A new award for this blog!

It is called a Premio Dardos Award and is given “for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal
values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.” Wow! Thanks to Vic at Jane Austen’s World for bestowing this award! She says that “Catherine Delors’ lush blog is addictive.” Lush, addictive… I am barely legal.

When you think I only started this blog nine months ago. Yes, just the time of a pregnancy. Some of you will remember the faraway days when it was called Writing with a foreign accent. Though the name has changed, I have tried not to lose the French accent. And I have been rewarded with an increasing flow of visitors and the friendship of fellow bloggers, without whose help this endeavor would have gone nowhere. To all, my heartfelt thanks.

Now comes the great part: I have to designate fifteen blogs I deem deserving of the award. This time I have decided to focus on history, especially the 17th and 18th centuries, and historical fiction. Here we go, in alphabetical order:

Baroque Explorations: fellow writer Sandra Gulland’s 17th century research blog.

Ellen and Jim Have a Blog, Too: Ellen shares her passion for 18th century art and literature. Large helpings of Jane Austen. Already nominated by Vic, but there’s no such thing as too many awards when you deserve them.

Fashion is My Muse: no doubt about that, Ingrid.

Historical Boys: yes, men can do it too. Bravo, CW!

Historical Tapestry: the news on historical fiction.

History Buff: Michelle Moran is one.

Paris Breakfasts: the food, Carol’s pictures… Sinful.

Reading, Raving and Ranting: Susan tells you everything you wanted to know about those creepy English rulers, but were afraid to ask.

Reading the Past: Sarah is the voice of historical fiction in the United States.

Tanzanite’s Book Covers: the good, the bad, and the ugly (the latter two somewhat overrepresented.) Never, ever fails to cheer me up.

Tea at Trianon: for Elena’s outstanding knowledge of French history.

Unusual Historicals: beyond Tudor.

Van Gogh’s Chair: I have discovered, too late alas, that I should have been an art historian like Sheramy.

Wonders and Marvels: no, wait! I should have been a medical historian like Holly. Or maybe it was all right to go to law school after all.

Writing the Renaissance: last (sorry, Julianne, this is alphabetical) but not least, the French Renaissance blog.

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  2. Catherine Delors says:

    Sheramy, I love Van Gogh’s Chair! If only you could make those gorgeous pictures a tad bigger…

  3. Sheramy says:

    Bravo, Catherine, on another well-deserved blogging award, and a grand Merci for passing it on to Van Gogh’s Chair! I too have benefited so much from the online blogging community, from learning and sharing. Thank you.

  4. Felio Vasa says:

    Catherine Congratulations!!!! You so deserve it! Not only are you a great historian but it’s how you represent the information that makes one coming back for more.
    I was already aware of Elena Maria Vidal & Paris Breakfast which are fabulous blogs too but now you have turned me on to (well all the links you posted) Fashion is My Muse, Writing in Renaissance & Tanzanite which are so me. I can’t wait to explore their sites. I also enjoy Dorie Greenspan’s blog on everyday life in Paris.
    Merci Beaucoup

  5. Catherine Delors says:

    You are most welcome, Elena! Your blog is a reference for all of us…

  6. Thanks so much, what an honor!

  7. Thank you so much, Catherine, I am truly honored.

  8. Congratulations, Catherine – your blog is excellent. And thank you. I’m honored by your kind words!

  9. Catherine Delors says:

    What can I say, Susan? I enjoy your blog very much.

  10. WHOA! Thank you ! ! !

  11. Cinderella says:

    Congratulations on the well-deserved award! And thank you for sharing your list.

  12. Catherine Delors says:

    Holly – Hasn’t it been fun? Looking forward to more exchanges.

    Julianne – I in turn had learned much from you about the French Renaissance. As for making you jealous, sorry! See it as virtual travel…

  13. Thanks, Catherine, I’m honored! We both started our blogs about the same time, and look how they’ve grown. It’s been great fun, and I’ve learned so much from yours. I have to admit, though, reading Versailles and More makes me jealous for the rest of the day. I’d give anything to be back in France!

  14. Holly says:

    Wonderful wonderful! Still thrilled for the day that I ran into another early-modernist who reads, voraciously, all of the primary texts! Youpi!

  15. Catherine Delors says:

    Thank you, Ingrid! Well, your blog caught my attention with the Marie-Antoinette dress, and I liked your subsequent posts still better. Looking forward to more!

  16. Ingrid Mida says:

    Catharine, your blog is enchanting. I look forward to your postings and find myself wishing that I’d paid more attention when I was last in Versailles. I’m looking forward to reading your book too which seems to be taking forever to arrive from Amazon.
    Thank you for linking me to your blog. Praise from you is high praise indeed.

  17. Catherine Delors says:

    Thank you, Sandra! And your award is well deserved too…

  18. Bravo, Catherine!!! WELL deserved.

    And thanks SO much for mentioning Baroque Explorations.

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