Things are a bit hectic in my life these days or I would have thanked the lovely Neer from A Hot Cup of Pleasure earlier for this award.
Thank you Neer, it’s very kind of you and much appreciated.
As is the custom with awards, we pass them on. I’ve decided to choose three blogs that I have discovered in 2012 and which I enjoy a lot.
Here are the rules for the Award
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 atThe 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 the 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…
As said before, I chose to pass on this award to three blogs that I have discovered in 2012 and which are all three well worth visiting.
Babbling Books – Brian is one of the rare bloggers who reviews much more non-fiction than fiction and his reviews are always very engaging and thought-provoking. He loves philosophy and whether it’s a novel or a non-fiction book, he’ll always take a closer look at the philosophical ideas in a work.
creativeshadows – I’ve come to appreciate Victoria’s blog for her essays and in-depth analysis of books, short stories, various topics and themes. All of her posts are wonderfully well written and engaging.
The Literary Bunny – I enjoy Christina’s blog a lot. For one it’s very lively and her choice of the books she reads and reviews is quite varied. She will also write about interesting facts or bookish news. A nice eclectic mix.
26 thoughts on “Blog of the Year 2012”
I am speechless Caroline! Thank you so much. As you know last year was my first year blogging and it has been such a fantastic experience!
I will have my post up soon!
It’s really my pleasure.
I enjoy spreading the word for “new” bloggers, especially when it is so well deserved. 🙂
Oh, how nice…congrats! Will have to check out your recommendations.
It was nice to receive it.
Yes, check them out, you might like them.
well deserved Caroline your blog is great ,all the best stu
Congrats on your well-deserved award, Caroline! I’ve enjoyed recently getting acquainted with Brian’s blog, so good choice there as well (look forward to checking out the other two contenders you mention).
Thanks, Richard. Ihave a feeling you’ll like Victoria’s blog.
You deserve many more stars, Caroline. Thank You for your kind words. Going to check out the blogs mentioned by you.
That’s so kind of you, thank you. I didn’t really know how the star thing works but nw I ent to the blog who initiaed it and saw where we get the banners with the stars.
Congratulations! Well earned. Your quantity and quality amaze me.
Thanks, Kevin, that’s kind of you.
Congratulations Caroline! This is really wonderful news! I checked the three blogs that you have nominated for the award. They all look quite interesting! ‘Creative Shadows’, Victoria’s blog, is especially fascinating and intriguing.
Yes, her blog is quite different from most others. I would love to have more time and read it more often.
You amaze me : you post about so many books, read so many blogs and probably don’t write about all the books you read.
You nailed it pretty much. For some reason there are great deal of books I don’t review these days. Not because they are not good, they are often excellent but more non-fiction and I still find it hard to review non-fiction without writing an endless post.
If any blogger deserves this award, it’s you! Your blog is tops in my book. Congratulations!
Judith (Reader in the Wilderness)
Thanks so much, Judith, it’s very kind of you.
Congrats for the awards Caroline 🙂 so well deserved!!
I will check the new found blogs soon
Thanks, Novia. I think you might like Christina’s – The Literary Bunny.
Reading it now 🙂
a fellow Doctor Who fans 😉
Exactly. And Stephen King according to the photo. 🙂
Kudos to you–your blog is always well deserving of any accolade! 🙂 Thanks for sharing new to me links–it’s nice to discover new places of interest!
And they haven’t been blogging for very long either, so I guess it’s nice to promote them a bit.
Wow. Thank you, Caroline! I don’t know what’s wrong with me since I haven’t noticed you giving me this…! It’s definitely not because I’m not happy about it – I totally am! And congratulations to you – I love your blog. And thanks, once again. 🙂
Don’t worry, I knew you had just not seen it. I should have added to link to my comment on you blog.
I hope you had some new visitors. I know Novia was happy to find a fellow Dr Who fan.