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A New Award!


It’s so nice to find out a reader likes your blog well enough to nominate you for an award.  Thanks to Patty at Thoughts From An American Woman for this particular honor. I’m really pleased! And I LOVE the subtext on the icon.  For me, it’s pretty much been the basic tenet of my whole life. 

In order to accept the award, the rules are simple.  First, thank the person who nominated me…just did that. Second, name my five favorite books…oh, wait. Did I say simple?  Well, Rule Number Two has already stopped me cold. How to narrow down the things I love now and have loved over the years to a mere five books?  I’ll think on it a bit, while listing Rules #3and #4.

Rule #3, post the award icon on my blog.  This one’s easy.  I’ll give it a permanent home as soon as I finish this post.

Rule #4, nominate five bloggers who have literary and book-centered blogs.  That’s hard again. Sticking to five is tricky. 

Okay, I think I’ve got it figured out now.

My five favorite books in the whole, wide world, ever, ever, ever, counting down from 5 to 1:

5.  The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, a truly magical retelling of the Celtic myth of the water horse, haunting and powerful, in every way.

4. The Entire 14 Book (so far) Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, just because it is every single thing good Urban Fantasy should be.

3.  Falling Together by Marissa de los Santos, one of the most beautifully told love stories I’ve read in years.

2. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, a rivetingly told tale of a Civil War soldier trying to get home to the woman he loves.

1. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, the wildly romantic suspense/noir/mystery/thriller, made into a fabulous film by Alfred Hitchock.

Ask me again tomorrow, and my answers might be different since I love so many books so much. But Rebecca will always be my #1 favorite, no matter when you check with me. I loved it so much, it’s my daughter’s middle name.

And here are the five blogs I would like to nominate. I have mentioned some of them before, but they are the book-related ones I turn to most often.


Frankie’s Soapbox

Cristian Mihai

23 Thorns


And that’s that.  Thank you again, Patty, for thinking of me for this award.  I really appreciate it!

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8 thoughts on “A New Award!

  1. Congratulations!


  2. Thanks, SC. It’s so much fun to have someone like what you are doing, isn’t it? I mean, you start it, thinking it will just be a good, creative outlet, and the next thing you know, you are making friends. Then to have someone let you know they appreciate what you are doing is the icing on the cake. It’s almost enough to make me forget the demise of my precious trees. Almost. For a while, anyway.


  3. Marcia – Yea – I knew Patty would nominate wonderful readers. I’ve read everything on your list with the exception of Falling Together. I adored her debut novel and thought I’d read everything since — but somehow I missed Falling Together. It is now on my list:) I started following you from Patty’s list and our world keeps getting larger – amazing how this all works.


  4. Oh, if you loved Love Walked In and Belong To Me, you’ll adore Falling Together. Her books are sheer poetry! I’m so glad you are interested enough in my blog to follow me, thanks! I really enjoy book talk, and look forward to getting to know you better. Yes, the circle just grows and grows, doesn’t it? Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it.


  5. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman on said:

    You make all your books sound so interesting – that I want to go out and buy them all!! 🙂 It was a pleasure to nominate such a book connoisseur as yourself!!


    • Thanks, Patty. I’m afraid I suffer from what some have called an excess of enthusiasm, but it makes life more fun, so I don’t try to cure myself. I’m glad you enjoy it!


      • thoughtsfromanamericanwoman on said:

        Oh no…never try to cure yourself!! I need a little bit of that enthusiasm so hoping you rub off on me!! LOL Blessings!


  6. Don’t worry, Patty. I think it’s actually too late for a cure for me, anyway. And I probably have enough to share with you and a bunch more. Heck, that’s why I wanted to do this blog to begin with…so I had a place for overflow enthusiasm. Ha! Have a great rest of the weekend, and I’m sure we’ll be chatting more. I’m halfway through Cold Days, and will have a review on that, for one thing.


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