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Friday, February 12, 2010

Time to Spread the Love: Blog Awards!

Hi, there! *~waves~* Well, what do you've done it!  Another week has come and gone and you are productive as ever!  (Okay, so I am presuming have to be the judge of your own productivity, but let's hear a round of applause for each of you anyway!)  YAY!  Whoo-HOO!  Great job!

This is the first of two posts today (What, you thought I would leave you without 'dessert' a little later?  Nope!) and one that I couldn't wait to share.  Behind every blog, there is the blogger.  The person that dedicates the time they have to giving you an updated site with interesting posts and features to keep your TBR pile full to capacity.  The person that just wants to share what they love with the world and in turn helps to create an online community full of friends.  To each of you, I raise my (imaginary) glass and dedicate this toast (I mean post) as a THANK YOU for all you do.

Now, we all now how much comments make us smile, pause, or even ponder.  Well, awards can do a bit of the same, plus give you a little token of appreciation to decorate your site with!  Recently, I was on the receiving side of two award posts.  The recent additions to the 'Trophy Room' will follow (after these commercial message....just kidding....) BUT so will the people I am passing them on to!  (SURPRISE!)  I've received both of these awards in the past and I am very humbled (ecstatic, over-joyed) to have been considered for them once again, but it is time to share the love and what better time to do that than now!  Here we go!  First award of two received....

Title: Honest Scrap
Received: 01/31/10
From: Patty (Yay! Reads) (Thanks!)
This award is for:
Sharing more about the blogger behind the blog.
The rules:
List 10 true things about yourself and then tag 7 more blogs to go through the process.


*gulp* Okay, 10 true things about myself...*gulp*

  1. I'm an avid reader. (Okay so that's a given, but really, there is rarely a time that I don't have a book with me.)

  2. I'm actually a fairly shy person.  (I have to get to know you before I open up, but once I out!  Just kidding!  I just get a little more talkative, that's all.)

  3. When I started my blog, I wasn't sure anyone would read it.  (Probably a truth shared by most bloggers when they first start, but a truth nonetheless.)

  4. When I was little, I wanted to be a doctor.  (Now, I'd rather be in publishing.  Anyone need an Editorial Assistant?)

  5. Friends, coworkers, even strangers....ask me for advice on some wide ranging things....even when I have no experience with them!  (I swear, it's like I have an 'ask lucy' sticker on my forehead.)

  6. My go to fashion staple....khaki pants.  (No joke.  I love the ones I get from the Gap and they just go with everything!)

  7. My weekend fashion staple.....jeans. (Yep, I don't get to wear them most other times, so unless I'm going somewhere they are appropriate for, jeans it is.)

  8. The really funny pages from my daily calendar are saved for an emergency 'chuckle' should the need arise.

  9. I'm originally from Pennsylvania.  (...and I am very jealous of everyone up that way that is getting snow!)

  10. Every time I get a Twitter alert that "so and so is following you", I catch myself saying "who are you" like the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.  (I can't help it!  It just comes out...)

Hello?  Are you still there?  For those I didn't run off with my 'truths', it is now time for me to bestow the embarrassm....I mean HONOR to 7 of YOU!  In to particular order, the recipients are...

Danielle @ There's A Book
PettyWitter @ Pen and Paper
Book Chick City @ Book Chick City
Anna @ Book Nerds


Title:  One Lovely Blog Award
Received:  2/08/10
From:  Alexia's Books and Such... (THANKS!)

This award is for:
Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.  Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
This one is easy-peasy to accept and pass along.  My 15 picks for this beautiful award are not all BRAND new to me, but definitely award no particular order....

So there you have it....another round of awards for some great sites.  If you haven't been to them yet, check them out.  If your site wasn't mentioned here, no worries....just know you still rock!

Until next time....happy reading!


Tales of Whimsy said...

Yah! Thank you! :) And congratulations to you too :0

Vanessa said...

Congrats on your awards!

And you're an avid reader? Really?

Gina said...

Juju: *SMILE*

NotNessie: See I KNEW it would come as a surprise! (Ha ha ha...) =0)

Alexia561 said...

Congratulations! *waves back*'re an avid reader? Who knew? :D I'm shy until I get to know someone as well, but it's easier online for some reason.

Loved learning a little more about you! And maybe you should follow Lucy's example and charge a nickel for your advice?

Let me know where to send all of our snow and I'll have a word with Mother Nature. Snow is pretty to look at, but a pain to shovel & drive in! :p

Have a great weekend!

Natalie said...

Awww...thanks so much! And congrats on getting the awards yourself! :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Congrats on the awards! Now I have lots of fun links to visit - woo-hoo! :-)

Michelle Santiago said...

congrats on the awards :) and thanks for passing them on!

and me too about becoming a doctor! well, i didn't want to become a doctor, i wanted to be a teacher (and did) but now i want to be in publishing. i guess that's what book blogging does to you! :)

The1stdaughter said...

Yay! Thank you thank you! I still feel bad because having a "trophy room" page on my blog is one of the things on my to-do. Hopefully soon! Then I will be able to display all the wonderful awards you've given me! Thank you!

PS...don't worry, no snow here! Never even really gets below 50 or above 90 where we live. It's nice sometimes, but I miss the seasons.

Misty said...

Ooh, yay! Thanks, and congrats yourself!

Gina said...

Alexia561: See...I KNEW everyone would be surprised by the avid reader part. LOL. =0)

Natalie: Thanks!

Shannon O'Donnell: Hope you were able to add a few to your visiting list!

chelleyreads: Thanks and your welcome! =0) Ahh...well, you did achieve your first dream so your second one should be icing on the cake. (and yes...I think it is a product of book blogging, for certain!)

The1stdaughter: *SMILE* No'll find a chance to make one. Just buckle down one day and you'll be done....easy peasy. =0)

Misty: Your welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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