Shout Outs to My Fellow Bloggers!

Hi all! Today I’m taking a rest from reviews to do a bit of appreciation. See, blogging isn’t a solitary experience. If I write something no one reads, well…I guess that is pretty solitary. Still! I’ve found some cool folks in the land of the online writing community. And, one of them listed me for a Very Inspiring Blogger award.

The Armchair Squid is a peach to call me out, and I’m glad to have joined his monthly blog hop celebrating Books of the Month, aka Cephalopod Coffeehouse. Thanks Mr. Squid, for being my source for Star Trek lore and interesting sports biographies. It’s been fun to commiserate. I dare say I’ve had some of the smuttiest recommendations in the Coffeehouse, and you haven’t asked me to vacate the premises. You’re a good egg. Thanks so much, for your cheer and  your comments!

The Rules for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link to their blog.

2. Display the award logo.

3. Nominate 15 other bloggers (more or less) and provide a link where they may be found.

4. Go to their blog, leave a comment to let them know they have been nominated.

5. Mention three things that inspired you the most during the past few weeks.

Three Things That Inspired Me Recently:

1. Well, I’m always inspired by my kids. I have mentioned the litter of boys who devour any and everything edible in the house. Well, they are wrestlers, so they burn a ton o’calories daily. My eldest is a senior in high school, and the starting 160 pounder on the Nationally #1 ranked Oak Park River Forest HS Huskies. He is ranked #1 in Illinois and was recently accepted to the Univ of North Carolina. I’m a grateful, proud mama. Good Job, Matt.

2. Nature. Nature is a force that I will always respect. I’m a scientist by trade, and the severe weather events we continue to witness is a frightening, humbling, frustrating experience. Especially when 19″ of snow descends on Super Bowl Sunday. I did a whole lotta shoveling.

3. Literacy. My 5 y/o started reading. This is BIG for me, because he is so bursting with pride at his learning. Nothing affirms a child’s self-worth like progress with reading, in my opinion. Every night he reads me a picture book, and experiencing his joy is truly inspirational.

My Nominations:

Children’s YA authors/Bloggers:

Kym Brunner

Cherie Colyer

Susan Kaye Quinn

Katie O’Sullivan

Terry Flamm

Marian Cheatam

Stephanie Faris

Katie Sparks

Adult authors/bloggers

Lily Harlem

Lucy Felthouse

KD Grace

Book Bloggers

Paul Gay Barry

Alina Popescu

Carly Rose

Deanna Lang

Janie Junebug

Thanks for popping in. More reviews tomorrow!

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