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!


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



Choppy Schooner and Sarah



Grace Anne


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!








Blogger Recognition Award




I want to thank  Paula  from Moonlight for nominating me for this award. I am really honored to have a blogger that I respect name me as a nominee.  I always enjoy going to the Moonlight Psychology blog and slowly translate the posts. The blog is about dealing with and removing the stigma about mental illness.  There is much work needed on that front and it is a powerful blog. Awesome job on the fully English post!

The Rules:

  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two advice to new bloggers.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and prove a link to their blog.
  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.

What caused me to start my blog:

I had been unable to write for pleasure for several years. I needed to write. There were characters and stories in my head. I was not able to put them down in writing.  I started sharing my personal book reviews in order to spark the creative juices that were being stifled. My logic was that if I can write an interesting book review, then perhaps I can once again write creatively.  I hope that I can make one person at least smile or even laugh. I also want others to know the joy reading gives me.  Perhaps it  is a selfish pleasure that I am compelled to share. 

Two pieces of advice on Blogging: 

  • If  you find something that appeals to you, post it or write about it. Share that joy. 
  • The more you post the easier it becomes.

My Nominees:

  1. America On Coffee
  2. SparkyJen
  3. Alternate Dimension
  4. My Random Blog
  5. Randoms by a Random
  6. The Wine Wankers
  7. The Orang-utan Librarian
  8. My Crazy Life
  9. Looking Out My Window
  10. Motivation with Dehan
  11. A Bibliophile’s Obsession
  12. Junior Chills
  13. Bikurgurl
  14. Words We Women Write
  15. Imagalaxygirl




I am just so excited that I was nominated for this award. Thank you again Moonlight Psychology.  I have only been blogging since October yet in that short amount of time  I have found some of the most wonderful people in the blogosphere. I had a very hard time picking just 15 to Nominate.  Enjoy the rest of your day!.