Friday, 21 January 2011

The Stylish Blogger Award!

My thanks to Amanda for the Stylish Blogger Award!


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1. I'm wondering if I should participate in Alex Cavanaugh's upcoming blogfest Top Ten Countdown - Music. My ten favourite songs of all time? Could I really narrow it down to ten? Ten bands, maybe... Many of them I've made YouTube playlists for.

2. My current favourite tea is Lord John Grey tea, inspired by Diana Gabaldon's books and available at the Old Wilmington Tea Company.

3. I took a week off at the start of the month to buckle down on research, but got distracted by a trip to New Brunswick and Maine, where we drove and walked along roads like these:



4. Have I ever mentioned that I can't drive? I've driven a car exactly twice in my life and that was for maybe five minutes each time, driving up a straight road to our house. I'm always stumped when asked for ID that has my address, since I don't have a license.

5. I'd love to spend a weekend at one of those medieval/renaissance/victorian towns where you get to try blacksmithing, candlemaking, coppering, and so on. I barely know what goes into soap!

Recently Discovered - or Revamped - Stylish Bloggers!

1. Carolyn
2. Ayak
3. Zan Marie
4. Kate
5. Lola
6. Helen
7. Tara
8. Karen

And... Penultimate installment of Kait Nolan's Forsaken By Shadow is up!

9 comments:

Lola Sharp said...

First, your header is so gorgeous and is giving me a wicked case of spring fever and wanderlust.

Also:
CONGRATS on your well deserved award!☆∴*★∵∶。◦°✰

And THANK YOU for graciously passing it along to me and the other lovely bloggers. I'm honored and grateful.

I know, I need to think about my 10 songs. Thanks for the reminder...and now I'm stressed. How to choose?

I can't believe you don't drive! Do you live in NYC? If not, how is it possible not to drive? Dude, I'd die without driving and spontaneous road trips. I like to drive fast with good tunes.

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks again.
Love,
Lola

Ayak said...

Congratulations Deniz...and thankyou very much for passing on the award to me.

I received the same one a few days ago from another blogger, so forgive me if I can't find another 7 things about myself to share! But I will add your name to my blog awards on my blog. xxx

Karen Henry said...

Thanks, Deniz, I really appreciate the award! My post is here.

Karen

MT said...

Congratulations on your award. You deserve it. :)

My daughter doesn't drive either, but I think she's coming around - actually, she's aching for a little more freedom so it shouldn't be long.

Have a great weekend!

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats on your award.
You can't drive???

Carolyn Abiad said...

Congrats and thank you! Hmm...I'll need to think up seven interesting things.

I actually know a couple of people who can't drive, but they're either European or Turkish, not from this side of the pond. And I know plenty of people who shouldn't drive!

Zan Marie said...

WOW! Thank you, Deniz, for the award. I'm a revamped blog and I'm thrilled. Now to figure this out. ; )

Deniz Bevan said...

Thank you everyone!
Funny about the driving, huh? DH drives on all our road trips and I just never need it in Montreal - there's commuter trains and buses and a metro to get me downtown and really, once you're downtown, everything's there [g]. We're a bike ride from downtown in the summer...

Disgruntled Bear (Kate Kaynak) said...

Thanks for the award, Deniz!

Books I'm Reading and Finished Books

  • The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
  • Rogue Warrior by Regan Walker
  • Black (what was this? I don't remember!)
  • ***Reading At Intervals***
  • Beauty and the Beast by Villeneuve
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw
  • Burning Sky by Lori Benton
  • 12 Anne and Avonlea books by L. M. Montgomery (skimming/reread (this was free on Kindle!))
  • Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
  • Istanbul Noir (Akashic Books anthology)
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien manuscripts edited by J. D. Rateliff
  • The Jerusalem Bible
  • ***Finished Books***
  • Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter Kimani
  • Thomas the Tank Engine by Rev. Awry (26 book collection)
  • beta read (Born to Run by RB)
  • The Little Turtle by Vachel Lindsay (poem; reread)
  • The Kraken by Alfred Lord Tennyson (poem)
  • Android's Dream by John Scalzi
  • The Mysterious Tadpole by Stephen Kellogg (reread)
  • Yashim Cooks Istanbul by Jason Goodwin
  • Miniatures by John Scalzi
  • Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
  • Kitty-in-Boots by Beatrix Potter (illustrated by Quentin Blake)
  • All or Nothing by Rose Lerner (short story)
  • Merry Christmas, Emily (board book)
  • Extra Yarn by __ and Jan Klassen
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Outlandish Companion II by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Outlandish Companion I, Revised by Diana Gabaldon
  • MacHinery and the Cauliflowers by Alistair MacLean (short story)
  • The Dileas by Alistair MacLean (short story)
  • The Gold Watch by Alistair MacLean (short story)
  • betty, butter, sun by Monica Byrne (short story)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay by J.K. Rowling
  • The Very Cranky Bear (Scholastic)
  • various haiku by R. Wodaski
  • ongoing rereads of most board books listed last year!
  • see the 2016 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ch/2016/12/annual-books-read-statistics-2016.html
  • see the 2015 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ch/2015/12/annual-books-read-statistics.html
  • see the 2014 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ch/2014/12/books-read-in-2014-review.html
  • see the 2013 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2014/01/toast-to-professor-books-read-in-2013.html
  • see the 2012 list and statistics here http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2012/12/the-hobbit-review-and-year-end-books.html
  • see the 2011 statistics on http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2012/01/books-read-in-2011-statistics-fourth.html
  • see the 2011 list at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2012/01/books-read-in-2011.html
  • see the 2010 list at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2010/12/books-read-in-2010-listed-here.html
  • see the 2009 list at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2009/12/books-read-in-2009-part-ii.html
  • also in 2009 at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2009/12/books-read-in-2009-part-iv.html
  • see the 2008 list at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2008/12/books-read-in-2008-part-ii.html
  • also in 2008 at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2008/12/books-read-in-2008-part-vi.html
  • also in 2008 at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2008/12/books-read-in-2008-part-iv.html