I was honoured and a little humbled to receive a nomination from my good friend T for a Versatile Blogger Award.
In the first place, I have been blogging for less than a year. In the second place, T is not only a dear friend, but an awesome blogger and one of my favourite writers so praise from her is praise indeed.
I strongly recommend checking out her world by clicking the links to both her blogs here and signing up immediately:
Body of a Geek Goddess Possibly my favourite place in the blogosphere, Body of a Geek Goddess is a loving tribute to all things Sci-Fi. Reviews, news and points to ponder on everything from Star Wars to Game of Thrones with a special place of reverence for the TV series Supernatural. Plus, T was one of the few people who understood my elation at receiving a pair of Dean pants for my birthday...
E is for Envelope So much lovely goodness on this sister blog from T - theatre, film and book reviews, shopping, a lot of stationery, fashion, beauty and the best of London life. Being a big book addict like myself one of her best posts this year has been on National Libraries Day
Since starting my blogging journey I have stumbled across so many great writers but here are a few that are floating my boat at the moment:
The B Horror Blog I stumbled across bhorrorblog on Twitter. Written by a Cape Town based guy with a love crap horror and a great sense of humour, this blog is the place to check out before you watch anything on the horror channel post midnight. Bhorrorblog uses a carefully thought out “Level of Awful” rating system that ranges from surprisingly good to requiring a post-film lobotomy as well as a breast-o-meter. I particularly enjoy the “life lessons learned” section for each film which mirrors my own penchant for summarising “what I learned” from films.
Vagenda Magazine This blog has been the hot topic on Twitter for weeks now. Witty, intelligent, thoughtful, relevant and downright funny, this blog is the future of feminism. The recent entry on Grazia Magazine had me in tears of laughter and stuff like this is long overdue. If you are one of the few people who aren't reading this stuff, get on it now.
Byte The Book This is a relatively new site but I can’t wait to see where it goes. Justine writes about books, giving us a heap of reviews but also commenting on the industry’s move to digital which is a subject of great interest for me. Her post on why digital has her sold mirrors my own attitude towards the new publishing technologies.
And one last one...
Half Pound of Tea
M is one of my favourite twitter users. She has a great gaming blog She Kills Monsters but has also started blogging about her life struggling with mental illness. Brave, honest and thought provoking, she has so far raised issues about the taboos surrounding mental illness and the support and treatment from our health professionals. Many of the people I love have their own stories to tell and I believe that if there is one way to burst these taboos it’s by talking and writing about it.
T also nominated some other favourite bloggers of mine and rather than cover that ground again I will just post the links and strongly suggest that you check them out:
The Lemurs are Hungry Beautiful food blog with a focus on Asian cuisine. If this doesn’t make your mouth water there is something wrong with you.
Rose to the Occasion A mutual friend of myself and T, Mrs Rose blogs on beauty, London living and all sorts of other stuff. She and I also have a mutual appreciation for the film “The Slipper and the Rose”. She is very cool.
Postcard of a Painting The lovely Linda is a grammar and spelling fiend but also loves a good horror film. She is also wonderfully funny and a great writer.
I hope you enjoy checking these guys out. Now apparently part of the rules of these nominations is that I must give you, dear reader 7 facts about myself. Here goes:
1: I wrote my first novel at aged eleven. I also illustrated it.
2: I wrote my second novel at aged fourteen. It contains the most unconvincing sex scenes in the history of literature.
3: Both manuscripts still exist and are stashed in my attic. I can assure you that they will never again see the light of day.
4: I talk in my sleep.
5: I dyed my hair blonde for fifteen years and I sometimes find myself at the till with shampoo for blonde hair, forgetting that I am now brunette.
6: I love watching Gardener’s World.
7: One of my most treasured pleasures in life is making people laugh.