Friday, August 14, 2009

Who Loves Ya, Baby?

Have you ever noticed book bloggers are a friendly lot? If you ever find yourself having a bad day, just wander around amongst the book bloggers, and you'll get a nice perk up. There's alot of love floating around. I was the recipient of some love recently. The first virtual hug came from Matt @ A Guy's Moleskin Notebook. Matt is the literary guru I aspire to be. There is no book thick enough, no prose dense enough, no topic complex enough, to scare this one off. One of his services to his followers is to boil all this down to a well-organized, professionally-written review. He has passed along the Kreativ Blogger Award, which requires me to list 7 things I like (only 7???) and 7 of my favorite blogs.

I know I've made similar lists of things that I like, but don't expect them to look the same. The list changes with my mood:

1, A walk with my audio book
2. Risotto
3. Wine
4. A great tee shot
5. When my kids act like they love each other
6. Visiting my parents' farm in Indiana
7. My husband, usually

And for 7 of my favorite blogs...I've got about 50 favorite blogs so this isn't really fair. But what the heck, I'll throw darts, and try to mention some I haven't awarded lately:

1. Michele @ A Reader's Respite - don't drink anything while you are reading her blog. You will end up frying your keyboard from laughing and spitting.
2. Beth @ Beth Fish Reads - great reviews, great photography. She's awesome.
3. Carrie @ Books and Movies - solid books in all genres, solid reviews, fellow Outlander addict.
4. Cardiogirl - another one to read AFTER your morning coffee. Her "visitors" in her VIP lounge are just as funny as she is.
5. Jackie @ Farm Lane Books - she knows enough about Book Awards that she could start her own...seriously.
6. Dawn @ She is Too Fond of Books - for her spotlight on indie bookstores, and her 3-Day walk for breast cancer, I salute her!
7. Molly & Andy @ The Bumbles - gotta show some love for the Bumbles.

I also was awarded the Let's Be Friends Award by Carolyn @ Book Chick City. So people, listen to this. Carolyn has been blogging for just over a month. She has already guest posted for Maw Books, interviews authors and reviews ARCs. This girl doesn't mess around! I would like to pass this award along to Andreea @ Passionate Booklover, who is also a new blogger and was just spotlighted on my blog recently.


Beth F said...

Awwwwwww. Thanks so much. You're so sweet to think of me.

And congrats on both your well-deserved awards!

Anonymous said...

Oh Sandy (kicks toe in the sand) many thanks! You're too kind and I can't wait to check out the other six bloggers.

I'm always on the lookout for a new read, thanks for pre-screening them!

More importantly, however, congratulations and a bottle of the bubbly to you for your awards!

Andreea said...

Hey Sandy, thank you soooooo much for the award:) It feels so nice to receive it, especially since it's my first, but most importantly because YOU gave it to me:) You are a special person and I am so glad that I know you:)

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Congrats on your awards, Sandy ... and thanks for sharing with me. I'm honored to be in such good company!

It's so nice that you highlighted Andreea's blog again; you're a great cheerleader.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much!

I'd love to start my own book award! Perhaps that is something to think about for the future! LOL!!

Missy B. said...

Congrats! Very well deserved.

Carrie K. said...

Thank you so much! Have you started Fiery Cross yet? I'm only on disc 2 - got distracted by Stephanie and Ranger. :)

Sandy Nawrot said...

Carrie - I was in the middle of disc 8 today when the damn iPod went dead. I'm having involuntary twitches. I'm hoping the Genius Bar can help me tomorrow. I love the Fraser bunch, but I'm sort of over it. If the book weren't so darned long, I might be singing a different tune!

Darlene said...

Congrats on your well deserved awards Sandy-love your seven things!

The Bumbles said...

Aw c'mon - you know you're just mentioning us because we buy you wine! Seriously - thank you my dear. Sorry I can't do anything to guarantee great tee shots.

Serena said...

Congrats on those great awards and nominees!

ANovelMenagerie said...

I'll take some wine and risotto!



Hazra said...

Congrats on your award!

Michele said...

Okay, let's face it: there are some awards that mean more than others just based on who bestows them. You, m'dear, just made my whole day. I'd say my whole week, but I'll be in Belgium by weeks end, so who can compete with that, LOL. Really, though, thank you so much. You rock Sandy!

Melody said...

Congrats on all the awards, Sandy! They're all well-deserved!

Anna said...

Congrats on the awards!

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