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
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