Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Blog of the Year 2012 Award!!

I've been given this award by 
Brian Joseph @ Babbling Books!!
Brian received this award himself, from Caroline @ Beauty is a Sleeping Cat, and he decided to pass it on to me, as well as to several other blogs he considers to be outstanding.

As I've explained to him, I don't really accept awards anymore, because it's too time-consuming to fulfill all the requirements for them.  However, I'm very honored to receive this one from him, because I admire him as a blogger!  His blog always features fascinating intellectual posts about literary fiction, biographies, philosophical works, and other interesting subjects.  I always make a point of visiting, to see what I'll be delighted to read next!

Brian has assured me that he understands why I won't be passing this award along to other blogs, adding that his only intent was to recognize blogs he feels are excellent.  So I really appreciate his gesture!

I'm going to name some blogs that I think are outstanding, without any expectations that they will accept and/or pass along this award.  I simply wish to encourage all of you to visit and enjoy them.

Here they are:
The True Book Addict (best viewed on Google Chrome)
Tynga's Reviews

I want to thank Brian for his lovely gesture, and congratulate him on receiving this award himself!


  1. Thanks for the kind words Maria. As I have written your blog really deserves the award. Congratulations!

  2. Hey, Brian!

    You're very welcome!! And thanks for choosing my blog for this honor!!

    As you can see, I listed some of my favorite blogs. I don't plan on contacting them, though, because most of them probably won't accept the award. But at least this way, my readers can be aware of them.

    Thanks for commenting!! :)

  3. thank you very much amiga. my blog has been award-free for some time now but i do appreciate you for including me in your list.

    congratulations to you as well! :)

  4. Thank you for the mention, Maria! I don't accept awards either but was very surprised to be perusing your blog and see this post. I really appreciate your kind words! <3!

  5. Hi, Ao!

    You definitely deserve this award, mi amigo!!

    I decided to list each blog I think is outstanding, instead of passing the award on to them. This way, the blogs mentioned have no obligation to pass along the award themselves, and yet they're being recognized!

    You're very welcome for mention, and thanks for the comment!! "_

  6. Hey, Jenni!

    You're very welcome!! I know how it feels to be given an award that you really don't have the time to pass IS nice to get one, but yet, it does create an 'obligation' to then give it to other blogs. So I decided to make out a list of those blogs I consider outstanding (and yours definitely is!), with no requirements whatsoever!

    Thanks for the nice comment!! :)


THIS IS NOW AN AWARD-FREE, AND TAG-FREE BLOG. Thanks for the compliment, though! : )

As of today, 9/23/18, I have permanently enabled comment moderation, due to a sudden rash of SPAM comments. I appreciate your patience!

Thanks for your thoughts on my posts! I always reply here, as well as comment back on your blog. Have a WONDERFUL day!! :)