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!