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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....
Kate's Library
What You Read
The Reading Life
the little reader
The Literary Stew
Ordinary Reader
Page Turners
A Bibliophile's Paradise
A Literary Odyssey
Bookish Blather
books i done read
Booksnake reviews
Confessions of a Bibliophile
Olduvai Reads
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!


Mel u said...

Thank you so much for this award-I am honored to be in such good company

Kate said...

What a great way to wrap up Wednesday! Congratulations to you, and thank you so much for passing it on to me! :)

Astrid (Mrs.B) said...

Thanks so much for this award. I'm so flattered.

Allie said...

Thank you so much for the award!

PeachyTO said...

Thanks for the award bibliophiliac, and congratulations on receiving it as well!

Anonymous said...

aww, thank you for the beautiful award! you are definitely a deserving recipient and i really appreciate that you chose me as one of the blogs to pass this onto.

Ordinary Reader said...

I just got home from my Book Club meeting (my favorite night of the month) and found this. This day couldn't get any more perfect!
Thank you so very much. I find writing about books so satisfying and so much fun that I almost feel I should have to pay for the privilege. Getting to know other
bloggers and discovering so many great books I would have missed otherwise is icing on the cake. To get an award from a blogger I admire on top of all that is such an encouragement. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the award and the kind words at the end there. I'm in good company!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much - first award I've gotten in the short time I've been blogging. Really appreciate it!
-Pete (What You Read)

Kals said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Your blog is fascinating and I'm following it now :)

Priya Parmar said...

congratulations to you and your seniors today!

Rachel said...


I am visiting via the hop. I love meeting fellow book bloggers and just wanted to say hello!

And the plot thickens...

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award and aww shucks... thanks! I'm honoured! (Unfortunately Wordpress decided to mark your comment as spam and I only discovered it today).