The deal with this award, though, is that I pass it on. My favourite blog writers get to post or not post this frilly thing on their own website, as they see fit. And they are:
Amateur Reader - AR would be getting this award from me just because he's chosen the best title, like, ever - Wuthering Expectations - but his blogging is super-fantastic too. His reading lists are endlessly interesting and new to me, and his writing kick-ass.
Rohan - This is the only blog I read with any regularity that is allowed to remind me of my former academic life. Novel Readings is penned by a Real Live Victorianist! and her musings are a pleasure to read, always. Any other musings on academic topics, however, give me hives.
Geoffrey Chaucer - Didn't you know that the father of English poetry hath a blog? Well, he doth. He doesn't post often and sometimes the topics make me a little itchy but come on! This nerd takes the time to write extra-long sermons on various topics in Middle English. Have I mentioned that I think nerds are hot?
So, there you go. Some love in the blog world. And friends, I need all the love I can get right now. Why? Because there's a garbage strike in its 3rd week raging in Toronto. I go outside and I can't always see the garbage but boy, I can smell it. And sometimes I do see it and it makes me sad; here's a photo courtesy of my dear hubby:
That's Queen Street West, which is usually awesome. Sigh.
Besides blog award lovefests, I am going to depart even more from our usually scheduled program here at Bookphilia.com to give you a random list of words, words that I think are gorgeous or hilarious or in some way empowered to counteract the evil that is seeping into my nose courtesy of no garbage pickup. Here we go, in no order.
- Rubbish (ironic, isn't it?)
- Scream (for some reason, I think this word is hilarious - in grade 4 (I think) I got detention for laughing uproariously in class because the book I was secretly reading under my desk contained the word "scream")