Sunday, July 13, 2008

More blogging excellence

Thanks so much to Carla, Catherine, Julianne, Sheramy, and Teresa for nominating Reading the Past as an excellent blog! I'm honored that you enjoy my ramblings here. I'm going to be listing many of your other recommendations to my blogroll.

Since I'm not supposed to name my nominators, which are all wonderful sources of info on all things historical and literary, I'd like to give a shout-out to these ten additional blogs:

  • Favorite PASTimes, a group blog full of historical fiction reviews and interviews. Plus, they've been posting regularly every weekday for nearly two years - what an accomplishment!
  • Historical Boys, where C. W. Gortner conducts interviews with some of today's best historical novelists, both male and female, and talks about his own publication experience.
  • History Buff, Michelle Moran's news blog about the latest archaeological discoveries, even though the photos from her research trip are making me horribly jealous.
  • Historical Tapestry because they cover an amazing amount of interesting-sounding historical novels. I wish I could read that fast!
  • Likely Stories, written by Keir Graff for Booklist Online, for his astute and witty observations on book reviewing and the publishing industry.
  • Loaded Questions, because Kelly Hewitt conducts fascinating interviews with many authors, from up-and-coming historical novelists to some of the biggest names in the field.
  • Reading, Raving, and Ranting, for Susan Higginbotham's always informative (and sometimes hilariously funny) take on the Plantagenets and other historical topics.
  • Scandalous Women, Elizabeth Kerri Mahon's blog of original essays on historical women who behaved as they wished and stood up for what they believed, society be damned.
  • Tanzanite's Book Covers, where Daphne shows us the many (and often tacky) variations on historical fiction cover art.
  • World of Royalty, where Cinderella keeps us up to date with the latest news and gossip on the world's royals.

The news from here: after a very slow day at work yesterday, I'm done with revisions to my Literary and Adventure chapters, and am finishing up revisions to the Christian Fiction one. Two reviews for Booklist are turned in, with one more to go, and I'm working on a review of Philippa Gregory's The Wise Woman for posting here. The TBR pile is slowly shrinking, but I still have three large piles on my floor because the shelves are full. help.


  1. Anonymous4:34 PM

    Congratulations -- your blog truly is excellent! And thank you for naming the World of Royalty Blog!

  2. Congratulations!!! You really deserve the praise and recognition.
    You're on my RSS feed!!

  3. Congratulations! Your blog deserves it, I've found so many new authors since I've been reading it. And thank you for naming Scandalous Women.

  4. Thanks for joining in :)

    And thanks for those other blogs - I know of some of them, but others are new. Cool!

    Good luck with getting through that pile of books.

  5. Cinderella - I'm so scatterbrained lately that I failed to note that you'd nominated me as well. I even commented on your post, so I really have no excuse, but thank you!

  6. You're very welcome, Sarah! Well deserved!

  7. I agree! Well deserved! I always end up adding more books to the TBR list when I visit here!

    Thanks for nominating Historical Tapestry too!

  8. I agree that this is an excellent blog!
    Thanks for mentioning PASTimes.

  9. Congratulations, Sarah! Well deserved E for Excellence. Thanks for mentioning Historical Boys, too.