Michael over at A Few Minutes With Michael honored me with the Kreativ Blogger Award Sunday.
Being from an era where little league trophies were only awarded to the champions and not just all the participants, I love getting awards. Shallow as that may be, as resilient as my ego is (resilience sounds so much better than inflated) it is reassuring and affirming to receive recognition for something you enjoy doing.
The rule for this award is that if you accept it, you are supposed to list seven of your favorite things and nominate seven blogs that deserve this award.
The Big Seven (this week) In No Discernable Order
1. Brown’s Donuts, boardwalk OC, NJ as of Thursday July 16th.
2. Grandchildren 1-4 (only 4 so far) and their parents
3. Long suffering spouse who has stayed the course
4. Bright vibrant colors
5. Books, paper, hard back and e., scifi & fantasy especially
6. Classic rock (classic is not within the last 10 years)
7. Friendly, happy people
Here are the bloggers I am sending this award to, for their continuing contributions to the blogging community and who seem to be friendly, happy people:
1. Everything To Do With Books
2. Book Calendar
3. Stacy Deanne
4. Natalie’s Book Inn
5. Merry Weather
6. Beth’s Book Review Blog
Take a minute and visit these blogs, you won’t regret it!
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Books I have authored.
Many times I receive books for FREE to give them an honest review. I do not get paid to give a good or bad review. Spotlights are promotional and should be regarded as advertising for the book spotlighted. Regardless of where or how I got a book, my review will be as honest as I can make it.