Monday, July 9, 2012

It's Awards Time

I received a number of awards this week. Thank you to C. Lee McKenzie for thinking of me for The Booker Award and The Fabulous Blog Ribbon. Thanks also to Laura Sassi for passing along the Kreativ Blogger Award. You've made me smile (and given me something to blog about this week - I was totally blank.)

To receive The Booker Award the blog must be at least 50% about books (reading or writing.) And you must list your five favorite books.


My Five Favorite Books:

Villette by Charlotte Bronte
The Book Thief by Mark Zusak
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
A Patch of Blue by Elizabeth Kata



The Fabulous Blog Ribbon is also about fives.




Five Fabulous Moments:

Becoming a wife
Becoming a mother (twice)
Watching my daughters graduate from college (with honors) after homeschooling them K-12
Celebrating with my husband our 25th wedding anniversary.
That magical moment when a story takes on a life of its own.

Five Things I Love:

Spending time with my family
Sunny Days
Laughing till it hurts
Game Night
Chocolate

Five Things I Dislike:

Traffic
Making Dinner
Getting Up Early
Form Rejections
Cleaning house when I'd rather be writing

For the Kreativ Blogger Award, I'm supposed to list seven random things about myself, but I think you've heard enough about me for one post.



These are the five people who I want to share these awards with:

Victoria Lindstrom
Ruth Donnelly
Patricia T.
Theresa Milstein
Anne E. Johnson

47 comments:

  1. Congrats on all the awards, and thanks for thinking of me! My blog is booked through the end of October, so I'm not sure when I'll get a chance to respond to each award as required, but I appreciate the mention in any case. :)

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    1. No worries, Anne. It's all in fun. Address them if you'd like, but if not just enjoy the fact that you were thought of fondly today =)

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  2. Thanks for sharing these awards with me. I've been eyeing that Booker Award! Congratulations on celebrating 25 years of marriage! And congrats on your awards.

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    1. Thanks, Theresa. Enjoy compiling those lists!

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  3. Great books ... I loved your five fabulous moments. May there be many more!

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  4. Congrats on the awards, Ruth!

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  5. Ruth, congratulations on the awards, and thank you for sharing them with me! I love lists, so the Booker-award looks super fun. I found myself nodding agreement with your choices for "Five Things I Love".

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    1. You're welcome, Ruth. Looking forward to reading your lists of fives ;)

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  6. Ruth, thanks so much for the wonderful awards! I feel like I know you - you definitely know me: "For those who refuse to live in the real world! (So funny, and so true!) Congrats on receiving these well-deserved awards, friend.

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    1. You're welcome, Victoria. I'm looking forward to reading your top fives as well ;)

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  7. I haven't read any of your favorite books! And ditto to making dinner and form rejections, LOL ;)

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    1. Oh, you're missing out on some great ones!

      And yes, figuring out what to make for dinner is the worst.

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  8. Gosh! All those awards :-) and laughing til it hurts! That's something very special.

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  9. Congrats on the awards. Laughing until it hurts is awesome!

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  10. Congratulations, Ruth. No one deserves these more. I'm with you on all your book and most of your like/dislike choices, except for the chocolate, which I could love or leave. Now I have to go find out what 'Game Night' is.

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    1. Thank you, Mirka. Game night for me is getting together once a month with my sisters, daughters, and nieces, and playing games (like Dicecapades, Buzz Word, Catch Phrase)until we're all too tired and laughing so hard that we can hardly play anymore.

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  11. Congrats on the awards, Ruth! You totally deserve them.

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  12. Congrats! I'd like to get the Booker one, because I'll probably never win the other one of the same name. (If you don't know, it's a massive literary prize in the UK!)

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    1. Thanks, Nick. Hope this one finds its way to you soon =)

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  13. Congrats Ruth! We have very similar likes and dislikes! :)

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  14. Congrats to you, Ruth, for all the awards, especially the Booker award. And kudos to you homeschooling your kids from K through 12! Wow! I bet you were beaming when they graduated college with honors!

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    1. I was beaming! Ya know, you run into all kinds of critics when you homeschool - people who tell you your kids are going to be "backward" and that you're going to "ruin" them. So it was very rewarding when my girls would call me between classes in college to tell me about how their professors were impressed with them (the quality of work they turned in, their respectfulness in class) and always wanted to know where they had gone to high school!

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  15. My library has all 5 of your favorites (yay!) and my stack just got 5 books taller.

    Thanks for visiting my daughter's blog!

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    1. Oh, yay! Do let me know how you like them =D

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  16. Congrats on the awards! Yes, that moment when your WIP takes a life of its own in nothing short of magic. :)

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  17. Look at all those lovely awards. Congratulations! For the record, I'd much rather be writing than cleaning the stupid house, too.

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia! I knew I wouldn't be alone on the cleaning the house thing ;)

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  18. Congrats on the awards. And you read my mind with your 5 things you dislike! I agree totally with all of them.

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  19. I love that "for those who refuse to live in the real world" caption. :)

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  20. Congrats on all the well-deserved awards! Loved reading your lists. I also dislike making dinner and cleaning house when I'd rather be writing... which may be why we're having raisin bran for dinner and I've got dog hair collecting under my couch :)

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    1. I finally just gave in and vacuumed up the ankle-deep dog hair. Sadly, I don't think I can get away with serving raisin bran for dinner. Although it sounds good to me ;)

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  21. You deserve these award, Ruth! Look at all the wonderful and fabulous things you've shared. I don't DISlike making dinner. I DISlike doing it every night. Boooorrring!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lee! I guess you have a point. I probably wouldn't mind making dinner OCCASIONALLY. ;)

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  22. Fun to get to know you better, Ruth. I live in LA, so I hear ya with the traffic dislike. Yick. The Book Thief knocked my socks off.

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  23. Congrats on the awards, Ruth! Villette is a strong book for me, too. I think I once wanted to be somewhat like Lucy Snowe. (Maybe I still do.)

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  24. I loved The God of Small Things. I've been meaning to get to my copy of The Book Thief--I hear rave reviews about it.

    Congrats on the awards.

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