Monday, July 9, 2012

Blog Awards

~It’s summer, time for fun and *games*~

And I got tagged for two blog awards. Summer says I’m playing. But just like  Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks,  I’m going to do this run differently.

The {Booker} (not to be confused with the UK's The Booker) is for blogs that are at least 50% about books and the writing of books. This one comes with the request that I name five favorite books. If I name (only five?) wonderful books by writers I know or have ‘met’ in blogosphere, some very good writers will be left out. So I’m going to do this-

1.      The Teacher’s Funeral by Richard Peck

2.      Here Lies the Librarian By  Richard Peck

3.      The River Between Us By Richard Peck

4.      A Long Way from Chicago By Richard Peck

5.      A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

{Detect a running thread here? I don’t know Richard Peck, and he surely doesn’t know me. No payment changed hands.}


The second blog award is called-

I noticed the ribbon is purply-pink. I’ll have to work harder for a blue ribbon.

For this one, I get to name five things I like and five I don’t.

First, the good news-

1.      Good books.

2.      Good movies.

3.      The Bay Area in summer.

4.      Jerusalem in winter.

5.      Strawberry-Rhubarb pie.

Now the bad news-

1.      Formulaic genre fiction = bad books.

2.      Blockbuster sequels = bad movies.

3.      The Bay Area in fall. (We don’t have real fall here)

4.      Jerusalem in summer.

5.      Soft-boiled eggs when the white isn’t quite cooked and still transparently jiggly and the waiter says it’s just right.

All right, I cheated a little with symmetry. But I did have a tiny twist there at the end.

Now I get to pass both awards to five worthy bloggers:

Have fun and don’t forget to kick some sand.


  1. LOL! I love Richard Peck's work too ...

  2. Thanks for bestowing the fun on to me!

  3. #3. True, it isn't traditional fall with the coloured leaves like we have here; but in my experience, SF in October has lovely weather.

  4. Oh, I think I have to read some Richard Peck.
    I've never had strawberry-rhubarb pie, but a friend just gave me some homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam, which I am loving, so maybe it's time to try that pie.

    Congratulations on the awards, Mirka!

  5. Hi Mirka,
    What a wonderful surprise! I am definately one who refuses to live in the real world. Thanks a bunch.

    Congratulations to you, too; I'm eager to visit the other bloggers.

    I'm a big fan of Richard Peck. I had the pleasure of meeting him two years ago at a SCBWI Conference.

    I envy you your intimate knowledge of Jerusalem.

  6. So you like Richard Peck? LOL. Congrats on the awards.

  7. Oooh, I love every one of those Richard Peck books.

  8. I have this sneaking suspicion you like Richard Peck as an author ;)

    Congrats on the awards

  9. I'm not sure I've read anything by Richard Peck but I will now!

    1. Of all the comments that ever came to this blog this one makes me the happiest. Mr. Peck has anther reader coming his way.

  10. Kol HaKavod, I really liked how you wriggled out of the naming of authors -your are a true escape artist.