Once more I’m deeply indebted to Brian of Babbling Books for his generosity. Last year he bestowed upon me the notable Liebster Award. This year he has chosen to distinguish me with the illustrious Blog of the Year 2012 award! I’m at a loss for words to express my gratitude.
Those who accept this award have a few rules to abide by:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award at The Thought Palette and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
After judicious deliberation, the recipients of the award are:
The Argumentative Old Git: Himadri runs a strongly-opinionated blog about literature and culture, and his commentary on the classics is always insightful and stimulating.
Beauty is a Sleeping Cat: Caroline’s blog is remarkable for its wide-ranging reviews of literature and for the many diverse literary events it hosts, encouraging readers to broaden their tastes.
Caravana de Recuerdos: Richard has a special interest in and enviable knowledge about Spanish-language literature, and he also has the courage to tackle those long classics most of us are terrified of reading.
In lieu of a field guide: This blog is worth the time of anyone wanting to read intelligent and well-argued commentaries about Filipino literature, Roberto Bolãno, and literature in general.
Seraillon: Provides reviews on a diverse range of works of fiction, always focusing on quality books.
The Sleepless Reader: Like me Alex is a Portuguese blogger who writes in English; she covers an eclectic mix of books: classics and contemporaries, poetry and non-fiction, always with friendly good disposition.
Wuthering Expectations: Tom’s blog remains an inspiration and benchmark for other bloggers, and is a constant source of intelligent and witty literary criticism about the classics.
Congratulations to all of you, and thank you for the many hours of joy you’ve given over the last year!