I've been awarded the I Love Your Blog Award by a handful of my most favorite bloggers: Ana & Thea of The Book Smugglers, whom I completely adore and idolize. Ana and Thea read an amazing number and variety of novels and write the most phenomenal reviews. They're smart, articulate, thorough, insightful and honest. Carolyn Jean of The Thrillionth Page. I love Carolyn Jean's posts. She has this talent for conveying her thoughts on books in such clever and fun ways. She's so incredibly creative and articulate, it's really no wonder she's got a two book deal with Bantam. WoOt! Sarai of Thoughts of an Aspiring Writer. Sarai is an aspiring author and an avid reader. Well, lately, life has disrupted her momentum a bit, but her blog is always full of enthusiasm and devotion to the art of reading and writing romance, and her attitude toward life is amazing. And hot off the presses, Jill D. of Romance Rookie has also nominated me for this award! Which I just discovered upon clicking to her blog for her url because I'm nominating her as well! See below. ;)
Thank you Ana, Thea, Carolyn Jean, Sarai and Jill D. for awarding me the I Love Your Blog Award. I'm so flattered and it is a great honor that you consider my blog one of your favorites.
The rules for this award are that you need to:
1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!
My nominees are:
1. Ciara of Ciara Stewart
An aspiring writer, Ciara posts almost daily about all kinds of book related topics such as reviews, conference details, author interviews, and other tidbits about the world of romance or urban fantasy novels. Her posts are informative and always enthusiastic and upbeat.
2. Kmont of Lurve a la Mode
Kmont writes comprehensive, thoughtful and honest book reviews of romance, urban fantasy, and some sci fi novels, and I love the way her personality shines through everything she writes. She also discusses the latest episodes of her favorite tv shows.
3. Amy C. of Romance Book Wrym
Amy and I have a lot of favorite books and authors in common, but she still manages to introduce me to something new all the time. Amy is also a romance writer and published her first novel with Red Rose Publishing earlier this year. Amy has since decided, howver, that the publishing world wasn't a good fit for her right now, so instead, Amy is sharing her stories every Monday on her blog one chapter at a time. Right now you can read her latest work, Spirits Unveiled. Check it out HERE.
4. Tracy of Tracy's Place.
Tracy is one of my favorite reading machines. Seriously she typically reads in one week what I barely manage to read in one month! My favorite post at her blog is titled "What I've been reading this week." I love the diversity of novels she reads, and I love that she's adamant about happily ever after endings.
6. Taja of Books and Games.
Taja's blog is always a pleasure to visit. She writes thoughtful reviews and is really good at picking up on the little details in novels that can either make or break the story. She also posts reviews or comments on a wide variety of video games. Very cool.
7. Jill D. of Romance Rookie.
Unlike me, Jill is so good about writing timely reviews for books she reads. Her reviews are consistent and she reads from a wide variety of romance sub genres, always giving me ideas for my wish list. I also love that Jill includes links to other reviews in her posts. She makes it so easy to quickly hop around and see what others are saying about the same book.
Note: I had already composed this post when I discovered Jill nominated me for this award, too! Thanks, Jill! And I had to laugh that both of us poked fun at my procrastination at writing reviews. LOL Okay, not really funny. Damn pathetic is more like it. :P
8. DarlingDiva of The Things In Live That Make Me Happy.
DarlingDiva and I met on JR Ward's message boards and then became close real life friends when we finally met in person in the Summer of 2007. We have remarkably similar (identical?) tastes in books, including our fondness for YA fiction and she is undeniably my fellow Twilight Addict. In fact, she might just be more obsessed than me! DarlingDiva posts lots of random tidbits about all things Twilight on her blog, other books, movies, music, tv shows, . . . Anything that makes her happy! :)
9. The girls at Book Binge.
One of my favorite go to sites for book reviews, author interviews, interesting discussion and lots of newsworthy information regarding the romance novel industry.
And last, but not least . . .
10. Kristie(j) and Katiebabs of Ramblings on Romance, Etc.
What can I say? These two are the dynamic duo of romance blogging. There's always something new and fun popping up on Ramblings whether it be the excellent and entertaining AIM book reviews, today's hottest or most 'interesting' book covers, or simply the announcement of a new Crusader. No matter the topic, friendly discussion is sure to follow.
Is there any rule against nominating everyone in your blog roll? Does anyone know?
Because I've got a lot of Blog Lurve to give here.