NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Eight Great Blogs

Today for BBAW we're asked to highlight a few of our favorite blogs that did not make the awards shortlists. There are so many good ones it's hard to pick only a few, but here are eight blog friends you should all get to know if you don't already:

Dog Ear Diary -- Have you seen Jeane's artwork? Amazing! I am the proud owner of a beautiful giraffe bookmark that she created. And she reads really cool books, too. ;-)

Estella's Revenge -- Andi makes me laugh! And she is a smart cookie, too! She hasn't been around as much lately as we'd all like, but that awesome relationship and recent baby news explains it all perfectly. :-)

Musings of a Bookish Kitty -- Wendy's blog is just plain fun to read and she's fun to chat with, too!

It's All About Me -- Joanna was one of the first people to comment on Books 'N Border Collies and we share an enthusiasm for the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list.

Passages To The Past -- I love when Amy highlights upcoming historical books. She's so bad for my TBR pile!!

Peeking Between The Pages -- We all know and love Dar and Buddy, don't we? :-)

Rose City Reader -- I'm embarrassed! I don't even know RCR's real name! But I love her blog no less because of it. :-) She always has such interesting books she's reading, and I love all her lists!

So Many Precious Books, So Little Time -- Teddy was another of my first blog friends whose blog has come a long way over the last year. Go, Teddy!

There are so many, many more I could add to this list but I have to stop somewhere and "eight" rhymes with "great" so that's what I went with. Isn't that scientific of me? :-) To these eight and the other 200+ in my Google Reader: Thanks for all the fun! Here's to many more years of excellent blogging!!


Molly said...

Several of these blogs are new to me. I look forward to checking them out this week.

Happy BBAW!

Lezlie said...

Molly ~ Visit them for sure! They are all wonderful and friendly, and I think you'd like them.

Happy BBAW to you, too!

Jo-Jo said...

Thanks for sharing these Lezlie...a couple are new to me so I am off to check them out!

Lezlie said...

Jo-Jo ~ You're welcome! I hope you come to love them as much as I do!


Jeane said...

Thank you. I'm blushing.

Lezlie said...

Jeane ~ You're welcome! I hope you get a million new subscribers! Not to put a bunch of pressure on you or anything. :-)


bermudaonion said...

We have similar taste! I love these blogs too. I haven't managed to snag one of Jeane's bookmarks yet, but I'm not giving up!

Lezlie said...

Bermudaonion ~ Definitely keep trying! The ones of her original artwork are especially gorgeous!


Andi said...

Thank you SO much, Lezlie! I hope to be around more steadily now--even with the relationship and the bun in the oven. lol I miss everyone!

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Thanks Lezlie! I may be incognito, but I appreciate making your list! A recommendation from you is extra nice!

Literary Feline said...

Oh, thank you, Lezlie! I feel out of place among such great company on your list. You are such a terrific person. And you know I can't resist a fellow animal and book lover.

Amy said...

Great list! Thanks for stopping by my blog. . .'tis a busy week!

Literate Housewife said...

Such a great list, Lezlie! I want a copy of your feed reader because a few of them are new to me. What else are you hiding? LOL!

I want to thank you for all that you do as a blogger. I love your blog and read it faithfully. I'm looking forward to seeing what next year brings.

Lezlie said...

Andi ~ I hope that's true. We miss you around here, too!!

Rose City Reader ~ I'm glad you weren't insulted! I felt really bad when I realized I didn't know it, but then I thought maybe that was on purpose. You'd get my recommendation any day!

Literary Feline ~ No need to feel out of place here at all. You have an awesome blog!

Amy Reads Good Books ~ And thank you for the return visit! This *is* a busy week for everyone, but in the best way possible. ;-)


Lezlie said...

Literate Housewife ~ Thank you so much for everything! I'm so glad you're getting lots of love over the blogosphere today, because I really wanted to include you, too! :-) You are also one that I make sure I never miss no matter how full my Reader is. I have some pretty fun ones in the ol' feeder. We may have to compare sometime!


Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Some of my favorites as well! I've been thinking about dear Dar and Buddy lately hoping they'll make their way back to the blogosphere soon. And Jeane's artwork is amazing! Thanks for sharing, Lezlie!

joanna said...

Oh Lezlie, I'm so touched, thank you SO much! I've been kinda MIA recently and your kindness is making re-joining the beautiful book blogging community a priority in my mind. Thanks again, I'm so glad to have met you! :-)

Lezlie said...

Trish ~ I just got an email from Dar yesterday. I think we'll be hearing from her before too long, but she's got a lot going on that suddenly piled up on her. I'm glad you looked at Jeane' artwork! It's so cool!

Joanna ~ You are so welcome! You've got stuff going on, so take your time. But I'll be really happy to see you back in action when you're ready! I'm glad we met, too!


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You picked some good ones Lezlie!

I am going NUTS trying to keep up with google reader during BBAW. (Trying not to miss stuff) I had over 350 posts this am :)

Have a good week.

Lezlie said...

Diane ~ I hear you there! I have to make sure I check in every couple hours or so, or it gets out of control. Even so, there gets to be so much activity that it's impossible to comment as often as we'd like. The only time it's wilder is during the 24 Hour Read A Thon. *That's* crazy! :-)


Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Hey Lezlie, Thanks so much for stopping by my reading list posting. Good to hear from you again.

Thanks for sharing your lists of links..... always fun to visit new sites.

Lezlie said...

Hi, Brenda! You're welcome! I've been reading your blog, just not commenting much. With all the BBAW love going around this week, I wanted to make sure I touched base with you again. I hope you find some new favorites in the links!


Teddy Rose said...

Thanks so much for the mention Lezlie. You have come a long way to, girl.

Lezlie said...

Teddy Rose ~ It wasn't a complete list without you! :-)


Passages to the Past said...

Thanks Lezlie! You've been such a great supporter of mine and I can't tell you how happy that makes me - you are just so nice. Meeting wonderful people like you is an added benefit to being part of the book blogging community!

Thank you!

Lezlie said...

Amy ~ You're welcome, and thank you! I couldn't be happier about knowing we'll all be spending more blogging time together in the future. Here's to great friends and great books!