a chapter at a time and readers discuss the books in the comments section, just like a non-virtual book club, except without the tea and cookies.

Ruthie, at Books Books and More Books is going to host the carnival on October 26th. How awkward of me to be passing the same award right back to her. Ruthie is hereby excused from passing it along, again, to another set of blogs.

Joana's The Symposium will be the host on November 9th. Joana is noted for her brutal honesty. I get enough of that at home, generally, but I enjoy reading her reviews.

Age 30+ A Lifetime of Books
is written by Heather J. She will host the carnival on November 23rd. Heather says that she started to blog in order to have a record of all the books she read during her 31st year on Earth. I sort of got started the same way back in the last millennium. Of course, I had to use a quill pen and parchment, not a nice Macintosh, to record my thoughts.

Imaginary Lands written by Liz, will host the Pearl Harbor edition of the carnival on Dec. 7th. Liz reviews books and movies for a national newspaper in Malaysia. Nice work if you can get it.

Maw Books will host the Dec. 21st, solstice edition carnival. Natasha looks terribly young in he photo, for someone who writes so well. will host on January 4th. Charli apparently likes romance and crime, especially if they are under the same covers, so to speak.

NathanKP at Inkweaver Review has offered to host but it looks to me as if I have neglected to answer him. Whereas I have neglected my duties, therefore by this post, I hereby offer Nathan the opportunity to host on January 18th.

If you write book reviews on your blog, you can join the carnival at If you would like to host the carnival some time in 2009, shoot me an email at the address in the sidebar. I'll try not to lose it.


  1. Hey there!

    thanks for the award! LOL

    Keep spreading the LOVE!!!! :)

  2. Thanks! You are talking about my baby picture, right?! Honestly, I still look like I belong in high school. When I got married at the age of 22 people said both my husband (older than I) both looked like we were sixteen. I'm about to hit 30 in January. I'm excited to be hosting in December!

  3. I came over to drop in on your blog - and I got completely confused when I saw my name! Oh, right, there are more Ruthie's out there in the world than just me. *sigh*

  4. Thank you for the award! I cant wait to see what responce the carnival gets on Sunday! Only the second edition and its already being featured on blogcarnival!

  5. Yes, it's a rather nice job :P Overwhelming, sometimes,with all the books you have to review.

    I know, I shouldn't complain! I enjoy every second ;)

    Though I enjoy the author interviews to bits.


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