Awarded: Feelin’ the Love


Yeah. This is so long overdue, I’m not even changing this first line. I began drafting this in June. Yes, I’m embarrassed it’s taken me this long to acknowledge your kindnesses.

Summer can be hard, ya know? The kids are underfoot (sometimes literally), it’s hot, it’s sunny, Susan gets cranky.

And then I steal a few minutes here at my desk and open my e-mail and discover… you guys love me anyway.

Debbie at Wrighty Reads was kind enough to give Win a Book the Literary Blogging Award. She says, “The ladies at West of Mars provide a very valuable service with their ongoing list of the many contests on the blogs. Love the new site!”

Wow, Debbie. Thanks. Win a Book, I say over and over again, is my labor of love. I’m thrilled with its success.

The awesome ladies at Yankee Romance Reviewers work VERY hard to bring a stellar line-up of guests in almost daily. They’ve given Win a Book the Lemonade Cart. I love the lemonade cart, guys. But then, I love lemonade.

Then we have Lady Vampire, a woman I don’t know nearly well enough. I admire the fact that she reads so much vampire-themed books — without growing tired of it. Lady Vamp is definitely setting a standard among the book bloggers. Be sure to check her out, and not just because she’s given Win a Book the Heartfelt Award.

Laura at I’m Booking it gave Win a Book the Let’s Be Friends award. Let’s definitely be friends, Laura. Our acquaintance is new, but there’s room in my world for you.

And then there’s Jezebelsk. I have NO IDEA what kind of name that is, but it’s fun to say. Go on. Say it out loud. Fun, innit? Anyway, she’s given me the Zombie Chicken Award, which is truly one of my more favored award badges. I have to agree. I’d wear a Zombie Chicken t-shirt with pride.

Oh, yeah. J says she loves this site, too, but she’s GOT to know what books are being given away. Which is one of the many reasons I started Win a Book. Yay!

Nightdweller at Bibliophiles R Us has given Win a Book the Bloody Good Blog. Why thank you, babe. We do our best over there.

Wow. Notice how these are all directed at Win a Book? If you haven’t added my kooky, goofy, FUN site to your reader, you may want to rethink that. I have a BLAST with Win a Book. Apparently, it shows.

Shaunie, my dear friend, hangs at both blogs, so she told me to pick an award for each one. I’ve got a ton of awards already and don’t want to be greedy, so I’ll acknowledge the kindness and leave it at that.

So. Want to know where I’ve been hanging lately?

Ha. Win a Book’s been keeping me jumping. Maybe too much. And now I’ve added Rocks ‘n Reads to the mix.

I don’t know. Maybe it’s too much. The problem is, I feel like I’ve got a lot to say, a lot of work to do… What’s the old Gandhi saying? Be the change you want to see in the world.

I’m trying. It sure ain’t easy, but I’m trying.



  1. Pricilla

    November 27, 2009 2:03 pm

    Congrats on the great awards. I know this goat appreciates win a book and she has won a great book thanks to it!
    Mennonite in a Black Dress to be exact so thank you!
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..AbbyDay – Buuuuuuurrrrpppp! =-.

    • susan

      November 27, 2009 2:42 pm

      I’d been seeing you on blogs when I leave the official Win a Book “all posted” message. Is Win a Book really exposing you to new worlds?? COOL.

  2. Jane Doe

    November 28, 2009 11:41 am

    Congrats on the awards! That Zombie Chicken one is hilarious!

  3. Alice Audrey

    November 30, 2009 2:20 pm

    You lucky bug. You get the best awards. That literary one is gorgeous.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..I Won NaNoWriMo! =-.

  4. Petula

    November 30, 2009 10:30 pm

    You so deserve every single one! Super congratulations and all those goodies.

  5. Thomma Lyn

    December 1, 2009 12:44 am

    Congratulations on your awards, my friend — as ever, they are super-well deserved. 🙂
    .-= Thomma Lyn´s last blog ..Veni, Vidi, Vici =-.

  6. Mariana N. Blaser

    January 29, 2010 11:01 pm

    Ahh, I see. You collect awards and then acknowledge them collectively? Hmmm (pun semi-intended, mind me, lol)

    Yeah, Donna was right. I did good passing on the Kreative Award to you. 🙂
    .-= Mariana N. Blaser´s last blog ..Uh, oh! Randomities Won the Kreativ Blogger Award! =-.

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