Friday, February 20, 2009

The aim of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award is to acknowledge writing excellence in the spirit of Jane Austen’s genius in amusing and delighting readers with her irony, humor, wit, and talent for keen observation. Recipients will uphold the highest standards in the art of the sparkling banter, witty repartee, and gentle reprove. This award was created by the blogging team of Jane Austen Todayto acknowledge superior writing over the Internet and promote Jane Austen’s brilliance.

A very warm thank you to Ms.Lucy of Enchanted by Josephine for nominating me for this award! Here are my seven nominees:

Edwardian Emporium This blog is all about the 'Golden Age' - Edwardian times. This is my very favourite era so I like to visit here and be transported back!

The Royal Representative This royal blog is full of the latest gossip, anecdotes and articles about British royalty. I also like August Annotations, Mandy's reviews of books about royalty.

The Lotus Notebooks Here you will find sensitive and well-written posts about books and poetry. I especially enjoyed the post about Emily Dickinson. I like the well-dressed section too - lovely photos.

Romancing the Tome This features articles about book adaptations and the actors in them. I always enjoy reading the latest posts here.

Coffee and Oranges This is a well-written blog all about artists and paintings. I also like Meg Nola's articles at Suite 101.

Reading Adventures An excellent Australian blog all about books. I especially like the challenges and memes!

I'm going to cheat and have a tie!


Random Jottings of a Book and Opera Lover vie for seventh place! ART and ARCHITECTURE, MAINLY has very interesting articles about Australian history, art and associated topics. Elaine at Random Jottings writes excellent reviews and has similar tastes in books! It's also her birthday today. Happy Birthday, Elaine!

Recipients, please claim your award by copying the HTML code of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award badge, posting it on your blog, listing the name of the person who nominated you, and linking to their blog. Then nominate seven (7) other blogs that you feel meet or exceed the standards set forth. Nominees may place the Excessively Diverting badge in their side bar and enjoy the appreciation of their fellow blogger for recognition of their talent.


Zaniac said...

This is random, but do you play the viola?

Viola said...

Hello Zaniac,

No, I play the piano - not very well, unfortunately! I liked the name at the time because of Shakespeare and the movie, Shakespeare in Love. Later, I read that there was a famous Australian journalist called Viola.

Natasha Rosen said...

Thank you for thinking of me, Miss Viola (as they say in the deep South).:)

Lucy said...

You're very welcome, Viola. Your blog really deserves this award!


Kim said...

We're so pleased you enjoy our blog. Thank you for the award! --Kim and Amy of Romancing the Tome

Hels said...

Blogging is hilarious, isn't it :)
It takes so much time to create and polish each post, I suppose it is nice that people value the work.

Many thanks
Art and Architecture, Mainly

Edwardian Emporium said...

Thank you for enjoying the Edwardian Emporium posts!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this award and your very kind words of support. I appreciate it very much! :)


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