11.26.2009

100 Followers, Awards, and Happy Thanksgiving!

The mind boggles, it really does.

I can't believe I'm up to a 100* followers already. WOOOOOT! *does happy dance*

Hooray for you lovely followers who..um...follow my blog. And especially to everyone who comments--comments are the best part of blogging. In October, I started really getting into the YA blogosphere--posting frequently and discovering new blogs, and I'm so glad that I did. All the YA book bloggers are so nice and welcoming--it's a great community. And above all, it's wonderful to connect with people who have the same ravenous, obsessive love of books. So thank you everyone!

It's only fair that I hold a 100 followers contest in celebration. It should be coming this way in a little bit, once I decide what's going to be up for grab.**

Annnnnnnnnnd, to cement this happy day, I also have gotten two awards in the last week or so. Here it goes:

One Lovely Blog Award from I Want to Read That. Thank you so much!

Here are the rules: Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

15 newly discovered blogs coming right up:

1. Steph at Steph the Bookworm
2. Natalie at Mindful Musings
3. Lea at YA Book Queen
4. Zoealea at Zoe's Book Reviews
5. Catt at The Dreamer Reader
6. Katie at Sophistikatied Reviews
7. Staysi at Lost in Ink
8. Laina at Laina Has Too Much Spare Time
9. Jo-Jo at Jo-Jo loves to read!!!
10. Jordan atInside the Mind
11. Lizzy at Cornucopia of Reviews
12. Star Girl Reads at Books make great lovers!
13. Lisa at Book Blab
14. Kim at And Anything Bookish
15. WillowRaven at Red House Books


Honest Scrap Award from Steph the Bookworm. Many thanks :)

List ten honest things about yourself and then pass this onto ten other bloggers.

10 honest things:

1. There is nothing that I pine for more than beautiful fall leaves and torrents of rain.

2. I am a horror when I first wake up in the morning. Totally and completely zombified. I crash my way down the stairs and shuffle around dazedly. I can't even open my eyes at first, and what little I can say comes out as a sort of incoherent bear-growl. I tend to hit things in the morning as well--parents and siblings beware! Coffee is my salvation. Otherwise, it takes me about four hours to wake up on my own naturally.

4. Aside from the font-thing, I'm the most disorganized, messy person you'll ever meet. You should be glad you don't have to see my room. It's not pretty. And I lose everything, probably because of this. Also, I'm an extremely forgetful person. Scary forgetful.****

5. I procrastinate on everything. Let's talk about this later, hmm?

6. I'm deathly afraid of bugs and spiders. If I see one, I go all jelloid inside and I have to make someone else kill it for me.

7. I have no idea what I want to do with my life. And I really don't know what to say when people ask me where I'm applying for college or what major I want or what job I want or any of that stuff. I just don't know.

8. Unless you count my alternate life's ambition, in which I buy a crumbling castle, relocate to Europe and own a gigantic library, of course. *****

9. I want nothing more than to travel. Europe especially--Britain and Ireland and France and Germany and Italy and Greece and Denmark and Spain and EVERYWHERE.

10. I have the worst sweet tooth imaginable. Chocolate? Ice cream? Cookies? Cake? Pastries? Candy?
Just don't leave alone with a platterful of dessert in front of me. Just don't.

10 amazing bloggers: (I did this off of top commentators. Because you guys definitely deserve mega-sized chocolate trophies, but I figured this would be nice too :))

1. Jessica at A BookLover's Diary
2. Kirthi at Pages
3. Allison at Read Into This!
4. Emilia at Punk Writer Kid
5. Stormi at Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!
6. Steph at Steph the Bookworm (I know you're the one who gave me the award, but you deserve it again, haha :)
7. Sheila at One Persons Journey Through A World of Books
8. Nina at Happy Endings
9. Casey at A Passion for Books
10. Sandy at Pirate Penguin's Reads


And lastly, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Do you feel as stuffed as I do?******




* What a shiny, lovely number. 100 just seems special :p
**Psst you'll definitely want to stick around for it :)
***Yes, I am aware that I may sound like a babbling maniac right now. But it's important! Still mad that one of the titles wasn't bolded last time.
What? I'm not that weird. Okay. It's jusssstt..... I'll stop now.
**** Realllllllly bad memory. Really.
*****Chocolate books? No, that would be wrong...but oh so delicious.
Imagine eating a page after you read it. Mmm.
******As in, more stuffed than a turkey. I will have to buy a new wardrobe with several size bigger in pants. Hahaha. Mmm mashed potatoes mmmmmm.

