Award Love

I am so behind in acknowledging some of the awesome awards I’ve been given in the last few months.  I am always so happy to receive awards and pass them along to other blogs I love.  Please take the time to visit the great bloggers who passed these awards on to me and the blogs I am sharing them with.

Carol over at Carol’s Notebook  passed along this award to me and I am honored.  Now, the rule is nominate seven other bloggers for this and then tell everybody seven things about yourself. 

I’m passing this on to Bonnie at Redlady’s Reading Room.  She is the first book blogger I’ve had the chance to meet and she is wonderful 🙂

1. I’m a night owl.  2.  This means I don’t like to get up before 9 am.  3. I can do this because I don’t have kids.  4. Or a 9-5 job.  5. I love coffee. 6. Right now I’m addicted to Seattle’s Best Peppermint Mocha Trio.  7. And I’m on my third cup.

Alita at Alita Reads passed along this award to me.  For this award, share 5 things you love to do and pass along to 5 bloggers.

I love to read, walk, eat out, travel, and go to the movies.

I’m passing this along to Molly at The Bumbles.  Molly is so great that she volunteered to read War & Peace with me in February, so look forward to out weekly posts 🙂

 

Carol over at Carol’s Notebook passed this along to me.

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.

I’ll be passing this along to Melody at Melody’s Reading Room.  She often takes the time to comment and I love visiting her blog.  Check her out.

 

Jenny at Jenny Loves To Read gave this to me.

Here are the rules : Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.  Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.  Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!  Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

I’m passing this along to Jenners at Find Your Next Book Here.  If you haven’t already discovered Jenners in your blog hopping you are missing out!

 

Thanks for all of the blog love.  I truly appreciate the three ladies who gave me the awards and all of you who take the time to read what I post here almost every day 🙂

Awards, Old and New

I am running very behind in accepting and showing my heartfelt appreciation for a few awards I’ve received over the last month-ish.  I love receiving thoughtful gifts from fellow bloggers and passing them on to other bloggers I love.  These first two awards are new to me.

Bingo AwardThanks to A Few Minutes With Michael for giving me the Neighborly square and The Book Inn for gifting me the Outstanding square.

This award means that this blog is:
B: Beautiful
I: Informative
N: Neighborly
G: Gorgeous
O: Outstanding

I’m passing this award on to these deserving bloggers

Beautiful-Thoughts of Joy

Informative- Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World

Neighborly- Bookfan

Gorgeous- Write Meg!

Ooutstanding- Wrighty’s Reads

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And thanks to MariReads for this award.  I guess that means I like to leave my voice all over the blogs 😉

I am passing this along to two of my best commenters, both of who I love touching base with everyday.

Bermudaonion and Joyfully Retired.

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Thanks to Gofita’s Pages for this Humane Award.  I try to be kindhearted and it’s nice to be recognized.

The award is for:
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.

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Thanks to the Bumbles for this award.  Sometimes I feel creatively challenged so it is nice to know that I succeed more than fail!

I’ve already received and passed on these last two awards.  If you aren’t familiar with these bloggers you should really check them out.

Awards

I have been blessed with a couple of awards in the last week.  Thanks so much!

Thanks to Natalie at  The Book Inn  and Hilarie at Never Not Reading for sending my way the Kreativ Blogger Award. In order to accept it I am supposed to list my seven favorite things and send it on to my seven favorite bloggers.

7 Favorite Things

1.  My Husband

2. My’kids’,’ Scout the cat and Max the dog

3. My family

4. Books – buying, reading, and giving!

5. Walks with my hubby

6. Jigsaw puzzles

7. Coffee

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Humane AwardThis was passed on to me by Michael at A Few Minutes With Michael and Hilarie at Never Not Reading.  Michael is a new blogger, but is already showing what an asset he is to the book blogging community. 

The Humane 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. This award is to thank them for their growing friendships through the blog world.

 And here are 3 very worthy blogs.  Violet @ Violet Crush, Teddy @The Eclectic Reader, Bonnie at Redlady’s Reading Room

 

Award Time

Thanks goes to Tiny Little Reading Roomfor awarding me with this sweet gift.  She has a wonderful blog that I’ve just recently discovered.

One Lovely Blog Award goes to new blogs and blogging friends.The rules are: Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted the award and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 5 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

Here are my chosen recipients- Heather @ Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World, Bonnie at Redlady’s Reading Room, and Lori @ The Queen’s New Throne

Check these ladies out if you haven’t already 🙂

Awesome Awards!

I want to thank, Caspette at The Narative Causality for giving me this award.  She has a wonderful blog and you should check her out.  I was given the award because I comment on her blog more than some (and less than others).  So, I’m passing on this award to those friendly bloggers who are a fewof my top commenters…

 Kathy @ Bermudaonion’s Weblog, Margot @ Joyfully Retired, Staci @ Life in the Thumb

 

I also want to thank Harvee at Book Bird Dog (who also has a wonderful blog) for this wonderful award.  Here’s the description…

The Literary Blogger Award acknowledges bloggers who energize and inspire reading by going the extra mile! These amazing bloggers make reading fun, and enhance the delight of reading!

The rules: 1) Put the logo on your blog/post. 2) Nominate up to 9 blogs. 3) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post. 4) Let them know that they have been nominated by commenting on their blog. 5) Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.    My picks for this award are…

Jo-Jo @Jo-Jo Loves to Read, the Bumbles Blog, Mary @ Bookfan-Mary

So, if you are not familiar with these bloggers you should take a look.  I bet you’ll love them as much as I do!

The Pulitzer Prize

I’ve got less than 100 pages left in American Pastoral by Philip Roth, but will not write a review until after class next Wednesday.  American Pastoral won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998.  I thought I’d take a look at the Pulitzer list and see if I’d read any others.  I highlighted the ones I’ve read in greenSadly, American Pastoral will only be my fifth.  I’ve got several other in my stack of books to be read, so maybe after I’ve finished with Roth I will try another Pulitzer.  How many have you read? 

 The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded since 1948 for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life. It replaced the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel.

  1. ^ The fiction jury had unanimously recommended the 1974 award to Thomas Pynchon‘s Gravity’s Rainbow, but the Pulitzer board, which has sole discretion for awarding the prize, made no award.