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Me? Versatile?

Versatile Blogger Award

Nathalia over at An Outsider Review nominated me for this award. It’s been a really long time since I’ve seen this award but thanks so much for thinking of me! I suppose I am versatile but many days I feel as if I just shoot from the hip and hope something sticks.

Here are the rules:

1. Show the award on your blog.
2. Thank the person that has nominated you.
3. Share 7 different facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
5. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.

Here are my 7 facts:

1. I check my alarm clock no less than 5 times before settling down for sleep each night.

2. I am rather chatty but I prefer not to talk at all.

3. I have a horrible reaction when I walk into a Walmart. Any Walmart. I cannot stand the place. I break out in a sweat and feel faint.

4. I am obsessed with the sent of Gain detergent.

5. Sweet or Salty. Definitely salty. And I am talking about my snack preferences here, not my personality!

6. I wish I could sing. When I sing, my dog thinks I am sick and rushes over to check my temp by laying her head against mine.

7. I have voices for my dog that I use when I converse with her. So yes, that means that I basically talk to myself.

Last, but not least, my nominees:

I am not good at nominating because I follow way too many blogs and don’t want to leave anyone out. Sounds like a cop out but I always feel bad about not being able to list everyone. You are all stars to me.

The 2011 Indie Lit Award Winners

2011 Indie Lit Awards

The 2011 Indie Lit Award winners have been announced!

2011 Indie Lit Award Winners

Biography/Memoir

Winner: Little Princes by Conor Grennan
Runner-Up: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

GLBTQ

Winner: Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender by Nick Krieger
Runner-Up: Huntress by Malinda Lo

Fiction

Winner: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Runner-Up: Dance Lessons by Aine Greaney

Mystery

Winner: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
Runner-Up: Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski

Non-Fiction

Winner:  Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckhoff
Runner-Up: Berlin 1961 by Frederick Kempe

Poetry

Winner: Catalina by Laurie Soriano
Runner-Up: What Looks Like an Elephant by Edward Nudelman

Speculative Fiction

Winner: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Runner-Up: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Thanks to the Directors and panel members for all of their hard work!