Friday, 1 May 2009

Some House-Keeping

It's time for some house-keeping seeing it's the first of the month and we are now a whole third of the way through 2009.

Number of books read so far in 2009: 37
Number of Guardian 1000 books: 12
Number of Persephones: 5
Number of Virago Modern Classics: 4
Number of short story volumes: 4
Number of Penguin Great Loves: 3
Number of Terry Pratchett books: 3
Number of children's books: 3
Number of re-reads: 3
Number of audio/digital/online books: 3
Number of non-fiction: 3
Number of plays: 1

Above are challenges I am setting myself but as for blogging challenges:

Number of challenges undertaken: 1 (currently enjoying Carl's Once Upon a Time III challenge)
Books read for this challenge: 2 (1 for Quest the Second and 1 for Short Story Weekends - ongoing).

Blogging Awards received: 2
Fleur Fisher kindly presented me with TWO awards last month! These are my first blogging awards so I am very excited. I am beyond thrilled that she thinks my blog is lovely and that I offer something unique to the blogging world.

Here are the rules:

1.Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Now since I am quite new to this I haven't yet discovered 25 bloggers but here are some that I have recently discovered and who I would like to present with awards as I think their blogs are quite lovely and I regularly read what they have to say:

Stuck in a Book

Things Mean a Lot

Kiss a Cloud

In Training for a Heroine

I Luv Words

Each of these blogs offers something special and interest me in different ways. I think I will also present them with the Zombie Chicken Award, which Fleur Fisher gave me.

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…”

Congratulations to them and to me! Also a huge thank you to Fleur Fisher for her generosity and to all blog readers.

Happy reading.


claire said...

Congratulations, you deserve the awards! I love your blog and glad that I found it. You read so many great titles. And thanks so much for thinking of me. :D

StuckInABook said...

Thank you very much!

Nymeth said...

Congratulations on your awards, and thank you so much for including me :D

Elisabeth Ingram said...

Thank you so much for including me! I am very very very excited! My first blog award, whoop whoop! Your blog is great - I am really enjoying reading the other blogs you have introduced me to, as well. Lots of lovely reading to do, now...