Gold View Award: Book Calendar














The View From Here is proud to present our next Gold View Award to
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Book Calendar

Book Calendar is an anonymously written blog by a New York librarian. Updated daily, it covers a multitude of book related subjects, as one might expect, from someone who spends the mainstay of their day in the company of books. However, when one reads Book Calendar one gets a true sense that the author’s job is not just a job but a genuine vocation. He writes;

“I am obsessed with books and everything that surrounds them.”

Interspersed with snippets from his personal life, topics as diverse as library management systems, reading practices and trends, literary news and publishing are covered alongside a host of book reviews from just about every conceivable genre. Indeed, there’s no stone left unturned when it comes to talking about the wonderful world of books from the perspective of a consummate book lover.

Written in a relatively factual manner it can take a while to acclimatize to the author’s unique style but it is certainly worth doing so because there is a feast of information and knowledge to be gained at Book Calendar. And just like a favourite novel, once you’ve got the measure of it, you’ll want to go back time and time again.

To visit Book Calender's blog click
here.


Notes on the Award: The Gold View Award will be awarded by the magazine every quarter. It is not a "chain" award, that is, it cannot be passed by those receiving it onto others. We award it to sites that we feel go the extra mile - either in their look, content or we just think they are amazing! In other words gold!

Award artwork: Fossfor

9 comments:

Book Calendar said...

Thank you for offering me the Gold View Award for book blogs. I appreciate Mike French who I occassionally read messages from the Book Readers Group on Blog Catalog letting me know about this. http://www.blogcatalog.com/group/book-readers/discuss/entry/welcome-15 . I like reading Stella Carter's haiku on Stellascript who is also a contributor to the View From Here. http://stellascript.blogspot.com/

Jane Turley said...

Yep, this is a well deserved award for a most interesting and informative site.

Congratulations Book Calender!

Stella said...

What Lady Turley said.

Well done, BC!

kathleenmaher said...

Well earned. So far the Golden View Awards have all gone to unique blogs,
where the writer may fit into a category, like books, but takes their blog so much farther that it reveals life anew.

Paul said...

I'll ditto Lady T, Stella and Kathleen. Many congrats, Book Calendar.

Book Calendar said...

It is important to go a little farther than just the contents. There is so much more to books; there is the design, the art, and the experience that go with libraries, bookstores, and all things literary.

Mr. Grudge said...

Congratulations Book Calendar!

Jane Turley said...

Hmm... I'm liking this "Lady" Turley thing. Now before anyone tells me that "Lady" is now a colloquialism for "slightly mad premenopausal woman" let me just try on this new slightly larger hat....

Kerrie Anne said...

Congratulation BC...
Nice site you have there, a deserving recipient