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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Spreading the Love

Kristina honored me with this You Make My Day Award, which is my very first blog award. I was touched by all the nice things she said about me. Thanks so much, Kristina!

I have so many book blogs on my feed list that it's just impossible to narrow my favorites down to 10. All of you do a wonderful job on your blogs - I've gotten so many fabulous recommendations from your posts. Here are just a FEW of the blogs that make my day:

A Patchwork of Books - My list has to include Amanda, because she's the whole reason I found this awesome book blogging community. I started my blog as a personal project, not even realizing that there were other book bloggers out there. When I stumbled on her blog and saw all of the sites on her blogroll, it was like Christmas for me. Seriously. Plus, she writes a great blog and always has excellent recommendations.

Inside A Book - I love this blog because its author and I have a lot in common. We live in the same city and seem to like the same kind of books. She doesn't update nearly as often as I would like, but her blog is wonderful.

Chainreader - The first thing you must do on this blog is read its description. It is laugh-out-loud funny. The author obviously has a great sense of humor, and I enjoy her succinct, but thoughtful reviews.

A Striped Armchair - I know Eva has gotten and given this award a million times, but that just goes to show how awesome she is. I love her thorough reviews and the sweet comments she leaves on my blog. She commented that I looked gorgeous in a picture I posted, so she's my BFF now whether she likes it or not!

Big A, Little A - I found Kelly's blog only recently, but I love it for its variety and the thorough reviews.

Miss Erin - Erin is a talented girl in more ways than one. Her blog covers a variety of topics, and her addiction to certain authors (Shannon Hale) just makes me laugh. I always enjoy reading what she writes.

Lightheaded Books - Despite the title of this blog, the reviews are not "lightheaded" at all. I think they are intelligent and well-written.

Thoughts of Joy - I enjoy this blog for numerous reasons, including the succinct reviews and the fun challenges Joy hosts.

Becky's Book Reviews - I know Becky is widely loved, but I just have to give her this award for all the hard work she puts in on her blogs. She's always got something going on, whether it's a review, an author interview or a new challenge. She's amazing!


  1. Aw, thank you so much! You've made my day. :)

  2. That's so sweet of you! And I'm perfectly ok with being BFF. ;) I'll have to go check out the blogs on your list I don't know!

  3. Again my heartfelt thanks for this. I'm giddy and happy and feeling a bit lightheaded. Hahaha! :-)

  4. Thank you! In the stay-at-home mom world, awards are few and far between! Who would have thought I would get one for doing something just for fun. Pretty cool.

  5. What a hoot! (How's that for a local saying?) Thanks a million for the compliment. I would blog more if I had the time and the techno savvy. I feel that I barely keep my head above water each time I do something new - sort of like staying one step ahead of the students I teach!!
    What great fun to read your blog and comments. It's like watching a blossom open up; fresh, colorful, and exciting! Continue on champ!

  6. Thank you, Susan! I enjoy reading your blog as well. :)

  7. You guys are so sweet! I truly love all the book blogs I read - this community is so fun and amazing. I'm honored to be a part of it - *sniff, sniff*

  8. Thank you so much! These little awards really do make my day!

  9. You are very welcome! It's well deserved!


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