Thursday, August 31, 2006

Happy Blogday

I've been tagged! Liz at A Chair, A Fireplace and A Tea Cozy recommended my for BlogDay 2006. Thanks, Liz, I'm honored to have been included.

Now I have to find five new blogs to recommend! The goal, as I understand it, is to stretch out and discover new blogs, preferably blogs from different cultures or that are different from what you would normally read. To that end, I'm going to include a mix of some old favorites and some "new to me" blogs that look interesting. So here's my five, in no particular order:

Mortal Ghost - I've been wanting to check out L. Lee Lowe's serialized young adult fantasy novel, and this seemed like a good chance. So I read the first chapter and enjoyed it. Interesting character and set-up, and very rich descriptions.

O.R. Melling's Book Blog - O.R. Melling is the author of The Chronicles of Faerie, a beautiful series of books about the relationship between Faerie and the human world. Melling has two blogs; this one is her book blog where she posts interesting tidbits about the writing of the books and some beautiful pictures of locations in Ireland that she visited when researching the books.

POD-dy Mouth - This is an interesting and often humorous look at the world of Print on Demand, by one person on a mission to find the hidden treasure

Wendy Shepherd - Wendy is a longtime online friend, although we've never met in person. She's a fascinating person: a homeschooling mother and internet enterpreneur with many interests, including books, movies, music and lots more. Basically she blogs about all kinds of things that interest her. (Disclaimer: you'll also find an interview with my husband on her blog, but I would have recommended her anyway ;-)

Scholar's Blog - This is one of my favorite blogs; partly because Michele blogs about my favorite genre, fantasy, and partly because she's just an all-around cool person. Besides, she's in Oxford, which always seems like a magical land to me.

Blog day is almost over here, and in some time zones it's over, but in case you'd like to participate, here's what you need to do:

BlogDay posting instructions:

1. Find 5 new Blogs that you find interesting

2. Notify the 5 bloggers that you are recommending on them on BlogDay 2005

3. Write a short description of the Blogs and place a a link to the recommended Blogs

4. Post the BlogDay Post (on August 31st) and

5. Add the BlogDay tag using this link: BlogDay2006 and a link to BlogDay web site at



Michele said...

Wow ! Thanks Sheila - I'm flattered...

I agree with you on the magical nature of Oxford - of course it has its mundane side, like any city heaving with residents, tourists and students combined, but the magical elements are there if you go looking...

L.M.Noonan said...

Thanks for the links. I've read Lee's Mortal Ghost twice now...first time in installments, the second-- this week all in one go. Great read, dark, unexpected twists...contemporary.