Nomination for The Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you:

I was so surprised and happy when I got notification of this nomination from Monique.  I want to thank Monique at That Wild Soul!  Her blog is such a great blog. Her reviews are  in depth and enjoyable. You really should go over to her blog and check her out.

The rules:

  1. Write a post to show your award
  2. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  3. Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
  4. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  5. Select up to 10 other blogs you want to give the award to.

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How I started my blog:

 

I write and have most of my life.  I got sick in 2010 and for some reason, I was unable to focus enough to write anything more than a quick Facebook status or a quick email to friends.Even those were few and far between. For almost five years I struggled with the desire to read and write and the inability to either one. My sister gave me a pair of reading glasses and suddenly I was able to read.  I read enough in 2015 to make up for the last few years. I read over 500 books during that year.  It felt good, but I was still unable to write. The words refused to come out onto paper or the computer. Total frustration until I started writing simple little reviews on Goodreads. Just a few words on each book as I finished it. Then I started writing more, and it felt good. It felt really good to be able to share what a book meant to me, to make someone want to read and find the wonder that I had found. All it took was a few likes, and I became more careful with my reviews. Then I got a simple email from WordPress reminding me that I had a blog I signed up for years before and had never even written one post. I headed over there and I posted a short story and a poem that I had written a while back. Then I decided to share and enhance my review from Goodreads.  After a few posts, I was just hooked. Now you know more about me than you ever wanted to know.

 Advice for new bloggers:

 

Write about what you know. I love books, music and stories, so I write about them.  The more I write, the more I want to write.  Just like the more I read, the more I want to read. So write what you know and write about what makes you happy. It isn’t all about the numbers, those are just icing on the cake. So write and write often.

My nominees:

If you’ve completed this tag or just don’t feel like it, I promise it will not bother me. I tried to find people that have not already received this.  Have fun!

  1. Candice @ Migacandice
  2. Caleb @ Caleb’s Pen
  3. Nikki @ A kinder Way
  4. Angel @ Wicked Girl
  5. Chloe @ Over Analysing Literature
  6. Tookii @ Tookii Join the Cub
  7. Gama @ Pritamode
  8. Rachel @ three Chatty Cats
  9. Jo Watson @ The Naughty Author
  10. Sparky Jen @Sparky Jen

 

 

A-Z PE Challenge Day 9 (I)

This challenge is to post a different blog daily starting with the letter from A to Z.

Today we are celebrating the irresistible letter I!

The Blog dejour is:

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This interesting and lively  blog is written by Trina. Her writing serves so many purposes. She writes and provides links to other blogs. In categories so that people can find a list of new blogs to follow.

Trina also is open about her mental illness and is actively making the fact that having a diagnosis is as nonthreatening as possible.  It is refreshing to be able to read about other people with a diagnosis. It is important for people to learn the truth about these mental conditions. Many people are not quite as willing to be open and frank about their own diagnosis.

Trina also has been nominated for many different blogger awards by other bloggers. She has received The Versatile Blogger Award,  Spirit Animal Award, Leibster Award, and A Lovely Blog Award.

Funny posts are also one of the things I enjoy on this blog. Here is an example:

So today I started with getting on with my goals, I went through my spare room and cleaned it up, although being honest, its not used for much so I dusted. Then I started in my son’s room *big sigh*

Emptied out his toy chest, took out the toys I thought he was too old for and the toys that were broken. Put some on some free sites, some in the loft cause you know,it might happen.

Sorted out all his clothes, he needs to stop growing so 2 black bags for the loft, black bag full of rubbish later and I have finished.

This would of probably taken maximum of an hour but my son was “helping”

Enjoy your special letter day today. Trina .  Today is all about you!


About the A-Z PE challenge.

This is a fun way to showcase blogs that you like and people that you want to know better. Come join us on the 26 day challenge!

This challenge was created by gapawa.

He came up with the A-Z People Edition challenge and it is an awesome idea. If you want to join in the fun, then just join in.There is no set date or month. Just 26 days of your choosing. Here is the link to the instructional blog you can visit

Here is a Quote from his blog explaining his motivation for this fun challenge.

” This is the people edition! So on the first day you find someone who’s screen name starts with A and you check out their blog. The idea is that you read through some of their posts, introduce yourself and give them some feedback. Then, write your post of the day and publish it, describing who the person is and your experience finding and interacting with them, what you thought of their posts. What you came away with. I think it could be fun:)”

A-Z PE Challenge Day 3 (C)

This challenge is to post a different blog daily starting with the letter  A  all the way to  Z.

Today we are celebrating the curvy letter C!

This means we take a trip to the great state of Ohio.ohiostateoldredbrick

Ohio is where we will meet and get to know more about Amanda. The first thing to know is that Amanda has a really wonderful blog called:

Cover2CoverMom

Her blog’s motto is “Escaping the grind of everyday life, one book at a time.

Amanda is a 29 year old who is married to her high school sweetheart and is the mother of two. She stays at home with her children and she stays really busy with sports, fitness, teaching her children, cooking, and chauffeur.
She lists even more jobs in her about me section.

Amanda says:

“To her, books are a way to escape the grind of day to day life.  She loves to get swept away in a book that transports her to another time and place.  Amanda’s reading comfort zones are historical fiction and contemporary fiction, however she is actively trying to branch out and expand her literary horizons”

Amanda also does a variety of book reviews. She writes her reviews in many different genre. When I go to her blog I am always impressed with her viewpoint and her lay out. She makes her reviews look so nice and professional. Her reviews always include the synopsis as well as her own thoughts on the book. She also does ARC reviews.

Amanda is happy to share her weekly wrap up and hauls with her followers. The entire blog is interesting and easy to navigate. She also is willing to do Book Tags and has won several awards for her blog. It is just a creative place to visit.

