Pass the Sugar, Please

Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

Last month I was tagged by the fabulous blogger Kathy Maxwell at http://bookskidslike.blogspot.com/. Thanks for this lovely blog award, Kathy!

The rules for accepting the award are …

1.  Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
2.  Share 7 random facts about yourself.
3.  Pass the award along to 15 deserving blog buddies.
4.  Contact those buddies to congratulate them.

Random Facts

  1. I have a habit of smelling books.
  2. I had so much fun playing with puppets and reading to my wonderful daughters that I abandoned journalism to become a school librarian. Thanks, girls!
  3. I’m fairly techie, but I think children grow more by exploring nature, playing with friends, creating art and music, and by reading and listening to books than by staring at screens. Yes, I know they can do some creative work on the computer, but physicality matters, especially with children! And why invite them to become distracted?
  4. My first degree was from UGA. I hate football and love REM.
  5. I think staring at trees can save your life.
  6. I took German so I could read Rilke’s poetry. Now I’m learning Italian (Dante, anyone?) – la bella lingua.
  7. I’m a Zumba fan.

Deserving Blog Buddies

Black and White: Words and Pictures, A Blog About Block Prints and Juvenile Fantasy (Mostly). http://nydamprintsblackandwhite.blogspot.com/

Chocolate Air. http://chocolateair.blogspot.com/

Educating Alice. http://medinger.wordpress.com/

Happy Birthday Author. http://www.happybirthdayauthor.com/

I.N.K. Interesting Nonfiction for Kids. http://www.inkrethink.blogspot.com/

Miss Marple’s Musings.  http://joannamarple.com/

Picture Book of the Day. http://picturebookday.wordpress.com/

Scrub-a-Dub-Tub Blog. http://family-bookshelf.org/

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/

Storied Cities. http://storiedcities.blogspot.com/

Two Writing Teachers. http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/

Waking Brain Cells. http://wakingbraincells.com/

Wild About Nature. http://wildaboutnaturewriters.blogspot.com/

I hope you’ll enjoy checking out some of these interesting resources. Next week, look for my review of an irresistible new nonfiction book, Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships by Catherine Thimmesh.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rolf Rykken
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 19:36:27

    Congrats, Gurl!
    Though I learned about this from Chuck, not through the regular subscription to your wordpress page.

    Reply

  2. Storied Cities
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 14:28:17

    Thanks for including me! You’ve listed some blogs I don’t know so I’m looking forward to checking them out.

    Reply

  3. Doret
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 23:46:22

    Congratulations and on behalf of the Color Online thank you. I love trees. Still working on my Spainsh. I have the vocab of s 5 yr old. The good news is I know how to ask for help and where’s the bathroom.

    Reply

  4. Joanne Rocklin
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 17:10:08

    Congratulations, Janice! I like smelling books, too.

    Reply

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