Saturday, March 21, 2009

Proximidade Award & The Sisterhood Award

"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award."
Leya from Wandeca Reads presented me with this award. Thanks Leya!

1. Put the logo on your blog or on a post.
2. Nominate up to 10 other bloggers which show great attitude and or gratitude.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.
C.J. from My Years of Reading Seriously presented me with this award.

She says:
her reviews are amazing and the girl's read 89 books already this year! I mean, talk about spirit!
Yeah, I have read a lot of books... Too bad most of them are from the library and not from my own TBR pile, though!

She then goes on to say:
I want to sincerely thank all of those that I nominated for this award. You've all made me feel like we could sit down and discuss books, or anything else, within minutes of meeting each other face-to-face, with none of that awkwardness you get when trying to get to know someone.
I totally agree with what she says! I think that is why even though I can be a very sporadic blogger, I am glad that people still have stuck around and are reading my blog!

So, because tagging 18 people would take forever, I am going to give 9 people both awards. At least I am awarding, okay?

Vasilly from 1330v - She actually amazes me! When she had her old blog I believe her profile said she was a single mother attending university. I have to say, when I was in university I had a hard time finding time to read around my schoolwork and my job, so I am amazed by all that Vasilly accomplishes! Besides, her new blog needs a couple awards to get it started.

Rachel from A Fair Substitute for Heaven - While not an active blogger at the moment, Rachel is really good on the book recommendation front. I have been known to randomly ask her for book recommendations and she always comes through. We also have conversations about other random things. (By the way, Rachel, I just finished Skulduggery Pleasant and I really liked it! I have the sequel on my hold list.)

JenClair from A Garden Carried in the Pocket - Reads and writes great reviews! I enjoy that when I leave a comment on her blog I almost always get a reply. Sometimes the replies turn into a couple emails back and forth.

Julia from A Piece of my Mind - Julia always has so much going on over at her blog. I enjoy reading all of her posts! I see she just added Twitter to her blog. Am I the only one that doesn't have Twitter...

Nicola from Back to Books - Nicola has given up the computer for Lent. I actually might have to try that one year. Just imagine how much spare time I would have! I don't know if I could do it, but I applaud that she accomplished it! She also reads a lot of great books and writes great reviews about them.

Aarti from Booklust - Aarti was a bit quiet for a while there, but I think she has read more books in three months than she did the entire year last year! (Actually, I could almost say same here!) Aarti is such a nice person. She has turned me onto lots of great fantasy novels in the time that I have known her. Yes, that's all it takes folks... Good fantasy. ha ha!

Clare from Confessions of a Book Addict - On the same line as above. I remember when I hardly knew Clare. I am not even sure if she had a blog yet. She gave me a HUGE list of fantasy books to read. She turned me on to paranormal fantasy, which was something I had largely avoided in the past. A very approachable person! Not to mention, if I hadn't started reading paranormal fantasy when I did I might not have discovered great authors like Patricia Briggs.

Court from Once Upon a Bookshelf - In the idea of sisterhood, Court noticed I was having a rough few days a month ago or so and sent me an email to see how I was making out! I thought that was really nice of her! I think of her and Rachel together because when one of them doesn't add a book to my wish list, the other one does! And yet I still like you... :)

Susan from You Can Never Have Too Many Books - A relatively new-to-me blog. The more I read it, though, the more I am amazed by how much Susan and me have in common! Did I mention all it takes is some good fantasy already? ha ha! Anyway, even with the Once Upon a Time challenge we are largely in agreement. I have yet to see her read a book that I couldn't easily see myself reading! So, yes, I am starting to think that Susan is one (of many) of my sisters in the blogging community.

Okay, so there could be so many more people to give awards to! I have been blogging for 3 years now, so I have met a lot of people over the blogging years. Some still blog, while others have moved on to bigger and better things! (For those of you wondering about the 3 years... yes, I forgot my only blog anniversary... Let's not go there!) Thanks to all of you that comment, blog, email, blabber, etc. This really is a great community!

Also, a special thank you to Marg from Reading Adventures because she is the reason I started blogging in the first place!


  1. Thank you, Kelly! and I'm really pleased to be in the company of your other nominations. I love how we all have fantasy in common...there I was, in the big wide world, wondering if all the conventions etc had passed and no one read fantasy anymore, and online i've found this fabulous community! so I'm in heaven again. So thank you, dear Kelly :-D and I can hardly wait to see how many books we talk each other into trying on this challenge.....

    You have to try Lonely Werewolf Girl again, though, one day! :-D

  2. Susan: I really should have rerequested Lonely Werewolf Girl by now! Someone wanted it after me and I just didn't get a chance to read it! I started it. I will try and read it again once my TBR pile doesn't scare me!

    I can hardly wait to see how many books we talk each other into, either!

  3. Congrats on the award! It's well deserved :)

  4. Congrats on the awards! You so deserve them!

  5. Congrats on the awards!

    BTW, I have been trying to catch you on MSN all weekend!

  6. And, now, I have returned the favour!

  7. Teddy: Thanks!

    Marg: Thanks for the award!

  8. Aww, both congrats and thanks! Also, LOL at "And yet I still like you..."

  9. Court: I'm glad you laughed! That was the point!

  10. What a great award and so well-deserved! Thank you for introducing me to some new to me blogs :)

  11. Thanks Iliana! I hope you enjoy the new blogs!

  12. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  13. Vasilly: Welcome! You deserve it. :)

  14. Ohmigosh, I JUST saw this now. I apologize for the great delay in responding. Thank you so much :-) I have really enjoyed getting back into reading this year, and I'm glad to have gotten back in touch with my reading friends. Will definitely write this award up tonight. Thanks again!

  15. Aarti: Not a problem! You deserve it! Glad you are back around. :)


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