Friday, July 20, 2007

Making a Literary Life Friday: Reflections

Thanks to Lisa Kenney at Eudaemonia, Therese Fowler of Making it Up, and Judy Merrill Larsen of Not Afraid of the "F" Word for nominating the Writers' Group for the Blogger Reflection Award. The award “should make you reflect on five bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and have been a Godly example to you. Five Bloggers who when you reflect on them you get a sense of pride and joy… of knowing them and being blessed by them.” Well! Where to start? As if having such illustrious read our blog weren't enough...Thanks to each of you for thinking of us and then to write such kind words about us.

I love good writing. That's what entices me to return to a blog. So Hat's Off to the Grub Street Blog. Whitney, Chris, and Sonya are all so talented, I don't think they could post a bad entry if they tried. Another thanks to Therese Fowler. Reading her posts is certain to both educate me in writing craft and entertain me with her insightful thoughts.

Coming late to this game, I've discovered that all of the blogs I read daily have already been nominated -- multiple times. So I will say please take note of the links we have up and if you see one that's fantastic that we've somehow missed, please let me know. I'd love to include another delightful distraction to my day. As for my literary life, my children are gearing up for the machine that is Harry Potter, heading over to Buttonwood Books in Cohasset at 10:00 p.m. tonight. I'll be the one in the corner thumbing through the owner's ARCs. Can't wait to get my hands on The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold and The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta.

As with Amy, the blogs I visit most often are deservedly already recognized, like those above, Tess Gerritsen and Bookseller Chick, and others to whom we link. Of late I enjoy popping over to Kenyon Review, and oh, how I miss Miss Snark. For those of you who love food, have you checked out Chocolate & Zucchini by Clotilde Dusoulier? I got a truly decadent chocolate hazelnut spread (homemade Nutella!) recipe from her. I also plan to treat myself to a couple of books tonight, and am saving the final decisions for the moment, like a child in a candy store.

Lynne is away on vacation and will be tickled to hear of the goings on here in the blogosphere.


Larramie said...

Indeed a lot of well-deserved recognition has been going on around here. And that's because you're not only wonderful writers, you're wonderful individuals too!

Lisa Marnell said...

Thanks for your kind words, Larramie. I must say, I do enjoy reading Amy, Hannah, and Lynne's blog entries each week. Plenty of
encouragment and inspiration from each of them!


Lynne Griffin and Amy MacKinnon said...

Right back at you, Lise. Same goes for Larramie. I want so badly to travel to those places you write about. So, so badly.