A couple of weeks ago, I asked all of you to help me out by asking questions about some of the books I need to get reviewed. Thanks to everyone, I will be answering all of them sometime this week. Also within the comments I was graced with a visit from a mysterious member of the Book Blog Review Completion Committee who has given me permission to forego 4 of the 20 books to be reviewed! Along with this and the suggestion from Dawn and Ali to do mini-reviews of some books, I will be blogging about books this week in a way that I like to think of as ‘short but sweet’.
Something that’s been on my mind this past week, is the feeling of unease that I get when I let my blogging and blog browsing/commenting slow down. These past two months I’ve not been keeping up with my online stuff as much as I’d like. I’m still reading everything in my Google Reader but not commenting as much as I’d like. At first it was making me feel crappy, but I’ve now decided that there’s really no reason to. All of us have lives outside the blogging life, and sometimes things happen and the online life must suffer as we deal with stuff IRL (geeze I hate that phrase ‘IRL’ – makes it sound as though our online/blogging lives aren’t just as much a part of who we are) Anyway, I guess I just wanted to say that even though I may not be commenting as much, I am indeed still following.
Awards! Yay! It stills makes me feel completely amazed when someone feels my blog is worthy of an award. I’ve received a couple that I haven’t given thanks for yet.
First I’d like to say thank you so much to Mari of MariReads for passing along the Proximidade award to me. I really appreciate the gesture and I apologize for being an entire month late in saying so :)
"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!”
Also, I received the Sisterhood award from Mo of UnMainstream Mom Reads. I was so happy when I saw this, it means so much to me. Mo is fantastically awesome, we share a lot of the same opinions book-wise, she is helpful and caring and super fun. And I can always count on her honest opinion. Mo is definitely a treasured bloggy friend and sister! Thanks so much Mo :)
And last, but certainly not least, this is the coolest new award on the block – the Zombie Chicken Award! Woohoo, thanks so much to Chris of Book-A-Rama for passing this wicked award on to me. The rules state: 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 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...
Normally I pass awards on right away, but with so many fabulous bloggers out there it’s getting hard to just choose a few. So this one time I’m going to cop out. I’m also going to risk the wrath of the zombie chickens … and besides a zombie chicken apocalypse would be sweet :P
And now I’m going to try and get through my overflowing Google Reader and enjoy some more of The Tudors Season 2. The newest third season begins tonight! Cannot wait! But does it make me a bad person that I also cannot wait for Anne Boleyn to lose her head? God she’s driving me mad, I find her to be such a whiny bitch!
Happy Sunday Everyone!
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