Yes, that's me embarrassing myself with an allusion to Sally Field's embarrassing effusion when she won her second Academy Award. I learned over the weekend that I was given quite an award -- Best Blog of 2012. I was lucky number 13 in a list of the baker's dozen of winners given this nifty honor by Jeff Flugel who blogs (mostly) about movies at The Stalking Moon. I was flabbergasted and flattered and floored. Of course I profusely thanked him and told him that the other bloggers are a lot more interesting than this obsessive corner of cyberspace which I always think of having a very small reading public of like minded mystery and genre fiction fanatics. But I'll take the badge of honor and display it proudly. You'll see I have already done over there on the right.
As is the case with these blog awards I am supposed to follow through with some rules:
1. Post a link to the blog that created the award. You can read all about "Blog of the Year 2012" at The Thought Palette.
2. Post a link to the blog that gave you the award. (see above)
3. Write a post about getting the award.
4. Pass on the award to as many deserving blogs you want to. (see below)
And here are the blogs I regularly read that I think are the best of 2012. I've picked the mystical number nine for a lot of stupid personal superstitious reasons. Each of these blogs is entertaining, informative (I often learn something once a week), and most importantly every single blog writer creates and enhances a sense of community among its readers. Each of the blogs below has a diverse international readership, frequent new visitors who leave comments, and creates an atmosphere that welcomes discussion on the posts. Thanks to you all. Here's to more wonderful discussions and debates in 2013.
Tipping the Fedora
My Reader's Block
in so many words...
The Passing Tramp
Christopher Fowler's Blog
Chess, Comics, Crosswords, Music, Cinema