My lovely fellow blogger, Jennifer O. of Literary Endeavors, has given me an award! I know Jennifer from the Shelfari group Who Doesn't Love a Classic and always enjoy her thoughtful reviews and comments. If you haven't been there already, stop by and visit her blog.
In accepting this award I am asked to do two things: pass the award on to 10-15 other bloggers and tell you seven things about myself.
My scope of bloggers is very small, so I have set myself a challenge to expand my horizons. The ten blogs I have listed below are blogs that are completely new to me, or ones which I have stumbled across once or twice and thought about since. A couple I have found as a result of books that I have reviewed.
So, if you are a recipient of the award I would ask that you help spread the word about my blog by posting the award on your blog and let people know who presented it to you. Then, pass it along-either to followers or to a complete stranger (be sure to leave a comment on their blog, or email them, so they know what you have done). Then tell us all seven things that we might not know about you.
Books, Personally A fun blog with lots of bookish items besides reviews. She has also only been blogging a few months, but her blog is wonderful and looks like it has been around for years.
Save the Picture Book Recently I reviewed a newly released picture book What to Expect When You're Expecting Larvae. Author Bridget Heos has this blog dedicated to wonderful picture books. Her reviews are excellent.
Fighting Monsters with Rubber Swords This is another blog for an author whose book I recently reviewed. Robert Rummel-Hudson, the author of Schuyler's Monster, uses his blog space to chronicle, in his humorous and forthright way, their life journey.
Weblog of Life on Our Last Frontier I found this gem of a blog by Bob Kaufman while searching out other Alaskan bloggers. He also has a website connected to his company, Alaska Channel, with some of the most amazing photos you will ever see of our stunning state. After browsing Alaska Photos you will be adding the Last Frontier to your Bucket List.
Jill Outside This young lady, Jill Homer, lives a life full of adventure cycling, and her blog is an armchair traveler's dream! She wrote a book in 2009, Ghost Rider, which I have not yet read.
Living in Alaska-Life in the Last Frontier Susan Stevenson is a military wife (her husband is now retired), mother, and wonderful photographer. I am so pleased to have found her site. Do not miss her "Length of Visible Light" post! Gorgeous pictures of the aurora borealis!
Anna of Alaska Anna is a rural Alaskan who loves to write. She has some delightful posts about rural life, and I look forward to following her musings.
Kate's Book Blog Kate's blog is subtitled "Books that make me think". Her reviews are lengthy and substantive, and, as the blog subtitle no doubt gives away, the books she reviews are definitely quality material.
Bookfoolery and Babble This is a fun, eclectic blog whose writer is an active poster and voracious reader. She also reviews advanced reader copies, so hers is a good place to get opinions of up and coming releases.
Booking Mama Julie's blog is fresh and breezy in style. She too reviews advanced reader copies and also has author interviews.
Seven things about me...
- I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Jesus is my teacher and inspiration.
- One of my children is named after President Reagan, because I think he was the finest politician ever and a very choice human being.
- My youngest brother is five months younger than my eldest son!
- I would like to learn Arabic and Persian Farsi.
- Someday I hope to learn to play the cello.
- Last winter I attended an astronomy lecture series with some of my children and found a new hobby.
- Books bring me a world of knowledge, in addition to entertainment. History and books about other cultures are my favorites, because no matter how much I learn, I will never reach the bottom of the endless font of knowledge. What an exciting thought!