Friday, October 10, 2008

Blog-A-Palooza

Seems I've been nominated with the latest meme making the rounds amongst the romance reading bloggers. Rosie, Jessica and Amy called me out for the I Heart Your Blog award, and it just so happens to tie in perfectly with my post that's up today over at Romancing The Blog.

So head on over to RtB to read all about my Four Easy Steps To Reader Blogging. I know, everyone is always talking about Author Blogs and what authors "should" and "should not" do. I thought it might be fun to address reader blogs, mostly because I think too many readers "over think" the whole affair. Seriously, y'all. I just jumped in head first, and almost six years later I'm still going strong. No need to make it scary and complicated.

Anywho, on with the meme:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog - Ok, done.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you - Yeah, yeah....
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs - See below
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog - See below
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs! - Um, probably won't do this part.

Lots of my favorite blogs have already been tagged, so some of these are undoubtedly duplicates. I did try to stay away from blogs that have been tagged oodles already ::cough, KristieJ, cough::

Avid Book Reader - Besides the whole TBR Day Challenge (which I didn't sign up for because I be lazy), I mainly love Keishon's blog because she reviews suspense on a fairly regular basis. Since I read both romance and mystery, I really appreciate this!

Jennie's B(ook)log - Her blogging is sporadic right now because she's in library school (yipee!), but I love everything about her blog. The look, the feel, the fact that she's a sucker for the classics like Mary Stewart and L.M. Montgomery....

Adventures in Katidom - I didn't discover MaryKate until she started commenting on my blog (see, you need to get out there!). I like her book reviews and love, love, love the fact that she's a football girl! (Translation for non-US types: I'm talking American football here)

Living In The House of Testosterone - Lori blogs a couple of other places, but this might be my favorite place to visit her now (even though this blog is still really new). I get such a kick out of reading about her life surrounded by men boys. As someone who has two sisters and no brothers, it's sort of like watching the National Geographic Channel.

Romance Rookie - Jill D. probably has been nominated oodles already but I don't care. I love, love, love the way she writes reviews. At the end of each one? She posts links to other reviews around Blogland! Seriously, why aren't we all doing this?

Nobody Asked Me - OK, so I actually "know" Rosie, but I'm nominating her anyway. I love her monthly reading lists, and finding out what romance books she convinces her husband to read. That guy's a keeper, because I can't get My Man to read much of anything....let alone a romance novel!

Portia Da Costa - I enjoy Portia's books, she's a reformed librarian, and she tends to post pictures of cute guys on her blog. Cute, clothed guys - which is what does it for me. Half-nekkid guys are all well and good - but I tend to prefer the nekkid-ity live and in person. You know, where it will actually (in theory anyway) do some good. I know, all I think about is me, me, me.

12 comments:

Portia Da Costa said...

Wahey, another person who likes pix of guys with their clothes *on*!

Do the blogs have to be reader blogs, or can they just be... um... blogs?

Liza said...

I found your blog from your romancing the blog post. Love the list of even more blogs for me to try.

Wendy said...

Liza: Oh man, tons of links in this post, but be sure to check out KristieJ's blog (again, link in my post). She's got a huge sidebar full of links to reader blogs.

Portia: A cute guy in a suit does it for me every single time. ::dreamy sigh::: And it's any blog I think - no need to limit yourself to reader blogs, author blogs or even book blogs......

Portia Da Costa said...

Sophisticated men in high end tailoring... oh God, they get to me every time! Expensive suits and immaculate linen are my fantasy...

But smart casual works too, on the right bloke. :)

Cool re. the blog assortment, will ferret around for a few faves.

Kati said...

Yay! Thanks for the tag, Wendy! You rock...

and I hope your Bills win this weekend!

MUAH!

Jill D. said...

Hi Wendy, I am sitting here typing this with a big fat smile on my face. I feel so honored that one of the pioneers of blogging likes my blog! Thank you so much for the shout out. I have to say, since you posted about me I have already had a few visitors stop by my site! Weeeee!! How cool is that?

On to the other subject of nekkid mens - I have to agree with you and Portia, I love a man in well tailored clothing. Nothing is sexier than a man in a nice suit!

Jessica said...

"Jill D. probably has been nominated oodles already but I don't care. I love, love, love the way she writes reviews. At the end of each one? She posts links to other reviews around Blogland! Seriously, why aren't we all doing this?"

Um, I do this too, but lest it looks like I am copying the one and only Jill D., it's not quite the same. I tell you what the reviewers' grades are and I put this up front. (Is that kind of like when Vanilla Ice said he didn't plagiarize David Bowie's Under Pressure because the last note was different?)

I agree -- we should all be doing it!

And I love your blog, for lots of reasons, not least shared misery over the Tigers (which in our house now traditionally gives way to shared joy over the Red Wings ... except for last night)

Wendy said...

Y'all are killing me with the talk of good looking men in tailored clothing. Stop it! ::wiping drool off my chin::

MK: My Bills have a bye-week, thank goodness! Our starting QB got a concussion last weekend. Our back-up QB has a cannon for an arm, but a 2 cent head. Naturally I'm praying for Trent Edwards' speedy recovery.

Jessica: I just realized today that you did this as well! I cleaned out my Google Reader yesterday and added a bunch more blogs....including yours. Long overdue. There were a number of reader blogs I was missing out on!

Barbara said...

Wow this is really neat I neer even knew there was such an award :) Congrats to all the taggees <----I think that's right, lol. And I am off to check out their blogs because obviously they are doing something right :)

Lori said...

Awww, thanks Wendy!! Who would ever have thought that my silly men would rate so highly in anyone's book? Love the National Geographic comment, LOL!!

Rosie said...

SL, you are always so nice to me. GG (who is in the dog house) hasn't been reading any romance lately. He's been off on a military thriller tangent of late. He does have your recent western on his nightstand though.

Oh, and leave Your Man alone. Good gift giving is a very good thing.

Jennie said...

Hi Wendy! Thanks for the tag! I just saw this today when I finally got around to going through my google reader (500+ posts -- ack!)