Versatile Blogger Award!

I received the Versatile Blogger Award (VBA) from author and blogger, Lada Ray!

Here is the link to Lada’s post:
According to my esteemed sponsor, Lada Ray, here is what VBA is all about:

Versatile Blogger Award (VBA)

What is it?
As far as I can tell — details are rather sketchy and only the creator knows for sure — this lofty-sounding award is basically a mutual admiration society where bloggers recognize their peers for writing quality blogs that touched them in some way. The VBAs honor the blogger rather than specific posts. It’s a chance for bloggers to pat themselves on the back like the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does with the Oscars. Until someone starts giving out Blogscars, the VBAs will have to suffice.

What are the criteria?
If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. I nominated 15 outstanding bloggers below. Congratulations!

Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.

Thank you,  Lada! I am truly honored and touched!

Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.

Link to Lada’s blog, Lada Ray Blog
Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. (I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)

The envelope, please…

Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
And the nominees/winners are (in no particular order):

1. Confessions of a Reader by Marilou George
2. Dr. Jon P. Bloch’s Life Express by Jon P. Bloch
3. Red Mojo Mama Musings by Kathy Lynn Hall
4. scarberryfieldsforever by Rebecca Scarberry
5. A Kindle & Kittens by Sarah Burns
6. D K Thomas by D K Thomas
7.  My Love of Reading by Hales
8. Cynthia Meyers-Hanson by Cynthia Meyers-Hanson
9. Lesism by Les Floyd
10.  A Hint of Murder – And Other Mysteries
11. My Name is Sarah by Sarah Elle Emm
12. A Bookish Libraria by Deb Previte
13.  Laurasmagicday by Laura A.H. Elliott
14. Love to Read Romance by Deborah R
15. Novel Opinion by Tammy Gaines

Congratulations, winners!

Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
1)      I love to read but that is probably obvious.
2)      I grew up in Ontario, Canada
3)      I have a weakness for dark chocolate.
4)      And another weakness for red wine (they go well together)
5)      I love trail running even though I’m a pokey runner.
6)      I have two great cats that keep me company while I read.
7)      Hmm….. I’ll have to think some more….


  1. Thanks Kate! I am honored!! I am working on my VBA right now! Tammy

  2. Thank you Kate! I will have a Bloody Mary with Red for receiving this honor!

  3. Tammy & Kathy - Always happy to recognize greatness!!

  4. Dear Kate, I'm an award free blog...should have my sign up on my newly revamped blog!! But, I so appreciate your nomination. Thank you for commenting and caring about my reviews. You are awesome! (So is your blog) Hugs,

  5. Thanks Deborah! I'll be checking out your revamped blog!

  6. Thanks very much for your recognition, Kate. Very inspiring, I'm passing it on right away.

  7. thanks- my computer has been down since struck by lightning- still catching up- but my computer is better got fixed.... again thanks

  8. Kate, THANK YOU! Better late than never? I just moved to Florida, and I do recall in the moving process an email about the comment left on my blog from you...Of course, I failed miserably at actually responding to you. I kept reminding myself and then forgetting, but here I am now. :-) I appreciate the consideration and will post ASAP! :-)