Thursday, April 29, 2010
Hops, News and Awards
Friday is for blog hopping! I imagine white rabbits with numbers taped to their backs like jockeys hopping though the blogosphere knocking at rose trellised, faded green doors and hopping into cosy rooms where books, tea and chocolate are laid out in expectation.
I have discovered wonderful, wonderful blogs over the last few weeks. Readers and writers: readers who write and writers who read, reviewers who write and reviewers who read--it is heaven for people who enjoy living in a culture of words. There are readers reading Hardy, Bronte, Tolstoy, Keats. Readers reading historical fiction, literary fiction, chick lit, sci fi lit, ya lit, mg lit, classic lit, and poetry. It is a lovely way to sail through the trees on swings built of language.
So, news. After changing my ticket seven times I am flying home to Hawaii. No one there believes that I will actually turn up. I seem to have become the girl who cried 'plane ticket'. But I am going as I have to have my author photo taken--yikes. From what I gather for the author photo I: do not smile, do look friendly, don't wear white, do wear something I am comfortable in, do not wear a sundress, do wear shoes, do look at the camera, do not look too serious, do look professional. Umm. How does a person who does like sun dresses and does not like photos manage this? Tuesday is the big day. Will let you know how it goes!
And happily, Sarah, at the wonderful "Loving Books" blog (http://always-books.blogspot.com/) gave me an award! The Prolific Blogger Award!
A prolific blogger is one who is intellectually productive, keeping up an active blog with enjoyable content. After accepting this award, recipients are asked to pass it forward to seven other deserving blogs.
Yipee! Thank you Sarah! And if you have not visited Sarah's lovely blog: hop hop right away!
Seven blogs I love...
bibliophiliac at http://bibliophiliac-bibliophiliac.blogspot.com/
She has the most wonderful posts about Keats's heartbreakingly beautiful broken poetry.
Carin at http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/
This wonderful woman has tried so hard to teach me to link properly and as you can see I am failing miserably. A former Editorial Assistant her take on books and the publishing world is fascinating.
Missy B at http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/
Her reviews are incisive, personal and beautifully written and the elfin drawings on her blog will make you happy every time.
Lindy Lou Mac at http://lindyloumacbookreviews.blogspot.com/
From Alice in Wonderland posters in Hong Kong to wonderfully written reviews, her blog is always fun.
Mademoiselle Poirot at http://mademoiselle-poirot.blogspot.com/
Her delicately wrought photographs feel like breakfast in Paris.
Grad at http://thecuriousreader.blogspot.com/
She loves letters and Wolf Hall and that is so much more than enough for me!
Faith E. Hough at http://faithehough.blogspot.com/
Read her post about the brilliant, brilliant Oscar Wilde.
Hop, white rabbits! Hop!