A New Award!
It’s so nice to find out a reader likes your blog well enough to nominate you for an award. Thanks to Patty at Thoughts From An American Woman for this particular honor. I’m really pleased! And I LOVE the subtext on the icon. For me, it’s pretty much been the basic tenet of my whole life.
In order to accept the award, the rules are simple. First, thank the person who nominated me…just did that. Second, name my five favorite books…oh, wait. Did I say simple? Well, Rule Number Two has already stopped me cold. How to narrow down the things I love now and have loved over the years to a mere five books? I’ll think on it a bit, while listing Rules #3and #4.
Rule #3, post the award icon on my blog. This one’s easy. I’ll give it a permanent home as soon as I finish this post.
Rule #4, nominate five bloggers who have literary and book-centered blogs. That’s hard again. Sticking to five is tricky.
Okay, I think I’ve got it figured out now.
My five favorite books in the whole, wide world, ever, ever, ever, counting down from 5 to 1:
5. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, a truly magical retelling of the Celtic myth of the water horse, haunting and powerful, in every way.
4. The Entire 14 Book (so far) Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, just because it is every single thing good Urban Fantasy should be.
3. Falling Together by Marissa de los Santos, one of the most beautifully told love stories I’ve read in years.
2. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, a rivetingly told tale of a Civil War soldier trying to get home to the woman he loves.
1. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, the wildly romantic suspense/noir/mystery/thriller, made into a fabulous film by Alfred Hitchock.
Ask me again tomorrow, and my answers might be different since I love so many books so much. But Rebecca will always be my #1 favorite, no matter when you check with me. I loved it so much, it’s my daughter’s middle name.
And here are the five blogs I would like to nominate. I have mentioned some of them before, but they are the book-related ones I turn to most often.
And that’s that. Thank you again, Patty, for thinking of me for this award. I really appreciate it!