Sunday, February 03, 2008


This is a much warmer and friendlier token to be passed around the blogosphere than that hard, cold snowball I usually get hit with this time of year! (Although that's fun to get hit with and passed along, too.) I don't know where this smackeroo originated, but it was passed onto me by Raidergirl3.
This is a quote from the original smoocheree:
"So, the point (and I do have one) to this post is motivated by my desire to hand some of that love and kindness back around to those who have been so very, very, very good to me in this bloggy world. My hope is that those who receive this award will pass it on to those who have been very, very, very good to them as well. It's a big kiss, of the chaste platonic kind, from me to you with the underlying 'thanks' message implied. I really do appreciate your support and your friendship and yes, your comments. ... Mwah!"

I was fortunate enough to meet Raidergirl3 when visiting Charlottetown, PEI this last summer. We had such a delightful visit. We had reading, teaching and science in common - she teaches high school chemistry and I taught high school biology before retiring. Plus, we both love a good bowl of fish chowder and Anne of Green Gables. Raidergirl3 presented me with 2 novels from the series. She's been a wonderful friend. Thank-you, Raidergirl3.

Now I'm suppose to pass this on to 5 other people. You all know how very hard that is because there are many, many blogger friends I would like to say 'Thank-you!' to for the sometimes sincere, sometimes witty and all the times cheerful comments. But the rule said to pick 5, so here are the ones I am sending a big xxx MWAH! xxx to:

1. Melissa the Booknut
2. Alisonwonderland
3. Heather - The Library Ladder
4. Suziqoregon - Blogging My Books
5. Dewey - The Hidden Side of the Leaf

All 5 people I've listed have uplifted me, made me smile, provided terrific book suggestions and made me feel welcome on their blogs.


Melissa said...

Thanks, booklogged. That's very sweet of you! (I feel the same about you... :)

SuziQoregon said...

Awww - how sweet! Thank yoy :-)

raidergirl3 said...

Right now, with -15 degree celsius, the thought of that sweltering hot night sounds like even more fun than it was.

I think I have fouond a chowder recipe to send you. I made it over Christmas and it was pretty good. Nothing fancy mind you, but still yummy. I'll try to get it sent to you soon.

Dewey said...

Aw, thank you! I really appreciate your kind words. And now I have to see how to get that wonderful up next widget you have!

Bookfool said...

Sounds like a much better deal than getting hit by a snowball, although I'd take a day or two in the snow. It hit 80, here, today. Ah, back to normal. We were actually cold for a while. :)

alisonwonderland said...

thanks! and back at ya! :)

Heather said...

WOW!! Thank you so much! I don't know if I could pick just five!! hehe I'm going to give this some thought and post tomorrow. Thank you again and right back at you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Abnd you are welcome on my blog too! Both of my blogs. You see I write poetry too.

BTW, I have tagged you for a meme!! You will like it!

Framed said...

I just gave you an award myself.

Anonymous said...

Books are our Future…

While studying Computer Engineering at University I came across staggering data and statistics regarding minorities, graduation rates and access to books. In todays high tech media environment, all people, young people especially need to be encouraged to read physical books. When I had my first child I was disappointed at the high price of used books for children in my area. As I searched for a cost effective way to locate books I ran across this company:
They offer wholesale prices on boxes to truckloads of used books (by genre) at very reasonable shipping rates throughout the US and abroad. For instance, at less than $50 a family can receive around 100 good condition kids books including shipping. Most books are like new condition and priced lower than books found at Goodwill or any used book store. The price of books is definitely one factor not talked about when promoting reading. Access to quality books at a price anyone can afford will most assuredly eliminate one barrier in regards to young people’s ability to read. Statistics show that the average high-school graduate has(had) a minimum 50 books available to them to read in their homes. Those going on to post elementary education had atleast 100 books in their homes. Books are expensive! is one company that is assisting families in their effort to create a rich at-home reading environment for their children and their personal reference.