Monday, January 10, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award and Versatile Blogger Award

Kacie from Aussie Book Shack has honored me with the Stylish Blogger Award! For someone who has only been blogging since the new year, she's already establishing herself as a worthy new voice in the blogosphere. Thank you, Kacie!

Lulu from The Bookworm is Here was kind enough to pass on the Versatile Blogger Award to me as well (back in November!) but I'm only just getting to it now. Thank you, Lulu!

The rules for winning these awards are as follows:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know that they have won.

Seven Things:

1. I finished a complete first draft of a (very bad) novel for National Novel Writing Month 2010!
2. I went many years believing the word was "duck tape" not "duct tape."
3. The same with "wheel barrel" vs. "wheel barrow."
4. I was once under the impression that the alphabet mysteriously had two Ns. One in the usual place, and the other at the end: YNZ. It was only later that I would realize that everyone was really singing "Y and Z." My childhood was fraught with misunderstandings.
5. I rented, but was unable to finish Twilight in Forks, the documentary.
6. I love bookmarks, but fail to use them.
7. I am ridiculously good at facial recognition. You know how people will be watching a movie and someone will say "Oh, that's the guy--you know, the guy from that other movie"? I almost always know. And I can do it in the first second they come on screen. And sometimes with no more than a look at the back of their head. And we're talking minor characters. And extras. I even recognize YouTube stars--like Jeff Loveness--when he recently appeared on The Office. If it were a sport, I would be the star athlete.

There are lots of bloggers upon whom I would like to bestow these awards. All of the following bloggers are both stylish and versatile:

1. Book Infinity
2. A Tapestry of Words
3. 21 Pages
4. Alison Can Read
5. Books and the Universe
6. Crazy for Books
7. Fishing for Diamonds
8. Soon Remembered Tales
9. Supernatural Snark
10. The Book Owl
11. The Bookworm is Here!
12. Under a Star Studded Sky
13. The Flying Scribble
14. Steph Su Reads
15. The Creative Geek

Thank you everyone for making the online book community what it is!



  1. Thank you so very much Bea! To get it twice in a felt better! Thank you!

    -Lulu The Bookaddict/Bookworm

  2. Ah thank you Bea! I've never got a blogger award before. So excited!

  3. Thanks! So, I keep pronouncing your name in my head as Bay-uh. But is it actually "Bee" short for Beatrice? I'm reading a Spanish novel right now with a character named Bea, pronounced Bay-uh, so that's in my head.

  4. I'm not going to lie Bea, I too thought it was "duck" tape for a very long time:) Thanks so much for thinking of me for these awards and congrats to you for receiving them as well!

  5. Congrats on your awards and thanks for passing them on to me, Bea! I thought it was "duck" tape too when I was younger :D Also I can totally understand how you would think it was YNZ — when I was really young I thought "LMNOP" all kind of went together because they got said so fast in the song!

  6. Hi Bea, I clicked to you from "Soon Remembered Tales"...If you like bookmarks check out "The Shady Glade" book blog by Alyssa. She's done two bookmark exchanges that were really fun.

  7. Oh, my. Two awards in one day?!?! Thank you so much, Bea! :) And congrats for getting them yourself! You are a very versatile and stylish blogger yourself. :D

  8. Huh. Here I am at 29 years old, and I thought it was "duck tape." You've enlightened me.

  9. Thanks so much for the award, Bea! It means a lot to me! :)

  10. Hi there! I'm just going through my dashboard and visiting all the blogs I follow. Congrats on the awards!