10 April, 2007

Thinking Blogger Awards

I was surprised and pleased to find that Alianore, Daphne and Susan Higginbotham had nominated me for a Thinking Blogger Award. I gather it started here, and the rules are as follows:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to the original post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display your "Thinking Blogger Award" with a link to the post that you wrote.

I don't quite know how to get the rather pretty Thinking Blogger Award button to display, so I'll skip the Optional point 3 for now. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to recommend the blogs that tagged me, but they are well worth reading, so here they are:

  • Daphne (Tanzanite's Shelf) - book reviews and more.
  • Susan Higginbotham - book reviews, humorous takes on history and historical fiction (such as the solution to the Princes in the Tower mystery), occasional posts on her own historical fiction, and posts on medieval history
  • Alianore - fascinating and informative history blog covering everything you ever wanted to know about the life and times of Edward II
And here are five more recommendations, in no particular order:

  1. An Innocent a-Blog (Bernita Harris) - witty musings on writing and life, with occasional snippets from her own fiction
  2. The Lost Fort (Gabriele Campbell) - informative posts on Roman and German history, opera and architecture, plus some lovely photos and links to her other blogs, The Lost Chronicles for more academic posts, and The Lost Scrolls for excerpts from her fiction
  3. Living the History (Elizabeth Chadwick) - news about her historical fiction, snippets of medieval history from research and re-enactment
  4. Memorabilia Antonina (Tony Keen) - posts on classical history and texts (updated only occasionally)
  5. Wordcarving - John Ahearn's poetry blog

Many more deserve an award - see the list in the sidebar for a start, plus Rick whose comments always make me think - but the rules say I have to stop at five.


Bernita said...

I am not worthy - but I am grateful.
Thank you, Carla.

Gabriele Campbell said...

Thank you very much.

I would have nominated your blog, too, but I'd seen you already got three nominations and therefore picked some 'new' ones. Five candidates is not enough by far.

Carla said...

You're both very welcome :-)

Rick said...

Now I'm both flattered, and feeling guilty that I haven't started a blog!

Carla said...

Just feel flattered, Rick, don't feel guilty!

John said...

I think Bernita has pretty much said it, Carla. Thank you very much. It's great to get a pat on the back from someone you respect.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations: very well deserved. And I have discovered some new (to me) very interesting-seeming blogs from your post. Thanks!

Carla said...

John - You're welcome

Maxine - Thank you, and if you've found new and interesting blogs I'm very pleased. Five is nowhere near enough (there was no room for Petrona, for example)