I received the Versatile Blogger Award (VBA) from author and blogger, Lada Ray!
Here is the link to Lada’s post: http://ladaray.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/i-received-the-versatile-blogger-award-vba/
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 http://ladaray.wordpress.com/
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 http://confessionsofreader.blogspot.com/
2. Dr. Jon P. Bloch’s Life Express by Jon P. Bloch http://drjonpbloch.blogspot.com/
3. Red Mojo Mama Musings by Kathy Lynn Hall http://redmojomama.blogspot.com/
4. scarberryfieldsforever by Rebecca Scarberry http://scarberryfieldsforever.blogspot.com/
5. A Kindle & Kittens by Sarah Burns http://akindleandkittens.wordpress.com/
6. D K Thomas by D K Thomas http://davidkevinthomas.blogspot.com/
7. My Love of Reading by Hales http://myloveofreading.blogspot.com/
8. Cynthia Meyers-Hanson by Cynthia Meyers-Hanson http://mchanson714.blogspot.com/
9. Lesism by Les Floyd http://lesism.blogspot.com/
10. A Hint of Murder – And Other Mysteries http://ahintofmurder.blogspot.com/
11. My Name is Sarah by Sarah Elle Emm http://sarahelleemm.blogspot.com/
12. A Bookish Libraria by Deb Previte http://abookishlibraria.blogspot.com/
13. Laurasmagicday by Laura A.H. Elliott http://laurasmagicday.wordpress.com/october-book-tours/
14. Love to Read Romance by Deborah R http://www.lovetoreadromance.com/
15. Novel Opinion by Tammy Gaines http://novelopinion.org/
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….