I am thrilled to announce that my Literary Lunchbox has been honored with a Liebster Blog Award. I'm not at all sure how this blog award got started, but I'm sure glad it did. The idea behind the Liebster is for honorees to "pay it forward" by acknowledging the award, the blogger who gave it to you, and passing the award on to five blogs you deem worthy of of receiving distinction. Only blogs with less than 200 followers are eligible for this award in hopes of generating more traffic to their site. I love that!
I'd like to start by thanking Mary Kinser at Sprout's Bookshelf for awarding me with a Liebster Blog Award and for writing such nice things about Literary Lunchbox.
Oh, and before I forget, I'm suppose to include five random facts about myself Here goes...
1. I'm scared of stuff. Lots of stuff. The short list includes snakes, sharks, heights, the dark and accidentally electrocuting myself. There's more, but I don't have all day.
2. I'm a basketball coach.
3. I'm still scarred (probably for life) by not being able to wear Ditto jeans in high school. I have a 36 inch inseam, and I could never pull of "the cuff". Seriously, it still haunts me.
4. I'm left handed. Totally, irreparably left handed.
5. Cats hate me.
Now on to the winners of the Liebster Blog Award.
1. Buy - Borrow - Donate - Destroy. That's Erik's rating system. Over at KID BOOK RATINGS, Erik doesn't mess around. He reviews picture books, gives you three pros and three cons, sums it up with "one dad's opinion" and then tells you to buy it, borrow it, donate it or destroy it. Oh, and did I mention how funny he is?
2. Annie and Aunt is a thoughtful, family blog written by Annie, a high school teacher/mother, and her Aunt Debbie, a bookseller/mother. The blog is made even more charming by the fact that their posts are written as letters. They talk about books through their personal correspondence. Oh, I just love that!
3. Katie Dekoster is the teacher genius behind Book Love. Katie is a teacher AND school librarian. Now folks, I could stop right here, and you'd have all you need to know. Teachers are the heart and librarians are the soul! And her blog is well written, thoughtful, and she chooses diverse titles to review and explore.
4. Casie at loves kid lit writes about a little bit of everything on her blog - reading, writing, funny little anecdotes on family. I'm a big fan of her conversational snippets. I like that she adds a personal touch to her blog. I feel like she shows me who she is by what she writes, and I find myself clicking on her blog just to see what she's up to.
5. Laura's Life is exceptional! It's loaded with reviews on Newbery award books dating back to 1922 and has a majority of the FUSE #8 Top 100 Children's Novels reviewed as well. Laura's perspective is thoughtful and her blog is very well written. She's funny too. Oh, and did I mention Laura's in sixth grade.
Kudos to these wonderful blogs.
Blog you later!