Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August Awards!

I have received many kind awards this month! I have been a bit backed up by work so I am just now posting these awards. Thank-you very much for the awards and for reading and enjoing my blog! I love doing it and I love reading all of your blogs too! In fact, it seems like I received an award from most of my favorite blogs. Very cool to know that you guys are reading and enjoying my blog too!

I'm passing these awards on to a lot of blogs that I read, love, and enjoy. I'm sorry if I award someone an award they already received. Know that it's only because you have a truly excellent blog! I tried to make sure that didn't happen, but know it probably did! I also may give some people a couple of different awards for different reasons!

First a thanks to Heather at Gofita's Pages for the B-I-N-G-O Award. I first found Heather's blog after joining the Everything Austen Challenge, and I find myself reading it quite often these days!

This award was started by Bookin With BINGO and here are the rules: This "B-I-N-G-O" Beautiful Blog Award means that this blog is:

B: Beautiful- The Book Addict (I love the Cat!)

I: Informative- Trish's Reading Nook

N: Neighborly- Miss Remmer's Reviews

G: Gorgeous- Peeking Between the Pages

O: Outstanding- Laurel Ann at Austenprose

Thanks to Lit and Life for the Heartfelt Award. I love the book reviews on Lit and Life. She seems to read a lot of the type of books I enjoy and has insightful reviews.

Do you reach for a cup of cocoa or tea when your relaxing, seeking comfort, sharing a plate of cookies with family and friends? You know the feeling you get when you drink a yummy cup of cocoa, tea, or a hot toddy? That is what the Heartfelt Award is all about, feeling warm inside.

The Rules for the Heartfelt Award are:

1) Put the logo on your blog/post.

2) Nominate up to 9 blogs which make you feel comfy or warm inside.

3) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4) Let them know that they have been nominated by commenting on their blog.

5) Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.

I'm passing this award on to:

1. Gofita's Pages
2. Outlandish Observations
3. vvB32 Reads

4. Linda Kage

5. Lakeside Musings
6. 2 Kids and 2 Tired Book Reviews

7. Stephanie's Written Word

8. Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
9. An Evening at Almack's

I also received the Your Blog Rocks Awards from Velvet at vvB32 Reads. I have really enjoyed reading Velvet's blog since starting the Everything Austen Challenge.

Here are some recent blogs I've visited that rock:

1. Red Lady's Reading Room
2. Author Kelly Moran's Blog

3. Writer's Blocks Reviews

The Literary Blogger Award was given to me by Jo-Jo at Jo-Jo Loves to Read. I have enjoyed reading Jo-Jo's blog for the past year or more. I enjoy her great reviews and she also posts a lot of great give aways! I also received this award from Linda Kage at Linda Kage Contemporary Romance Author blog. I like reading about Linda's work as a writer and also her thoughts on life. I can't wait until her book is published! Thanks so much to the both of you!

Here is what the award signifies:

The Literary Blogger Award acknowledges bloggers who energize & inspire reading by going the extra mile. These amazing bloggers make reading fun & enhance the delight of reading! I pass this award on to the following:

1. Miss Remmer's Reviews
2. Bostan at In This World
3. Trish's Reading Nook
4. Black Sheep Books
5. A Bibliphile's Bookshelf
6. Peeking Between the Pages
7. Books 'N Border Collies
8. The Curious Reader
9. Stemen Thoughts and Reviews

A huge thank you to Miss Remmer at Miss Remmer's Reviews! She's awarded me with this awesome Let's be Friends Award! I've discovered Miss Remmer's blog this summer and have really enjoyed reading her reviews. I can't wait until she begins teaching! I also received this from Velvet at vvB32 Reads. This is my second award from Velvet on this post and I feel honored! I enjoy her blog too . . . especially her posts on Zombies and Jane Austen. Celia from The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia also gave me this award. This is another great blog that I just found this summer and really enjoy reading!

"I am now going to pass on this award to eight other friendly blogging type people, who comment, host challenges, and follow my blog. Congratulations, and display your award with pride! Please pass on the award to eight other bloggers and share the bloggy love!" (It seems like everyone has this one . . . so I don't have eight!)

1. The Reading Journey

2. Lit and Life

3. Tif Talks Books

4. Jo-Jo Loves to Read

I received the Zombie Chicken Award from Karen Henry at the Outlandish Observations blog. I love Karen's blog as it is all things Outlander: Diana Gabaldon, Jamie, Claire, etc. I could read about that all day! Thanks a lot Karen!

Here is the description of the award:

"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all."Here are my five sites. Hope you enjoy them!

1. Suko's Notebook

2. Books and Bards

3. Historically Obsessed

4. A Novel Menagerie

5. Passages to the Past

Thank you so much to The Book Addict for this great award, thanks for including me in your list! I love reading your blog too!

