7 X 7 Link Award

I’ve been tagged by the lovely Novia from Polychrome Interest and received the 7×7 link award. This is a fun award and more than anything I hope that the people I’m going to tag will participate as well as we will get to read and re-read a few really great posts.

What is it all about?

1: Tell everyone something about yourself that nobody else knows.

2: Link to a post you think fits the following categories: The Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, Most Pride-worthy Piece.

3: Pass this on to 7 fellow bloggers.

While everyone seems to skip question 1,  almost everybody enjoys answering question 2. Admittedly not an easy question and I’m cheating. I have included posts from my movie blog.

The Most Beautiful Piece

I think my post on Niccolò Ammanitis’ novel I’m not scared was my most beautiful post. The book made me travel back to my own childhood and long-lost summers.

Most Helpful Piece

People were glad to read something about Indirect Translations and L2 Translations.

Most Popular Piece

10 German war movies. It had 30’000 views so far. It’s quite surprising.

Most Controversial Piece

I don’t think any post on this blog was very controversial with the exception of on Negative “Reviews” but that was a mild controversy. However there was a very controversial one on my movie blog on Movies on the Crusades. I was even tempted to close the comments section.

Most Surprisingly Successful Piece

I wrote a post on my German blog called Menschen, die zu viel reden – People who talk too much. It is surprisingly successful and viewed more often than the whole blog.

Most Underrated Piece

One of my earliest posts which I personally like got no comments and hardly any views. It was a post on Nora Murphy’s memoir Knitting the Threads of Time.

Most Pride-worthy Piece

A post on the movie Napola got me a quote on a DVD cover.


Now it’s my turn to tag 7 people. I decided to include only book blogs.

Danielle from A Work in Progress. Danielle’s posts are very varied. Some are informative, some are entertaining, others lovely and many are full of book discoveries.

Guy from His Futile Preoccupations. Guy is by far the person who makes me buy the most books (followed closely by Danielle). Not only do I like his taste in books but I also enjoy that he writes so very well about them.

Emma from Book Around the Corner. Emma’s posts are very diverse, some are long and elaborate, others short and to the point but they are always full of interesting and nuanced insights into the books she has read.

Litlove from Tales from the Reading Room. Litlove writes on many different topics, mostly book related but also essays on interesting people and personal essays. All of her posts are well written and thought-provoking.

Richard from Caravana de Recuerdos. Just to put his name on the list made me grin. I have a feeling I know which could be the “most controverisal post” in his case. Richard has an interesting choice of lengths for his post. From three sentence pieces containing a deadly blow to longer and very soulful posts, you will find everything.

Stu from Winston’s Dads Blog. Stu is dedicated, passionate and never ceases to surprise me with his book choices and the enthusiastic posts he writes about them. How many great posts on books in translations have  I missed? Many I’m afraid.

Vishy from Vishy’s Blog. Another blog I have only discovered recently. Vishy has a very special way of combining personal anecdotes and book reviews. I’d love to read and discover some older posts that I may have missed.

Violet Still Life With Books. Don’t we all have a blog we secretly admire? Someone who writes like we would want to write? In my case it’s Violet. Since I’ve first visited her blog I loved the way she writes and her book choices. I’d love to discover her older posts.

I’d love to see all of your choices but don’t feel forced to particpiate.