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Mindful Musings Nominees: Best Blog 2010

December 27th, 2010 Angela Posted in Awards 1 Comment »

The nominations for the Best Blog 2010 have been announced.  Natalie over at Mindful Musings is hosting several readers’ choice awards.  I can’t believe that Dark Faerie Tales has been nominated for Best Blog 2010.  Many thanks to those that voted for me.  Best of luck to everyone that has been nominated.

Be sure to stop by Natalie’s blog to see the various award categories and to place your vote.  All voting closes on December 31st.

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Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2010 ~ Best New Book Blog

September 20th, 2010 Angela Posted in Awards 11 Comments »

Book Blogger Appreciation Week announced all of the awards during last week, and Dark Faerie Tales won for Best New Book Blog.  I still can’t believe it.  I’d like to thank my readers, everyone that voted for me, and all of the members of BBAW.

I’m honored to win this award.  I’d also like to thank some fellow blog friends that have helped me along the way, and welcomed me into the community.  First, I would like to thank Doug over at SciFiGuy.  I discovered his blog two years ago and he inspired me to start my own blog.  He gives great advice, let’s me bug him on the phone, and he is very knowledgeable.  Doug is just an all around great guy.  I discovered so many great bloggers through Doug.  Here are just a few fantastic blogs that I haunt, all because of Doug:

Last, but definitely not least, I’d like to thank Jackie over at Literary Escapism.  She was another of my inspirations for blogging.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jackie in April of this year.  We went to the RT Convention and it was a blast.  Jackie makes blogging look so easy.  When I first read her blog, I instantly loved it.  I truly appreciate all of her advice and everything she brings to the blogging community.

Even though blogging can be stressful at times, and presents challenges, I’m really looking forward to another great year, and visiting my friends’ fabulous blogs.  I’ll try not to lurk so much and leave more comments.  Blogging has been an amazing experience for me.  Thank you so very much.

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Registeration: Book Bloggers Appreciation Week

July 1st, 2010 Angela Posted in Awards Comments Off on Registeration: Book Bloggers Appreciation Week

Book Blogger Appreciation Week is a week long festival celebrating the community of book bloggers and their contribution to preserving a culture of literacy through book reviews and recommendations, reading reflections, and general bookish chat.  BBAW also includes an awards component.  For more information on the BBAW 2010 Awards and how to participate, please visit the BBAW 2010 Awards Blog.  BBAW events include daily blogging topics, blogger interview swaps, special guest posts, and so much more!

BBAW Niche Category or Featured Category Awards

If you wish to be considered for a BBAW Niche Category or Featured Category award, please write and publish a post on your blog with appropriate links to a) 5 posts that you feel best represent your blog in terms of the niche category for which you registered, and b) 5 posts that best represent EACH featured category for which you registered (i.e., Best Written Book Blog). You may use the same links for multiple categories if you wish, but please separate the list of links so that the judges know which links pertain to which category.

Best Speculative Fiction Book Blog — This blog offers the best consistently excellent reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content in fantasy, science fiction, horror, and/or paranormal books. The blog may cover several of these subgenres or just one.

  1. Review: Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
  2. Review: Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
  3. Review: Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep
  4. Review: Embers by Laura Bickle
  5. Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Best Written Book Blog — This blog is consistently well-written, clear, and engaging, no matter what the subject. [Note that nominated bloggers for this award are required to submit 3 reviews, recommendations, or analyses of a specific title; 2 are up to the nominated blogger.]

  1. Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  2. Review: Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
  3. Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate
  4. Review: Need by Carrie Jones
  5. Guest Blog: It’s Not Easy Being Bad

Best New Book Blog — This blog was launched on or after September 1, 2009. The blogger has already made his or her mark in terms of the quality of the reviews, recommendations, analyses, and other content on the blog; it’s hard to imagine the book blogging world without this blogger.  [Note that nominated bloggers for this award are required to submit only 2 posts that are reviews, recommendations, or analyses of a specific title; 3 posts are left to their discretion.]

  1. Review: Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
  2. Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate
  3. Review: Hunted by the Others by Jess Haines
  4. Guest Blog: It’s Not Easy Being Bad
  5. Publishing News

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Bodacious Blog Award

June 19th, 2010 Angela Posted in Awards 3 Comments »

I can’t believe that received this really cool award from Kate over at I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read!  I really appreciate the award, Kate.  Thanks so much.

Award Rules:

If you are given this award you must first accept it by leaving a comment on the post you were nominated on. Then copy and paste the post and add it to your own blog. Make a list of the last 5 books you read and pass the award on to 5 other bloggers (no backsies!). Please also identify the blog from which you got the award and don’t forget to tell your picks that they have a blog award!

The last five books I read were:

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison

Mistwood by Leah Cypess

Sea by Heidi Kling

Blood Born by Linda Howard and Linda Jones

The five bloggers I pass this award to are:

The Ravenous Reader

All Things Urban Fantasy

Parajunkee’s View

The Book Lush

Ink and Paper

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The Versatile Blogger Award

June 6th, 2010 Angela Posted in Awards 5 Comments »

I received this really cool award from Heather over at A Bibliophile’s Paradise.

Award Rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (in no particular order…)
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

7 things about myself:
1. I suffer from migraines and sinus infections.
2. I hate taking the subway in NYC.
3. I’m a huge fan of Spartacus Blood and Sand.  It’s an amazing show.
4. Heavy Rain and Alan Wake are just some of my favorite video games.
5. I’ve recently become addicted to XXX Acai-Blueberry-Pomegranate Vitamin Water.
6. Timothy Olyphant ranks #4 on my top ten sexiest/must have men list.  He’s such a great actor and I love watching him on Justified.
7. I’m training to run my first marathon this year.

You can find out more tidbits about me here, here, and here.

I’m giving this award out to:
1. Book Crazy
2. Darkly Reading
3. Fantasy Book Critic
4. Fantasy Literature
5. Moonlight to Twilight
6. Over The Edge Book Reviews
7. The Book Lush
8. The Book Pushers
9. The Crooked Shelf
10. The Eclectic Book Lover
11. The Tainted Poet
12. Wicked Walker
13. Story Wings
14. Starting Fresh
15. Literary Cravings

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