The Liebster Blog Award!

My motto (sometimes) is “better late than really, really late.”

With that in mind, I am pleased as punch to announce that a few months back (October, to be exact), Shadows and Satin was gifted with a Liebster Blog award from Jill at Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence. Thank you, Jill, for my very first blog award — you’re the cat’s meow!

And now, as part of my duties as a Liebster Blog recipient, it’s my honor to pass it on to five bloggers. I urge you to check out these exceptional sites – you know why. You only owe it to yourself!


Kristina, the operator of Speakeasy and the esteemed Senior Writer for The Dark Pages newsletter, is an awesome scribe with a fun, imaginative, and creative blog. In addition to superb and inspired writing, covering  classic films as well as performers, Speakeasy also offers such unique features as The Comfy Chair, where Kristina shines the spotlight on other noteworthy blogs; The Shopping List, which features newly released films and other items of interest to movie lovers; the Mystery Click, which provides access to all sorts of wondrous delights; and a link to Kristina’s beautiful Tumblr site.

1001 Movies I (Apparently) Must See Before I Die

He calls himself “Movieman,” and he’s watching his way through the 5th edition of the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book. The films covered in the book include a wide variety of features, from Buster Keaton’s The Gold Rush (1925) to Sideways (2004). The reviews are insightful, entertaining, and memorable, the writing is first-rate, and, as a bonus, for every 100 films, the site provides a handy Top 20 list that highlights the best of the bunch.

Faded Video Labels

I don’t remember how I stumbled upon this site, but I’m sure glad I did. Joe, the writer, hails from London, and his favorite films include The Big Heat, Sunset Boulevard, Gilda, and In a Lonely Place. Really, what more do you need to know? I absolutely love Joe’s film reviews – he’s an outstanding writer, he provides interesting and varied film choices, and each review includes fascinating information and great insights.

Can’t Stop the Movies

This great blog is written by four friends – Danny, Ryan, Jacob, and Andrew – and it’s one of those sites that I can (and have) happily spend hours exploring. Each film falls into one of three categories: Like, Indifferent, or Dislike, and there are numerous projects, including Dance Films, Silent Sundays, Films on Faith – and my two absolute favorites, Noirvember and Pre-Code Follies.  Check it out for the inventive, top-notch writing, stay for the fun!

Grand Old Movies

Grand Old Movies looks at Golden Age films from a wide range of genres – including comedy, musicals, westerns, and film noir (!) – and for those with more discriminating tastes, there are also such tantalizing categories as “Bugs,” “Mustaches,” and “Gorillas. The writing is smart, comprehensive, and interesting, the film choices are intriguing, and a highlight is the posts offered as part of numerous blogging events, including The Guilty Pleasure Movie Blogathon and the Queer Film Blogathon.

~ by shadowsandsatin on February 5, 2012.

10 Responses to “The Liebster Blog Award!”

  1. Congratulations on your very well deserved Liebster Blog Award!

  2. “Meow”


    You’re one of my favorites!

  3. excuse me while I squee for you getting this nod ! sorry so late to see this btw.
    THANK YOU so much for your nod and ultra-kind words about my writing and my blog! but, mainly congrats on your well deserved award! looking forward to checking out all your blog picks, too, cos any blogfriend of karen is the tops and a blogfriend of mine.


  4. […] Many thanks for her kind words about this blog, my writing and for her friendship in general. Please visit her blog and all the other great folks she recommends, too.  […]

  5. Congrats! – Well deserved! 🙂

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