I was very excited when I came home last night and reflexively checked to see if anyone had liked my latest post to discover that they had! And that Becky at Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic had nominated me for an award!
I don’t often do these things but I thought that this time I would be less miserly and would help spread the joy for some blogs that I’ve discovered out there in the mists of WordPress!
So first things first, there are some rules (and I love rules because they come in lists and as anyone reading this should know, I love lists):
1. Display the award logo.
2. Share seven facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award
4. Tell those bloggers you’ve done so.
So in compliance with number 1, here is the award logo:
Ain’t it pretty?
Number 2 is more difficult but here goes:
1. Apart from my mum I haven’t told anyone about this blog. It was only meant to be a way to stop me boring everyone I meet about my latest read so I am more thrilled than you can imagine to have all of you lovely people reading my posts!
2. Being a scientist has made me more superstitious than I ever used to be. I spend half my life with my fingers crossed praying that whatever experiment I’m running will work. and I never, ever, ever say anything positive about my work in case I jinx it.
3. I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do but I haven’t practised in seven years and some days I really miss being allowed to punch and kick to my heart’s delight.
4. I love the Queen! I didn’t realise that I was quite such a Royalist but in the last two years we’ve had the Royal Wedding followed by the Diamond Jubilee and I lost my mind. Last year I spent 8 hours standing in the boring rain to watch the river parade. I made coronation chicken, jubilee chicken and cucumber sandwiches as well as red, white and blue cupcakes. I think my friends genuinely thought I’d lost the plot but I had a great day!!
5. My name is Katherine. Not Catherine, Kathryn, Katharine, Kathleen or any variation thereof. I also go by Kathy but never Cathy, Kat, Katy or Kath. It drives me up the wall when people get it wrong but I’m never quite sure how to correct people so sometimes I end up stuck as Katy for a while. Never Kath though.
6. And don’t even get me started on my last name.
7. I have a teddy bear who still lives by my side (yeah I’m 25 and I have a teddy bear, so?). When he first came into my life I named him Charlotte but when I rediscovered him in a cupboard some years later I’d forgotten his name and renamed him Barney. My teddy bear had a sex change in a cupboard. Sometimes life is harsh.
So now to nominate some of my favourite bloggers. It won’t be 15 because I don’t have time to list that many but I will pick my favourites.
The Perks of Being a Bookworm apart from being a funny name (something I always appreciate) Leah introduced me to the 30 Day Challenge and writes great reviews on a whole range of books with excellent use of gifs for illustrative purposes.
A Wordless Blogger, The brains behind The Booknotes Project (another blog worth mentioning), Emma talks about whatever’s on her mind. Which is often books! (And since I started writing this post has nominated me for another award so this is her thank you for that as well as a nomination!)
A year of reading the world This blog isn’t being updated anymore (but it is set to become a published book!) as it was set up for a challenge in which londonchoirgirl set out to read one book from every country in the world in one year (2012 ergo no longer updating). One obvious challenge was that many countries don’t have books published in English and there were some creative ways of getting round that problem. It was also fascinating to read about books from countries you wouldn’t normally expect and made me wonder: how many countries are represented on my bookshelves?!
The Matilda Project Emily is slowly working her way around the independent bookshops of the world and writing reviews of them all. she’s given me lots of ideas for where to buy books in London for which I am incredibly grateful!
So check them out. That’s an order.