Apr 12, 2009

The Sunday Salon: Happy Easter!

It is going to be a beautiful Easter Sunday here in Florida - a perfect day to give thanks for all of the blessings I have in my life. So I thought this would be the perfect day to say thank you for a few awards I've recently been given.

Jo-Jo from Jo-Jo Loves To Read gave me the Friends Award. This award is very special to me and it really means a lot that she chose me as a recipient. Here is what the Friends Award stands for:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.

Now I will present this award to eight other bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award.

I am going to pass this award on to eight amazing bloggers who I am happy to call my friends. And they are:

Please take the time to visit their blogs if you haven't already. Thanks again Jo-Jo for honoring me with this award!

I also received the Lemonade Stand Award from Tonya at Story Time With Tonya.

This is an award given to bloggers who display a great attitude and gratitude. The rules are that I'm supposed to nominate at least 10 bloggers to pass this award on to. However, it is impossible for me to pick only 10 because all of the bloggers whose blogs I visit regularly are most gracious and always show gratitude to their readers. For this reason, I'm going to accept this award on behalf of all of the book bloggers that I have come to know over the last year or so that I've been in their company. There are simply too many to list that possess these qualities. I am delighted and thankful for this award. Thank you so much, Tonya!


For the rest of today, I'll be reading a debut novel by Gerald Kolpan called ETTA. It's the fictionalized story of Etta Place, who was the notorious girlfriend of "The Sundance Kid". I only began reading it yesterday, but so far I'm liking it. I haven't read a western-themed book in quite awhile, so it's a nice change of pace.

Earlier this week I was thrilled to learn that I will be getting an ARC of THE LAST BRIDGE by Teri Coyne from LibraryThing Early Reviewers. That was the book I hoped for most when looking over the choices. I'm very anxious to get started reading it.

Later today I'm looking forward to reading the blogs to see what books have captured your attention this week. I hope you all are having a peaceful, happy Easter Sunday!


  1. OMG!! THANK YOU LISA!!! I am so flattered and touched. I will be so happy to award this "Friends Award" to eight other well deserving bloggers.

    Happy Easter!!

  2. I am always astonished to find how many book bloggers there are out there! I am a relative newbie and each week I discover a new favorite blog.

  3. Happy Easter and congratulations on your awards! Thanks so much for passing one on to me - it means more than you know.

  4. Happy Easter Lisa! Congrats on all the well deserved awards!!

  5. Thank you for the Friends award. It means a lot to me.

    Congrats to you as well!

  6. Lisa, thank you so much for the Friends Award. I am very happy to call you a friend also :) Hope you are having a wonderful Easter.

  7. Happy Easter and congrats on your well-deserved awards!

  8. Lisa, thank you! What a great award, and I'm so touched that you thought of me! I am so happy to count you as a blogger friend...and a fellow Southern gal! Love that...you're the best!

  9. Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Congrats on the awards, and thanks so much for passing one on to me. I really appreciate it.

    Diary of an Eccentric


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