Aug 17, 2007

Thoughtful Blogger Award/ The Pulitzer Project

A few days ago Stephanie nominated me for a Thoughtful Blogger Award. Thank you so much, Stephanie!

There are many other bloggers I could pass this award to. Many of the bloggers on Stephanie's, Chris', or Kim's lists, for example. Or the bloggers I nominated for the Rocking Girl Blogger award. Any of the blogs I read regularly, in fact - I read them exactly because they are written by thoughtful people who always have things of interest to say. But I'm supposed to pick 5, so here it goes:
  • Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf: Dewey's is one of the best book blogs around. She writes great reviews, and also posts book news, interesting quotes, poetry, etc.

  • Lotus at Lotus Reads: Lotus reviews a lot of interesting-sounding books that I am usually not familiar with. Plus, the discussions in her comments are always worth reading!

  • Tanabata at In Spring it is the Dawn: Her blog is a very interesting mix of book reviews, wonderful photography and her thoughts.

  • Darla D at Books and Other Thoughts: Great book reviews and very interesting other thoughts! I especially enjoy her reviews of YA books. I am very interested in YA literature, so any recommendations in that area are very welcome.

  • CJ at My Year of Reading Seriously: I really enjoy reading CJ's posts, both book reviews and general musings. She always has something wise to say.

The Pulitzer Project is being organized by 3M. The aim is to read all the 81 winners of the Putlizer Prize for Fiction, and the best part is that there is no time limit. Some of you might remembered that I suggested a Pulitzer Challenge a while ago, so when I heard about this great idea I had to jump right in!

I've already read 7 of the 81 winners, and there wasn't a single one I didn't at least like a lot. Some, like Middlesex or A Confederacy of Dunces went on to become some of my all-time favourite books. While it's unrealistic to expect to enjoy all the remaining 76 books that much, I know that I will find quite a few gems.

I have a few challenges to finish until the end of the year, so I probably won't participate very actively until early 2008, but I've actually read a few Putlizer winners for other challenges this year.

On a side note, today I discovered The Complete Booker, which is doing the exact same thing for the winners of the Booker Prize, also with no time limit. This is also tempting, because the few Booker Prize winners I've read - Possession and The Remains of the Day - were remarkable books.


  1. Nymeth, you know how they say wisdom comes with age, right?

    Well, you can put me up there with Buddah.

    Age wise, that is.

    Seriously, thank you very much. I'm thrilled to be nominated by you and honored by your very kind words.


  2. Great blogs that you nominated there! And I'm so glad to see that you joined in the Pulitzer Project. Alas, I'm not alone! ;)

  3. Yay you! I like the idea of the two prize reading projects but I don't think I will participate. I have so many books in the house I want to read and am still buying more... Maybe in a few years if I have made a dent on what I already own.

  4. Thank you for your kind words!
    I just saw The Complete Booker project too. It's very tempting and I've read some and have others in my stacks to read but I'm not sure I want to read all of them. Will have to think about it.

  5. Thanks for thinking of me! :) I'm going to add the little button to my sidebar. But I don't think I'm going to nominate anyone else, because I'm SO behind on reviews. Is that bad blogger etiquette?

  6. CJ, you are very welcome :)

    Chris: It's good to have partners in crime, isn't it? :P

    Rhinoa: That's a good reason. There are plenty of other things I want to read too, but I'm taking comfort in the fact that I can take as long as I want.

    Tanabata: You're welcome! And I'm still pondering too. I've committed to the Pulitzer Project, and I hesitate to commit to something else, even without a time limit.

    Dewey: You're welcome, and no, not at all - don't worry about it!

  7. You totally deserve it! It's a great blog! And I love your nominations too!

    I just joined in on the fun with the Pulitzer's. I have already read 4 or 5. I've always wanted to read them....and I like that there are no time constraints!

  8. Hi, Nymeth!

    Wow, thank you, I am so excited to have received your nomination. Thank you also for the nice words about my blog, it will wear the award plate with much pride!

  9. Oh, you were a shoo-in for this award! In my humble opinion, you write the most beautiful, thoughtful book reviews in blogland! (I seriously believe you should do it professionally!)

  10. Stephanie, once again, thank you. You put a big smile on my face. I'm very glad to hear you joined!

    Lotus: You're welcome :)

    Debi: thank you so much! Writing is something I really love to do, so your kind words mean a lot to me.

  11. What a well-deserved award! Your reviews are always thoughtful and thought-provoking!

  12. Thanks so much for the nomination and kind words, Nymeth - and what a fun post to find after being away for a week! It was very thoughtful of you (tee hee, sorry about the pun - I couldn't help it!). Thank you - and thanks for all the other great thoughtful blogger links to explore!

  13. Robin: Thank you, and likewise!

    Darla: You're welcome! And welcome back, I missed your posts!


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