Tuesday, 1 June 2010


Chelle from Time Out blog has very kindly bestowed this Bodacious Blogging Book reviewer award upon me and, I'm not going to lie, I am dee-lighted. The 'pass it on to 5 others' part reminds me of scary chain letters from the 80s (thanks a lot, Swedish pen-pal) but I think it's safe... anything called 'bodacious' can never be wrong.

If you are given this award you can accept it by leaving a comment on the post you were nominated on. Then copy and paste the post and add it to your own blog. Make a list of the last 5 books you read and pass the award on to 5 other bloggers (but not to the person who nominated you).

My last five books were: A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh, Tusk Tusk by Polly Stenham (do plays count?), The Night Watch by Sarah Waters, Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple and The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield - Fisher.

My nominations are...

Lydia at The Literary Lollipop. Lydia reads faster than any other blogger out there and provides an interesting mix of  Young Adult fiction, Classic literature, Short Stories, Croatian Literature and more. She is currently ploughing her way through Middlemarch so the rest of us don't have to.

Any blog which hops from L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad to The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf to Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino is definitely worth keeping an eye on. Lila at BabyGotBooks gives everything attention and writes some great reviews.

Irish playwright Rosalind at The Vanishing Lake not only shows impeccable taste by naming her blog after a magical body of water, but she blogs about writing, reading, current affairs, dresses, all sorts. She also provides links to really interesting articles.

Number four is Desperate Reader. This Shetlander's blog is packed with gorgeous pictures and never fails to relax me when I am reading it. She also likes a dram and George Mackay Brown, like any sane person.

Claire from Kiss A Cloud's blog is also very lovely to look at. I really look forward to her beautiful, thought provoking posts. Her celebration of the film Bright Star was wonderful.


  1. Hey Tea Lady, thanks so much!! :)

    I wholeheartedly accept and very very much appreciate. Your blog is lovely, too and I love visiting you and love reading your comments on my blog.

    I won't be able to post this on my blog (you'll know why tomorrow) so I'll list my last five books read here:
    Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
    The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
    The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
    Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust


  2. You are very welcome. Keep on doing what you're doing!

  3. Thanks so much! I totally accept!

    I really enjoy your posts as well, which are always bursting at the seams with humour and insight.

    I'll be sure to post my 5 books and 5 nominations ASAP!

  4. Your blog is pretty much the ultimate bodacious blog!

  5. Thanks ladies! I've typed bodacious about twenty times today and it is still an excellent word. Bodacious.

  6. Some lovely choices! I'm already a fan of Kiss a Cloud and Desperate Reader, and will have to check out the others.

  7. Hi Nymeth,

    They are all definitely worth a look...