Monday, September 10, 2012

Today the universe is in balance...

Today I was nominated for this One Lovely Blog award from the always lovely Suzy Henderson.  Suzy and I share an interest in World War II and I always feel so appreciated whenever I hear from her.  So, thank you very much, Suzy.
But of course, this award comes with some requirements, namely

  • to include the pic in this post
  • thanks the person who nominated you
  • nominate at least 15 other blogs
  • provide 7 random things about yourself.
7 random things about me
1- I have loved Mick Jagger ever since I first discovered The Rolling Stones.
2- I have voted in every election, including primaries, since I first registered to vote.
3- I always eat some chocolate after every meal.
4- I have never read a Little House on the Prairie books.
5- I still don't completely understand social media, but just really muddle along.
6- When I was in elementary school, I ate an egg salad sandwich every single day I went to school and it is still my favorite lunch.
7- I speak fluent pig latin

My Nominations:

Well, I said the universe is in balance today and this is why.  Today is also the first day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week and this year, there are no awards being given, but there a daily ways to participate.  So, today's topic is to list some of the blogs that you enjoy reading.  Not only will I list them, but I can give them all this One Lovely Blog Award, too.  I only wish I could give it to every blog I read.

A Bookish Libraria

YA Book Nerd

Man of la Book

AJ Arndt

Fantastic Reads

We Sat Down

LM Preston

Perogies and Gyoza

Rachel's Reading Timbits

Reading While Sliding Down a Rainbow

Storied Cities

The 3 R's - Reading, 'Riting & Research

The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow

Simple Clockwork

So Much So Many So Few


  1. Thank you for thinking of us, Alex! Stephanie and I truly appreciate your nomination and love hearing from you on Fairday's Blog! ~ Jess

    1. I laways enjoy Fairday's blog, Jess and Stephanie, and even though I do guess Monday's Riddle incorrectly most of the time, I like how it sets the theme for the week.

  2. Bless you, Alex. Your comments & praise are lovely and much appreciated. Glad to see you have your list of fellow bloggers planned out -far more organised than I was.
    I never thought to ask you before but do you have any family members who served in either world war? If so are you able to share that history? I love listening to other people's stories. I only had my gran who was in the Women's Auxiliary Air force (WAAF). Sadly she passed away quite unexpectedly in 1980, a month away from her 60th birthday. I was just a child so I never really got to know her that well or to ask her about her service. I think this is partly what fuels my interest.
    Enjoy your award -well deserved and I'll be back shortly as it's getting time for me to choose my next read. (lol)Well, you are my local library after all.

    Best wishes

    1. Suzy, I will email you about this as soon as I can.

  3. Thank you so much! It's an honour to be listed with so many fantastic blogs.

    1. You are welcome, I always enjoy reading your blog.

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    1. You are very welcome. You especially deserve this award this year for what you went through, wisely taking time to begin the healing porcess and coming back to us even if you didn't really feel up to it then. And belated Congratulations on your engagement.

  5. Oh Alex, thank you! I didn't even know about this. And, I haven't read Little House On the Prairie either :)

    1. Your are welcome, M. I didn't know either about it either, until Suzy Henderson sent it my way.

  6. Alex, thank you so much! I'm so glad you love my blog (even though I need to get back in to the groove of posting regularly again -- maybe now that school has started) and you included me among these other wonderful bloggers. I've read Little House, but unlike most parents I'm not planning on reading it to my kids so I'm guessing they won't read it themselves, but who knows?

    1. Your blog always brings a smile especially when you review NYC books (my personal favorite 'Storied City' and I have been looking through your What Do We Do All Day site and love it. Do you go to the Children's Literary Salon regularly? I haven't been in a while but plan on going back.

  7. Most people think that what you do will have an effect on your future life, even after death; what you do will come back to you, etc. It is not true. Doing something, bad or good, to or for someone will not create the good and bad in your future life. It is balanced; it just happens no matter what you do. The balance makes everyone’s life fair, just, equal and perfect, but it is not influenced by any actions you take, good or bad. You are never a victim of anyone. Everything that happens is always life creating balance. Your only choice is to see it for what it is, or not see it.

    1. And you are spam and I should delete you, but I want everyone to know that it was the word balance in my blog post title that brought you here. A word of caution to blogger: careful what you name your posts! This is the third time a word in a post title has resulted in spam.

  8. Thank you so much, Alex. Your nomination means so much to me.

    Really? Egg salad EVERY DAY?! :)

  9. Imagine that idiot and the spam!!??? Ugh! I'm sorry that happened, Alex. You have such a wonderful and uplifting blog. I'm sorry you get spams like that.

    Thank you for including me in this list of very impressive blogs for an award. You support and care so much for others, I can only hope things come back to you many times over.

    Hugs, Deborah/TheBookishDame

  10. Congratulations Alex! I really enjoyed finding out more about you. The lovely Suzy passed this award on to me too - it's nice to be appreciated.