MY BBAW Shortlist


For the first day BBAW we are asked to highlight a few blogs that did not make a shortlist for the big awards.  It is hard because I have close to 100 blogs in my Google Reader and they are all there because I like reading them!  But, it’s always nice to give a shout out to other bloggers who are extra special to me.  I have a 9 in ’09 feature and my interview partner for tomorrow answered 9 questions, so I think I’ll pick 9 blogs. 

Margot at Joyfully Retired – Her blog makes me feel right at home.  If you haven’t stopped by, you are missing out on a great blog and a great lady 🙂

Molly and Andy at The Bumbles – Fun and fresh these two always have something interesting going on.

Trupti at Violet Crush – Creative and a good mix of books.

Heather at Book Addiction – Her reviews are top notch.

Staci at Life in the Thumb– She’s a fellow midwesterner with a cool name 🙂  and her blog is a must read.

Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty – She’s got a little of everything and it’s all good.

Debbie at Wrighty Reads – For some reason I am obsessed with her hammock, oh, and her other posts 🙂

Jenny at Jenny Loves to Read – I feel right at home at Jenny’s and you will too.

Michael at A Few Minutes with Michael – Wonderful new blogger who jumped right to the crazy blogging community.

Don’t see your blog on here?  You might have been next.  I started typing  and then I realized I had 9, but I’ve still got lots of very cool and awesome blogs I want to include.  But I can’t.  When I get some time I need to update my blogroll which I haven’t done for ages.  I guess the blogroll has my nominations, these 9 are the shortlist, and the winner is me because I get to interact with these great bloggers everyday.

Common Thread Quiz

Answers to last quiz here.

What is the common denominator in these book combinations?  Tell me the number and what you think the five books have in common,  Go ahead and take a guess – you could be right!

1.The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman: Book CoverCover ImageCover ImageCover ImageCover Image

First in a series – Beth F


2.Picture of Dorian Gray (Norton Critical Edition) by Oscar Wilde: Book CoverThe Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: Book CoverA Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole: Book CoverGone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: Book CoverTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Book Cover

Literary One Hit Wonders – the only novel writtne by these authors – Eva


3.Northern Lights by Nora Roberts: Book CoverDeath Takes Passage (An Alaska Mystery) by Sue Henry: Book CoverOn Thin Ice by Cherry Adair: Book CoverA Deeper Sleep (Kate Shugak Series #15) by Dana Stabenow: Book CoverCover Image

Novels set in Alaska – Calila


4.Soft Focus by Jayne Ann Krentz: Book CoverAlmost Heaven by Judith McNaught: Book CoverElizabeth Costello by J. M. Coetzee: Book CoverPride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Jane Austen: Book CoverInto the Wilderness by Sara Donati: Book Cover

Main characters are named Elizabeth – Calila


5.The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett: Book CoverLight in August by William Faulkner: Book CoverEast of Eden by John Steinbeck: Book CoverThe Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison: Book CoverMidwives (Oprah Book Club Series) by Chris Bohjalian: Book Cover

Oprah Book Club Selections – Debbie


6.Extreme Measures by Michael Palmer: Book CoverAbout a Boy by Nick Hornby: Book CoverThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro: Book CoverCover ImageCover Image

Books made into movies starring Hugh Grant – Michael


7.Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko: Book CoverThe Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich: Book CoverStone Heart by Diane Glancy: Book CoverWar Dances by Sherman Alexie: Book CoverHouse Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday: Book Cover

Native American authors – Eva


8.Tempting Evil by Allison Brennan: Book CoverThe Last Noel by Heather Graham: Book CoverA Christmas Passage by David Saperstein: Book CoverWinter Thunder by Mari Sandoz: Book CoverThe Breaking Point by Karen Ball: Book Cover

Blizzard settings – Calila


9.The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga: Book CoverPossession by A.S. Byatt: Book CoverThe Bone People by Keri Hulme: Book CoverLast Orders by Graham Swift: Book CoverG by John Berger: Book Cover

Booker Prize Winners – Calila


10.Just Too Good to Be True by E. Lynn Harris: Book CoverPlaying for Pizza by John Grisham: Book CoverThe Eleventh Man by Ivan Doig: Book CoverCoal Run by Tawni O'Dell: Book CoverPlay Dirty by Sandra Brown: Book Cover

Main characters are or were  football players – Calila