Monday, September 14, 2009


I would hate for people to think I am completely ungrateful for the blog awards with which they have gifted me. But it probably seems that way since I have ignored any and all of them that have arrived since March. I just figured that any and all awards could be posted and re-bestowed at a later date but that later date never seemed to come along. Well, I've decided that it's time, especially since Book Blogger Appreciation Week is here. This is my way of recognizing some of the lovely blogs I read whether they are up for BBAW awards or not. If I haven't mentioned your blog here, it's likely I haven't discovered you yet so please leave me a comment and I'll happily come and read you. I've also not passed along awards I can't find rules for, so feel free to award them to yourself if you are so inclined. :-) And finally, many of the blogs I visit deserve more than one of these awards but I tried to spread the wealth a bit and only gave each one a single award. So if any award winners want more than one, have at it. You all deserve them! Here goes my rather extensive list of backlogged awards (and I do hope you'll visit and enjoy any and all of the blogs listed here):

From Yvonne at Socrates' Book Review, I received the Premio Dardos Award. This award acknowledges the the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.

The rules to follow are:

1) 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.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

My choices:

1. Welcome to the Hinterlands
2. Ms. Bookish
3. A Striped Armchair
4. Chaotic Compendiums
5. Tutu's Two Cents
6. One eyed stuffed bunny and...
7. LiyanaLand!
8. Lesley's Book Nook
9. S. Krishna's Books
10. dovegreyreader scribbles
11. A Life in Books
12. Shannan Loves Books and Movies
13. Libby's Library News
14. The Crowded Leaf
15. A Novel Menagerie

From Wendy at Caribou's Mom, I received the Zombie Chicken Award. Here is what this award is all about:

“The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…”

Because I do certainly don't want to invoke the wrath of zombie chickens, I will send this award on to five of the many blogs I read and love:

1. Table Talk
2. The Debutante Ball
3. Beth Fish Reads
4. Book, Line, and Sinker
5. kiss a cloud

From Bev at Merry Weather and Liyana at LiyanaLand!, I received the One Lovely Blog Award. The rules for this one say:

If you accept this award you may pass it on to 1 or more bloggers, or in acknowledgment to all the blogs or your blog roll that you visit.
If you pass it on please post the award on your blog along with the name of the person that you received the award from.
List the bloggers you wish to give the award to and link to their blogs.
Notify the bloggers of their award by posting a comment on their site.

1. Book Chick City

From Yvonne at Socrates' Book Review and Liyana at LiyanaLand!, I received the Let's Be Friends Award.

"Blogs that received the Let’s Be Friends Award are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers."

1. Books Lists Life
2. Joyfully Retired
3. Nonfiction Book Reviews
4. Misc. Ramblings
5. The Literate Housewife Review
6. At Home With Books
7. Ladyslott's BookSpot
8. Maw Books Blog

From Cathy at Kittling: Books and Liyana at LiyanaLand! I received the Friendly Blogger Award.

"Let's spread the spirit of Friendship to all the blog sphere all over the world."

Here is the rules for this award :
1. Take a Photo or install one now (optional).
2. Do not change clothes,do not trim the hair,the main image is to be captured (optional).
3. Post a picture that is in edit (optional).
4. Post this instructions (required).
5. Tag eight people to show appreciation to them that touch your heart because of their friendly attitude (required).

1. Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?
2. Diary of an Eccentric
3. Reading at the Beach
4. The Printed Page
5. Bermudaonion's Weblog
6. Amy Reads Good Books
7. Kittling: Books
8. Caribousmom

Not exactly an award per se, but something lovely so I'm going to mention it anyway. J. Kaye of J. Kaye's Book Blog hosts an event called A Book Blogger's New Discovery where she highlights new to her blogs that she hopes others will discover, visit, and enjoy as she has. Others have taken this most charming of ideas and run with it and Tami of Misc. Ramblings mentioned me as one of her "great new to me book blogs" back in May. And Jennifer of Celebrate Life With Bargains included me in her "top 5 picks." Rebecca of Lost in Books highlighted a lot of new to her and little-known blogs at the beginning of September. I'm one of them. (Wonder if I'm new to her or little known? ::grin::) It's so wonderful to hear that people enjoy their time here.

From Liyana at LiyanaLand!, I received the #1 Blogger Award.

From Liyana at LiyanaLand!, I received the Flower Bear Tagging Award.

From Liyana at LiyanaLand!, I received the You Don't Say Award.

"We give and get awards for having a great blog and being a good friend. What I want to award is those people whose comments have meant THE WORLD to me. It takes time to visit a blog and leave a comment ... I wanted to recognize some special bloggers whose comments have made such an impact on me. The “You Don’t Say?” Award is awarded to these special bloggers in hopes that they will pass the award along to 5-10 of their best commenters!"