25 comments:

Jessica W. (Book Bound) said...

You know what's weird? Today is the first I have ever heard of "Black Friday". And I didn't know that "Boxing Day" wasn't celebrated in the US. Seriously, did I grow up in the black hole of the universe?

...Oh right...I did. ~grins~

Even though I celebrated Thanksgiving more than a month ago...HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all you Americans out there. ~smiles~

That being said, CONGRATS ON 100 FOLLOWERS! Exciting, isn't it?

And I really enjoyed reading your 10 Honest Things. I'm with you on number 2...excpet I don't drink coffee, so it just takes me 4 hours to wake up. ~laughs~

Raven said...

Congrats on reaching 100 followers! And I hope you had a great Thanksgiving :)

Bee said...

This calls for a huge turkey!! :)

*Applause*

brizmus said...

Congrats on 100 followers!

I love your #1. I also adore beautiful fallen leaves and torrential rain storms. I grew up in Louisiana, which is, oddl, just the place for both of those things! :-)

inkspatters said...

Congrats on reaching 100 followers. And happy Thanksgiving!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I've tipped the scale being your 101th follower. Cool blog.

Nina said...

Thank you so much for the award. :)
And congrats with 100 followers. Yeah.

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Thanks so much for the award! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and aren't as tired as I am. I just got back from fighting the masses at the stores to save a few bucks!

Allison said...

Congrats on 100 and thanks for the award!

Kirthi said...

100 followers, WOW! Thanks for the award! Awards just make my day. #9 and #10 are my favorite, and I can totally relate to it :D Chocolate forever!

StephTheBookworm said...

Congrats to you on your 100 followers and thanks for the award! :) I liked your list. I have such a sweet tooth too. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!

Donna said...

Congrats on 100 followers and the awards! Yay!

pirate penguin said...

Congrats on the 100 followers! It feels awesome doesn't it?! :D

I'm with you on the beautiful fall leaves... I love them, I really do. But then nature is cruel and I have to fill up 17 plastic bags to clean up my front lawn @___@... I think I prefer the rain actually, lol. You look like a zombie? I look like a caveman when I wake up! (with an attitude to match-I hate morning people!)

hmmm, chocolate-based books... so if I don't like what I'm reading, I can just chomp off the page! I like that idea! xD

pirate penguin said...

Ack! I forgot to thank you for the award! *still thinking of chocolate books.... mmmm.*

Thank you :)

Jo-Jo said...

Thanks so much for the award and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Emilia Joyce Plater said...

Re: #4 and #3 - SAME! I obsess over the absolute tiniest stuff... and my room is a mess. haha It's all good. Thanks for the award!

Justine said...

Ooooh, wow, congrats on 100+ followers! And on your awards! :) You really deserve them.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Thank you for passing this on to me. :) I have to post this soon!

Staysi said...

Thanks for the award!!! :)

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Congrats on 100 followers and the awards, and happy thanksgiving too!! Lol, I can definitely relate to most of your 10 honest things. You haven't seen dirty if you haven't seen my room, and I couldn't LIVE without sugar. That newspaper OCD sounds helpful sometimes. :)

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

@ Jessica: Thanks! Black Friday is craziness. Annnd morning zombies unite!

@ Raven & Bee & inkspatters & Terry & Donna &Justine: Thanks so much! *hugs*

@ Brizmus: Louisiana, here I come :)

@ Nina & Natalie & Allison & Steph & Jo-Jo & Staysi & Sheila & Emilia: Thanks and your welcome :)

@ Kirthi: Thanks :) Yesss chocolate forever, haha.

@ Pirate: Wow, 17 bags? A price I'm willing to pay for the leaves though. I look live a caveman and act like a zombie when I wake up, haha. Annnnd yes, chocolate books!

@everyone: Thanks for commenting! I really luuuuurve comments :)

Jessica (BookLover) said...

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I was seated near the strawberries and pastries (I'm not sure whose big idea that was) so I didn't even get up for seconds because I couldn't keep my hands off of the sweets in front of me. So yeah, I completely understand your weakness for anything sweet.

And thanks for the award, my friend!! :)

Lea said...

Congrats on all the followers! I am sure you will get many more soon enough!

Thank you so much for the One Lovely Blog award, I really appreciate it. :)

Lizzy said...

Thanks for the award, I appreciate it! I'll definitely have to post about it :) Congrats on 100+ follows (now you've got a bunch more), keep up the great blog

Cleverly Inked said...

I am so Happy for you. You have an amazing blog I am not surprised

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