I’m in a quandary, because Alianore and Tanzanite have kindly nominated me for a Thinking Blogger Award (which started here), and I’m having a very difficult time narrowing my own awards to five choices.
I’ll first have to return the favor and nominate Alianore all over again, because I love reading about all things related to Edward II. It was an utter delight to me when I first discovered her blog, and it’s still the first I check every morning. (By the way, most of the conversations I have about Edward II run thusly: Me: “It’s about Edward II.” Them: “Isn’t he the one who married Wallis Simpson?”)
Reading the Past, Sarah Johnson’s blog is a treasure trove of information for readers of historical fiction, with industry news, reviews, and posts that are just plain fun.
Tea at Trianon by Elena Maria Vidal is full of fascinating posts, especially those about Marie Antoinette and her contemporaries, and I’ve learned a great deal from reading it. Truly a thinking woman’s blog.
Nan Hawthorne’s The Blue Lady Tavern is one of the more clever writer’s blogs I’ve come across. I always enjoy stopping by for a mug.
The fifth? It’s too hard to pick just one, but I’m going to go for Carla‘s, because I first ran across it on a day I was feeling really lousy in a number of ways, and it cheered me up immensely.
There’s many other worthy blogs on the sidebar here. Don’t know what I did without them all, really!