So, this is an award I’ve been nominated for twice. Maybe this is cheating, but I’m thanking BOTH people who nominated me: Joshua, at Kuya’s Notebook and Linda G Hill at … well, lindaghill. Thank you to both, you made me incredibly happy and also very embarassaed. – Me? An award? But, but – ME? – was the tune of my thoughts.
So. Here goes! The rules for nominees are as follows:
- Thank the person who gave you this award.
- Include a link to their blog.
- Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers to nominate. Contact them to let them know they are now one of the elect!
- Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
One and two being done, I’m going to go ahead and skip to number four. Seven things about me:
- I love reading, but I am very terrible at finishing books
- I love writing, but I am also very terrible at finishing drafts.
- So, I have no sticking power.
- I love languages. All languages. (I think. Maybe not one or two, but I won’t name them in case they start to feel sad!) As such an obsessive lover of languages, I welcome people talking to me as if I understand them, no matter the language. I’ll give it a good shot before google translating 😉
- I’m a person more shy than many people realise, and definitely more shy than I act. I’m also very loud without meaning to be and I can’t help but talk a lot, which is probably why no one notices how shy I am until they observe me shaking in a queue to return clothing in a shop…
- I am very messy. Everything that is important is likely to be on my bed. Today it’s pretty tame, with only clothes; a charger; a cd player; several water bottles; a purse; a brooch; my teddies and a selection of notebooks in it. In the past it has contained such bladed lovelies as knives and scissors. I’ve never died, so I don’t worry myself.
- I have a punctuation mark that I favour over all other punctuation. It is the semi-colon. What more could you want?*
Now to the hardest part. The bit where I nominate 15 other bloggers. This is mostly what prevented me from doing this the first time, because I wasn’t sure if I could find fifteen blogs that I loved. And then I realised I could find way more than that – how could I choose? But here goes:
- Ac Klingenberg at Girl Shaped Guitar. Ac posts fiction and fiction-styled journal entries.
- Bottled Worder at Bottled Worder. BW is a reader, a writer, and a blogger. Posts are therefore about reading, writing and blogging
- Catana and Tracking the Words: a yearly cycle. Catana posts about writing, self-publishing and if you’re luck, you even get excerpts!
- Chris at Write to Perfect. Chris writes on writing, believe it or not. A few extra lovelies are thrown in too 🙂
- Drew Chial at Drew Chial. Drew posts writing, and writing about writing. Fictional, semi-ficiton, mostly real, sometimes silly. Dive right in 🙂
- Johannes Punkt at the Flaskpost. Johannes posts flash-fiction, fiction and occasional humorous essays.
- Miss Risabella Rambler at The Risible Rambler. Miss Risabella (teehee) posts lovely ramblings on life and writing, a some fiction/poetry too 🙂
- Myothervoices at My Other Voices. First person pieces from the point of view of others of varying animacy.
- Raluwrites over at awritingaffair. Ralu posts fiction and feelings in an enviable and beautiful mix of English, French and Romanian. Entirely accesible (mostly), I promise!
- Robotic Hermit over at The Robotic Hermit. RH posts fiction and musings on life.
- Steph Snow at Bare Knuckle Writer. Steph’s posts are hilarious and she doesn’t just go five rounds with the muse, she get into it with your excuses, too!
- Tercentumquadragintaquatuor at And The Imperfect World. Tercentum posts about conlanging, world building, her life and a little fiction, when we’re lucky :3
- Tradersolstice at Structured Roots. TS posts mesmeric writing about travels and life and all the things these two carry. It’s real life filtered through fiction.
- Seth at Seth Snap. Seth posts his photography, which is vibrant with fabulous colours and light.
- The Ranting Chef over at Rantings of an Amateur Chef. Accessible food blog with very minimal ranting and good guest posts. I’m in!
There you have it. Enjoy!
*Obviously, the ‘what more could you want’ out of punctuation is a mark to remind you that you should be reading everything with Morgan Freeman’s voice. It’s easy to forget this, and it’s sad because Morgan Freeman’s voice is a good one to narrate your internal monologue.