Should we continue to pass blogging awards on?

I have been fortunate enough to have received lots of lovely blogging awards recently, but after writing the summary below I had the dilemma of who to pass them on to.  I have noticed that an increasing number of people are no longer blogging about the awards they have received, and so wonder if people don’t appreciate receiving them. I’d hate to annoy someone by giving them something which is intended to please them, and honour the hard work they put into their blog.

I love recieving awards. It is a lovely feeling to have been singled out by another blogger, but I sometimes wonder if displaying the awards you have received is a bit like showing off, the equivalent of showing your blog stats to the world.

Suey  recently asked a similar question – she had seen someone describe awards as being the blog equivalent of chain mail. I often feel that the number of people nominated for each award is too high. The chain letter effect begins to take place when 10+ people are awarded each time.  The specialness of the award is reduced if everyone gets one eventually.

So my question is: Should we continue to pass these blogging awards on? Do you think that most people who you give an award to already know that you appreciate their blog, as you visit and comment on their blog regularly, or are blogging awards that extra special treat which they deserve from time to time? 

Do you feel jealous when other people get lots of awards? Do you think it is impolite to wave them around in front of people who may not have as many?

I’d love to know what you think on this subject, as the more I think about it, the more confused I get!


Lots of Awards!

I have received lots of lovely awards recently, and I’d like to thank each of the kind bloggers below for thinking of me!


Suey from It’s All About Books and Jane from Fleur Fisher Reads both honoured me with the Zombie Chicken Award.


 Sandy from You’ve Gotta Read This! awarded me this Super Comments Award.



  Dorte H from  DJs Krimiblog gave me this Friendly Blogger Award

 Kathrin from The Secret Dream World of a Bookaholic gave me this One Lovely Blog Award 


and finally Carrie from Books and Movies passed on this Spash! Award to me, although she has since moved to a lovely new blogging home here. 


I am so happy to have received so many awards, but now I have the difficult task of deciding who, if anyone, I should pass them on to. This is such a difficult question for me to answer, so I have created a whole post in which to do so! Please read my Should we continue to pass blogging awards on? post, and let me know what you think.



 Karen from BookBath honoured me with this Sisterhood Award. Karen has a similar reading taste to me, so I enjoy reading her reviews, and increasing the size of my TBR mountain!


Kerrie from Mysteries in Paradise kindly awarded me this Splash! Award. Kerrie normally blogs about crime fiction, so if you’re looking for a a great new mystery to read I recommend you have a look at her blog.

I’d like to pass this Splash! Award onto my three favourite book blogs:

Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This!

Beth at Beth Fish Reads

Simon at Savidge Reads

You don’t have to blog about this – I just wanted to let you know that you are really special to me!

Edited to add: Carrie from Books and Movies also gave me this great Proximidade Award! Thank you so much Carrie!

proximidade.jpgCarrie has a really good blog, where she shares her thoughts on films, as well as books. I have read her blog regularly since we struggled through Wuthering Heights together! I hope you can spare the time to pay her a visit!


More awards!


Sandy from You’ve Gotta Read This! has honoured me with this proximidade award. Thank you so much Sandy! If you haven’t visited her blog before, then I recommend you go and take a look now, as her reviews are always so informative, and I love the way she includes her children in reviews of  books for younger people.

The Proximidade Award is described in this way: “This blog invests and believes in the Proximity – nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!


 Beth from Beth Fish Reads has also presented me with the Zombie Chicken Award. I love Beth’s blog; her reviews are always well thought out, and i love her audiobook recommendations. Here’s what the Zombie Chicken Award is all about:

“The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…”

I’d hate to find out what zombie chickens do when they’re cross, so I’d like to nominate the following blogs for this unusual award:

B&B Ex-Libris



Rebecca Reads

Stone Soup

All of the above have entertained me with great book related postings over the past month. Thank you!

Please don’t feel you have to blog about the award – I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your hard work.



iloveyourblog Margot from Joyfully Retired kindly gave me this I love Your Blog Award – Thank you Margot!

She has just moved her blog across to new premises, and if you haven’t seen it yet, then you should pop across, as it is so clean and fresh – well done Margot!




divertingBelle of the Books awarded me this Excessively Diverting Bog Award – thank you! I hadn’t visited this blog until I received the award, so it came as a very pleasant surprise!






There are lots of blogs which I love – you’ll know who you are if I comment on your blog regularly!  I’d like to pass the I Love Your Blog Award onto some blogs which I have found recently.

My Cozy Book Nook – We seem to have very similar reading tastes. Please visit her blog, as she has some great reviews, and recently wrote a great article on the kindle.

Savidge Reads – He’s the only other blogger I’ve found who is also completing the Richard & Judy 2009 list – we may not agree on how good the books are, but his reviews are always thought provoking.

Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’? – She has some great posts! The picture of the lady pregnant with octuplets is a random example! I also need to thank her for recommending Blindness to me.

Book Gazing has the most honest reviews I have seen recently. I love honesty!

Bibliophile by the Sea always seems to be reading great books! She has added to more books to my wishlist than anyone else recently. Where does she find them all?!

If I have given you an award, please don’t feel you have to blog about it, or pass it on – I just want you to know that I Love Your Blogs!