The Lemonade Award is a feel good award that shows great attitude or gratitude. Here are the rules for accepting this award:

• Put the Lemonade Award logo on your blog or post.

• Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude. (I didn't get to 10!)

• Link your nominees within your post.

• Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

• Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

1. Stacy's Books

2. Linda Kage

3. Care's Online Book Club

4. Missy's Book Nook

5. Musings of a Booking Kitty

I received this very cool award from Nicole at Book and Bards, another one of my favorite blogs.

Here are the rules for this award:

1. Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
3. Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
4. Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
5. Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

And these are the five blogs I'd like to pass this award to:

1. Suko's Notebook

2. Gofita's Pages

3. The Book Addict

4. Becky's Book Reviews

5. vvB32 Reads

And another award from Velvet at vvB32 Reads. I'm glad you like my comments - I enjoy reading your blog and making comments!

The award is for:

This award is to honor certain bloggers that are kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in my blog and always leave the sweetest comments. If it wasn't for them, my site would just be an ordinary book review blog. Their blogs are also amazing and are tastefully done on a daily basis. I thank them and look forward to our growing friendship through the blog world.

Rule: Nominate 10 bloggers you feel deserve the Humane Award.

1. Book and Bards

2. Tif Talks Books

3. Jo-Jo Loves to Read

4. Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia

I also received the Super Commenter Award from Michelle at The Book Addict. Thank-you so much! I'm glad that you like my comments, I enjoy reading your blog and making comments. I also enjoy the comments you make on my blog!

I am in turn giving this award to a couple of my super commenters:
1. Suko's Notebook
2. vvB32 Reads


  1. Wow! You have received a lot of awards lately! You deserve every one. And thanks for passing one along to me.

  2. You definitely have received a ton! And rightfully so, I might add! So grateful and humbled to be included in a couple of them!

  3. HOLY, that's a lot of awards you got! Thanks so much for giving me one. You are so sweet!

  4. What a lot of awards! It's so lovely that everyone's recognizing your wonderful blogging...congrats! They're well-deserved. And thanks very much for passing one along to me. Stephanie is right, you are very sweet!

  5. Congratulations on all those awards! And thank you for passing one on to me as well. I'm not sure I have enough favorite sites to pass it on to just at the moment, but I appreciate your thinking of me.


  6. fantastic! congrats to you! and thanks for sharing some with me ;-D

  7. That is a lot of awards lady! Congrats to you, they are all definitely well deserved. And thanks for passing a couple on to me!

  8. Wow! Congratulations, Laura. You'll need a large shelf for all of your awards! : )

    Thanks for giving me three awards!!!

  9. Thank you soooo much, Laura! Wow! That is a lot of awarding you got done there. Nice job!


  10. oh, thank you so much! you're a sweetie to think of me! I appreciate it. :)

  11. Wow. You deserve them all, and thank you so much for thinking of me!

  12. Wow is right that is a bus load of awards! Thank you for mine I love Zombie Chickens!

  13. I'll just say what everyone else has said - WOW!!! Congratulations on all those well-deserved awards...and thank you so much for passing one along to me. I always enjoy my visits here!

  14. Congrats on all of the well-deserved rewards! And thanks for sharing the love with me!

  15. Wow! Two awards! Thank you so much =) My feelings are beyond description!

  16. Oh my goodness. So many awards! Congratulations. Thanks for the recognition. What will have next month?

  17. Thank you Laura for my award! And congratulations to you on all of your awards! Have a Happy Wednesday!

  18. Congrats on all the awards. Of course, you deserve them, so I'm not surprised! And thanks for passing the love onto me. I'm honored.

  19. I don't know how you do what you do, but you're an inspiration! Thanks for the award! I need to check out all of your favorite blogs. :-)

  20. Masses of well deserved awards! Thanks for passing them on!

  21. Thank you so much, Laura! And congratulations to you for receiving all these awards. You definitely deserve them. :-)

  22. Awesome... thank you!

    I'm so happy to see you got the You Don't Say Award... I made that little award a long time ago... good to see it's still being passed around!


  23. Laura, thank you so much for awarding us at An Evening at Almacks. It's out first award ever!! :-)

  24. Congrats on all of the awesome awards! Thanks for passing one on to me!

  25. Goodness you're rackin' 'em up! Congrats!

    And thank you for mine - the Zombie Chicken award is one of my favs!

  26. I can't believe that I'm on here twice!!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!

  27. congratulations on all your August awards and thank you for the one you awarded to me. I am really enjoying your blog.

  28. Congrats on the awards Laura! And thanks so much for passing one on to me. :)