It is so appropriate that I am giving the Sunshine Award today, because we have a heat index of 108 degrees in South Carolina today. A perfect day for the cool, air-conditioned bookstore.
The Sunshine Award came to me from Priya at The Plum Bean Project. Priya is a first-time novelist, and her historical novel Exit the Actress will be published in February. I plan to be the first person in Hilton Head to read her novel!
I'm supposed to pass this award on to twelve other blogs, and I decided to give the awards to twelve blogs I had only recently discovered. Between the Book Blog Hop and Bloggiesta I have found quite a few new blogs to love.
1. Lisa of Lit and Life
2. Literary Musings
3. Rachel of And the plot thickens...
4. Kals of At Pemberley
5. Holly of BippityBoppityBook
6. Book Snob
7. Desperate Reader
8. Judith of Reader in the Wilderness
9. Senora G. of Reading, Reading and Life
10. Teadevotee of amused, bemused and confused
11. I Love to Read
12. avisannschild of She Reads and Reads
What I look for in a blog is a distinct voice, or a distinctive aesthetic or ethos--and that voice or aesthetic doesn't necessarily have to match mine. I continue to find interesting and unique voices as I explore the bookish blogosphere, and the twelve blogs above are just a few I have stumbled on in recent weeks. I hope you will check a few of them out.