BBAW - Future Treasures & The One Lovely Blog Award

Book Blogger Appreciation Week is wrapping up and today's reflection is to ponder Future Treasures - to look back on what we've most enjoyed about this week and to share blogging goals for the future.  I don't know that I have many blogging goals for the next year other than to continue on doing what I'm doing.  I've always lived more on the five month than the five year plan.  I suppose I could throw out another teaser for The Hunger Games giveaway that I will be hosting soon, but the first part of today's prompt is much easier for me.  I've enjoyed everything about Book Blogger Appreciation Week.  The writing prompts have been really fun and I love all the posts on the BBAW blog too.  Mostly, though I love the community spirit.  I feel that this week has introduced me to many new book blogs and has brought many new readers to Her Book Self for the first time. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by, and I look forward to connecting with you more in the future!

In the spirit of celebrating the book blogging community, I want to take this opportunity to share some love for my fellow bloggers and pass on a blog award that was given to me last month.  I was fortunate to have been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award by both Crazy Bookworm and Ramblings of a (Future) Librarian.  I love reading both these blogs and their reviews are always interesting and insightful!  Thank you both for recognizing Her Book Self and considering my blog to be as lovely as yours!  And as with many awards, the "rules" say to pass it on to up to fifteen other bloggers.


First I want to award this to Tif Talks Books and Angieville.  Swapping interviews was definitely a highlight of BBAW and I am so glad to have discovered both of these very lovely blogs! 

My next pick is Baja Greenawalt's Cozy Book Nook.  Doesn't that title just incite the need to check out that blog?  It's a compilation blog but there's always something interesting being discussed or commented on and it's nice to know there are others in the world who can conceive of something as beautiful as wanting to match a bookmark to a book!

And while I'm speaking of beautiful ideas, this award is also going to Tiny Library who won me over as a follower after posting a picture of bookshelves organized by color!  There are wonderful posts on Tiny Library about books and libraries, but those color-sorted shelves are certainly a sight to behold!

Which gives me another great segue because another great sight to behold is the site over at Misfit Salon.  I really love everything about this blog and Stephanie is a great review writer but if I were judging mostly on "Lovely"-ness, I'd have to pick Misfit Salon for one of  the most unique and creative headers I've ever seen.

Unique and creative also describe writer Helen Smith and her blog is wonderful.   She's the kind of author that seems generally interested in other bloggers, whether or not they've ever read her work.  A Kindle discount sealed the deal on me purchasing her novel Alison Wonderland, but truthfully it was Ms. Smith stopping by with a Happy Birthday comment on my blog that really made me *have* to read her work!  Of course, every time I stop by her site, I find myself wishing I lived in the UK...

Which brings me to the next recipient who is in the UK, Zee's Worldly Obsessions.  I know I've previously raved about Zee but her blog is just great and definitely One Lovely Blog!  I love too, how Zee frequently replies to comments.  Her blog is very friendly and conversational and when we're discussing things back and forth, I often forget how many miles (and a great big ocean) separate us.

And speaking of conversational, I want to also recognize Kerian's Thoughts.  I first "met" Kerian through Library Thing and she has excellent taste in books.  Hers are recommendations that I can almost guarantee I will love and I always enjoy discussing past, current and future reads with her.  Her blog is absolutely beautiful and I only wish she posted more frequently so I could read her great writing more often!  ;)

So I guess it's about time to stop....but speaking of Stop, I didn't yet mention The Book Stop!  Blogger curlygeek04 shares my eclectic taste in books and is also something of an example to me in understanding that it's okay to unabashedly love your Kindle! 

I know I could keep going, especially with all the blogs I've discovered this week, but with awards like these I feel they're a little more special if I choose fewer recipients.  This isn't just me pulling a random portion of my blogroll, but really thinking about bloggers who have One Lovely Blog!  Congratulations and hope everyone gets the chance to check out these great blogs!

Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week to all!  Thanks to everyone who has visited here for the first time.  Double thanks to those who have left comments and/or started to follow me!  I'll try to return follows but I'm a little behind checking out everyone's awesome blogs but please keep coming back, I love interacting with all of you!

 

11 Response to "BBAW - Future Treasures & The One Lovely Blog Award"

  1. Helen Smith says:
    September 17, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Thank you! How lovely. And, of course, I'm delighted that you bought my book. Let's hope you enjoy reading it on your new Kindle.

    I'll pass on the award next week some time and blog about it - I blogged three times today, which is overkill.

    Thanks again
    Helen

  2. Sherry says:
    September 17, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    Please consider this comment your invitation to finish up your BBAW week by adding a link to any reviews you've managed to post this week to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon this Saturday. Every week book bloggers from all over the blogosphere post links to their reviews and other bloggers and readers check out the reviews and find even more books to add to their wishlists.

    Thanks for blogging and reading and sharing.

  3. Kate says:
    September 17, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    Oooh, I'll be looking forward to that giveaway! Thanks for linking to all these great blogs! I never have as much time as I'd like to blog hop, so it's nice to have a bunch of new links in one place!

  4. thebookstop says:
    September 17, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Thanks for the mention! Your blog is one of my favorites too. I know we do these award-things a lot but it's so nice to know people are reading and like what you write. I know some of the other blogs you mention but you've given me some new ones to check out!

  5. Cozy Book Nook (Lesa) says:
    September 17, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    Thanks so much for the kind words about Mrs. Baja! I'm looking forward to checking out the other blogs you awarded!

    :o)

  6. Sam says:
    September 18, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    Wow, thank you so much for the award! I've only been blogging for a little while, so I feel great right now :)
    I will definitely be looking at the other blogs you've mentioned, they sound really interesting.

  7. mywordlyobsessions says:
    September 18, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    Thanks for choosing me for the award. It's really made my day :) I think the 'Lovely' award suits you best though. I just love your background, I can't stop looking at all the bits and bobs in the header. Yours is probably the prettiest blog out there so far I've come across.

    I'll hope on over and check out the other recipients. Congrats to everyone else who got it!

    Zee.

  8. covnitkepr1 says:
    September 18, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog. I came across it through another blog I follow. I am now a follower of yours as well. Feel free to look over my blog and perhaps become a follower of it also.

  9. StephanieD says:
    September 19, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    Thank you so much for the kind compliments, Lisa!!! Your blog is a worthy recipient of this award.

  10. Tif says:
    September 19, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    Thank you so much for the award Lisa and thank you so much for the awesome blogger swap!! I had such a great week, and the swap was definitely a highlight! Now, I need to check out these other sites you've highlighted!! :)

  11. Kerian says:
    October 2, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Aww! Thank you so very much, Lisa! You are incredibly sweet and this is so kind of you. I'm very touched and honored. Your award is inspiring more frequent blog posts, never fear. I do wish I blogged more often as well! The next post will be fairly soon. I'm sorry it took me so long to read about your award. I've been distracted with family stuff I shared a little about on LT. Thank you again for your One Lovely Blog Award! I'm giving you a virtual hug. :)

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