Sunday, 7 August 2011

Must Be Award Season!

Wow! There have been an awful lot of virtual spangly dresses, typed thank you speeches, and online awards floating about in cyberspace recently! Much to my surprise, honour and delight, two days ago I was awarded a Liebster Award from Laura Sullivan (author of the fabulous book Brightwing), of The Omniscient Third Person. Before I had the opportunity to pass on the award to others, last night I was again awarded a Liebster Award from the lovely Marlena Cassidy over at The Words Behind The Writer! I am absolutely over the moon that these ladies have chosen to give me this award, and it now falls to me to pass it on to some other amazing bloggers.

The goal of the award is to spotlight up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers. It is hoped that the recipients will:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have bloggity-blog fun!

I have a bit of a dilemma on my hands as to who to choose as my favourites. When I was given the Liebster Award the first time, from Laura, I immediately thought that my easiest, number one pick would be Marlena to pass it on to! Sadly, I wasn't quick enough and Marlena was awarded it by someone else - I think it would be a bit weird if I handed it straight back to her, but I wanted her to know I would have chosen her, and she deserves some recognition and love, so please head over and follow her anyway! :)

As one of my choices has already gone, I will just give you four more of my top picks, who are all thoroughly deserving and who run some brilliant blogs, so go share the love! In no particular order, they are:

1. Rea Book Review - I couldn't let you go without giving you more book reviews to get your teeth into could I?! Rea has a whole range of book-related posts, reviews and giveaways, and she always has something new going on. She mostly writes about chick lit, so she's a great place to stop if you're looking for something new to read :)

2. Two Special Wires - Awwww this is so cute! Two Special Wires tells the story of Jake and Fergi, two gorgeous Wire Fox Terriers. They had troubled puppy-hoods, as they both used to be puppy mill breeders, but they have new lives and are now spending their days having tons of fun and adventures with their new family. The blog is written from their points of view, and is all about what they get up to - it's so adorable and a story that's full of hope, so I'm sure you'll like it. They're trying to get the message out about puppy mills, adoption and rescue, so please take a look for that reason alone, if nothing else!

3. Edge Of The Plank - I'm really going with the animal thing today! (Hmm...we just got a new puppy today so that may have something to do with it......). Anyway, this great blog is run by Matthew, who loves to write about anything that inspires him. Film reviews, TV, photography, nature, music - you name it, if it inspires him, it's there. Oh, and there's an awful lot of cute animals on there too! Goodness, I'm soft...

4. The Book Addict - The premise of this blog is, I think, a good idea - it's a personal challenge to see how many books The Book Addict can read in a year. I write a review on each book I read, but I don't consciously count each one...although I think I should, and will probably start in 2012! The Book Addict gives an opinion on each book they finish, and there are some really unusual choices on there, so it always proves an interesting visit!

Well, that rounds up my top picks :) Please, please, please drop by and visit these amazing blogs - they need (and deserve!) your love! Well done everyone, now it's your turn to take a bow :)


  1. Oh wow thankyou so much! I have got to head over and twitter this!!

    Thankyou Between the Pages xxx

  2. Thank you so much for the award and I am exciting to give this award out to others! Will do it sometime this week and be ready for my shoutout! :D

  3. I think we just proved that great minds think alike. (; Love your picks and am going to check them all out, and thank you for the shout-out! You're too sweet!

    When I was awarded the Liebster Award, my first thought was that you deserved it the most. So glad you have two now!

  4. Thanks again!! Please check out some of the blogs I have given the award to!

  5. That's OK you guys! You deserve it :)

    And aww thanks Marlena! Much appreciated :) I hope you like all the blogs I've chosen as much as I do!


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