Book Reviews

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

Friday, 25 May 2012

Beautiful Blogger Award!

Every so often when you are trawling through your email inbox collection of offers, sales and spam, you come across something wonderful. 

Earlier this week I found out that I have been nominated for a Beautiful Blogger Award by Rachel at A Discount Ticket to Everywhere

Thank you so much Rachel. I am delighted to be nominated. It means an awful lot to me to know people like the blog. I work hard at it.

When you're nominated:

  • You write seven facts about yourself
  • You link to the blog of the person who nominated you
  • You link to seven bloggers whom you think deserve the award
  • You let those bloggers know they have been nominated

Here are my seven facts:

  1. I love rabbits!
  2. My favourite destination of all time is New Zealand. 
  3. I lived in Germany for a year when I was a student.
  4. I don't eat red meat or poultry. 
  5. I love taking photographs.
  6. I would love to have a paid job in a bookshop, or have another paid job involving books/writing. 
  7. I wasn't sure about ebooks at first, but I now have a Kindle and admit I do like it.
Here are seven more bloggers I am passing the award on to: 
  1. Megan at Storybook Love Affair - a beautiful blog of books, thoughts and pretty things.
  2. Sharon at Jera's Jamboree - a fab, thoughtful book blog, and a supportive fellow blogger.
  3. Sue at A Writer's Life - thoughts and musings from lovely writer and reader Sue Uden.
  4. Josie & Jaffa at JaffaReadsToo - a fab book blog with not one but two owners! 
  5. Lainy at So many books, so little time - another fab and supportive, honest book blogger.
  6. LindyLouMac at LindyLouMac's Book Reviews - fab book reviews and author profiles.
  7. Sheryl at Sheryl's Ramblings - sunny blog from this fab lady and writer. 
There are a large number of fabulous, quality book blogs out there which are all brilliant, do explore them all, I have picked just seven here as per the 'rules' of the award.


  1. Hi Lindsay - thanks so much for giving Jaffa and I a Beautiful Blogger award. We really appreciate your interest in our blog xx

    1. Hi both, love the blog and your recommendations, keep up the good work! :) x

  2. Hi Lindsay!

    Congratulations! You must be so pleased!!

    I lived in Germany too, when I was working a couple of years ago. I was in Duesseldorf and I loved it.

    Will check out the other blogs you've recommended as they're obviously very good.


    1. Hi Laura, Thanks for commenting. It was lovely to get this, yes, and a complete surprise.

      I lived near Duesseldorf and spent a lot of time there! I loved it too. I miss it still, even though it's a while ago now.


  3. A rabbit bit me once so I'm not with you on your No. 1 but I'm definitely there on the ebook readers. Couldn't figure out what all the fuss was until I bought one and now I love it!

    1. Thanks for commenting Eugenia. Sorry to hear about your unhappy experience with rabbits! I agree totally about ebook readers, at first I think I totally ignored them, then one day I realised how good it would be and yes, now I use it a lot.

  4. A well-deserved award too Lins. Interesting facts about you :) Thank you for nominating me. Really touched my heart x

    1. Thanks for your lovely comments Shaz :) Thank you for all your support and for writing a fab blog keep at it :) x

  5. Congratulations on your award - well deserved! I'd also love to have a paid job in the book world, imagine being paid to deal with books all day :) x

    1. Thanks Kate. It would be wonderful. Love you blog too. Thanks for the support x

  6. Thanks so much Lindsay! You're the best :)

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

    1. Thanks Megan! Love your blog. Thanks for the support x


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