Eva at A Striped Armchair awarded me a “Blog Award of Excellence” for the physical appearance of my blog. I’m so honored: I feel like such a new blogger compared to everyone else. Then Alessandra gave me the Brillante Blogging Award and I feel doubly honored. Alessandra says that I pose “intelligent, thought-provoking questions.” I feel like I’ve barely blogged about books lately, but that’s because I’ve been reading! A book review tomorrow, I promise.
Eva awarded me a long time ago in blogging years, and I’ve been putting off passing it on because it is hard to do! Now that Alessandra awarded me too, I can’t put it off.
I read dozens and dozens of reading blogs these days. Check out my right sidebar for a list of them. (I have tried to list those from Google Reader on my blogroll, but I may have missed some on the blogroll. If you aren’t on the list, leave a comment and tell me about your blog. I’ll make sure you are on the blogroll and in my Google Reader!)
I can’t determine which blogs are my favorites because I read so many (and I think dozens of them have already received these awards). Instead, I want to share these awards to two bloggers you may not have discovered that are in the midst of crazy challenges of their own. I may be reading the HTR&W works, slowly but surely, but that’s nothing compared to these readers!
1. 200 Books. I recently found this blog. Mandi is reading 200 books in one year; she has two kids, and she owns an independent bookstore. And I think I don’t have time to read! These aren’t just any 200 books either: these are the books in the Everyman’s Library. I think it’s incredible that she is reading the extensive list she’s chosen. I’m not sure why there was the need for a time limit (one year!) for all those classics; I guess to make sure she does it (?). At any rate of reading, I am in awe.
2. Pulitzer Palaver. I think AK’s blog is one of the first book blogs I found. I was looking for reviews of Pulitzer Prize winners. AK is reading all the fiction, nonfiction, biography, and history winners of the Pulitzer Prize. In order. It may take years, but she’s doing it! Some of those early winners are quite dull, as she can attest. Again, I am very impressed with her goal to read them all. And, after reading the reviews of the dull ones, I can cross them off my “to read” list because I don’t want to read them!
Are you doing something amazing or have you set an incredible goal? Have I missed your blog? I’m new to the book blogging world, so point the way…