Saturday, January 24, 2009

Blog Worth Watching

Today is a good day!  I logged in this morning to find some comment love from fellow bloggers.  One of those comments was from Sheri who stopped by to award me the Well Worth Watching Blog Award.  Sheri blogs over at A Novel Menagerie.  I am honored to recieve this and flattered that she enjoys my posts and looks forward to what's happening over here.  She may not know it, but I feel the same about her.  Her blog is one that inspires me and she has been so encouraging as I have begun this blogging journey. 

This award was created by The Book Zombie. The details of the award are simple. It is for all those blogs you cannot wait to read every day, that you look forward to seeing updates on and that have inspired you in your own blogging!
I have to pass this on, but it was hard to choose as Sheri and I read and enjoy some of the same blogs, and she has already awarded them.  But, it is my honor, to present this award to the following blogs that I feel are "well worth watching."
  • The Book Chook - Susan is an Aussie writer who is passionate about literacy and children's literature; a woman after my own heart.  Her blog is chock full of great posts for teachers, parents, and the general book lover.  She has also been a source of encouragement for me and my blog.  She is always there to give her thoughts, advice, and kind words.
  • Maw Books Blog - Natasha is into all things bookish at her blog.  You can find her continuously making additions to her blog that are unique and wonderful.  She is another blogger that has gone out of her way to help me in my blogging endeavors, especially when I was changing sites and layouts.
  • Booking Mama - I have to stop by Julie's blog as she is on top of what is new and happening in the book world.  She receives, reads, and reviews TONS of books.  Plus, today is her 1 year blogiversary and what better to receive today than an award?
  • In Search of Giants - Aerin and I met through the 24 hour read-a-thon, and she offered to help me with my blog layout if I needed it.  At the time I was new and was unsure about what I was doing, but as I went along, I realized I needed my blog to be better.  So, I called on Aerin and she stepped up to the plate, even though she has a blog of her own, kids at home, and a busy life.  She truly inspires me, and my new blog layout is thanks to her!
I read many blogs that are worth watching, but I want other bloggers to be able to award each other, so I'll leave it at 4.  So, ladies, it's up to you; who will you honor?  I can't wait to visit your picks!
This puppy pic is for you, Sheri, and anyone else who was wondering about our new puppy.  Cap'n is an Australian Red Heeler and was a Christmas present for my husband.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award! Cap'n is so cute.

ANovelMenagerie said...

I've never seen a doggie like that. You'll have to continue to post pics as he grows up... I can't wait to see what he looks like fully grown.

Congrats on the award. You deserved it!

Anonymous said...

I agree! Your blog is definitely worth watching. Love the puppy photo. So sweet.

Julie P. said...

Thanks so much for the award. I'm really honored.

BookChook said...

Well, this just touches my heart, Shelly! Your description of my blog and me will definitely make me stand taller today.

And I love your little heeler. Will you work him? They are such clever dogs.

Shelly B said...

Sheri - I will continue to update the pics as he grows so you can see him.

Susan - Yes, we will work him. He is already proving to be real smart.

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