Catherine Delors, blog editrix of one of my favorite blogs Versailles and More and author of Mistress of the Revolution, and Jane Odiwe, editrix of the excellent Jane Austen Sequels and author of Lydia Bennet’s Journal, have tagged Jane Austen’s World along with a bevy of other excessively diverting blogs. Thank you, Catherine and Jane! You both made my week. Looking at the nominees, I see that my blog has joined an august company. I am to pick seven other blogs, a tough choice as there are so many worthy sites. I’ll follow my predilection for history and choose sites that are as obsessed with uncovering delicious details of the past as I am.
For those who were nominated, these are the rules: Recipients, please claim your award by copying the HTML code of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award badge, posting it on your blog, listing the name of the person who nominated you, and linking to their blog. Then nominate seven other blogs that you feel meet or exceed the standards set forth. Nominees may place the Excessively Diverting badge in their side bar and enjoy the appreciation of their fellow blogger for recognition of their talent.
- Edwardian Promenade: Beautiful to view, fascinating to read, this blog’s author concentrates on only this fascinating era. Who knew that so many interesting events occurred in such a short time span?
- Tea at Trianon: This fabulous blog covers a variety of subjects. Stop by for a visit and see what I mean.
- Memoirs of the Celebrated Mrs. Woffington: Interested in the 18th century? This blog covers all aspects of Georgian England in a most gratifying and interesting manner.
- Nineteen Teen: This blog annotates the regency era with fascinating and informative posts on being a teen in the 19th century.
- Writing With Style: This stylish blog’s post concentrate more on writing than history. One never knows which topic the author chooses to cover.
- Prima La Musica: This blog is all about Mozart. How divine. Even better, it is celebrating its 10th year anniversary. Now that’s what I call success!
- Scandalous Women: Oooh, la la! Women of the past might have had few legal rights, but a number of them managed to live adventurous lives. Do visit this well researched blog and read about eye-popping scandals of the past.
What is the aim of this award you ask yourself? Why, just this: To acknowledge writing excellence in the spirit of Jane Austen’s genius in amusing and delighting readers with her irony, humor, wit, and talent for keen observation. Recipients will uphold the highest standards in the art of the sparkling banter, witty repartee, and gentle reprove. This award was created by the blogging team of Jane Austen Today to acknowledge superior writing over the Internet and promote Jane Austen’s brilliance.