Flabbergasted—that’s the only word we can think of to adequately describe our reaction to winning the BBAW award for Best Literary Fiction Book Blog. Caribou’s Mom and The New Dork Review of Books, the other shortlisted blogs in our category, are fine blogs, both with excellent writing, smart insights, and (well-deserved) strong followings. The fact that they are such wonderful blogs makes this award an especially big surprise!

Thanks so much to the the BBAW organizers and the judges, as well as to all the participants who voted for us. And thanks most of all to the readers who read and comment here regularly. Your regular interest and support is the best award of all!

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38 Responses to Flabbergasted

  1. chasing bawa says:

    Congratulations! It’s well deserved^^

  2. Congratulations! You guys totally deserved it. Your blog is always interesting and informative.

  3. teadevotee says:

    Just echoing what the others said: hugely well deserved. Your reviews are always so thoughtful and incisive, and draw attention to some really beautiful and neglected books. Hooray for you both!

  4. Congratulations! Your blog is always of a very high standard and I love reading it each day. Enjoy the warm glow :-)

  5. Steph says:

    Congratulations Teresa and Jenny! You two certainly deserve this award; I can think of no better blog! Your reviews are always intelligent and thoughtful, and I’ve learned about so many great books because you two!

  6. Wendy says:

    Congratulations – you have an awesome blog…totally well deserving of the honor!

  7. Very nice news – well deserved.

  8. Congratulations – well deserved!!!

  9. Emily says:

    Very well deserved, ladies! You run a great blog over here. :-)

  10. gaskella says:

    This is wonderful – you both deserve it. Congrats!

  11. Congrats! This is so exciting! Always love seeing my favorites do well. :)

  12. lizzysiddal says:

    Congratulations! Enjoy the well-deserved payback for all your efforts.

  13. Congratulations. Very much deserved.

  14. Kathleen says:

    Congratulations on a well-deserved honor!

  15. I am not at all surprised you won this award. Your blog is pretty new to me but I could tell right away that it is one of the best. Congratulations!

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  18. Katy says:

    Congratulations! :D

  19. Jenny says:

    Thanks to everyone for your kind words! We are both so thrilled and excited, and having so much fun visiting everyone else’s theme posts!

  20. Dorothy W. says:

    Congratulations to you both! That’s wonderful!!

  21. gavin says:

    Congratulations! You deserve this for all your hard work.

  22. Trish says:

    Congratulations! I admit to be a lurker here but I really enjoy y’all’s posts.

  23. Teresa says:

    Just wanted to echo Jenny’s thanks! We really do appreciate everyone’s good wishes! Hugs to all!

  24. Lu says:

    Congrats!!! You definitely deserve it :)

  25. Kristen M. says:

    I’m so glad that you gals got this recognition. I always look forward to your posts. Congrats!

  26. litlove says:

    Congratulations! Thoroughly deserved!

  27. The Ape says:

    Congratulations! Well done indeed.

  28. Jenny says:

    I am not surprised at all. Y’all are splendid. Congratulations!!

  29. Melissa says:

    Congrats to you! Well deserved.

  30. J.G. says:

    Y’all are great, so own it! Congrats.

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