Friday, August 21, 2009

I Keep Coming Back for More! Awards

A month has passed, and it's time to dust off the boomerang and send it on its way to the next round of recipients. This is my very own award that sprang to life last month. If you're new here to Kittling: Books, you may be wondering what it's all about:

The I Keep Coming Back for More! Award is for a blog you just can't stay away from. If you've been busy and your Google reader is over 1,000 unread posts, these are the blogs that you single out to read. These are the ones that are never victims to the dreaded Mark All As Read. There may be many different reasons why you can't stay away: a taste in books that mirrors your own, the same sense of humor, always knowing the latest in the book world... for whatever the reason, these blogs are flat out addictive and you have no wish to be cured!

Since I am a firm believer in the K.I.S.S. method, the rules are rather simple:
  • Enjoy the award. If you don't want to put it on your blog, don't. Just get the warm, fuzzy feeling that I'm sending your way!
  • You don't have to reveal any deep, dark secrets about yourself or answer any sort of questions. You've already earned it!
  • You don't have to link back to me.
  • You don't have to give it to anyone else.
Simple, huh? Now, if you do want to give this award to someone else, that's a whole 'nuther kettle of fish.

If you do want to pass it along to some of those addictive book blogs in your reader, just follow the same four rules I outlined above. This is a pay-it-forward award. Nothing is to be expected in return!

This month, the bloggers and their addictive blogs that I want to give the award to are:
I could give testimonials for each of the aforementioned blogs, but instead of doing that, I'd like you to visit each and every one yourself. It's my hope that (if you don't already) you'll find them as addictive as I do!


  1. What a great award! And well-deserving recipients!

  2. I think this is the perfect award with the k.i.s.s. and pay it forward factor. All awards should follow your example. You picked some terrific blogs! Some of them are on my addicted to list also and I'll have to check out two that are new to me. Have a great week. Wonderful Post, Cathy!

  3. This is such a great idea! Congrats to this month's winners.

  4. Great award! I'm familiar with all but one of those blogs, and I'm going to check it out now. Thanks!

  5. why thank you very much Cathy! coming from you and being in such good company makes my day.

    ..and I will have to think about that lack of

  6. What a wonderful award, and excited that you have chosen me as one of your recipients. I thank you very much for this and I will pass it on Sunday.
    Thank you again! xxooxo

  7. Great award and congrats to your nominees...awardees?!

  8. Aw, shucks, Miz Cathy, [digs toe in dirt], you flatter me. Thankee!

  9. Cathy - well here I am on vacation in Belgium and I check my email to see this award....thank you sooooo much! This is fabulous!

  10. I just loved how you phrased this ... "never Mark All As Read." I totally relate to this. When you get overwhelmed, you know what ones you really like to read because you don't skip them. When my blogroll gets too big, I use that criteria to "cut" blogs that I realize I'm reading out of courtesy.

    And I love Caite, Michele and Molly ... excellent choices! I've never heard of the other two but I suspect I ought to!

  11. Cathy - words cannot express how grateful I am for this award. I mean that sincerely. I absolutely LOVE your blog and wait with baited breath for your weekly posts (most notably, At the Scene of the Blog and Weekly Round-Up). Your recognition of my blog has made my day :)

  12. Cathy, Thank you for naming my blog as one of those who boomerang back at you. (Hope I didn't hit you where it hurt.) This is a very nice honor and I will attempt to wear it well.

  13. What a great idea! And these are excellent choices! Congrats to all!

  14. Thank you, everyone...and you're welcome, too!

    Just let this be a lesson to you: you don't have to wait to pass along someone else's blog award. If there's something special that you want to say, make one of your very own and pass it along!


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