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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Liebster Blog Awards: The Winners

Cannot believe I let more than a month go by before fulfilling my obligation in the Liebster Blog Awards. The main point is to pass on the award to five other recipients to spread the word about other book blogs you enjoy.

Here are my winners:

Stu Allen of Winston's Dad, a blog that celebrates fiction translated into English. Stu is not only widely read in world fiction, and brings many deserving authors to my attention, he also has excellent taste in music and film, and as a fellow dog lover always has my highest esteem.

One book blogger who blows me away with his discernment and enthusiasm for excellent writing is the wordish celebrator behind Rob Around Books, whose site always makes me want to turn into a whirling dervish of a reading machine.
Author, smart reader and all-around wonderful fellow David Abrams has a blog I rely on. If you haven't seen The Quivering Pen, please do.

We have similar taste but aren't always reading the same thing, so I enjoy Col Reads for both new and classic choices. Plus, she's also a Europa Challenge blogger. Speaking of ...

I was one of the first to sign on the the Europa Challenge, as it is one of my favorite imprints. How many reviews have I contributed? You're right. But I haven't given up trying to get there and I still want everyone else to discover the incredible range of books through this blog created by two colleagues I hold in the highest admiration: Marie of Boston Bibliophile and Miss Liberty herself.

Winners, I hope you have the chance to pass on the peer appreciation as well.

Thank you again to Emma Hunneyball of In Potentia, another book blogger who I hope you're reading for her lovely insight.


  1. Gosh, Lynne, thanks so much for thinking of me! I am so glad to have met you and found your blog in the book blogging universe! I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!

  2. I feel exactly the same! Hectic holiday season but aren't they usually like that? A joyous season to you!

  3. Lynne, what can I say? I'm deeply honoured and not a little embarrassed; embarrassed because my blogging efforts have been less than impressive lately. However, recognition such as this would never fail in spurning me on, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart, both for your kind words, and your motivation. Thank you xx

  4. Don't be embarrassed! We all do what we do out of a love of literature, and that's better than not reading or not knowing the joy of finding a new treasure.

    You inspire me so we're even.

  5. very honoured lynne to be in same company as rob ,all the best stu