Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thanks and Things

The charming Nicole Ducleroir was kind enough to give me the Blogger Buddie Award. (Thank you, again. It's very sweet.) If you've never been, you should run over and check her blog out.

I'm not sure how this award usually works, so I'm going to follow Nicole by stating five real things about my life.

1) When I'm on the computer, I put on movies I've already seen to play behind whatever I'm doing. I'm into background noise. I blame the schools I went to as a kid. Those places were never silent. (In the background right now -- War Inc.)

2) I'm keeping track of all the books I read this year for my goal of 50 books this year. I spend so much time reading articles or excerpted chapters that I don't feel like I read real books anymore. (The last book on the list -- Gang Leader for a Day.)

3) Right next to my feet is a post office box containing my To Read books. Currently, it's filling me with guilt, because I'm not getting through it as quickly as I would have hoped. (Thickest book in the box: The Crimson Petal and the White which I picked up from my hometown Used Book and Record Exchange.)

4) The other thing guilting me at the moment is my white-on board above my desk, which bears, at the moment, a completely inaccurate schedule, among other things. I swear I'm going to update that thing when I finish typing this post. I swear. (The only thing likely to stay: the quote from Douglas Adams "Don't Panic" on the top in purple).

5) What should I probably do when I finish typing this post? Read more of Great Expectations. And I will definitely do that, but I have a feeling I'm going to need another mug of tea before curling up with that. (How long will I get in Great Expectations before it sends me into another nap: hopefully, hopefully I'll make it 20 pages. Not to say I think this isn't a great book, because it's actually quite good, but sometimes it puts me to sleep.)

Now, it's my pleasure to pass this award onto others:
1) Susan Mills at A Walk in My Shoes
2)Lisa and Laura of Lisa and Laura Write fame.
3) Lady Glamis from The Innocent Flower
4) Roni Griffin the premier * Fiction Groupie *
5) The Girl with One Eye from A Squirrel Among Lions


  1. Congratulations. I don't know if you knew this or not, I gave you the Blogger Purrfection award last Sunday. The one with the kitty.

  2. And the 'Over the Top' two weeks ago. I think I probably forgot to tell you then. Sorry.

  3. So...did you? Update the board? :)

    Congrats on your award. Nicole does have an awesome blog.

  4. Congrats on the award and one working on your reading pile. I need to work on mine but I'm just not feeling the love for anything in there. I'm trying to find my way back into MY genre but I'm often trying to keep abreast of what's new. =P

  5. Piedmont -- Thanks for thinking of me with both of those awards. You're very kind. :)

    DL -- Yes, I actually updated the board. Looks a little funny at the moment, since I deleted a bunch of ancient reminders and the colors are all different now.

    L.T. -- I know what you mean about not feeling the love for the TBR pile. It's definitely more fun when you're feeling the love. And, I concur, keeping abreast of all the great new books coming out is a challenge. Good luck. :)

  6. I thought I left a comment here before, but I guess not! Thank you so much, and congrats on your award, too. I have a whole folder of awards I need to recognize on my blog sometime soon! I'm so lazy at this.

  7. Thank you so much. I needed a pick me up today, and this did the trick. Congratulations to you and the other recipients as well.

  8. Congrats on receiving the award and thanks for passing it on to me! :)

  9. Yay! Thanks for the love and congratulations!

  10. Glamis -- My pleasure.

    Susan -- My pleasure.

    Roni -- Thanks. De nada.

    LnL -- De nada.

  11. Thank you so much. I'm feeling the love! What a cute award too.