1: Tell everyone something about yourself that nobody else knows.
2: Link to a post you think fits the following categories: The Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, Most Pride-worthy Piece.
3: Pass this on to 7 fellow bloggers.
Something about me that no one else knows? Trust me, I share all the interesting stuff here!
Most Beautiful Piece: I'm going to interpret 'beautiful' very loosely and literally. Regular readers will know I like to do needlework, though my finishes have been few and far in between of late. I do share my work here occasionally, though, and one of my favorite and (I think) most successful projects was a bee skep (one of my favorite needlework themes by the way) I finished and had framed a few years back. If you don't recall "No Bees, No Honey, No Work, No Money" you can see it here. Since I'm very visual, I think the photos turned out very nicely for that post and I was pleased with the work on that sampler.
Most Helpful Piece: My Books Lists/Thursday Thirteen posts have been mentioned by readers as being helpful (though sadly I don't think I have them all tagged). I think the one that seems to get the most hits is a list of WWI and WWII novels. The individual posts/list might be helpful as well thanks to the great comments/suggestions: WWI and WWII.
Most Controversial Piece: Me? Controversial? Nothing in particular comes to mind at the moment.
Most Suprisingly Successful Piece: I think I had the most blog hits ever when someone tweeted my post, Are You as Well Read as Marilyn Monroe. I don't think the post received many comments, but obviously whoever tweeted the post has a lot of followers. I had never had, nor have I had since, so many hits on my blog! As for comments, I think my post on comfort reads generated a lot of discussion (a subject close to many readers' hearts I suspect).
Most Underrated Piece: Strangely it is often the posts I spend the most time writing and thinking about that get the least attention. The posts that get the fewest comments are usually about a specific book, like The City and the House by Natalia Ginzburg (randomly choosing a recent one as this seems to happen to me often).
Most Pride-Worthy Piece: A post of one of my favorite books, The Family Roundabout, has been quoted on the Persephone Books website. It's kind of nice when when a book you love and have written about gets a little recognition.
Now to tag seven bloggers:
Kathy at Catching Happiness
Iris at Iris on Books
Kailana at Kailana's Written World
Susan at Pages Turned
Stefanie at So Many Books
Tiina at A Book Blog of One's Own
Skiourophile at Bliblolathas
(Actually anyone who'd like to join in, please consider yourself tagged--do let me know as I'd love to read your answers, too).