Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Blogging Award

This blog has been in existence less than a year and it is amazing how much enjoyment I have derived from blogging, sharing my thoughts on books, and learning from other bloggers during that time.

I started blogging to write about the books I read (mostly mysteries) and to be able to remember what I like about a book or an author and why. (I am getting older. It is amazing how fast the plot and other characteristics of a book disappear from my mind.) I like to do research, so I get to add a little research about an author or a book now and then. Without the stress of it being work.

Just recently, I learned that Sergio at Tipping My Fedora had included me in his list of bloggers deserving of the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

The ‘rules’ for the award are simple:
1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award at The Thought Palette and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5. You can now also join our Facebook page – click the link here ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook page.
6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar.

I am very appreciative of Sergio's vote and I am taking this opportunity to list some other blogs that I find both informative and entertaining. Awards are subjective, but this is the perfect opportunity to express my appreciation in turn.

Tipping My Fedora would of course be on my list, but he already has six votes. I could say something about each of these blogs but the best thing to do is go and check them out yourself. All of these books have added books to my To Be Read stacks or taught me new and wondrous things, and often both.

So here is my list of blogs (in no order):


Anonymous said...

Tracy - First, congratulations on a very well-deserved award! I know that your excellent blog is on my must-visit list and I'm pleased you got some of the recognition you deserve. Thanks too - so much - for including my own blog in your list. I'm grateful and humbled.

Sarah said...

Hi Tracy - Yes I echo Margot. First of all many congratulations on the award. It is well deserved and I have enjoyed reading your reviews over the last couple of months (after I first discovered your blog). And thanks too for including me in your list. I love receiving your insightful comments and it is interesting to see how we view books differently.

Happy reading!

TracyK said...

Thank you, Margot. I have learned a lot from you and picked up a lot of book recommendations. And learned of new blogs to keep up with.

TracyK said...

Thanks, Sarah. I look forward to each of your reviews, and often they keep me up on new authors and books that I would miss. I tend to be years behind in reading authors.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Tracy, many congratulations on your very deserving blog award from Sergio. The fact that the award has come your way less than a year after launching your blog shows what a fine blog you host. I enjoy reading your precise and concise reviews of books, posted on a layout that is at once appealing to the reader. I am glad to note that I am interested in many of the authors that you read. Thank you very much for your own award for the 3Cs. I can see that I am in fine company, particularly as I am familiar with the other five bloggers and their writing on crime-fiction.

TracyK said...

You are too kind, Prashant. I appreciate your blog for its broad array of subjects and your creativity in presenting them. I look forward to many years of reading your blog.

Kerrie said...

Thank you for including me on your list Tracy and well done on getting an award yourself

Bill Selnes said...

Tracy: Congratulatons on the Award. It is well deserved.

Thank you for mentioning my blog. I greatly appreciate you find my blog interesting and helpful. I am proud to be among the blogs listed by you.

TracyK said...

Thank you, Kerrie. You have such a good mix of books you cover on your blog, and I enjoy the global challenge and the Agatha Christie carnival a lot. That was a big influence on my goal to read more Agatha Christie.

TracyK said...

Thanks very much. You have a variety of topics and unique approaches to your reading, which I appreciate. But especially your coverage of Canadian authors, and your posts about lawyers and the law.