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Friday Fun! (Busy Week, Rain, Award)

November 5, 2010 4 comments

Yes, another week with only one review.  Sorry guys!  Life just keeps….happening.  Thankfully, there’s just about 5 weeks left of grad school, so things should start to drastically improve stress-wise in my life shortly.  I promise to catch up!  Thanks for being patient.

This week was full of yet another cold and hanging out with friends.  I tried out two new pubs, watched a horror movie, ate Thai food, ate sushi, and randomly bought a book at the Harvard Coop in spite of having a 55 book tbr pile.  I also may have accepted two more books from PaperBackSwap…..  I also came to the realization with the deluge that hit Boston the end of this week that I am in dire need of rain boots and a rain coat.  Hopefully these will be acquired this weekend.  Also my closet is in desperate need of reorganization, and I’m mandating that this be done before I’m allowed to buy more clothes.  Sometimes tempting yourself with rewards is the only way to make yourself be an adult.

In rather exciting job news, my team that built the intranet for my hospital won one of the more prestigious awards my hospital gives out! This means that I officially won the award, albeit as part of a team.  But since when is website building not a team event?  This was totally out of the blue and really exciting to come into work to discover.  Since reference, programming, and computers are my library science specialties, it means a lot to me.

I hope you all have lovely weekends! Be expecting an outpouring of reviews next week. 🙂

One Lovely Blog Award

August 31, 2010 17 comments

Tea and roses.Kinna of Kinna Reads was kind enough to pass on the One Lovely Blog Award to me.  Thanks, Kinna!

Now, as per the rules of the award, I need to pass it on to 15 new to me blogs and comment to let them know they’ve received it.  If you’re on the list and choose to accept, please do the same.

  1. Alita Reads
  2. Amy Reads
  3. Book Addiction
  4. Book-a-rama
  5. Caroline Bookbinder
  6. Dollar Bin Horror
  7. It’s All About Books
  8. The Literary Omnivore
  9. Park Benches and Bookends
  10. Presenting Lenore
  11. Too Much Horror Fiction
  12. Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books
  13. Wag the Fox
  14. Write, Meg!
  15. The Bookworm Chronicles (ok, not new to me, but I ran out of blogs that are new to me, and Jessica’s blog is a hidden gem–always a delight to read!)

Prolific Blogger Award

February 3, 2010 10 comments

Cartoon character sitting at a computer typing.One of my fellow bloggers, Jessica of The Bookworm Chronicles has passed the Prolific Blogger Award on to me.  It goes to those bloggers who “read voraciously, blog tirelessly and have made the blogging community such a vibrant place,” according to the creator of the award, Hazra of Advance Booking.

I am pleased and surprised to have won my first blogging award, and I feel honored that it comes from one of my most loyal commenters!  I do put quite a bit of effort into this, so the recognition feels good.  Thanks Jessica!

Part of receiving the award is passing it on to 7 others.  So without further ado, here are my nominations:

  1. Meghan of Medieval Bookworm.  Although she now lives in Britain, I first met her in undergrad.  Reading her thoughtful reviews of literary fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, romance, and more make me wish we’d known each other better then.
  2. Debbie of Different Time, Different Place.  She’s one of the few book bloggers I’ve stumbled across who predominantly reviews nonfiction.  Her reviews give you enough of a taste of the style and content of the book without trying to tell you everything you’ll learn from it.
  3. Katie of Read What You Know.  She’s a fellow librarian, and her blog reflects her enthusiasm for the ya lit she encounters in her day to day work as a teen librarian.  Her reviews take into account the perspective of adult and teen readers of ya lit alike.
  4. Ana and Thea of The Book Smugglers.  They not only take turns reviewing books, but also do joint posts.  I like that in the posts you can see the interaction and learning that comes from sharing a reading experience, plus they’ve added to my scifi tbr pile quite a few times!
  5. Nymeth of Things Mean a Lot.  She reviews an eclectic mix of books, but my favorite are her reviews of graphic novels.  She includes shots of the art, and her reviews were a part of what spurred me on into the very enjoyable graphic novel land.
  6. Helgagrace of Title and Statement of Responsibility.  Another blogger I know in real life, due to the fact that we’re both Massachusetts librarians.  I enjoy sharing reading stats with her.  Her reviews read like a conversation, and I’m not just saying that because I’ve actually spoken to her. 😉  She also talks about life and library issues.
  7. Last but not least Rob of Books Are Like Candy Corn.  He’s based in Hawaii, so his blog is kind of like a tropical vacation for a frozen New England gal like myself.  His reading choices broaden my horizon, as he is not only older and at a different stage in his life than most of the book bloggers I read, but also is male.  (We are a predominantly female group).

It’s kind of odd to me to have the power of bestowing an award, but there you have it!  At the very least, if you’re named above, you know I’m a loyal reader of your blog.  If the above-named recipients choose to take part in the award, please go check out the rules.

If you’re a reader of my blog, but not the type to comment, please let me know if you have your own blog.  I’d love to check it out!