Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Big And Hearty Thank You



I’ve been umming and arghing about writing this post, but having been convinced by my family(Ta, family) that it’s not boasting and combined with the realisation that I do owe a very large BIG THANK YOU, to those who took the time to confront the labyrinth that was the BBAW registration and nomination form and vote for me. End result is I’ve been nominated in two of the niche categories - Best Poetry Blog and Best Eclectic Book Blog, which humbled and yet made me really proud that  my fellow bloggers and Bookfiends  liked what I do here at The Parrish Lantern. This has left me with an interesting dilemma. It seems you can only go forward in one niche category and after much consideration, a lot of pacing back and forth I have decided to choose - Best Eclectic Book Blog, on the grounds that although I feature poetry on the blog, there is not yet enough to fulfil the criteria of five separate posts (which must include book reviews), so best eclectic it is, and these are the posts I’ve chosen.


A Void - Georges Perec

Behind The Verse (Bloodaxe Books)

If On A Winters Night A Traveller – Italo Calvino

Discuss Your Thoughts On Sentimentality In Literature

A Personal Library (A Reader On Reading – Alberto Manguel)

Hope you agree with what I’ve chosen, as it’s your input  that inspires me, whether this is through book suggestions, poems, links etc. or in my attempts to improve The Parrish Lantern. So this is a big..



As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

Congratulations! Good move to go with eclectic niche, I think.

Anonymous said...

A pity you didn't have enough posts for the poetry category.

I actually was one of the people nominating you for the poetry category. Good luck with the eclectics!

@parridhlantern said...

Thanks, As the Crowe Flies and Reads, yes although I love the poetry, its appearance as a regular thing is relatively new here, so not enough of it.

Dank U, Judith and sorry I didn't go with poetry, just not enough to make up the links.hence eclectic.

gina said...

Bravo! So happy that you made both categories:):)
Here's to many more eclectic posts, Gary!

@parridhlantern said...

Thanks Gina, will try not to disappoint. hoping to have some poet introductions & posts, also to extend the Behind The Verse idea.

Darlyn (Your Move, Dickens) said...

Congratulations on the nomination. :)

Mel u said...

Congratulations on the nomination!!!

Rise said...

Weeeee, what fun! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You've got a great blog and eclectic is a good way to describe it. BTW - I've just got a copy of "The Death of Bunny Munro." You recommended to me a while back and I'm looking forward to getting into it.

@parridhlantern said...

Thanks Darlyn

Thank you Mel & congrats on your own nomination

Thanks Rise & yes am enjoying the experience, have raised a glass of good malt & cheered.

Thank you Pete, and hope you enjoy Mr Nick Cave's wonderful book & will enjoy hearing your opinion on it.

Meredith said...

As one of my friends wrote in a congratulatory card to me, over some teaching certification I earned with quite a bit of hard work, "At last...the obvious made official."

So glad you're recognized, Parrish, for the outstanding blog you write.

Simon Quicke said...

Congrats and good luck!