Thursday, September 16, 2010

Random Amazing News AND a Competition

I've been struck down with a rubbish cold and didn't go to work yesterday or today. However, I've checked in on twitter to see how all my mates are doing and suddenly there was this spate of congratulations from a variety of people!

Followed the link and would you believe it? MFB is number 3 of the Top 10 UK Teenage Literature Blogs! How awesome and cool is that?

And you know what is even more fantastic? All my fellow blogger friends are on there too and some new ones I have not heard of. So, this is the list below, copied from CISION's site:

1. So Many Books, So Little Time

2. I Was A Teenage Book Geek

3. My Favourite Books

4. Fluttering Butterflies

5. I Want To Read That


7. Once Upon a Bookcase

8. Teenage Fiction for All Ages

9. THe sweet BONJOUR

10. Dead Book Darling

But that is not all. They also have a Top 10 UK Children's Literature Blogs and even MORE of my friends are on there:

1. Wondrous READS



4. Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

5. The Puffin Blog


7. The Fairy Tale Cupboard

8. Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books


10. Tommy Donbavand Children's Author

Looking at these twenty blogs I can't help but grin widely. And feel so proud of MFB being part of it all. Everyone, keep up the absolutely awesome hard work you are doing! And to celebrate I think there shall be a random book giveaway.

So, this is open to all of the UK to win a copy of Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes. All you need to do is comment below and tell me one of your favourite books you've read this year - it can be any genre, any age group. The competition will close on Monday, 20th. You can enter as many times as you like.


Mary Hoffman's Newsletter said...

Many congratulations, Liz and get well soon! (I already have the Hughes so am not competing, just congratulating and sympathising).

Thomas Taylor said...

Congrats on being so high up that list. I'm a regular follower of your excellent blog, but I rarely comment.

The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh is a huge favourite of mine from this year. Also The Ostrich boys by Keith Grey and Wasted by Nicola Morgan. Oh, and Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick. And...

But I'll stop:)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I saw that, too! Isn't it fantastic?

Leatherdykeuk said...

'Strange Angels' by Lili St. Crow -- Now my teenage daughter's reading it.

Linda said...

Congratulations - well deserved!

A book I thoroughly enjoyed is Mary Hooper's ''Fallen Grace'', and I've been singing its praises to everyone. It has all the classic elements of a Dickens story: innocent girls cheated, wicked villains, dire poverty, social snobbery and a lovely hero. It is well written and plotted, and shows a most intriguing side to Victorian mores because a lot of the book is based around funerals. Truly fascinating!

CazApr1 said...

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson was a lovely book, Artemis Fowl and the Altantis Complex was pretty exciting, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins was a satisfying ending to the trilogy...lots of good things out this year!


maryom said...

Don't know how I missed this on Twitter but CONGRATULATIONS!!
Best book I've read this year - hmm hard one - Wasted by Nicola Morgan or Dead Boy Talking by Linda Strachan or Firebrand by Gillian Philip or The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan or Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel or...
Actually, might vote for Portrait Of the Mother as a Young Woman by FC Delius.

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf said...

Corr! Congratulations on making the list!

A favourite book this year? Would it come as any surprise to you if it was a Sedgwick? :P

I'm talking about White Crow of course. A perfect read for this time of year as well!

Clover said...

Congratulations to you :) I can't help but grin everytime I see my blog's name on the list as well (Fluttering Butterflies! Number Four!)

Carly Meyer said...

Congradulations Liz!!! I would say that my favourite books are... My Love Lies Bleeding by Alyxandra Harvey,Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, Spud by John van de Ruit,Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater and the Blue Bloods series... many more but here are a few..

Kulsuma said...


My favourite book/s this year were The Hunger Games trilogy:) Absolutely brilliant.


Carmen said...

In comparison with you book bloggers, I'm a slow readers these days and many of the books mentioned above are still on my TBR list. BUT I just finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth and must say am now on the hunt for the next one. Absolutely loved it - and been having zombie dreams since I finished.

Belated congratulations on the list - I know the comp is over I just wanted to join the conversation ;)