One lovely blog award

Posted On 24 October 2015

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I received two of these recently so thought I’d join in.  The first rule of ‘one lovely blog award’ is that NOBODY talks about one lovely blog award.  That is all. Goodbye.

Okay, maybe not.  The idea is you give a shout out to the blogger who nominated you – so thanks to Leona at Leona’s Blog of Shadows and also Lucia at Making Days Better.  You also list the rules – so ‘ere they be and be making sure you stick to ’em:

The Rules:

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

To the facts:

  1. I love sleep.  I think I could happily slob around in bed all day – in fact, when I was a baby my mum had to wake me up to feed me.  Yes, that’s right.  Now all you people out there with little babies – think about that for just one moment!
  2. I have a book boyfriend – strictly speaking this isn’t a secret as I use every opportunity available to talk about him – Jean Tannen is his name and I will forever love (not in a bunny-boiler-stalker-way) Scott Lynch for creating him!
  3. I eat far too quickly – I basically hate to eat food that has gone cold.  I like eating cold food.  I just don’t enjoy eating food that was supposed to be warm but is now cold.  So, if I go out for a meal with somebody, they turn around momentarily, distracted, or start using the condiments and when they look up my plate is probably empty – okay, I exaggerate, but only slightly. Anyway, this means I can talk while they eat!  It’s almost like I have a plan.
  4. I enjoy cooking.  I’m not saying I’m good at it, but there’s something definitely restful about preparing a meal and (hopefully) others enjoying it.  Plus, even though I wolf my food down – sitting around enjoying a meal with your family and friends is something to enjoy.
  5. I love to go to events where my favourite authors are present – but, I turn into a nervous wreck and can’t say anything to them.  This is a great source of amusement to my buddy Jenny who suffers no such anxiety about talking to authors – or publishers for that matter – because I also can’t speak to publishers.  In fact I usually try to skulk around at the back of the room just to avoid notice.  Which is so unlike me – I’m really not a shy person.
  6. A little ghosty-type story. When I was younger, about 20, I woke up one morning and was convinced somebody was in the bedroom with me.  I was so terrified that I literally couldn’t move as I didn’t want to alert whoever it was to the fact that I was awake.  So, I was lying, face down in bed (in fact I was probably stuck to the pillow) when suddenly something sat on my back and giggled.  Yep, scared me to death.  Then it was all gone, the weight was lifted and I literally dived out of bed and got out of the house sharpish.  Now obviously, as the years have passed I’ve convinced myself that I was in that strange moment between sleep and waking – but who knows?  Do you have any creepy tales.  One thing for absolute sure – maybe I was dreaming, but even so I ran out of that house!
  7.  My favourite time of the year is autumn/winter.  I think it’s because I’m a winter baby.  I like the dark nights, the colour of the leaves, in fact the atmosphere even seems to smell different to me – I know that’s an odd thing to say but I can’t describe it any other way.  I’m just comfortable at this time of year.

So, In terms of nominees – well, I like to break the rules so I’m not picking 15, I figure I’ll pick as many sites as I have written  facts above.  Here are my magnificent seven and they’re nearly all fairly new(ish) to me bloggers who I want to find out some more about (because No. 8 – I’m nosey) – no pressure at all to take part – we’re all busy and these things are very time consuming:

  1. DJ at My Life My Books My Escape
  2. Books by Proxy
  3. Maddalena at Space and Sorcery
  4. Steph from at Bookishswint
  5. Carmen from Carmen’s Books and Movie Reviews
  6. Jenclair from Bayouquilts – this isn’t a new blog to me but it is so lovely that I wanted to include it
  7. SCFlynn – because, SC Flynn has interviewed millions of bloggers and authors and all sorts of other people!  Check out the site – I thought maybe this could be like, well, no, not an interview, but come on – 7 facts!  Enquiring minds need to know.

That is all for me.  If you want to play along and you’re not on the list then do so.  If you’re on the list and don’t want to play along – don’t.  Simples 😀

If you do take part feel free to share the link as I’d like to stop by. 😀

21 Responses to “One lovely blog award”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Thanks for the nomination!
    It’s always a lovely surprise, that goes well with the name of the award 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      No problem. I’m a nosely little so-and-so!. And, actually, tt is a nice(ish) surprise although I always feel guilty nominating people because I know everyone is busy.
      Lynn 😀

  2. proxyfish

    Thanks 😀

    Well that’s a creepy ghost story… ! When I was quite young I always used to see things… almost like a waking dream! One time I was in the bathroom (which used to terrify me) and a suited arm slowly came out from behind the shower curtain! I ran away so fast! Yay for over active imaginations! Even now if I’m in a shower with a shower curtain, I’ll brace myself and then whip it open! No monsters (or weird suited men). Phew.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Wow – that really is a creepy story – I don’t think I’d go near a shower again!
      Lynn 😀

  3. S. C. Flynn

    Thanks for nominating me, Lynn!

  4. Carmen

    Thanks for nominating me, Lynn. I’m honored. I’m going now to post my answers.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Excellent – looking forward to seeing your facts!
      Lynn 😀

  5. Steph

    Thank you for the sweet nomination. I’m rather bothered by your spooky story, and appreciate its inclusion so close to Halloween. I have always tended to believe there were scientific reasons for activities considered paranormal, but when I was 18 – 22 I worked in an accepted haunted building. I’ve had my own experiences I can’t explain. Gratefully, nothing mean spirited.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it was a very odd experience – it scared me for a long time – I only lived temporarily in that particular house whilst I was buying my own place – it was an odd house and I was quite pleased to leave. I never felt comfortable there, things used to go missing and turn up in the oddest places. I’m sure there’s a reasonable explanation but at the time it didn’t feel like it.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    That is one creepy story, Lynn. It reminds me of a story my dad told me, very similar where he woke up and found himself not being able to move, and then he saw a figure above him that descended on him. Possibly a “waking dream” too, but who knows! I have not experienced anything like that. There was one time I woke up feeling like my bed was moving like someone was getting into it with me (which would have been truly scary because I lived alone at the time!) it turned out to be an earthquake, hahaha.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – we’ve had a very small tremor a few years ago and it woke us all up in the middle of the night – it felt like we’d heard a very loud bang followed by the house seeming to move sideways almost and all the glasses and light fittings rattling – it was like a ‘strange encounters’ sort of moment.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Carmen

    Once again, thanks for the nomination, Lynn. Here are my answers:

  8. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I eat way too fast, too! Eating out with people is a legitimate struggle. I have to consciously tell my to take small bites and put my fork down to talk – so I don’t eat the whole time XD

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, me too! It can be a bit embarrassing if you eat everything and everyone else has just started. 😀

  9. Danya @ Fine Print

    Sleep and Jean Tannen are two of the finest things in life! Cooking is pretty awesome too, but I only really began to love it after I realized I could listen to audiobooks while cooking. Your story about the waking dream gives me the wiggins…I live alone, and if that happened to me I’d probably never feel safe at home again.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was really pretty scary – like I said, I’ve convinced myself since then that it was the whole waking dream type thing but at the time I’m surprised my internal organs didn’t explode with fear!
      Lynn 😀

  10. jenclair

    Thanks for including me, Lynn! What a sweet thing it is to have someone think my blog should be nominated!

    I don’t have a personal experience, although I’ve dreamed people I haven’t heard from in a long time call me–and it actually has happened. But my family has several stories of events that are hard to explain.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes – that happened to me just this weekend. I was thinking of a close friends who has now moved away, and thinking I needed to email her and catch up – and then she messaged me! It’s kind of odd when that happens.
      Lynn 😀

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