This time I’m going to do a Thank You post rather than participating in the award, because:
I’ve been nominated for this award before !! I thought it was twice but I checked and found it was four times, including Charley’s nomination!!
I’m taking part in the Red Eye Readathon on Goodreads for the month of October, so I will be very busy doing bookish posts. So more on that to come, stay tuned! My theme is going to be Halloween, so there will be predominantly spooky posts on Kyrosmagica to get in the mood…… for a bit of ghoulish, scary fun, Kyrosmagica style….
So thanks Charley I really appreciate all these awards so much. Look you’re making me blush. Oh, and you have nominated some wonderful blogs which I’m now following!!! So thanks for introducing those blogs to me too.
I am honoured to have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you author Susanne Leist for nominating me. “Author of the Dead Game – a Paranormal Fantasy, A Vampire Suspense.” She has a lovely blog so I’d recommend you go check it out: http://susanneleist.wordpress.com/
Amazingly I have been nominated for this award three times! So touched.
To accept this award, the nominees have to follow a few rules:
* Thank the person who nominated you for the award. * Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post. * Share 7 facts/or things about yourself. * Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.
7 facts/things about myself:
1) I am a terrible procrastinator. This extends to every possible decision making process in my life. Will I, or will I not, have a baked potato for lunch? Ok, I’m hungry so that crept into this 7 things about me. Getting published, what a minefield for a confirmed procrastinator. There are too many ways: unsolicited, agents, self-publishing, ugh. Can’t we just simplify this? Just read my book and like it, job done!
2.I love the arts, films, and theatre. Secretly I think I would like to be an extra in a block-buster film or even have a tiny part!
3. I am kind but I also have a bit of a cheeky, wicked side. I’m a good witch! Black cats seem to be attracted to me!
4. I love Chinese food, and anything spicy. I’ll fight for that last dim sum, or curry puff! So, dive in!
5.Books excite me. Writing excites me. Talking about Books excites me. Talking about Writing excites me!
6. I tend to make friends with people from a variety of cultures. Currently I have a Polish, Hungarian, Turkish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, as well as English and Scottish friends too! And that’s just in Cambridge. I’ve “chatted” to so many people from different countries whilst blogging. Love this cultural mix of bloggers.
7. My nose goes red and my eyes go funny looking if I’m stressed. Well, this is what my youngest told me! No hiding it. I guess. Also I tend to talk less, while some people can’t shut up when they’re under pressure. Sorry, mum! At least I don’t twitch or tremble that would be even more embarrassing.
Just fifteen nominees how will I manage that? There are so many wonderful blogs out there. I’m bound to leave out someone. Yikes. To keep it simple I’m concentrating on review/writing sites, art, health, and inspiring blogs.
These are all so wonderful just love them all.
Heena Rathore. P: “I’m a 23 year old curious soul. I live in Pune, Maharashtra, India.” “Besides reading I love writing, singing, baking, watching random movies, cartoons, sleeping, etc. I love dancing more than anything and my dream to learn all forms of dance.” http://thereadingbud.com/
Christy Birmingham: “This site is a haven for you to gain insights through poetry about love, connection, endurance, inspiration, health and more. You are welcome to the poetry table and we also serve up flash fiction, short stories and book-related posts.” Freelance writer and author based in B.C. Canada. The name of her site is just about as perfectly poetic as you can get: http://poeticparfait.com/
Jade St Clair:“My name is Jade St Clair and I am an unashamed Scatterbooker. I live in Melbourne with my geeky boyfriend and our crazy black and white cat called Zeus and I am currently at uni studying internet communications.” http://scatterbooker.wordpress.com/
Val Boyko: “Life is a series of highs and lows. Be grateful for the highs. Be graceful in the lows. Enjoy life fully and find contentment in your Middle Ground.” http://findyourmiddleground.com
Ali Isaac: Just started following Ali. Her blog looks awesome. “I write for many reasons… to tell a story, of course. Every writer has their own story to tell. I write to challenge my reader’s perceptions, because sometimes, things are not at all how they appear. I write to educate, because my life has taught me things no one else knows, and its my duty to share. I write for sheer pleasure, but mostly, I write to be read.” http://aliisaacstoryteller.com/
Deneé: This young lady is a Goodreads Librarian no less! How do you even reach those giddy heights? This is her introduction to her blog: “Hello! My name is Deneé, I’m 25, an Interior Design graduate, and I blog about writing, authors and books.” http://novelreveries.com/
Sherri S. Bessi: A treasure of a site to celebrate how precious life is. “These letters are written to remind you just how much you matter, just how important you are, and just how beautiful the gift of life as a human is.” http://theothersideofugly.com/.
Stephanie: “I have great plans to write an amazing book. Unfortunately, when it comes down to actually doing it, I totally lack inspiration (not to mention the hundred other things that need to be done get it published). So, instead, I read. I read a lot. I read YA, Romance, Mystery, Crime, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction. Almost everything – the good, the bad, and the in between.” http://stephaniesbookreviews.wordpress.com/
Nicholas Rossis: Great blog full of advice for would be authors. Here’s a short snippet of Nicholas’s About page: “I was born in 1970 in Athens, Greece. I love books and write fantasy, children’s books and science fiction http://nicholasrossis.me/”
Sig Nordal Jr: “Be the best you can be.” Great advice! Inspiring photos, quotes and much more. He has so many amazing photos of libraries on his blog! http://sigurdurnordal.me/
Claire McAlpine: ” I love words, language, sentences, metaphors, stories long and short, poetry, reading and writing. Reading is a journey, a meeting place, something to enjoy in solitude and to share with friends.” https://clairemca.wordpress.com/my-writing/
Sally Georgina Cronin: “Health, music and words for a great life.” “I am one of those people who has led an eclectic life. My father was in the Royal Navy so we lived abroad several times and I only really settled down in the UK at age 14. My education suffered a little from switching between seven schools in different countries but I now have a repertoire of swear words second to none!” http://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/
Esther Newton: “My love affair with writing came about as a result of an accident, when I could no longer carry out my job working in a bank. That accident was the best thing that’s happened to me!https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/
Thank you so much to Elsie Elmore for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog award. It was such a surprise to be nominated for this award twice, especially as I’m quite new to the blogging community. I’m thrilled that she enjoyed my blog and deemed it worthy of the award. I shall be checking out her list of nominees, I’m sure there will be several on there that I will want to follow. I was originally nominated for this award by Marie Abanga, http://www.marieabanga.com, after I returned home from the YALC Lit Con in Earl’s Court London, this July.
After being awarded this blog award twice I realised that the links to my awards weren’t working properly, so thanks Elsie, you prompted me to check them! I have just started to update my categories section so now you should be able to click the Award category and see my awards.
Many congratulations Elsie, your blog is awesome. I particularly love your section on Writer’s Resources and I shall be adding you to my list of Writerly Resources that I update from time to time. Here’s Elsie’s link http://elsieelmore.com/writers-resources-a-helpful-list/
It’s great to connect and support fellow bloggers, hope you like the unusual picture! I found it on Pixabay, quite by chance, and I glad I did. These Supertrees of Singapore are weird and wonderful enormous structures. Apologies for going off topic a bit Elsie but these trees are just so awesome that I thought I would add them to the end of this One Lovely Blog Award post. Singapore, the land of my birth, has the biggest per person carbon footprint per person in the Asia Pacific area, and it is hoped that the Supertrees will raise awareness of the environment. Singapore aims to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 10% by the year 2020. More details via this link. The photos are incredible, so click the link to see more: http://www.kuriositas.com/2013/09/the-supertrees-of-singapore.html