On Very Late Thank-Yous and Blogs You Should Certainly Pay a Visit

So, this weekend was a crazy weekend tacked onto the end of a crazy week for me. There are most certainly bucketloads of crazy in my life right now, and when people start dumping crazy on me, I forget about things like blogging. Usually for no more than 24 to 72 hours, but still.

Nevertheless, I’d like to extend my very late thanks to Alexandra Corinth, who presented me with the Liebster Award on February 24th! As a new blogger, I really do appreciate the kindnesses you have shown me!

All right! According to the rules, this award is aimed at new-ish sites with less than 200 followers who deserve to be noticed. Coming right up! 😀

The Liebster Blog Award Rules:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. (Check!)

2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you. (Check!)

3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. (Check!)

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed. (Done and done!)

5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog. (Well, I would say check but I know I’m not going to do this until I’ve already published this post :D)

The five bloggers I wish to extend this award to are:

YA Yeah Yeah: Awesome YA lit blog run by Jim, who is a very pleasant gentleman and an awesome reviewer 😀

A Rogue Librarian’s Reading List: I’m actually not sure how many followers Rogue has– apologies in advance, Rogue, if I’ve underestimated!– but she was one of the first people I followed when I first started on WordPress, and she has awesome taste in comics/manga as well as books.

The Readventurer: I particularly love Tatiana’s reviews and the Books Vs. Movies feature 😀

Badass Book Reviews: Awesome name, great reviews– what’s not to love?

My Life is a Notebook: Gretchen is both an incredible writer and an insightful reviewer with great taste in YA fantasy/paranormal 😀

I got a pocket, got a pocket full of sunshine… :D

So, I was having a bit of a blah day the day before yesterday, due partially to some personal issues, partially to the whiplash/minor concussion double whammy that I was subjected to by the “charming gentleman” who slammed into the back of my Mom’s car at a stoplight over the weekend, and partially due to the fact that it was a completely gray day with freezing rain and sleet. However, when I got home from the doc’s office, I discovered that Alexandra Corinth had sent me a little bit of sunshine– or, to be more precise, the Sunshine Award. Thank you so much, AC! I haven’t known you for very long, but your blog posts are reliably excellent and I adore your Young Adult Matters feature. I wish you luck in your writing goals and hope to read your book some day! 😀

The rules be thus:

1. Thank the person(s) that gave you the award. (Thanks again, Alexandra!)

2. Write a post about it.

3. Answer the questions below.

4. Pass the award on to 10 bloggers who you think deserve it.

Favorite Colour: Burgundy.

Favorite Animal: Horses, because they are powerful, beautiful creatures 😀

Favorite Number: 99, because it always makes me think of “99 Red Balloons” which makes me giggle.

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: It’s a toss-up between green tea and coffee.

Facebook or Twitter? Twitter, simply because Facebook changes its interface too often for my taste.

My passion? Passions, in plural. Writing/reading science fiction, fantasy and horror 🙂

Giving or getting presents? Giving, especially when I am able to give people cool books.

Favorite pattern: Tartan :3

Favorite day of the week: Fridays, not because I like to party, but because I love me some Supernatural 😀

Favorite flower: Apple blossoms. There’s a tree right outside my window and during the summer months, that smell drifts through the screens and perfumes my entire room. It makes for a wonderful writing environment.

Ten blogs worth your time.

Lale on Lit: As well as being an amazing writer and a dear friend, Lale is an epic reviewer and a phenomenal photographer.

WORD for Teens: Nicole is a very insightful reviewer and her content is always worth a look.

The YA Sisterhood: Three sisters talk about YA and  girl power, and have tons of fun. What’s not to love?

Deadline Dames: These UF/PNR goddesses have tons of advice to share with aspiring writers, and they host contests where you can win copies of the hottest new UF offerings by submitting your own take on their photographic prompt.

Between Him and Her: This pair has some truly inspirational posts about life, writing, and genre. Check ’em out 🙂

Rogue Librarian: As well as a great taste in books, Rogue also has great taste in manga, and thus is certainly worth a look 🙂

Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf: Lauren writes great reviews, and I love the many different YA genres that you will see at any given time on her blog.

ReelGirl: Margot is a mom and a writer who talks about gender equality and the issues facing women even in our modern age in a way that is both frank and informative. As what some have termed a “feminist”, I have found that her articles are always thought-provoking and educational.

adkwriter15: Another dear friend of mine who is also an awesome writer and a gifted reviewer.

The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say “Shhh”: Miss Anderson is the sort of teacher who is truly devoted to inspiring a love for learning and literature, both in her classroom and here on her blog. Her reviews and suggestions are always worth a second look, and I adore her sparkling personality, which permeates every post that she publishes. 🙂

Thank you again, Alexandra!