Haiku Day and Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger AwardI was very flattered to be nominated for a Beautiful Blogger Award by Suzanne at The Tales of Missus P – thank you!

So, this is what happens when you’re nominated:

  • You write seven facts about yourself
  • You link to the blog of the person who nominated you
  • You link to seven bloggers who you think deserve the award
  • You let those bloggers know they have been nominated

So, here goes…

  1. I still really, really enjoy colouring in…
  2. I have spent most of my life in south-east England but…
  3. I spent three months with a family in the Central African Republic and a year in Saarbrücken, Germany.
  4. I was an extremely picky eater and now so are my kids – what goes around comes around!
  5. I grew out of it so, hopefully, so will they…
  6. I can never pick my favourite book because I have so many.
  7. I’m not very good at poetry – see below.

Today is also Haiku Day on the WordCount Blogathon. I’m not very good at poetry – reading it or writing it – but here’s what I came up with.

Outside, cold and grey:
I open another world –
lost in a good book.
Inspired by that thought, here are seven lovely blogs where we can discover new worlds:
Reading a book by the pool, somewhere warm!
Yes, I’d rather be there than here today!
Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  1. Lindsay at The Little Reader Library – a really pretty blog and a wide range of interesting reviews.
  2. Sandra Hume at Little House Travel – a fellow Blogathoner, writing about all things relating to the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
  3. Sarah at Norfolk Bookworm – thoughts of a book blogger local to me.
  4. Katy Derbyshire at Love German Books – a fellow (but much more prestigious!) German to English translator, based in Berlin – insights into the German book world.
  5. OK, so it’s not book-related, but Venetia is a fellow translator and her Dolcis in Fundo food blog really is beautiful and inspires me to cook!
  6. Desperate Reader also highlights fascinating books.
  7. Karen at Euro Crime posts snippets on British and other European crime books, TV and film.

Now I’m off to let them know and tomorrow we’ll get back to the A-Z!

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    About forwardtranslations

    I'm a freelance literary translator from German and French to English. The title of my blog comes from Mary Schmich's description of reading: it struck home with me, and seems especially apt for translated fiction. Here are some of my musings on what I'm reading, re-reading, reading to my children, and translating.
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    9 Responses to Haiku Day and Beautiful Blogger Award

    1. Lindsay says:

      Hi Rachel, thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting. And thank you for nominating me for a beautiful blogger award, so kind of you, it means a lot to me. I am delighted! It's so wonderful to hear nice feedback.Best wishes,Lindsay x

    2. Lisa Carter says:

      Congrats on the Beautiful Blogger Award, Rachel! What I love most about these is getting a little insight into the writers.

    3. Congratulations on the award! For not being very good at poetry, you did a GREAT job on the haiku today. (from Blogathon)

    4. Lindsay says:

      I'm sorry I forgot to say Congratulations to you for receiving the award in the first place, well done! 🙂

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