fredag den 21. august 2009

BBAW nomination!

Wednesday I received the following message:

I am so thrilled to inform you that you have been nominated for a Book Blogger Appreciation Week Award in the category Best Thriller/Mystery/Suspense Blog.

Well, I think I am the one who is thrilled! Someone out there nominated MY blog – thank you so much – I am thrilled AND honoured!

The next step: I was asked to submit links to five posts that I “consider to be the best representation of my blog.”

That was a tough one, but here comes my selection:

1. DJ´s Bait in the Box – my very own weekly feature, competition and crimi-tainment.

2. A bilingual review: Yrsa Sigurdardottir Last Rituals, Icelandic crime fiction read in Swedish, reviewed in Danish and English.

3. An article about Stieg Larsson´s Lisbeth Salander, a modern-day Pippi Longstocking. Not exactly a new post, but one which has had several hits over the months.

4. A question post: An Unkindness of Ravens – inviting my readers to contribute with books they have read containing a certain theme.

5. My own flash fiction: The Witch.

These were my ideas. But do tell me what you think: what (if anything) makes my blog special and worth returning to?

20 kommentarer:

Elizabeth Spann Craig sagde ...

Congratulations! That award is a really big deal.

I think it's the scope of your reviews. You're not just covering a limited range of bestsellers here. It sets you apart.

Mystery Writing is Murder

R/T sagde ...

Congratulations. IMHO, the international range of your postings and your visitors seems to be one of the reasons for success.

Uriah Robinson sagde ...

I have been nominated as well unfortunately in the same category as you. I will probably post about my own selections later in the weekend. Your own selections are a very good example of the sort of posts that bring your readers back again and again. Good luck.

Dorte H sagde ...

Elizabeth; thank you very much. I am glad my readers can see I try to read a broad variety of crime fiction (and sometimes suffer when I plunge into indifferent novels).

R.T.; thank you! Your encouragement is much appreciated.

Norman; congratulations to you! Now I don´t expect to win (or even get on the shortlist) so I don´t think it is unfortunate at all. I would be very happy for you if you won! You are one among many bloggers who made me feel welcome and appreciated from day one!

Kerrie sagde ...

I think so many of our "group" have been nominated in the same category Dorte. Well done. I think your blog would be a worthy recipient. I'm going to be torn with the voting though :-)

seana graham sagde ...

Dorte, congratulations!

I think the bilingual aspect and the bait in the box feature would be the most unique features, but what I really return for are your reviews of various crime writers. That's not a unique job, obviously, but you do a good job of it.

Good luck.

Søren sagde ...

Congratulations with the award :-)

Besides your reviews and your great knowledge about crime fiction, I like your commitment with your readers. It seems to me, that you make a great effort to communicate with your readers and to make them feel at home, and with huge success.

Dorte H sagde ...

Kerrie, Thank you. I think many of our group have been nominated because we are a rather social bunch :D

Seana, thanks a lot. I know many readers like my bait in the box, and so do I - it is so interesting to see what people come up with, and who recognize the book.

Søren, so far it is only a nomination, and I am not going to win, but it good to know that someone wants me to win!
But a comment like yours FEELS like an award!

Cathy sagde ...

Congratulations on this well-deserved nomination, Dorte, and Good Luck! I think you did an excellent job choosing your five representative posts.

Dorte H sagde ...

Cathy, thank you very much! I am glad you agree I have selected some good posts.

Unknown sagde ...

Congratulations on the nomination! That's certainly something to be thrilled about.
Personally I think that the mystery/thriller reviews you have are the best representation of what makes your blog worth winning this award.

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Lilly!

And I am glad you like my reviews. Many bloggers experience that their reviews receive less comments than other posts. This is also through about mine to some extent, but I have always felt my faithful readers like them.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks sagde ...

congratulations on your nomination, Dorte! I love your bait-in-the-box feature; I never am able to guess the book, but the containers and descriptions are fun. Crimi-tainment, indeed!

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Dar. I think I am in good company :D

Louise sagde ...

Congrats Dorte, that nomination is surely well deserved. I wish you much good luck :o)

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Louise! And I do remember who told me I should try Blogger in the first place :D
I have never once regretted that.

Anonym sagde ...

hi! I've always loved the box features and am always wondering about them (since I never know the book answers...)

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Care, and I am glad Blogger let you through. It is not an optimal tool, but it is reasonably simple to use.

Anonym sagde ...

Congratulations Dorte! I read your blog primarily for your excellent fiction. I was traveling and missed The Witch, so I'll check it out now.

Dorte H sagde ...

Cathryn; thanks a lot.

"I read your blog primarily for your excellent fiction." I think I will have to frame that one and put it on my wall!