Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Awards... Sharing the Love

It's award time again! Even though I promptly visit and thank bloggers who give me awards, I can be pretty slow to pass them on. So, in honor of Valentine's Day on Sunday, it's time to share the love...

The Love Your Header Award comes from Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. As many of you know, I live on a small lake and use my header to highlight its beauty as the seasons change. It always makes me happy when readers comment on a new header photo, so this award is extra-special! And if Diane hadn't given the award to me, she'd be the first one on my list. If you haven't already seen it, you must take a look at her header - right away! A few of my favorite headers belong to:
Karen at BookBath

The Happy 101 Award came to me from three fabulous bloggers! First is Dana at Rantings of a Bookworm Couch Potato. She is a new blogger that has jumped right in. She has great taste in books, writes a wonderful review, and has already made lots of friends. Stop over and say hello!

Deb at Readerbuzz reads a LOT of books! She is a librarian and is especially passionate about children's books. Her latest project involves 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. Be sure and check it out!

Ivana at Willing to See Less is my blogging friend from Croatia. I met her thanks to her review of a Louise Erdrich novel and have been reading her blog ever since. She is a mother and a student, too... quite an amazing woman! Have you met her?

I'm supposed to:
1. List 10 things that make you happy.
2. Try to do at least one thing on the list today. (no problem there!)
3. List 10 bloggers who brighten your day. (I chose to highlight the bloggers that gave me the award instead)

10 Things That Make Me Happy

being with my family
a view of the lake
trying a new recipe
a trip to the bookstore
seeing my college roommate
a glass of wine (or two!) with dinner
Syracuse University basketball moving up to #2 in the AP Poll
reading a good book (especially on a beach!)
my laptop

The Prolific Blogger Award came from Laurel-Rain Snow at Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow. With so many blogs, she is definitely the most prolific blogger I know!
Here are the rules:

1. Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers. Spread some love!
2. Each Prolific Blogger must link to the blog from which he/she has received the award.
3. Every Prolific Blogger must link back to This Post, which explains the origins and motivation for the award.
4. Every Prolific Blogger must visit this post and add his/her name in the Mr. Linky, so that we all can get to know the other winners. (Click here for the Mr. Linky page.)

I'll share this award with:
Stacy at Stacy's Books

The One Lovely Blog Award came my way from Books in the City. Here are the rules for this award:
Accept the award, and post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link. Pass the award to 5 other blogs that you've newly discovered.

This may be the most beautiful award button out there, but since I've already passed the love around a couple of times with this one, I'm going to focus on Books in the City instead.

It's one of the newest additions to my reader and one of my new favorites, too. We have both recently read and reviewed Nine Parts of Desire, share a love of audiobooks (especially by David Sedaris), and have a pharmaceutical background. If you haven't visited yet, please be sure and drop by soon!

Whew... that's a lot of love!! Thanks again to all the terrific bloggers for thinking of me, and Happy Valentines Day to all.


  1. Congrats on all your wonderful awards. Love your header too!

  2. Thanks so much Joanne for mentioning me and my blog. Your awards are well deserved....congrats to you.

  3. That IS alot of love there! Thank you so much! You know I look forward to visiting you each and every day!

  4. Congratulations - that's a lot of blog love! And thanks for thinking of me :)

  5. Congratulations on all those well-deserved awards.

    I am very humbled that you think of my blog as "prolific" :)

  6. Congrats on all those lovely awards.

  7. JoAnn - thanks so much for the award! That's very sweet of you. I see you've given awards to many blogs I don't know. I'm excited to check them out!

  8. Congrats on those great awards JoAnn!! I love your header and feel very honored to have you pass the Header award on to me...Thanks so very much!!

  9. Congrats on your awards! I love that you change you header with the views of the lake in the seasons!

    Thanks for mentioning me in your blog - looking forward to "chatting" more in the blog world about books!

  10. Thank you so much for the award JoAnn. I really appreciate it!

  11. Aww, thank you so much! I love my blog header and I'm glad you enjoy it too. I'm so thrilled to be included in this ... and to have more new blogs to check out! :) Thanks again, and happy Valentines Day weekend, my lovely friend.

  12. Thanks so much! Since I took my header pic myself, and just redesigned my blog, you've got me grinning from ear to ear. :D

    Congrats on all of those awards yourself!

  13. Congrats on all your awards! And wow, wow, wow -- thanks so much for passing the header award along to me. I'm so flattered.

    I really love yours and look forward to the new one each season.

  14. Carrie K. - You're very welcome!

    Nise' - I'm more than ready to change my header to a spring photo ;-)

    Diane - Thanks. I love your header and you are one 'prolific blogger', too!

    Sandy - 'Tis the season for sharing the love...

    Stacybuckeye - LOL... lots of blog love in honor of Valentine's Day.

    Molly - You are definitely a 'prolific' blogger. I am always amazed by the variety of wonderful posts I find on your blog.

    Softdrink - thanks!

    Mrs. B - Hope you enjoy exploring the new blogs.

    Staci - Your header is just adorable. Bruce and Pistol are the cutest things!

  15. Booksnyc - I'm looking forward to lots more book talk, too!

    Reviewsbylola - You're welcome!

    Melissa - I've always loved your header photo!

    Eva - I love that picture - Pride & Prejudice and cute tights, too!

    Beth F - I'm in awe of your photography skills. One of these days, I'm going to take a class...

  16. Congratulations, JoAnn! Your header is definitely tops...all are so well-deserved:)

  17. Book Psmith - Thanks so much. I like this header, but I'm more than ready to see a little green (and water!) again.


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