Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Book Blogger Appreciation Week Nomination



Well, I'm surprised. Actually, I don't think that quite covers the joy and wonder and excitement when I checked my email and saw that I have been nominated for a Book Blogger Appreciation Award! Because, it comes from you, my dear Gentle Readers. Someone out there nominated me in the category of Best Speculative Fiction Blog (ie Fantasy/Horror/Sci-fi/Spec-Fic). I have to confess here that for the first time, I participated in the nomination process this year and nominated someone else for the same award! as well as for most of the other categories.....It was fun, and I was delighted to be able to show my appreciation for the hard work so many of you put into blogging and making your posts enjoyable to read. My only problem was, I wanted to nominated ALL OF YOU, each and every blog on my blogroll, and of course there aren't enough categories for that! So whoever you are, dear Reader, thank you!!

And for Amy at My Friend Amy, the main host of Book Blogger Appreciation Week - a big thank you for her hard work last year during the first Appreciation Awards, and even more this year, because I think it's gotten bigger and more popular.

I was going to do a book review of Persuasion, but I'm too excited. I'll do the review later.

20 comments:

Kaye said...

Congrats to you on your well deserved nomination!!

Good luck!

Molly said...

Well, I for one am not at all surprised at the nomination ;)

Love your blog and look forward to the final voting.

Lezlie said...

Excellent!! Congratulations to you!!

Lezlie

Cathy said...

Congratulations!!

Table Talk said...

Congratulations and well deserved. The Bears are having a celebratory party. But then you know those Bears - any excuse to let their fur down.

DesLily said...

congratulations!! it's always nice to be noticed ...and we notice you.

Bybee said...

That's wonderful; congratulations. I hope you win!!!

Nymeth said...

Congratulations, Susan! It's definitely deserved :)

JaneGS said...

Wonderful news, Susan. My heartfelt congratulations!

Susan said...

Kaye: thank you very much, for saying it's deserved! I appreciate that. Mostly, I love comments to my posts!

Molly: lol, thank you! I know you have enjoyed all the science fiction I write about here! lol I look forward to the final voting too....but the real joy is talking books with everyone.

Lezlie: thank you!

Cathy: thanks!

Table Talk: tell the Bears I send them a big hug and if I could get some yummy Canadian honey over there, I would...and thanks for saying it's deserved. I appreciate that!

Deslily: thank you! *aw shucks* to being noticed, though! lol

Bybee: thank you! I don't know if I should hope for the win, because I know I nominated someone more worthy in the same category! lol do you suppose that's how all the big book award winners feel, standing before their peers?

Nymeth: thank you so much, especially for saying it's deserved! You, and everyone here, so deserve an award too! I really mean that. It's really an honour to get recognized by other bloggers.

Jane: thank you so much! It's funny, but thinking about the category I was nominated in, I was writing about what I loved. It's even better if I helped readers who had never read science fiction or fantasy, take their first steps into reading it, because of a post I wrote. Then we all win :-D
Now to convince everyone that Jane Austen is funny and delightful to read!

Cath said...

Yaaaay! Well done! :-)

Rhinoa said...

Yay for getting nominated! I got one for graphic novels which I must post about this weekend. Fingers crossed for you...

Kerrie said...

well done Susan

Julia Smith said...

*applause*

Laughing Stars said...

Congratulations!! By the way, I'm a new follower of your blog. :-)

Susan said...

Cath: thank you! big smiles over here too, and I've been telling everyone who reads my blog (which is redundant since they already know!) because it's exciting! lol

Rhinoa: It's fun, isn't it? I'll come to your blog and congratulate you there too. I am so happy for you! and my fingers will be crossed for you too!

Kerrie: thank you! And you too, I see today that you were nominated also. congratulations! I've been by your blog to congratulate you there too. Fingers crossed for you!

Julia: thanks! :-D Your Richard Armitage post yesterday came too late for this year's awards, but there's always next year! lol

Laughing Stars: Welcome! thank you for leaving a comment! and thank you! I'll come find you now.

Memory said...

Congrats on your nomination, and good luck!

Gavin said...

Congratulations Susan!

Stephanie said...

Congrats on the nomination!! Of course, it doesn't surprise me. I love your blog...and the nomination is well-deserved.

I almost fell out of my chair when I found out I had a couple of nominations myself. So cool, isn't it?

Susan said...

Memory: thank you very much!

Gavin: thank you!

Stephanie: I was so excited! I told my husband, my friend at work! thank you for the lovely compliment, too. :-D You deserve the nominations too, by the way, I'm coming to your blog to tell you! lol Good luck!