THE LBF UK BOOK BLOG AWARDS 2018 WINNERS

THE LBF UK BOOK BLOG AWARDS 2018 WINNERS

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 16th April 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

One of my favourite events, The London Book Fair took place at Olympia this last week 10 – 12 April 2018.

At the event the first ever UK Book Blog Awards were presented. This was a real landmark gesture for the blogging world which demonstrates the importance and influence of bloggers.

The London Book Fair’s (LBF) UK Book Blog Awards made awards to book bloggers across three categories: Book Blogger, Bookstagrammer, and BookTuber.

The Book Blogger prize was awarded to Lucy Pearson for The Literary Edit. Lucy’s blog offers reviews of books and bookstores, literary guides to cities around the world, and a “Desert Island Books” section featuring some famous names. “The judges really loved the wonderful aesthetic of this blog. It inscribes the book into day-to-day life. Her professionalism shone through with her fresh enthusiastic approach, that seeps through to all her other channels”. Queen of the Contemporary by Lucy Powrie and Choutt by Virginie Busette also made the judge’s shortlist.

It is great to hear of fellow bloggers being acknowledged for superior work. The site is a wonderful site and so deserves the award. It can be found at: http://www.thelitedit.com. The following is her site description: “Lucy Pearson Bookworm, writer, former Londoner; now Sydney-dweller, I blog about books, yoga & travel.”

@theguywiththebook Faroukh Naseem (32k followers) won the Bookstagrammer award. “This Instagram reflects everything that a bookstagram should encompass”, Judges said. “It’s a wonderful blend of aesthetically pleasing images with obvious sophistication. This really is a wonderful example of the full potential of the Instagram format, and contradiction to many stereotypes”.

Reads and Daydreams won in the Booktuber category, with strong competition from Savidge Reads and poet Jen Campbell. Vlogger Lauren Whitehead uses Reads and Daydreams to welcome her viewers into her bedroom where she offers a candid look at her life and reading list. According to the judges, “The enthusiasm, energy and professionalism was jumping off the screen. You couldn’t but be entertained and inspired by this. The range of books covered was impressively comprehensive.”

The London Book Fair UK Book Blog Awards were held at 2:30pm on April 12, 2018 on the Third day of the Fair at Olympia London. The awards were hosted by Emma Gannon, author of The Multi-Hypen Method, the essential new business book for the digital age, and host of CTRL, ALT, DELETE, a podcast, where celebrities discuss their relationship with the internet.

Jacks Thomas, Director of The London Book Fair, said “Bloggers are now an essential part of publishing, bringing books to new audiences and creating a place for people to share their passion for reading. And it’s this passion for books and creativity from bloggers demonstrated by this wonderful shortlist that blows me away. It’s great to recognise them at The London Book Fair for the first time.”

The full shortlist for the UK Book Blog Awards 2017 is:

 

Book Blogger:

 

The Literary Edit, Lucy Pearson, Australia

Queen of Contemporary, Lucy Powrie, UK

Choutt, Virginie Busette, France

Bookstagrammer:

 

@julietslibrary – Juliet Trickery, UK

@therusticwindow – Cicely Ford, USA

@theguywiththebook – Faroukh, Saudi Arabia

Booktuber:

 

Reads and Daydreams, UK

Jen Campbell, UK

Savidge Reads, UK

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”- Og Mandino

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…toast popping out of the toaster perfectly done

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Society people usually have dinner at eight and then coffee served in the library. I always thought the library closed at seven. – Tommy Cooper

LOVE IS…

Love is…when opposites attract

TRACK OF THE DAY

Black Is Black – Los Bravos

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