A Lovely Surprise

I was pleased and surprised when Twitter-friend and poet Marousia recently honoured me with a Liebster Award. Liebster is the masculine form of a German adjective meaning favourite

Foreign words used in German are usually neutral, and thus it should probably be called the Liebstes Blog award. That said, I’m not picky when I’m at the receiving end, so with great pleasure, I accept and post it here. In accepting this award, the recipient agrees to:

1. Thank and link back to the blogger who bestowed the award.
2. Name five blogs who deserve the award and let those bloggers know.
3. Post award on blog.
4. Have fun and spread the karma!

It’s not easy to pick only five blogs, and I can think of several more that deserve recognition. These five are some of my favourites:

1. Lynda Bruce‘s eponymous blog is a feast of words and colours and thoughts for the soul.
2. Matt Quinn, aka Poemblaze, keeps his blog ablaze with frequent poetic posts. One of my favourite places to find good poetry.
3. Jennifer M. Kaufman’s blog, Books, Personally, is loaded with book reviews and reading suggestions. She writes great fiction, too!
4. Heidi David’s blog, Madame Paradox, always comes through with a healthy dose of cynical wit, delivered in her signature style. To be enjoyed with bitter chocolate, and like chocolate, this stuff is addictive!
5. Andy Harrod’s blog, Decoding Static, is intelligent and thought provoking. He says on his ‘about’ page: “I want people to stop and think.” His blog has just that effect.

My thanks again to Marousia for giving me this award. Marousia’s blog is rich in poetry, photography and thought.


About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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6 Responses to A Lovely Surprise

  1. Jennifer says:

    Aw, thank you so much! what a lovely recognition, and such fine company- have had the pleasure of “meeting” Heidi David and Marousia – can’t wait to check out these other excellent blogs!

  2. Hi Chris,
    You’ve been tagged 😉 This is a nice way to get blog exposure. Please visit my blog to see the rules. Hope you have fun!

  3. Mark Kelly says:

    Greetings Chris from one of your fellow tagged bloggers 🙂

    Love the fresh, crisp, spartan look of your blog site, and I’m looking forward to posting the odd comment or two. Tis an honour to ‘meet’ you, sir, and I look forward to reading more of your blog to come.

  4. Thank you Chris for this 🙂 I’ll enjoy looking into the other blogs. Thanks again, Andy.

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