Monday, January 30, 2006

The International Blookreader Awards

Welcome to the International Blookreader Award, the web's most prestigious reader's competition.

These are the carefully-drafted rules. If you follow them you'll have a better chance of winning.

1. There will be three prizes for the three best reviews of any blook/book/e-book currently in existence on the Web

2. All entries MUST contain a link to the blook/book/e-book being reviewed

3. Closing date for entries is 31st March 2006

4. Maximum length of review is 200 words

5. Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • First Prize: £100 book token/or equivalent
  • Second Prize: £50 book token/or equivalent
  • Third Prize: £25 book token/or equivalent
6. In this, the inaugural year of the International Blookreader Awards, I will be the sole judge of all entries so your entry needs to be in English

7. Entries should be posted to this blog as a Comment

8 As a pre-qualifying condition you must solemnly swear to tell all your friends (if you have any) about this competion

That's it. Get reading. And writing. Prizewinners will be announced with great fanfare here and in the media on the 1st April.


  1. Dear Bill

    Herewith an entry for the 2006 Blookreader Awards. This is a review of The Circle of Ceridwen by Octavia Randolph, available at

    Lady Ceridwen had a strange fate
    As maid to Viking chieftain's mate
    She was wooed by a Dane
    Bravely rescued a thane
    Married him and met Alfred the Great

    - Carla Nayland

  2. Circle Of Ceridwen--Anglo-Saxons of 9-cent. Warriors, kings, maidens stand & walk across the page--they tell you of their hopes, fears, you ride w/them through peril & victory. Maiden's gown rustles >> she opens a chamber door trembling. Iron sword smashes >> iron helmet. Pagan v. Christian.

  3. Sorry, old chap. Here's the link: