Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Booker Award

Well, a new week has rolled by and I'm still enjoying my time with family over in Mexico. Things are hectic as I run to one friend's house to another, visiting family and small towns I hadn't been in years. We're having a blast, but I can't just forget about you. Today I write to thank my new friend Michael Pierce for awarding me The Booker Award, an award that can only be bestowed to blogs which most of its content is dedicated to books.

Thank you, Michael, I truly admire you as a writer and it makes it even more significant to receive recognition from someone like you. If you don't know him, today is the perfect day to head over his site, as he's taking part of the First Fight/First Kiss bloghop where the participating blogs share the first fighting scene of one of their books, as well as the first kissing scene. There are all kinds of yummy fights to enjoy, but Michael's is a pure delight. Don't miss it.

The rules for this award:
This award is for book bloggers only. To receive this award the blog must be at least 50% about books (reading or writing is okay)
Along with receiving this award, you must also share your top five favorite books you have ever read. (More than five is okay) You must give this award to 5-10 3 (I'm bending the rules a little) other lucky book blogs you adore.

Gosh, choosing only five books is an incredibly difficult task, but rules are rules, so here you have a few of the books I've enjoyed the most, or that have been a great inspiration in my life. Some are 'short' stories, but I guess they count regardless of its length.

1. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar A. Poe.
2. The Death of Halpin Fraiser by Ambrose Bierce.
3. Rhymes and Legends by Gustavo A. Bequer.
4. Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo.
5. A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
6. Aztec by Gary Jennings.

Sorry, but I couldn't let out one of these...

Now, for the three book blogs I adore. Choosing three book-devoted blogs proved to be another incredibly hard choice. I follow more than a hundred blogs and most of them are dedicated to books in one way or another and I love them all. So, I chose the ones I think are the most helpful when choosing what to read next. Here you have my nominees:

Hope you get as much inspiration to read as I have. Enjoy!


Paige Lollie said...

Hello! My name is Paige and I'm a bit of a newbie to blogging and your site, however, I really love what you have to say and what you are writing about. I was hoping to give you the Liebster award! Hope you collect it :)

Michael Pierce said...

Thanks for the shout out! Your books reviews are always so interesting and insightful. Hope you had fun! :)

Gina said...

Hi Paige. Thanks so much for thinking about me for the award! And thanks for following, I'm a follower of your site, too and hope we'll get to know each other better through our posts. Best of luck! I'll post my acceptance speech next week. =)

Michael, I had the best time! How could I not when talking about books and one of my talented new friends?!

Siobhan said...

Hi there. Just popping by from the IWSG trying to browse all of the blogs on the list. Congrats on your "Booker Award!"

Nicole said...

Fall of the House of Usher is definitely classic. :)

Gina said...

Hi Siobhan, nice to meet you! Hope you enjoyed yourself here and you'll come back soon.

Nicole, Poe was truly an artist with the words. I will never get tired of reading his works!

Mrs. Jones said...

Congrats on the blog award!

And I Love you choice of books! :)
great job

Chris Fries said...

Congratulations on the award, Gina!

And what an eclectic unique mix of books! I love it!

Gina said...

Thanks Chris and Mrs. Jones for your nice sentiments!

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations! Those are some neat choices. Love Poe :-)

Gina said...

Thanks Deniz! Appart from Stephen King, Poe is the one author I'd love to have the honor to share a shelf with... though I still have to work a lot harder to earn it.