As I’ve said before, I’m not great with blog awards. However, my great Tweep friend (and super talented writer) @MEFranco1 generously nominated me for the Sunshine Award, and we could really use some sunshine in the UK at present. Oh, I’m not rain bashing – two months ago we were officially in drought and we desperately need some juice. But a little respite would be nice, so we can get out with our families this summer and enjoy the beautiful British countryside. Maybe this will be a good omen?
Here are the rules:
1. Include the award logo in a post or on your blog.
2. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
3. Nominate 10 other fabulous bloggers.
4. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blog letting them know they are nominated.
5. Share the love and link the person who nominated you.
I thought I’d follow Michelle’s lead and share ten of my favourites:
1. Children’s’ book – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2. Adult book – 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
3. Film – Cemetery Junction
4. European destination – Venice
5. Food – Anything Italian
6. Opera – Madame Butterfly
7. Colour – Blue
8. Fresh flowers – White lilies
9. Passion – Travel (apart from family, of course)
10. Tipple – Pimms (it is Wimbledon fortnight, after all)
Once again, it’s tricky to narrow down ten nominations. I’ve tried to pick out some really great blogs that have caught and engaged my attention recently:
@Amberrisme On Like a Bump on a Blog Amberr blogs about everything, from general lifestyle to parenting. Her travel blogs are a jewel on a rainy UK day; perfect armchair exploration.
@IsabelCostello An avid reader, at On the Literary Sofa Isabel blogs about books and writing. Her reviews alone are a wonderful read and her book recommendations never disappoint.
@Animaasity Fellow Rainstorm Press author,Tammy Maas, writes about her life and work on AniMAASity and gives me a wonderful a belly laugh every day. Her book ‘A Complicated Life in a Small Town’ is available on Amazon.com.
@ZoeHarrington_ I recently guested on Zoe’s Corner which is a wonderful resource for writers and readers. Zoe reads, reviews, discusses her own writing and has recently launched the WriCha short story writing challenge. Hop over and check it out.
@RebeccaJBradley A fellow crime writer, I’ve enjoyed Rebecca’s posts for some time now and with her new look blog Murder Down To A Tea they can only get better and better .
@V3RONICADHALL Veronica combines a mix of travel, music, books, writing and lifestyle in her blog Totally challenging the writer within .
@newbiewriters Very close to my heart (I’ve been a member since 2007) newbie writers blog includes a range of new and established bloggers on a wide variety of topics and is home to the wonderful Newbie Writers Podcast and Tweep Nation Podcast .
@moonduster Rebecca has just completed the Author Blog Challenge on her blog Imagine! Create! Write! and written some very interesting and informative posts on being a writer.
@THamiltonWriter Teresa is author of the wonderful book Choices which has just been released in paperback and is a great read. Her blog is an honest account of her family’s move from London to Lewes and is a great read.
@AmberNorrgard At The Be Better Project Amber blogs about her life, family and writing from the heart. She is a very busy writer with numerous books recently published and is co-host of the wonderful Tweep Nation Podcast with Dionne Lister.
Can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
Also, do check out Michelle’s blog M. E. Franco, Author and her book – Where Will You Run? It’s on my Kindle and I understand the sequel will be out soon!