I have been Nominated…

Yay me!

It’s my first award… though I’m not sure it’s an award since I’m just nominated I’m a liittle confused by that. But I’ve checked out other nominees’ blogs, and they’ve posted their nominations, so if I’m wrong, at least I’m not wrong all by myself. 😀

Thank you Swapna at S.Krishna and Readerville for the double nomination! I enjoy blogging and write to please myself… if you haven’t noticed, I’ve got a kind of corny/weird/goofy sense of humor… and it’s great to know other people enjoy it, too. It’s a great compliment, and I’m honored. Thanks!

Once an award is received, the rules are as follows:
1. Put the logo on your blog. (hovering directly above)
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you. (linked ’em in the post, and they’re on my blogroll)
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs. (ugh! You made me work!)
4. Add links to those blogs on your blog. (easy part)
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog. (you’ll have to click and find out!)

My nominees (In NO particular order):

1. Just a (Reading) Fool I really enjoy his blog. His posts are at times philosophical, often witty, and always intelligent. And, as if that weren’t enough, the video clip at the end of his Sunday Salon proves he’s got a great blog! Can I get a napkin, please?

2. Fyfly’s Book Blogalways has a variety of books, and has added to my wishlist and, at the same time, put the breaks on Mt. TBR through her Ye Olde TBR(e) Challenge that I’ve also joined… just can’t seem to put the breaks on the ARC requesting… try as I might!

3. Kathleen’s Book Reviews is a blog chock full of information and reviews. She recently interviewed C. Comfort Shields, author of Surviving Ben’s Suicide. She’s also the keeper of the LT blogger blogroll 😉

4. Presenting Lenore just recently ended her Joy of Spooking giveaway, and poo! I didn’t win… but congrats to the three who did 😀 I did win a lovely boxful of European candies and treats that we’re still working on, though. I enjoy Lenore’s blog because she has a variety of books that she reviews, from Children’s books to fantasy (wait, that’s not too far apart, is it…). And I enjoyed reading her review with Spookingauthor PJ Bracegirdle.

5. Leesy Knits is a well-rounded blog. It’s not just about books and reading, but she also shares about her family and shares pics of her beautiful kids. Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom and play with the penguins!

6. Fashionista Piranha has a rather interesting motif. She reads and reviews, but also has fashion reviews. AND her first giveaway is fabulous! It’s a book, a beauty product, and a donation to your favorite charity. She calls it a “Make Waves” prize pack. So go enter 😀

7. Knittymuggins -The name alone makes her blog award-worthy 😀


Tuesday Thingers -Reco Me This, and Reco Me That

Today’s topic: Recommendations. Do you use LT’s recommendations feature? Have you found any good books by using it? Do you use the anti-recommendations, or the “special sauce” recommendations? How do you find out about books you want to read?
I have looked at the recommendations feature on LibraryThing, but I’ve never went by it.  And the anti-recommender is the anti-Christ when it comes to telling my what I won’t like… I wrote a post about that a few weeks back called Does A Christian Have a Brain?  if read more on that.  The special sauce is interesting but, again, I don’t use it.
Actually, the three ways I find out about the books I’d like to read is:
1.  BookMooch Recommendations -though I’m not entirely sure if it just throws out a bunch of books or if it’s really guessing at what I’d like.  The thing suggests books I’ve mooched and posted, so I don’t know if it has a brain.  At least LT’s algorithm sorta-kinda makes some sense.
2.  ARC sources such as Shelf Awareness, publishers’ and authors’ emails offering me books, and other “free” book places.  Hey, of course I’m gonna take free books!
3.  From my fellow LT’ers and bloggers.  I take your recommendations over an automated guesser any day!  At least you have a soul.  At least you have emotions.  At least you have some sense of aesthetics.  What’s the bot going to tell me?  Because I have Nietzche I won’t like The Purpose Driven Life… which I actually do have in my library?  Yeah…. whatever. (that goes back to the unsuggester is the anti-Christ.)
4.  Jan and Obie at my Waldenbooks… they know me so well! And Jan’s only been wrong once.  She suggested Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral, but I thought it was just mneh.
5.  My momma.  Though, lately her taster is running on the off-side for me.  Lately she’s been reading about some retired old ladies running a B&B and solving crimes or something… I don’t know, maybe they are killing the guests.  I forget.  Maybe I watch too much Law & Order and read too much Stephen King.
6.  Then, of course, there’s just little me, touching-feeling-looking at the actual book on the shelf and reading the back cover.  However, with Mt. TBR and Mt. TBarc at capacity, I can’t even go to the mall for fear I’ll be drawn into Waldens and won’t be able to resist the lovely books… they want to come home with me…. they jump on the counter and make me buy them….
Okay, that’s enough silliness.