As promised here are the further details about the Liebster and announcements of the winners I have chosen!!!
Barbara Ehrentreu has bestowed this honor on me. Liebster is German for "favorite" or "dearest" and “dearest” is most definitely an adjective I’d reach for first for Barbara and favorite – well I think everyone knows how I feel about her character Carolyn Samuels and her new novel If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor. Barbara’s blog is as delightful as is she and I am constrained by the rules of this award not to recommend back to her but nothing can stop me from encouraging you to enjoy yourself and get right over to
Barbara’s Meanderingshttp://barbaraehrentreu.blogspot.com/ So thank you to the former fellow Long Islander, whose hugs I feel everytime I read a post of hers although we have never met in “actual space” she is as Anne of Green Gables would say a “kindred spirit” and as we might say today a soul sistah” of the highest degree. I have shamelessly lifted the description of this award from Barbara’s posting to me as follows:
The intention of this award is to draw attention to blogs worthy of note, currently without a lot of followers, and a condition of acceptance is to post it and share it with five other blogs. It can't go back to the person who bestowed it on you or the one who bestowed it on them so you have to choose without them.
I do agree with Barbara that picking a blog is very very difficult. I have chosen those blogs that have given and continue to give me personal pleasure and that I find have become an integral part of my life. Although the idea is to spotlight blogs without too many followers, I felt I had to make an exception and include Poetic Asides and Robert Brewer, since it was Poetic Asides where I submitted my first poetic posting.
Here are my choices and it was very difficult to make them!
Rosemary Nissen-Wade: Tanka on Tuesday: - Meet some of the most talented and delightful world-wide haiku and tanka poets and photographers!!!!
Madeline Begun Kane: - Just laugh yourself silly!
Robert Lee Brewer: - Homage to the blog and the editor who inspired me to submit my first online poemhttp://www/writersdigest.com/editor-blogs//poetic-asides
Claudette J. Young : - You will be hard-pressed to find a more talented, experienced, or kind writer or wise woman!
Jane Penland Hoover: Absolutely stunning photographs and delight-full poetry.