After a relaxing (read: lazy) Sunday spent in the cozy comfort of my living room reading Jen Lancaster’s Bright Lights, Big Ass; after selecting a celebrity photo for doppelganger week on Facebook¹; after watching The Matrix (for the first time ever) — I checked my blog and found the sweetest little thing waiting for me!
Laura Best, author of Bitter, Sweet, is one of the first blog-friends I met when I started this blog way back when. She’s always über-encouraging, and it’s been amazing to watch her go from revising her almost-published novel to someone who does book signings and receives free hot chocolate from fans. Anyway, she received a Prolific Blogger Award and has passed it on to me, along with six other awesome bloggers (including three blogs I frequent — Jennifer Neri, Linda Cassidy Lewis, and NewToWritingGirl). Thank you for your sweet words, Laura! This was a fun surprise.
Soooo…you guys know what that means, right?
I love surprises, especially when I get to be the one doing the surprising. Part of the Prolific Blogger Award means the recipient gets to pass it on. I really like the idea of this, because I love being a little match-maker; it’s fun introducing friends who may not know each other. So — make your little Owl and Sparrow friend happy, and check out the blogs mentioned earlier, as well as the ones I list here. Hopefully, they’ll be as inspiring to you as they are to me.
In no particular order, here are the seven recipients I’ve chosen:
And…with that, I will now be retreating back to reading Jen Lancaster, protecting my water glass from Dexter the Kitty (who seems to think drinking my water while getting his head stuck is a consistently fine idea), and wondering what the heck is going to happen on the season premier of Lost this Tuesday night. If, somehow, you happen to know? Do not spoil it for me because I WILL jump through this computer and go all Smoke Monster (circa the episode where it destroys Keamy and his posse of freighter-bullies) on you.
Oh, yeah, and if you’re a recipient of the award, read footnote #3.
¹Evangeline Lilly from Lost, in case you’re curious.²
³Prolific Blogger Award Rules | ONE: Every winner is expected to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers. | TWO: Each Prolific Blogger is asked to link to the blog from which he/she has received this award. | THREE: Every Prolific Blogger is asked to link back to this post, which explains the origins of the award. | FOUR: Every Prolific Blogger is asked to visit the post listed in rule #3 and add his/her name to the “Mr. Linky” at the bottom.