Friday, October 23

Updates and Awards

First of all, let me say I am alive and am in good health, and but wanted to drop a quick update to let you all know I'm here, but took a bit of a break from blogging. For a while I had a bad chest cold, so reading while having head and chest cold and hacking up half a lung, was difficult. And lately been dealing with the everlasting family drama, which has also been making reading and blogging difficult.

Last weekend I was away, for a friends birthday party and was stressed out, because the party was out of town (two hours out of town) and my ride down bailed on me at 5 pm the night before (and in order to be at the party in time, as it was a surprise party, in box seats a Toronto Marlies Game), we had to leave no later than 11 am the saturday morning. Needless to say I was not pleased, and left to scramble to get a way down there, as my friends boyfriend planned the entire thing, and was nice enough to buy everyone tickets, at no cost to us. I did manage to get a train down, arranged to crash at a friends over night, and take a train back the next day. But, still a lot of hassle. The party was great, so was the game, but didn't get much sleep the night before I left, got up early to get to where I needed to be and then the next night slept on a lumpy pull out. Is there such a thing as a non lumpy pull out bed? Hmmm

Other news, I chopped my hair off to a cute little short cut. It was past my sholders, and finally decided enough was enough. If any of you watch Stargate think Samantha Carter short and style (although I don't have blonde hair, and since the first day at the hair dresser can't style it the way it should be, but.... it still looks good).

Hmm and I think thats it for updates, sick and family drama and reading funk had me far away from blogging. And today I finally decided to clear out my feed reader. I missed a lot of posts, and some of the ones I've been saving disappeared. It exploded three times I think.... I had so many, so unfortunately I did a quick skim of the feeds and saved only the reviews that caught my eye. So if you have any great books you recently read, just leave it in the comments, because I had to delete so many posts (The horror of what would have happened if I didn't clean up the feeds today, and had to clean up after the read-a-thon and two weeks of negelecting my feeds is rather scary).

So, although I did save all the posts of those who've handed out awards to me and my blog in the past, gosh must be over a month, I lost a lot of posts. I searched through as best as I can and I'm sorry I didn't come in and thank you all earlier. There is just a lot of issues with my personal life right now, it's hard to get to anything fun for me at the moment. So thank you to not only those who've passed awards on to me, but all my readers and commentators.

Rebecca of Lost in Books has Awarded me the  

 Who Loves You Baby Award!
This award is designed with one purpose in mind. Pass this on to other bloggers who have awarded you in the past.

And I'm passing this award onto:

Michelle of the True Book Addict has Awarded me the

Zombie Chicken Award;  “The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken– excellence, grace, and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all.”

I'd like to pass this award on to all those who have been working hard on the October 2009, Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon. I think this award is very fitting for all of those who are working on promoting, mini challenges, and providing us all with the opportunity to do this event! So this is for you!

Finally, Amanda from the Zen Leaf has awarded me with the

Honesty Scrap Award is, This is the Honest Scrap award. It is for those bloggers who write from the heart. The rules are to pass it along to seven bloggers and then list 10 honest things about myself. Here are those deserving of this honour, bloggers who write from the heart and touch me because of it:

Okay, I dont think I have 10 honest things to say about my self that I haven't mentioned on this blog (my reading addiction, my coffee adduction, my ever lasting-nonstopping signing up for challenges, my anal organization process of my books, (but oddly enough only my books and dvds), hmm I like stargate and...uhh thats it for now)

And here are those I'm passing this on too:

Zibilee of Raging Bbliomania
Thomas of My Porch 
Sharazad of The Dangerous Pages Reviews
Becky from Becky's Book Reviews

And again thanks to all of you for these awards, make sure you check out Michelle's, Amanda and Rebecca's Book Blogs!

And finally I am doing the 24 hour read-a-thon this fall. What better of a way to get out of a reading funk/slump then to enter into the 24 hour read a thon, hope to see you all there! (PS getting up at 8 am, will NOT be fun, but books will be!)


  1. The problem with reading through your Google Reader posts backwards is you end up saying stupid things. The last comment I left said I hadn't realized you were doing readathon. And here I read - Well, DUH, Manda - she hadn't said so yet! Okay, so I added you to my readathon folder, and thank you for that award. :)

  2. I am so sorry to hear that you have been going through so much, and hope that things begin to calm down again for you soon. I do know the haircut you are speaking of, and I bet it looks great! Thanks so much for the award as well!