Thursday, September 22, 2011

A vote of confidence - Thanks!

Thank you Cathy, author of the Reflect and Refine blog, for recognizing me as a Versatile Blogger!

This recognition comes with responsibilities, namely the following three:
1. Thank the person (people) who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
2. Share 7 things about you.
3. Pass this award along to 15 other blogs that you have discovered and notify them of their nomination.

So, check to #1.

Seven things about me (as a reader):
1. My first ‘big persons’ book I read was Beautiful Joe by Margaret Marshall Saunders. I was in grade 5.
2. Bill Bryson is one of my all-time-favorite authors.
3. I prefer foreign films with subtitles rather than dubbing into English.
4. Dav Pilkey’s Dragon series of books inspired me to try making a paper mache version of Dragon for my niece when she was about 4.
5. I ran book clubs for children (of various ages) and their parents for a number of years at Monkeyshines Children’s Books bookstore.
6. I haven’t finished the Harry Potter series. Only got to book number 3.
7. I love the Dolch readers when I was in early elementary school. They turned me onto reading myths and legends from different countries. However, these are NOT my favorite books any longer. I never recommend them even though there are few of them in the Doucette Library.

Ok, #2 taken care of.

15 blogs I want to nominate for Versatile Blogger:
1. Myra at Gathering Books
2. Jennifer at From the Mixed up Files
3. Melissa at Book Nut
4. Edi at Crazy Quilts
5. Kristine at Best Books I Have Not Read
6. Starleigh at Twinkle’s Happy Place
7. Angela at Bookish Blather
8. Brenda at BrendaDee’s Daily Learning in 2011
9. Sterg at Graphic Novel Resouces
10. MissA at Reading in Color
11. Roberta at Wrapped in Foil
12. Janet at All About the Books with Janet Squires
13. Ana at Ana’s Nonfiction Blog
14. Jennie at Biblio File
15. Jennifer at Jean Little Library

There. Strike #3 off the to-do list…

I know not everyone likes getting blog awards so, to all you nominees, do as you will, just know that your writing is appreciated. If you’ve been previously nominated -- Congratulations, again! This has been an opportunity for me to send out a note of appreciation for the writing you do and let you know that I learn a lot from each of you. It will also introduce new readers to your blogs, too.


Roberta said...


Thank you for the nomination. I'm honored to be part of your list.

By the way, Bill Bryson is a favorite of mine as well.

Tammy Flanders said...

Pleasure has been mine, Roberta. And don't get me started about how much I like Bill Bryson ...(image of squealing girly fan...eek!)

Stergios Botzakis said...

Thank you for the nomination and the kind words, Tammy.

For the record, I also LOVE Bill Bryson, and I actually got through book #4 of Haryy Potter before trailing off.

Have a great day!

Tammy Flanders said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sterg.
Nice to meet another BB fan.

GatheringBooks said...

Hi Tammy. So honored to receive this award. Many many many thanks.

Ari said...

Thank you so much for this honor :D

By the way, I saw that you read and liked Bamboo People. I thought it was a wonderful story, I'm a big fan of Mitali Perkins. Thanks for spotlighting the book! I think it would be really fun to run a book club (and challenging-but in a good way)

Tammy Flanders said...

You're very welcome, Myra. It has been my pleasure to become acquainted with your blog.

Tammy Flanders said...

I'm glad you stopped by, Ari. I've enjoyed reading your blog very much over the last couple of years.
Have you read Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins? That's been on my to-read list for a while.

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