I was totally surprised when on Friday I was awarded my very first Versatile Blogger Award. The author Nicky Wells at Romance That Rocks Your World gave me this award. Nicky has a book coming out in September. I hope you will stop back to this blog so that you will read my review of “Sophie’s Turn”.
There are rules that must be followed for this award:
You must thank the person who gave you this award and include a link to their blog. Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. (You might want to pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!) I thought I would have a problem making my list of 15, but I found it very hard to whittle my list down. If you find that it’s hard to come up with your 15, at least try to nominate 8 or 10 bloggers. But please don’t feel that being nominated should be a burden. Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award (you might include a link to this site) and let them know that you’ve nominated them. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.,
So here are my nominees, in no particular order:
Love Romance Passion, Urban Girl Reader, An Avid Reader’s Haven, Jodi Olson, Robin Badillo, Grave Tells, Lisa Fox Romance, Book Savvy Babe, Victoria Blisse, Queentutt’s World of Escapism, Cabin Goddess, The Indie Exchange, Alchemy of Scrawl, Girl Who Reads, Bunnys Review
Now here are 7 things you never knew about me:
The best way I know to de-stress is to go to Maine.
This photo of Old Orchard Beach
I grew up spending summer vacations in Old Orchard Beach Maine. I loved waking up to hear the ocean and smell that salty air. I would love to sit on the beach and read my romance novels. And if you love seafood what better place than to go where you know the seafood is fresh. The one negative is that the water is very cold – I’m talking ice cold.
I have worked in libraries since I was in the sixth grade. My elementary school librarian helped me to fall in love with libraries. I got to work with her putting books away. I would also spend a lot of time down at our town Athenaeum. As I went through Junior High, High School, and then College I would always work in the library. I earned my degree in Elementary Education but just couldn’t stay away from the library. After being out of school for a few years, I got rehired to work evenings in the library at my Alma Mater. They then hired me full time. I have now been there for 24 years.
Have loved reading all types of romance since high school. I used to spend my weekends and summers staying with my grandparents. When I was in high school, my grandmother introduced me to my first romance novels. Back in the day the romance novels of choice were Harlequin’s. I still read Harlequin’s but now I read all different sub-genres that fall under the romance umbrella.
My guilty pleasure is chocolate. One thing I will never give up, at least I hope, is my daily square of chocolate. And it can’t be milk chocolate either. The darker the better for me.
I hate turnip and turnip greens. I will eat most vegetables. Some that I hated while I was growing up, I’m actually eating now. But one thing I refuse to eat is turnip and turnip greens. I can’t stand the smell and I got sick on it as a child – so don’t offer me any turnip.
I have a gluten allergy. I used to love eating cookies, donuts, cakes and any type of carb you can think of. But then suddenly three years ago, I had a very strong reaction to something that had wheat and gluten in it. So now I have to be very careful and make sure to read my labels. I’m still trying to get used to the allergy and there are times I want to cheat but then I remember what will happen if I slip.
Would love to travel all over the world. I would love to be able to just pack my bags and travel where ever I wanted to go. I have been to Jamaica and would go again. I have a friend who has a travel blog and every time I get my latest update, I say to myself that I wish I could go there. I never win the lottery so it will be a while before I get to a lot of those places but one good thing about reading romance novels is that you get to go to a lot of places and never have to go any further than your chair.
Now that you’ve seen seven things about me, I would like to congratulate my nominees. You ladies really deserve this award. I hope you will visit their blogs and learn something about them. But before you leave please tell me one thing about yourself.
Thank you, again, Nicky for this award.