One Lovely Blog Award and Weekly Recap

I’ve been given the One Lovely Blog award by my friend Tabitha! It means a lot coming from her. She’s a superwoman who runs THREE blogs, including the incredible book and writing resource Writer Musings, plus she’s a mom to two kids and an agented writer working on several manuscripts and…I could go on and on. But seriously. Super. Woman.

Thank you Tabitha!

Here are the rules for this award:

  • Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and their blog link.
  • Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
  • Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
  • In honor of Follow Friday and the Book Blogger Hop, here are some of my favorite blogs, and I hope you’ll check them out:

    bibliophile brouhaha
    Books Devoured
    The Lovely Getaway
    Ruby’s Reads
    Small Review
    The Unread Reader
    My Precious
    Gone with the Words
    Paranormal Indulgence
    girl loves books
    Truly Bookish
    aleeza reads and writes
    My Bookish Ways
    Preternatural Primer
    Recovering Potter Addict
    Bloggers, no pressure to pass on the award. I just wanted to spread some love!

    My weekly recap is inspired by the phenomenally talented, kind and generous Small Review. If you are not already following her, you are really missing out.

    If you’re a first time visitor, or just didn’t get the chance to stop by this week, here’s what you missed:

    Features and Memes
    Silly Sunday – Medieval Times
    I love dinner theater. And Paints.

    Writing Wednesday – The language of Teen Text
    I discussed my aversion to teen text shorthand.

    I joined five more challenges. Because I am insane.
    Also, I announced a winner of my giveaway.

    Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
    4/5 stars
    YA Series Challenge

    Memento Nora by Angie Smibert
    Review and Interview with Angie Smibert
    4/5 stars
    I Read Banned Books ARC Tour
    2011 Debut Author Challenge

    Stylish Blogger Award

    I’m pleased to say that two of my favorite bloggy friends have given me the Stylish Blogger Award! Thank you so much to Jessica of The Simple Pleasure of Reading and Steph of Steph: Short & Sweet! I feel honored and blessed to count you both among my loyal readers. I’m so excited to get this fun award so early in my blogging life!

    Now down to the brass tacks. As a Stylish Blogger Award recipient, it’s now my duty to pass along the award to other deserving blogs. Here are the rules:

    1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award
    2. Share 7 things about yourself
    3. Award 10 recently discovered great bloggers
    4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

    Seven things you never knew you needed to know about me:

    1. My favorite beverage is Diet Pepsi.
    2. I’m a member of Mensa. (Nerd alert!)
    3. I graduated college with a BFA in Theatre Arts.
    4. I’ve kept an online diary for almost 9 years.
    5. This year I’ll celebrate my 30th birthday.
    6. In high school I lettered in synchronized swimming.
    7. I collect and color anatomy coloring books. I find them fascinating.

    Time to pass the torch! There are two versions of this award floating around with differing numbers of new awards to pass out. I’m going with ten. It’s a good, solid number.

    Please visit these fantastic bloggers! If you recipients are unable to pass along the award, no worries! It’s all about having fun and getting to know some new bloggers.

    1. The Lovely Getaway
    2. Paranormal Indulgence
    3. Poetry to Prose
    4. Republic of Lions
    5. girl loves books
    6. For the Love of YA
    7. Books Devoured
    8. Carrie Keeps Typing
    9. Awkward Girl
    10. Two Bibliomaniacs

    I tried to pick people I hadn’t seen named before, and who don’t have explicit notes that they don’t accept awards. I highly recommend all of these blogs – they are great bloggers and commenters that I think you will enjoy.