The Excessively Diverting Blog Award (and more)

by Kim on February 19, 2009 · 17 comments

exdivblog5wLast week I was awarded the Excessively Diverting Blog Award by AustenProse, thank you!  This award was created by the bloggers at Jane Austen Today who describe the award like this:

The aim of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award is to acknowledge writing excellence in the spirit of Jane Austen’s genius in amusing and delighting readers with her irony, humor, wit, and talent for keen observation. Recipients will uphold the highest standards in the art of the sparkling banter, witty repartee, and gentle reprove. This award was created by the blogging team of Jane Austen Today to acknowledge superior writing over the Internet and promote Jane Austen’s brilliance.

Here are seven blogs that I think also deserve this award:

  • Care at Care’s Online Book Club: Care writes the most amusing stream-of-consciousness blog posts I read online.  Her posts always make me smile.
  • Eva at A Striped Armchair: Although I’m only participating vicariously, I think Eva’s World Citizenship Challenge is a great idea.  I’ve seen reviews for a lot of unique books that link back to this challenge, which I think is great.

  • Becca at The Inside Cover: Becca is a journalist and book blogger from Southern California.  She hasn’t been posting a ton lately, but I always love her posts and hope she comes back soon!
  • Softdrink (Jill) at Fizzy Thoughts: I started reading Jill more regularly while we both started helping out with the new Weekly Geeks.  I love most of her posts, but I found this recent one particularly funny.
  • Belle of the Books at BelleoftheBooks: This is another blog I found via the BIP, I think.  I love her blog name, and a lot of the reviews she posts — this review convinced me to consider a genre I usually avoid, it’s that good :)

Congrats everyone! You can claim your award by copying the HTML code of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award badge then posting it on your blog with the name of the person who nominated you and a link back to their blog.  You can then nominate seven (7) other blogs that you feel meet or exceed the standards of the award as listed above.

Also, a quick thank you to Steven at Book Dads and Shelley at ChainReading who both awarded me the Primos Dardos Award a long time ago and I failed to acknowledge properly.  I always feel awkward and self-indulgent posting blog awards, even though I don’t get them very often, but I’m working on it :)

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit February 19, 2009 at 11:30 am

congrats to everyone!

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bermudaonion February 19, 2009 at 11:42 am

What a pretty award. Congratulations!

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Care February 19, 2009 at 11:53 am

I’m blushing. Thanks! :)

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Sarah February 19, 2009 at 12:00 pm

:O my first award and I totally didn’t expect it! Yay!

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Eva February 19, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Thanks so much Kim! I really love this award; it’s so Jane Austen. :D

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Jenners February 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm

What a specific and lovely award! Very creative! And I agree with you on Care’s reviews … they are just fun to read because of her style! : )

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Kim L February 19, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Congrats on the award! And some very deserving awardees.

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softdrink February 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Goodness, that was a surprise! Thank you!! And congratulations, too!

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Kim February 19, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Care: You’re welcome!

Sarah: Congrats on your first award, that’s cool!

Eva: I know, I was especially flattered by this one myself :)

softdrink: You’re welcome!

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Laurel Ann February 20, 2009 at 2:22 am

A very worthy group of nominees. Congrats to all, and great job Kim!

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Beth F February 20, 2009 at 12:53 pm

A truly worthy group of blogs! Congrats to Kim and to everyone else!

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Shelley February 20, 2009 at 1:53 pm

I don’t think I ever got to telling people that I gave them awards, so don’t feel bad about not acknowledging it!
Your awards are well deserved!

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Anastasia February 21, 2009 at 12:20 am

Eek, thank you so much! :D I’m horrible at meme awards, but I’ll give it a try. <3

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Inkpot February 23, 2009 at 8:40 am

Congrats on your award Kim, you deserve it. :)

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Kim February 23, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Thanks everyone!

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belleofthebooks February 25, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Wow, thank you so much Kim! Congratulations and I’m flattered you thought of me!

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