I was lucky enough to receive two awards from Carin at Caroline Bookbinder. Thanks Carin!
“A Prolific Blogger is one who is intellectually productive, keeping up an active blog with enjoyable content. After accepting this award, recipients are asked to pass it forward to seven other deserving blogs.” Well, Carin I’d argue that I’m neither prolific nor intellectually productive. But then again, I’ve never been able to accept a compliment.
Honest Scrap Award. If calling Jessica Wakefield a cunt or saying Karen Brewer should die in a fiery car crash isn’t honest, I don’t know what is.
For this one, I need to list ten facts about me, and I’m going to try for new facts this time.
1- Seeing a perfect game pitched in baseball gives me chills and makes tears come to my eyes.
2-My mom swears I could recognize letters and words as 18 months. I think that’s some old-fashioned parental exaggeration.
3-I just had my fourth anniversary of my 29th birthday. You do the math to figure out my age.
4-Seriously though. Turning 30 didn’t bother me. Neither did 31 or 32. 33? Yeah, I hate it.
5-My dog is named Willie. She’s a girl dog. And she was named for Willie Stargell, a boy baseball player.
6-Speaking of baseball, one of my favorite books ever is David Maraniss’ biography on Roberto Clemente. It’s shocking how good a human being one person can be without seeming overly saintly. And it still makes me want to cry realizing that Manny Sanguillen missed his best friend’s funeral because he was on a search for him.
7-I’m almost finished the seventh (and final) season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. New favorite show. I don’t know why I didn’t watch it when it actually came on! Also – expect a random non-book review in the next month or so.
8-And speaking of jumping on a TV show bandwagon a little late – I’m also working my way through Doctor Who.
9-Part of the reason I started this blog was to give me something that was not work or mommy related to focus on. It’s been a sanity saver for me.
10-My kid was named for a less-than-savory character in one of my favorite novels of all time.
Now I need to pass on the goodness to some of my other favorite blogs. Seven to be exact. I have no idea why the number seven was chosen.
1-Nostomanic. Come on people. Amber admits to making an Affleckollage and tells us how to make a flux capacitor. Complete with pictures!
2-Dibby Fresh – As always, I bow down to Sadako’s snarkability.
3-The Unprofessional Critic – pop culture takes that manage to be both feminist and feminine. A tricky combo the the Unpro pulls off perfectly.
4-Fourth Grade Nothing – Oh the nostalgia! Oh the stories of lost virginity!
5-Literary Crap – It’s not all crap. AND John Elder Robison commented on one of her posts!
6-The non-review – Non reviews of random goodness.
7-BSC AG– Because someone needs to count up all the halloweens, eighth grade students, fights, candies, etc in the BSC-verse. And dear god, I don’t want it to be me.
Next book post should be up in the next few days!