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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A "Brillante" Award

It’s lovely to hear nice things about yourself, don’t you think? I received this wonderful award from no less than THREE bloggers … all on the same day! Here’s what they each had to say:

BookingMama: I love Heather's reviews! I think she's spot on with her thoughts about books. Besides books, we also have something in common -- a young son with severe food allergies.

Just a (Reading) Fool: I don’t know what’s going to happen to the name when she turns 31 on Nov. 4, but I sure hope she keep sharing her list of all the books she reads (or listens to). It’s been lots of fun for us too, Heather.

Out of the Blue: Heather's project is to keep a list of the book she reads during her 30th year of life. Her reviews are good, her giveaways are exciting, and I won a book from her--plus I always enjoy her Mom& Son Book Club.

Thank you all - I love you, love you, love you! I'll be showcasing my Brillante Award in my left sidebar ... please come by to ooh and ahh. :)

This award is meant to be passed on to seven new bloggers. It seems I’ve been handing out awards like crazy lately, but there are about 90 blogs on my blogroll and most of them have never been awarded anything by me. So here is my list:

My first two awards go to Challenge Blogs (is that weird?) ...

  • The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Blog – run by Annie in Australia, this is the first challenge I participated in. The blog is a place to gather reviews from all the participants and make it easy to see what everything is reading. Each review should follow the format set by Annie; this structure allows readers to quickly see whether or not they’d enjoy a particular book.

  • "In Their Shoes" Reading Challenge Blog – I don’t know who runs this one, but the entire idea of the challenge is wonderful. I love that there is a blog to keep the reviews in one place, and that this is an annual project – I’ll be joining next year for sure!

These get awards because they’re fun to read ...

  • Ranger Sarah – she’s currently LIVING in Yellowstone National Park! She posts fabulous pictures from the trails she hikes and in general gives a unique view of the park. When she’s back home, she knits, reads, bikes, and blogs about all of it.

  • A Lady Scientist – she’s a bit busy right now attending Major European Conference on the Emerald Isle. I love reading her posts about lab experiments, scientists, grad school, and life in general ... since I know next to nothing about science. I especially love the nicknames she assigns to everyone and everything.

  • Bloody Hell, It's a Book Barrage! - chartroose has received several awards in recent weeks and it's no wonder - she's frickin' hysterical! I love her sense of humor and always get (at the very least) a smile from her posts. Plus she went on a Christian Bale kick last week and we all know he's sexy.
And these get awards JUST BECAUSE I CAN ...
  • There's Hope - After coming across this blog and commenting a few times we realized that we live near each other. Now she's a part of my IRL (in real life) book club - yeah!

  • Plays with Needles - although I'm not a knitter/sew-er/or anything else-er, I love this blog. Like me, she just has one son, but unlike me, she has a gaggle of nieces to do fun, girly things with. I love the pics she posts of family activities, swimming events (Alcatraz, anyone?), and her latest craft projects. And she's another local gal - cool!

Please drop by these Brillante blogs and check them out - it's definitely worth your time!

PS. Here are the "official rules" in case you're interested:

  1. Put the logo on your blog.
  2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
  3. Nominate at least seven other blogs.
  4. Add links to those blogs on your blog.
  5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.


Sarah said...

Thank you so much! I have the warm fuzzies :) I'm glad you enjoy reading my ramblings. I love these awards because it gives everyone the chance to discover new blogs. Although, like you, I have something like 100 blogs on my google reader and its overwhelming if I get behind a few days!

Amy said...

Thanks so much! I really appreciate the award, but moreso, I appreciate your thoughtfulness, online and in real life!

Vasilly said...

I run the memoir challenge, Heather, thank you so much for the award. I really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Heather, thanks for the links. I'll be sure to add them to my list...especially, and no offense to the others, Chartroose.

Anonymous said...

Awww, thank you so much for the award. Your blog is really cool, and I love the layout! I'll be posting about this as soon as I can.


Miss K said...

Thanks so much for the award Heather! We really enjoy reading your reviews for the HF Challenge. Glad we could be your first challenge and that you enjoyed it so much :-)

Amanda said...

Thank you so much! I've enjoyed reading your book reviews and have picked up some books that I might not have otherwise. Hopefully, now that I'm back, I'll get back to blogging.

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