Monday, July 16, 2012

Confessions of a Blog Award Hoarder

I'm way behind on announcing the marvelous awards I've received in the past few weeks. I feel like an award hoarder. So, if you don't mind me combining the awards, I think I'll do just that. First, I'll announce the awards, and then I'll pass them on to a few splendid blogging folk.

From the brilliant Michael Pierce and adorable Randi Lee, I received the Booker Award. Thanks, Michael and Randi for thinking I'm so "bookish". :))
Delightful Kelley Lynn from Between the Bookends awarded me the Be Inspired award. Awesomesauce back at you, Kelley Lynn! 
And the charming, yet sassy Gossip Girl awarded me The Fabulous Blog Ribbon. My dear, you're quite fabulous yourself. :)) Also, awarding me this fabulous award is the sweetheart, Randi Lee!

And, finally! Jennifer from <3donniedarkogirl<3 awarded me the Liebster Blog Award. Thanks, Jennifer. :))

See, told you I was hoarding!

Lately, there have been awards out the wazoo flowing through the blogosphere. Feel free to pass up the award if you don't have time. Trust me, I know how ya feel!! I received one months ago, and never picked it up. Now, I can't remember who awarded me. O_O 

As a habitual rule follower, I've made a difficult decision. I would not only bore my readers to tears, but also, hit an all-time high word count for my blog posts, if I didn't combine all of these awards into one. Sorry. It's not laziness; it's merely out of respect for your time and mine. (In the middle of polishing two contest pieces.)

So, THANK YOU too all my award-givers and CONGRATS to the following award-recipients! You all receive every award listed. :))

I will add details about the Booker Award, since it seems to be a newer one, at least for me. :)) **The rules for the rest of the awards can be found on each blogger who awarded me. I've used their award posts as their links.

For the Booker Award
The rules:
This award is for book bloggers only. To receive this award the blog must be at least 50% about books (reading or writing is okay)
Along with receiving this award, you must also share your top five favorite books you have ever read. You must award 5 bloggers, with booky blogs you adore.

My Top 5 Books (in no particular order)

Outlander by Diana Gabeldon
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
City of Masks: A Cree Black Novel by Daniel Hecht
Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


The following bloggers are awarded the Booker, Be Inspired, Liebster (if you have over 200 followers this doesn't apply.), and the Fabulous Blog Ribbon awards:

Roland Yeomans
Julia King
Deana Barnhart *Be sure to wish her congrats. She got an agent!!!*
Angela Brown
Jennifer @Creative Exercise
Donelle Lacy
Angeline Trevena
Lara Lacombe
Katherine Checkley
Paige Lollie
 Lexa Cain

Several of these bloggers are new to the Insecure Writer's Group. Please hop on by and offer a bit of support. I think I should swear off accepting awards for a while. Hoarding isn't healthy. 


  1. Congratulations on all those awards. It couldn't happen to a nicer person. I, too, like the PRISONER OF AZAKABAN the most of the series of HARRY POTTER's. Have you tried any of the HARRY DRESDEN series? He has a temple dog the size of the Aegean named Mouse and a 30 pound cat named Mister ... oh, and he's wizard who earns his rent by being a private detective. What fun.

    Double congrats to Deana for getting an agent! Thanks for the award, Roland

  2. Congratulations and thanks for mentioning those new to the IWSG!

  3. Congrats! I, of course, am already familiar with your favorite books! Also, thanks for the shout out! How do you go about getting the badges for those aforementioned awards?

    1. Just click on the images and "save as" to your pictures. I believe you can just copy & paste them into your post, too. It's been a while since I moved my blog from WP to Blogger, and I can't recall the easiest way. The sure way is to save as and then upload them from your computer. :))

  4. Congratulations on all of the awards! And best of luck with polishing those contest pieces =)

  5. Congrats on the awards and thanks for passing them along.

  6. Awww, thanks for passing on your awards! Congrats to you! :)

    1. Thank you, Ruth!
      Jennifer, you're quite welcome!
      Lara, enjoy!

  7. Three cheers for the awards and thanks so much for sharing. I'm honored.

  8. Thanks, thanks, thanks!!! I appreciate you passing on the award! Go ISWG!

  9. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I love so much that you thought of me:) And congrats on your awards. It just shows how much you are loved!

  10. Thank you very much for the award honor and the shout-out. Seeing your note about Deana, I went and congratulated her on her new agented status. Very delightful news! I wish we all get news like that someday. :-)

  11. Angela, You deserve them.:)
    Julia, I'll 2nd that, GO IWSG!!
    Deana, Awe, thanks!
    Lexa, You're sweet to offer congrats on her blog! She's doing the Gearing up to get an agent thingy in Sept. again. I'm joining in. You should too. :)

  12. Thanks again for the ward, Candilynn. I just passed it along to five others!

  13. Congrats on the awards! Hehehe! Cute pictures!

  14. Congrats on the awards! And thanks for passing them on to me! ^^ I didn't think it was such a long post, but I guess that shows how long mine are, huh?

    I love to hear when writers get agents. I'll have to take time out to see who the newcomers to IWSG are!

  15. I'm happy for ya winning these well deserved awards! :) I like the way you combined your awards into one post like you said you were planning to do. Very cool!

  16. This is great! Congratulations on the well deserved awards :D

  17. @Katie, you deserve them. :)
    @Christine, thanks!!
    @Donelle, You're so welcome! I like to keep my posts short & sweet, but it never seems to happen. They just keep going, and going.
    @Jennifer, thanks!!
    @Randi Lee, Awe-you're sweet. :)

  18. Hi Candilynn, I'm not sure if you participate in tags anymore but I'm going to nominate you on my newest post at The Simple Kind Of Life if you're interested in receiving the Liebster Award! It's really time consuming but I'm leaving it up to the people who I tag and trust me, I completely understand whatever you decide but you're one amazing writer! I love your posts!

  19. Awe Crystal, that's soooooo sweet of you! Thank you for saying I'm an amazing writer. It makes me want to cry, happy tears!! I love that you love my posts. I'll pop into your blog soon and pick it up!