Posted by: Jeanie F | October 1, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award

Although she couldn’t have known this, Jennifer at Book Noise gave me the Versatile Blogger Award just two days before my first anniversary as a blogger. Her fabulous other-worldly blog must have provided her with special powers, because her timing for this award is a perfect way for me to celebrate my first year in the blogosphere. Thanks, Jennifer!!

  • Here are the rules for the award:1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
    2. Share 7 things about yourself.
    3. Pass the award on to 10 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
    4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

Seven things about me:

1. I retired in June from a long and very fulfilling career in education.

2. I have recently purchased my third Kindle (and that’s not counting the one I had to replace because my dog chewed it up).

3. My idea of the perfect day always includes a visit to a great independent bookstore – usually Laguna Beach Books.

4. Although I rarely read crime novels or thrillers, Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane are two of my favorite authors.

5. In my work as a school district administrator, librarians were my favorite people to work with. They are unsung heroes!

6. If I ever had an insane amount of money, I would purchase rare first-edition books.

7. I wish I had a personal story that was interesting enough to get on NPR’s This American Life.

I’m spreading the love to…

1. The Book Stop

2. Tony’s Book World

3. The Book Affair

4. Bibliophiliac

5. The Tower of Stories

6. Curl Up and Read

7. Estella’s Revenge

8. Leeswamme’s Blog

9. The Book Jotter

10. Page Turners


  1. Congratulations on the award, and thank you for passing it on to me! You are a real book lover, that’s clear. Are you reading more now you’re retired? Or do you maybe spent your days in small, old, dusty book shops?

    • I definitely read more. Unfortunately, here in So Cal there aren’t many dusty old bookshops left, but there are a few wonderful indies that I love.

  2. Thanks for including me on your list, and congrats on both your retirement and one-year anniversary!

  3. Wow, Thank you for the award, Weekend Reader! I too just celebrated my first anniversary in the blogosphere. I can hardly remember what it was like not having to think about what my next entry is going to be.

  4. Congrats on the award, and thanks for passing it on to me!

  5. Oh, and congrats on retirement. I’ve been retired for five years now (from the job I had after my first retirement nine years ago!), and it’s hard to imagine that world anymore.

  6. Your third Kindle? Wow! My husband has one, but I still prefer to read the old-fashioned way 🙂

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

    • I like both – Kindle and “real” books. Even like reading on my Droid phone! The Kindle is a great way for me, my husband, and our daughter to share books, since we’re on the same account. Thanks for visiting AND for commenting!

  7. Thanks for the award!

  8. I found you via the ‘Hop’ too, and I am impressed! Nice erudite little blog you’ve got going here. While I am not a Franzen fan, I very much respect the points you’ve articulated in defense of his two big novels.

    It is nice to find another blogger from SoCal too.

    Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers! Chris

  9. Congrats everyone…great choices…I like the blogs you chose as well.

    Stopping back for a visit……just hopping by.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see how I get the word out:

  10. Thank you for the award. Unfortunately, I’ve received this award before, but I thank you for thinking of me nonetheless.

  11. Thanks for the award! Sorry I haven’t been around to pick it up but I do really appreciate it!

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