Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Awards and Belly Dancing

The wonderful, wonderful Missy B at Missy's Book Nook passed along her Sunshine Award to me today. How sunny and summery and lemonade sweet. If you have not yet visited Missy B hop on your bloggy bicycle and hurry away today!

I love that idea of readers riding beachy, wide handled sherbet colored bicycles with woven baskets and bells zipping along the long brick, tulip treed paths of the bloggysphere.

The lovely thing about awards?  That they come with many spoons to share.  I am allowed to pass this on to up to twelve bloggers but if it is alright I will do five today and save the rest for a rainy day?  Is that alright?  Hmm, no idea.

So five blogs that make me happy?

Kathy at The Literary Amnesiac: Her reviews are incisive and thoughtful and her blog is a wonderful mix of understanding her reading experience and her response.

Beth at Maybe Tomorrow?: Her writing sparkles with humor and heart.

Leanna at Daisy Chain Book Reviews: The faded, peachy rose art deco heading would be enough but her writing is gracious and elegant to match.

Carin at Caroline Bookbinder: She explained huge aspects the publishing world to me and has been endlessly lovely and helpful.  Her blog is a marvelous world of dry humor and huge scope.

Lisa at Bibliophiliac: Keats's letters, A Prayer for Owen Meany, graduating seniors?  She reads it, absorbs it and shares it in such a profound way.

So there are my lovely five.  Take a bow.

In other news:

I took a belly dancing with a woman named Kelly Belly and I learned how to link.  It is already a very good day.


  1. Congrats for the award and your tech accomplishments :-) I look forward to seeing a picture of you in your belly dancing finery one day!

  2. I just found your blog through the blogger hop. Thanks for the links! If you have time - swing by my blog, I'm having a book giveaway!

    Have fun dancin'!


  3. june, we actually wore fringy scarves around our waists--amazing!

    joanne, hello! i just read that you finished your synopsis! congratulations--that is huge!

  4. Congrats on the award! The image is beautiful.

    And yay for linking :)

  5. Hi Priya, congratulations on your award and thank you for sharing such lovely links. And I love the name of the belly dancer! I think I'd be more Jayne Jelly Belly if I tried. :)

  6. Thank you for such a lovely award and, once again, for such kind words!

  7. kals, isn't it? so cheery and sunflowery even though it is not a sunflower.

    jane, it is almost worth it to take up belly dancing just to use that name!

    lisa, you are welcome!

    kathy, you are welcome! i emailed you! let me know if it did not come through!

  8. Aww, what a lovely award to receive!

    As for the belly dancing, it's something I've always wanted to try!

  9. Congratulations on your award but more importantly your book contract!

    I've popped over from the Blog Hop! Lovely to meet you and discover your new-to-me blog. I'm your latest follower.

    If you'd like to drop by, please visit us here!

    Hope you see this as I couldn't find today's blog hop post.


  10. stopping by via the blog hop great blog keep up the good work

  11. Visiting for the blog hop :) Love your blog.


  12. I want to belly dance! lol Just "hopping" by to say HI! Looking forward to reading your reviews :D

    Have a great weekend!

    Vanessa :D
    {Don't forget to check out our NEW bookish Vlog! Thanks!!}
    Book ♥ Soulmates

  13. Someone else who likes to shimmy! ;)

    Stopping by on the Hop. My Hop is here.

    Happy Friday. :)

    From the Shadows

  14. Belly dancing, how cool! I hope you have a marvelous weekend and I also have an award for you.

  15. Oh, dear, I guess the email didn't come through and I am not sure why . . . I hesitate to put Rob's email address here, but maybe try this. He has a blog too (though recently he hasn't posted frequently) but you should be able to email directly to him through his profile if you go to his blog:


    Thanks again for your willingness to help!

  16. Well done on your award. I love the idea of a candy coloured bicycle.

  17. Hi! I can't seem to find a way to contact you outside of posting on your blog. I wanted to ask you a question about something, could you please contact me ruthann AT cygnature.com


  18. Congrats on your award Priya, and thanks so much for passing it on to me. That's so nice of you! <3

  19. Bonjour Priya, back from my break and happy to find you've got another award! Well done :-) Belly dancing?! I bet that was fun! Good on you! Love from London x

  20. Congrats on your awards! And thank you for being so thoughtful as to think of me! Sorry I'm a little late with this acceptance, I've allowed myself to be buried by my emails! Eep!


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