This would be the perfect time to hop over and meet her. She is quick to respond to comments and to visit my page when I post something new.

Amanda @ Cover2CoverMom this is all about you. Enjoy your special letter day!


About the A-Z PE challenge.

This is a fun way to showcase blogs that you like and people that you want to know better.  Come join us on the 26 day challenge!

This challenge was created by gapawa.

He came up with the A-Z People Edition challenge and it is an awesome idea. If you want to join in the fun, then just join us.  Here is the link to the instructional blog you can visit

Here is a Quote from his blog explaining his motivation for this fun challenge.

” This is the people edition!  So on the first day you find someone who’s screen name starts with A and you check out their blog.  The idea is that you read through some of their posts, introduce yourself and give them some feedback.  Then, write your post of the day and publish it, describing who the person is and your experience finding and interacting with them, what you thought of their posts.  What you came away with.  I think it could be fun:)”

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I would like to thank Fatima @ Notable Pad for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you, Thank you!

I was slow to respond because I had too many irons in the fire.  Sorry it meant a lot to me, I just wanted to do it right and not rush. I hope you understand.

Here is a picture of the lovely award!

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Here are The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you .
  • Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award.
  • Write 11 new questions for them to answer.

Here are my answers to some very tricky questions!

  1. Would you choose to live forever even if that meant losing  your loved ones?   I would rather live my life to its natural completion and share it with my children and grandchildren. 
  2. Do you have any famous relatives?   I have a sister that is a very successful Travel writer for travel magazines. 
  3. What book have you reread the most?    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
  4. What is the strangest thing you have eaten?    I am not too adventurous with food, so I would say a fried green tomato.
  5. Do you have a favourite word?    As silly as it sounds, I would say it is the word Awesome
  6. What was the last thing you laughed at?    My two dogs getting a shower today in the people shower.
  7. If you could swap bodies with anyone in the world, who would that be?    Reese Witherspoon. We are already about the same height. I refuse to discuss the rest of what I would want to exchange with her.  🙂  
  8. Are you an only child, or do you have siblings? And how has this affected your life?   I have an older sister and a younger brother, I love them both and have always been the peacemaker in my family. 
  9. What is a personality trait you wish you had?     Confidence  
  10. Where do you see yourself in a year from now?   Writing more, writing better, and reading more. 
  11. If you could freeze time so you could live in a moment forever, would you do it?      No way, I couldn’t choose just one moment.  There are too many delicious moments in life. 

If you have been nominated before or you just do not wish to participate, there is no pressure.  If you choose to do it! Have fun. 

My nominations for the Sunshine Blogger Award are :

The Moscato Mommy

Book Haunt

Leggy Peggy

Jill

Paula

Choppy Schooner and Sarah

Matthew

Colin

Grace Anne

Dehan

Tookii the Cub

 

My Questions for the Nominees are:

 

What is your favorite book that you personally own?

 

Have you forced yourself to read that you really thought deserved a DNF?

 

Where is your dream vacation location, and have you made it there yet?

 

If you could own any pet, what would it be?

 

What hero would you call on to save you of all the books you’ve read?

 

Have you published a book?

 

Rainy days or snowy day?

 

Cats or Dogs?

 

Do you believe in love at first sight?

 

What makes you laugh?

 

Which character do you most associate with in your own life?

 

I hope you enjoy playing as much as I did!  Thanks again Fatima!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Day Quote Challenge – Shakespeare Style: Day 3

Today I end my 3 Day Quote Challenge with my legacy.  This is one of my favorite quotes by the prolific Bard.

Thank you Orangutanlibrarian for this fun 3 day challenge.  It has been a blast using the lovely Shakespeare’s words.

The rules of this 3 Day Quote Challenge – Shakespeare style are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a Shakespearean Quote for 3 consecutive days.
  3. Nominate 3 Bloggers each day.

First let me take this last opportunity to share his Profile picture.  It is a good one of him.  Note that little knowing grin!

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The final Quote:

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My final 3 nominees are:

Tony Burgess

Lyn

Gama

And if you love Shakespeare then I tag YOU! It is fun to remember just what words of this amazing writer inspire you most.  So I tag everyone else! 

 

3 Day Quote Challenge – Shakespeare Style: Day 2

I am continuing on with my search for the Shakespeare Quotes that mean the most to me.  As I a quite the fan of humor and witticisms, This one quote attracted me immensely.  

Before I share the lovely quote by the honorable William Shakespeare, let me once again thank Orangutanlibrarian for providing me the opportunity to participate in this dramatic challenge.

The Rules of this 3 Day Quote Challenge – Shakespeare Style are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a Shakespearean Quote for 3 consecutive days. 
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day.

 

The author William Shakespeare:

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His  Quote:

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My nominees for Day 2 are:

America On Coffee

Inge

AbbieLu

I was so excited. This is my first Meme to create!  What fun!

 

3 Day Quote Challenge – Shakespeare Style: Day 1

I have been tagged to do this by theorangutanlibrarian. I would like to thank her for including me in such an epic literary Quote challenge.  If you have not visited her blog, you should really go look it over. If you haven’t been in a while, there is no time like the present. It is worth the trip.

There are only three rules to this challenge:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.  (thanks again Orangutanlibarian
  2. Post a Shakespearean Quote for 3 consecutive days. 
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day.

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This Quote means a lot to me as this is how I try to live my life. I might be more trusting than William, perhaps I should heed his advice more closely. 

My 3 blogger Nominees for day 1 are:

Imogene

Bikurgurl

Millie

Don’t forget to let me know if you participate, I would love to see your quotes! 🙂