Monday, 7 November 2011

Liebster Blog Award

Way, way back in September, when I was in the throes of moving house and starting back at university and sadly not blogging very much, the lovely Gwendolyn Gage gave me this blog award! Make sure you pop over and check out Gwen's blog here, and the online novel she's writing here, posted as she writes each chapter. She's a brave woman to not be tempted to super-edit each chapter before she uploads them! I don't know if I could manage to do that or not. Anyway, Gwen's a fellow aspiring writer, book blogger and woman of faith, and I'm proud to have been given this award by her.

The Liebster Award is given by fellow bloggers to blogs with fewer than 200 (or sometimes 300) followers. For those of you who don't speak German (and to be honest, two years without studying German has made my knowledge a little rusty too), "liebster" means "darling". One of the cutest German words I've discovered in my lifetime! 

Here's how the award works:
  • When you receive the award, thank the blogger who gave it to you and link back to them.
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog.
  • Choose three to five blogs that deserve a bigger following, give them the Liebster Award, and let them know you’ve done so by leaving a comment on their blog.

I've decided to link to book blogs that specifically have followings around 50 or less, since this is quite similar to mine. There are a lot of excellent reviewers of Christian fiction out there who sadly get overlooked (because, to be entirely truthful, there are a lot of us!) and I think these girls in particular deserve a bit more attention.

1. My good friend Camille at A Book A Day, who is a fellow student and yet manages to read a LOT of books. She's currently at law school and has a particular passion for Amish fiction and mysteries. Camille also likes to change the background and layout of her book blog frequently, so it's always a surprise when I go to check on her reviews! Be warned - her blog plays music! I nearly always forget this and get a fright when a tune blasts out of my speakers.

2. Abbie is another fellow fan of Amish fiction, but she also reads a lot of historical and contemporary romances. She has a very organised website with an excellent rating system (including notes on how "steamy" a book is), so definitely check out Abbie's Reading Corner.

3. Maureen's Musings features a lot of great book reviews, as well as a ton of blog tours and giveaways. Maureen features books from every corner of Christian fiction, so even if you're not as mad about romance novels as I am, there's sure to be something that takes your fancy.

4. Courtney's Chitter Chatter strives to find clean YA novels and non-preachy Christian novels, and I admire her for this. She also has a very pretty blog, full of honest yet informative reviews. Kind of like condensed versions of mine, LOL? It's worth taking a look at.

5. And finally, Sara over at Shoopette's Book Reviews, who is a fellow review at The Christian Manifesto. She reviews a variety of Christian fiction and has good, solid rating system as well as the occasional book giveaway on the go. Pop on over!


  1. Thanks for the kind introduction, Rachel! It was my pleasure to present you with this award as I always look forward to your in-depth book reviews :-) I'm following a few of these blogs already, and now I am off to check out the others! :-)

  2. Thanks so much Rachel! I'm honored to get this award from you!

  3. Thank you so much!! I really feel honored!! Thanks!