Friday, July 6, 2012

Booker Award and Blog Ribbon

The lovely Diane Carlisle awarded me with two awards this week. The first is the Booker Award, and this may be my favorite because it's just plain awesome.


To receive this award the blog must be at least 50% about books (reading or writing). 

I also get to share my top 5 favorite books:
  1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
  2. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
  3. Betrayed by Ednah Walters
  4. He Loves Me, He Loves You Not by Lauren Hammond
  5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I also received the Fabulous Blog Ribbon.
I get to post lots of great 5s with this one.
5 Fabulous Moments:
  1. The birth of my daughter
  2. The day I got married
  3. The day I signed with my agent
  4. The day Touch of Death was offered on by Spencer Hill Press
  5. The day I won a 5K race for the women and placed top three overall, meaning only 2 men beat me. (I came in right behind my husband.)

5 Things I Love:
  1. My family
  2. My jobs (writing and editing rock!)
  3. Books (both reading and writing them)
  4. The caribbean 
  5. Coffee
  6. Acting like a kid
5 Things I Dislike:
  1. Snakes
  2. Grumpy people
  3. Traffic
  4. The state of the economy
  5. My lack of patience at times
And here are the five people I'm passing these two awards on to:
  1. Brenda Moguez
  2. Mirka Breen
  3. C. Lee McKenzie
  4. Catherine Stine
  5. Adrianne Russell
Your turn. What are your top 5 books or 5 things you love?


53 comments:

  1. Congrats on your blog awards, Kelly. I'm with you. I dislike snakes as well. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Yeah, snakes freak me out. Yuck! Enjoy your weekend too!

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  2. Congrats! Loved your 5 things too...

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  3. Spiders should have been on my list. I can tolerate snakes (non poisonous ones). :)

    Congrats, you deserved it!

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    1. Thanks again for passing these on to me, Diane. :)

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  4. Congrats on the awards, Kelly. It's nice to see what books you like. My hubby would agree with you about the snakes!

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    1. My husband likes snakes. Yuck! I can't see why anyone would. They really creep me out!

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  5. Congrats, Kelly! :) ugh snakes *shudder* 5 things I love: my two children, love to knit, books, TV, the smell of rain in summer.

    Happy Friday!

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    1. The smell of rain in the summer? I guess it does smell different in the summer. I never thought about that. :)

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  6. Congrats on the awards! Too bad about the snakes, some of my friends keep snakes at home, and they're adorable. :)

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    1. Adorable? I can't even fathom that word in the same sentence as a snake. Oh no.

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  7. Congratulations! I enjoyed your 5s lists. I especially like the fact that you won a 5k race for women. I haven't won any races, but I do like it when I get a PR. My favorite 5k race is the pink ribbon run, which is held on Lake Ontario. Again Congratlutions to you

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    1. Thanks! I think I've won about 14 5K races. That race was just special because I placed 3rd overall and beat all but two men. Totally awesome. I ran a good time too. I think it was 18:26. Not my best, but still good.

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  8. Congrats on the award! I loved your five things. Yeah, traffic sucks. I take the subway or walk because I have no patience for traffic.

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    1. Yeah, I got stuck in traffic yesterday and it was not fun. Too hot to be sitting in a car and not moving at all.

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  9. Without #5 that you love, I become #2 that you dislike. :)

    Congrats on your awards!

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  10. What fun awards! Five things I love? My family, books, traveling, writing, and long hot baths! LOL

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    1. Ooh traveling and hot baths are glorious!

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  11. Congrats on the awards. Lack of traffic is one of my favorite things about living in the middle of nowhere TX. :)

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    1. I grew up in a resort town and I now live in one too. I can't get away from them, I guess.

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  12. Thank *you* Kelly, and I'm playing!

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  13. Congratulations, Kelly. Your awards are well deserved. Love your 5 things. Always fun to learn more about you. :)

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  14. I do like it when he awards are creatively done. These are good ones, and of course, you are most deserving (one of my true favorites). And I think you kindly for passing on to me. These will be fun questions to answer. Hugs, my dear.

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  15. I totally go all girly around snakes - flapping hands, running away...it's not pretty.

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  16. Yeah, happy you loved Betrayed that much. Congrats on Award and you and I are spot on..on snakes. I hate snakes or anything that crawls...eek

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    1. It's such a great book, Ednah! Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Well, this is a very nice surprise on this wonderful summer day. Thank you so much for the awards, Kelly. I'll have to give these five things some thought. Only 5, heh?

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    1. You're welcome. Yes, 5 unless you want to cheat like I did. I listed 6 things I love. :)

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  18. Gee, Kelly, I'm honored. And the timing is good because I'm back from Istanbul so I have fast internet again!
    Will ponder these questions and let you know when my booker post is up! Thanks again.

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    1. You're very welcome, and welcome home too!

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    2. You're very welcome, and welcome home too!

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  19. Congrats! It was fun to learn more about you! :) I love the Percy Jackson series too. I love summer days, times with friends, fresh vegetables, a good book, and sparkly items.

    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks, Jess. Yes, summer is a great time of year.

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  20. Congrats on these two awards. My favorite list of books sometimes changes. It's so hard to pick just five. It was great learning more about you with these lists.

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    1. Thanks, Medeia. Yeah, my favorite books change sometimes too. I really should have. The Great Gatsby on here. I own three copies.

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  21. Congrats Kelly!! Your blog deserves the award ;) And I LOVE Delirium too the cliffhanger just made me hysterical T_T And WOW, you run fast! I'm one who lacks stamina when it comes to running, getting an A for my fitness test is like, a hurdle that just gets higher every year xD

    -Alicia
    bookaworld.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm not training for 5Ks anymore so I can't run that fast now. I still wish I could, but I have a sciatic injury that makes it painful to run on anything but flat ground. That rules out running outdoors. I'm treadmill and track bound now.

      Yes, the cliffhanger ending of Delirium was intense!

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  22. Snakes...shudder. I'm with you on that one. Congrats on your 5K run! I only run if there are large dogs behind me, so this is a big accomplishment to me.

    I love sour patch kids and Oreos. That's my top 2. :)

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    1. Ooh, sour patch kids. I'm partial to the red ones though. Um, and Elana what about bacon? I would've expected that to be your #1.

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  23. Congrats to you and to the new recipients. I loved reading about you. Nice topics.

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  24. Congrats on your awards, Kelly! And good choices for recipients. Congrats, winners! :-)

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  25. Things I love:

    1. rock climbing
    2. music
    3. my friends
    4. photography
    5. chocolate

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    1. Great list, William. Make that dark chocolate, though. ;)

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  26. I love your number 5 fabulous moment. Rocking a 5k is a big achievement. Next time you'll just have to give your husband a nudge and cruise on past :)

    There's too many books to choose from, so top 5 thinks I love:

    1 -- Mac & Cheese
    2 -- Cold milk (yum! I drink so much milk it's scary).
    3 -- Chocolate. 'Nuff said.
    4 -- Going for walks. It sounds silly, but it really clears my head.
    5 -- A hot shower after a long day. Is there anything better in this world?

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    1. Hot showers are amazing! I wish I liked milk but I don't. I never have. Yum to mac and cheese. I haven't had it in a long time.

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