Over the last couple of months, a few awards have come my way. These awards always make my day! It means so much to be acknowledged by fellow readers and bloggers. I'd like to offer my sincere thanks for each, and pass them on to a few blogs I visit regularly.
The Over The Top Award came from Sandy at You've GOTTA Read This! Can there be anyone out there who doesn't know Sandy and her awesome blog? She reads a ton of books, listens to even more, cooks, travels, posts movie reviews, finished the 100 mile fitness challenge... and even had her Christmas cards done by the end of Thanksgiving weekend! Where she finds the energy for all that I'll never know. Anyway, according to the rules, these need to be one word answers, but...
Your cell phone? maroon
Your hair? only the stylist knows for sure...
Your mother? Loving
Your father? Amazing
Your favorite food? warm bread
Your dream last night? forgotten
Your favorite drink? wine
Your dream/goal? Happiness
What room are you in? Kitchen
Your hobby? Reading
Your fear? snakes
Where do you want to be in 6 years? traveling
Where were you last night? home
Something that you aren’t? short
Muffins? Banana nut
Wish list item? e-reader
Where did you grow up? New York State
Last thing you did? shovel snow
What are you wearing? black jeans
Your TV? off
Your Pets? died :-(
Your life? full
Your mood? good
Missing someone? yes
Vehicle? no more minivan!!
Something you’re not wearing? sunglasses
Your favorite store? J. Jill
Your favorite color? sage green
When was the last time you laughed? today
Last time you cried? yesterday
Your best friend? Kath
One place that you go to over and over? Wegman's
Facebook? not much
Favorite place to eat? Brewster Inn
This award goes to:
DS at third-storey window
Amy at The House of the Seven Tales
Kim at Chapter Chit Chat
Staci at Life in the Thumb
Next is the One Lovely Blog Award, and I really think this is the most beautiful button ever! This came from both Kals of At Pemberly and Madeleine from Wordbird.
I met Kals through the Everything Austen Challenge last year, and always love visiting her blog. Once you move past the gorgeous header photo, you'll find some outstanding reviews. Kals has been focusing on Indian writing lately - both fiction and nonfiction.
Madeleine started blogging around the time of BBAW last year - can you imagine a more overwhelming experience?! She's a young blogger that has a real talent for writing. It's always fun to look at the world through her perspective. Stop by Wordbird and see for yourself!
One Lovely Blog Award goes to:
Rachel at BOOK SNOB
Jane at Fleur Fisher Reads
Melissa at The Betty and Boo Chronicles
Darlene at Roses Over a Cottage Door
The Humane Award comes from Kim at Chapter Chit Chat.
Finally, the Honest Scrap Award came from Laurel-Rain Snow at Obsessions and Compulsions. Laurel-Rain is unique in her ability to maintain so many blogs... and keep them all straight! Each on fulfills a specific purpose - stop by and see for yourself. For this award, you're supposed to list ten honest things about yourself and then pass it on to ten other bloggers. I'll bend the rules just a bit and declare my "Over the Top" answers above to fulfill the requirements.
This award is to honor certain bloggers that are kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in my blog and always leave the sweetest comments. If it wasn't for them, my site would just be an ordinary book review blog. Their blogs are also amazing and are tastefully done on a daily basis. I thank them and look forward to our growing friendship through the blog world.
Isn't that a great sentiment? Kim has become a regular stop in my blog-visiting routine. She has a great header photo and her book reviews are always well done, but I always seem to come away from her blog with a smile! Just look at the latest Wednesday Wishes post.
The Human Award goes to:
Stacy at Book Psmith
Molly at My Cozy Book Nook
Sandy at You've GOTTA Read This!
Jill at Rhapsody in Books Weblog
The Honest Scrap Award goes to:
Claire at Paperback Reader
Verity of The B Files
Karen at Book Bath
Ivana at Willing to See Less
Now I'm off to visit some blogs, and then I'll turn to my book group selection, Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Woman. The book is fascinating, but taking longer to read than I'd anticipated. What are you reading today?