Self-promotion is not a British forte but it is a must if you’d like to be considered for an award associated with this year’s BBAW.  The entry deadline is Wednesday, July 7.  (Entry rules here.)  I haven’t seen any British entries yet.  All I can say is that that would be a shame if that were to remain the case.  So, fellow Brit Bloggers,  consider this post  a rallying cry ….. as well as my own entry for …. now then, let me see.

I recently decided that  licorice allsorts  are the perfect metaphor for my reading tastes because I  never know what I will be reading or writing about next.  Surely the eclectic book blog award is a natural fit.  However,  I do read and review a lot of literary fiction.  So I’ve decided to enter for the literary fiction award also.  Except I don’t think I can. Since I downloaded Firefox, I’ve discovered content on the book blogger appreciation blog that hasn’t rendered in IE8.  I can only register for one niche category.  So I’ll go with my first choice and register as an eclectic book blog.  Choosing the entries is really hard but, actually, a very interesting exercise.  Rereading my blog resulted in some wonderful book memories and proved that, at the very least,  Lizzy’s Literary Life is working as a personal literary notebook and a prompt to my increasingly bad memory.

So, without further ado, here are my entries.  May the best blogs win … and I sure they will!

Entries for Best Eclectic Book Blog

The Sufferings of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dirty Snow – Georges Simenon

Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout

The Arsenic Century – James C Whorton

The Adventures of Misses Pettigrew and Hargreaves

And following a little prompting, here are my Entries for Best Written  Blog:

Carter Beats the Devil – Glen David Gold

The Snows of Yesteryear – Gregor von Rezzori

The Boys In the Trees – Mary Swan

The Existential Detective – Alice Thompson

The Book Bag