Bibliophiliac is the space where one passionate, voracious reader reflects on books and the reading life. You will find reviews, analysis, links, and reflections on poetry and prose both in and out of the mainstream.
A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The Premio Dardos
From Book Quoter at A Thousand Books with Quotes
"The Premio Dardos is a way to acknowledge the importance of bloggers committed to spreading cultural, ethical, literary and personal values, showing their letters and words."
Now comes the fun part: passing the award on to 15 blogs....
What You Read
The Reading Life
the little reader
The Literary Stew
A Bibliophile's Paradise
A Literary Odyssey
books i done read
Confessions of a Bibliophile
Reading without Restraint
This award is one I had tucked away for safekeeping way back on May 12th. Like many other things I put away, I misplaced this award for a little bit. Then Priya posted about the Premio Dardos Award from Book Quoter that she had misplaced, and I heard a faint ringing noise faraway in my brain....I think that was right around the time 3rd quarter grades were due, and I was buried under folders full of papers....
Somehow I know that Book Quoter will forgive me, because her blog just exudes an air of graciousness. Book Quoter has a goal of reading a thousand great books and posting quotes from each books. Right now she has just finished number 57 (My Antonia). In her spare time she is a pediatrician! And she makes stuff with plarn! An all-around accomplished woman, in my opinion....
Have you noticed how much a blogger's personality, tone, and voice comes through, even in a book blog? That's why I like these awards--they're so friendly--and they give me an opportunity to highlight the many different types of book blogs I have come across. Each one of the blogs above has a distinctive tone or voice, and each writer has a slightly different perspective on books and the reading life. Some of the blogs in the list have a couple of dozen followers, and some have hundreds. By the way, when I can I like to highlight a blog which deserves a little more attention, and when I run across a blog with fewer than fifty followers, I have a tendency to follow that blog--does anyone else like to do this? Granted, I don't follow a blog just for the sake of adding to the list of followers (say, if it focuses on a genre I don't read much) but it does seem like a friendly gesture.
So: a belated thanks to Book Quoter, and congratulations to all the Premios Dardos Award winners!