1. Bibliophile by the Sea
2. Avergae Girl Reads
3. Readerbuzz
4. Lost in Books
5. J. Kaye's Book Blog

From Liyana at LiyanaLand!, I received the Splash Award.

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate 9 blogs that allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post
4. Let your nominees know they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link the person who nominated you!

1. Booksie's Blog
2. The 3 R's Blog
3. Necromancy Never Pays
4. Naked Without Books!
5. A Reader's Respite
6. Whimpulsive
7. The Indextrious Reader
8. Books and Musings From Downunder
9. Farm Lane Books Blog

From Caitlin at Chaotic Compendiums and Deb at Readerbuzz, I received the Lemonade Award.

Here are the rules for the award:

Put the Lemonade Award logo on your blog or post.
Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude.
Link to your nominees within your post.
Let the nominees know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Share the love and link to the person from whom you received your award.

1. Baileys and Books
2. Book Blabbing
3. Socrates' Book Reviews
4. Another Book on the Stack
5. Booktumbling
6. Peeking Between the Pages
7. So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
8. Shelf Life
9. Bookfoolery and Babble
10. Under the Dresser

From Caitlin at Chaotic Compendiums, I received the Humane Award.

The Humane Award is in order to honor certain bloggers that I feel 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 friendships through the blog world.

I get to nominate 10 people so I nominate:

1. Bookfan
2. Wendi's Book Corner
3. Booking Mama
4. Library Chicken
5. Book Chatter and Other Stuff...
6. Rose City Reader
7. 1330V
8. Lit and Life
9. The Eclectic Reader
10. Book girl of Mur-y-Castell

From Yvonne at Socrates' Book Review and Tina at Tutu's Two Cents, I received A Bookworm's Award for Book Friends.

From Yvonne at Socrates' Book Review, I received the Outstanding Romance Blog Award.

JennJ at Sapphire Romance Realm Place created this award: "I have been wanting to start up some new blog awards to give out to blogs that I love to visit and that are big romance supporters. So this one is for those outstanding blogs that keep me coming back day after day and that avidly and passionately support Romance Novels and are not afraid to show it!!! There are no rules for this one I only ask that you would to post where the award originated and who gave it to you when you post it to your own blogs. :)"


  1. Whew-- you follow ALL those blogs? My goodness -- I can barely keep up with yours!

    Must stop the FB addiction!

  2. That is a lot of awards and liking :)
    Thank you so much for my award, it's an honour.

  3. That is an impressive list! It must have taken you ages to put that together. Thank you so much for my award!

  4. Oh, thank you so much. And congrats to you on your well-deserved awards!

    And what a great idea to play catch-up today.

    Thank you again!

  5. Wow, it really is a long list, and some I don't know and will have to check out! Thanks very much for splashing me!

  6. Wow, that's a lot of blogs. Thanks for giving me an award. I shall brag to my family.

    Now I shall start checking out the other winners, which is the purpose of awards, right?

  7. Thanks so much for the award! (And I'm always much too slow about acknowledging and passing them on myself :->).

  8. What a great way to share the blog love today. Thanks for including me!

  9. Holy Cow that's a lot of awards!!! You deserve them. Thanks so much for thinking of me. I love the Zombie Chickens!

  10. Kristen, thank you so much for thinking of me! And congratulations on all those awards.. you so deserve them!! :D

  11. COngratulations on all these awards! I'm guilty of not passing them around either. Thanks for passing one onto me though!

  12. Congratulations on all of your awards and thank you so much for mine. I have the same trouble passing those awards along. I keep forgetting. Have a great BBAW!

  13. I haven't kept up with posting awards either, so don't feel bad. Congrats on all the awards, and thanks for thinking of me. :)

    Diary of an Eccentric

  14. LOL! This post must have taken forever! Kudos to you! You obviuosly deserve all these awards bestowed upon you. :) And you made my day by bestowing one on me, so huzzah to you!

  15. Holy smokes woman! Did that wear you out to type??

    Thanks for tagging me, again. I'm so far behind in the blog world right now I might never catch up!

  16. Thanks so much! That's a lot of awards that you got, girl!

  17. Congrats on all the awards. And I don't blame you one bit, awards are fun but they are a lot of work-it really does take time to post and all : D

  18. Good for you and Thank You so much. I am just now catching up in my reader (and it is a daunting but super fun task). And congrats to you - that is quite a haul!

  19. Wow - congratulations on all your awards!!!! And Thank you so much for giving me the friendly blogger award :) I'm late catching up with my blog reading, which is why I am late thanking you!! Have a great day :)


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