Friday, April 6, 2007

How Cool is this????

Well....I'm speechless. And Lord knows THAT doesn't happen very often!! But Amy at The Sleepy Reader just nominated me (as well as Kim at All Things Bookish and Kookiejar at A Fraternity of Dreamers - 2 of my favorite blogs!) for a Thinking Blogger Award.'s the deal. I started this blog for me. To review some books and vent when I had no other source. I guess I honestly didn't think OTHER people would actually want to read it. Well....a HUGE Thank you to Amy!! I'm honored that you do read my blog and thought enough of it to nominate.

So here are the rules:

1. If you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.

2. Link to that post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.

3. Optional: Proudly display your "Thinking Blogger Award" with a link to the post that you wrote.

After thinking about this last night, here are the 5 blogs that I am nominating for a Thinking Blogger Award of their own (and in no particular order)

  • Kelly at Kailana's Written World - a place to go for EXCELLENT reviews from a voracious reader!! (Actually Kelly's blog is the one that "inspired" me to start my own!)
  • Bonnie at Greening the Blue Planet - a wonderful site to go to see one woman's quest at saving the planet!! Bonnie also has a book blog that I read daily too!
  • Chris at Book-A-Rama - another great site for all things book and literary related. Chris has some great reviews that really make a person think!
  • Shelly Kneupper Tucker at This Eclectic Life - This is one of my favorite blogs to read daily. She talks about life, love, and all things Texas! Definitely one to check out!
  • Paul at Backcountry Musings - another place for book reviews that are intelligent and always make me think, from a person who's opinion I trust.

Well....that's it. Be sure to check out all my Thinking Blogger Nominees!!


Wendy said...

Congratulations, Stephanie! Well-earned :) And your picks are great too (many I also read!!)

Kailana said...

Thanks for the nomination. Now I have to think of 5 blogs... I'll likely post my list tomorrow. :)

(It is the end of April yet? Will be so glad when it is.)

Estella said...

Yay! No one deserves it more!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I am overwhelmed by being nominated. Thanks, Stephanie. Since you have already picked a couple of the blogs I read regularly, choosing five will take some thinking.

Kim said...

Congrats Stephanie! And thanks for reading my blog...I am sorry I don't comment very often but I do visit your blog every day and I love reading your posts :0)

Stephanie said...

Thanks Wendy...I appreciate it. Like I said, I really never expected people to actually read this blog. It was more for me...but I'm glad that people are reading! SO deserve it!! Your blog is fabulous!!

Andi....if you hadn't been nominated already, I would have totally nominated yours too! I read it daily. Thanks!

Bonnie...I love what you post. More people need to read it and learn about the planet!

Kim...I love your blog. Thanks! No worries on commenting. Just nice to know you read it!

Backcountry Muse said...

Thanks for that nomination, Stephanie! Greatly appreciated. But you can be sure the admiration is reciprocated. If I had been nominated by someone else, your blog would surely have been on my list of five. As it is, I'll take some time to pick out five good ones that I truly enjoy.

Chris said...

Hey, thanks, Stephanie! I have to compile my 5 blogs too. It's going to be tough b/c most of my faves have been nominated already. I guess we're all pretty smart! ;)

Thanks again!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Okay, Stephanie, I've completed the job, finding five, posting five, notifying five, and linking everything I'm supposed to, I think. So here's my post for you with (possibly) some new blogs for your reading enjoyment:

Shelly Kneupper Tucker said...

You definitely deserve the award! I'm dumbfounded that you listed me as one, but honored more than I can tell you! Thank you.

ilker said...

Thanks for the link.