AWARDS: Gratitude for Multiple Nominations – Part 4 of 5

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Life has just gotten away from me in the last few months… between the 365 Daily Challenge, publishing two novels, reading ~100 books, and earning a living, I haven’t been able to keep up with all the wonderful awards that I’ve been blessed with. I’m so grateful to the blogging community for the love and support you’ve shown me and feel awful that I’ve gotten behind on about ~40 nominations or ping-backs. I’ve been trying to catch up, but it’s not working! So… I’ve decided for the next week, I am going to highlight several bloggers each day who have been generous enough to tag me…

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These bloggers deserve the kudos and a celebrated mention so that more people can find out about them and/or connect with amazing people around the world. Below please find 7 blogs you should be checking out and following. I’ve included the original post they tagged me on as well as a response to a few questions or items from their tag. If I stay on schedule, I’ll be caught up and current on my tags within a week, and then I promise to try to stay on top of them going forward. Thank you to everyone for understanding. If I missed a tag or award, let me know. I will fix that! Much gratitude for sharing your blogs with me and in turn with the rest of the blogosphere!

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Unique Blogger Award

  • Books Teacup and Reviews
  • Thank you to Yesha for being one of the first bloggers I connected with last year, giving me ideas for tea to try, and generally being a very friendly, open-minded, and fun blogger to interact with.
  • What in the book makes you blindly request/purchase the book (without even checking ratings/reviews)?
    • Usually just the author… otherwise I still want to know a bit about it!

Tell the Darkness to Get Lost Award

  • Momentum of Jo
  • Thank you to Jo for being such an incredibly kind, generous, and fun blogger to know. Between the inspiration she brings and the laughter she shares, this is one blogger we all need in our lives!
  • There weren’t any questions here, just a list of amazing bloggers who push through the day to help others. If you are looking for someone new to follow, this is a MUST READ post.

Awesome Blogger Award

  • Coffee Loving Bookoholic
  • Thank you to Alex for being an amazing supporter of writers and bloggers. She has truly been someone that makes me smile whenever I see her posts, she tags me on every social media platform, or shares news about her life. She’s just let us know she’s moving, too… and I’m so excited for her!
  • Do you collect anything other than books?
    • Nope! I used to collect a lot when I was younger, but now I prefer less physical things and more digital things. It’s easier to read / view / sample when you are away from home!

Miranda Sings Award

  • Des’ Random Thoughts
  • Thank you to Des for sticking with me from the beginning. We’ve shared lots of comments over the last year and on random posts and topics. It’s always good to have someone international with a really great ability to see the world from so many cultures and places!
  • Random Fact
    • I will be in Italy for 2 weeks very soon. What must I eat and drink???

Black Cat Blue Sea Award

  • The Orangutan Librarian
  • Thank you to ‘R’ (not sure if she shares her name and I don’t want to accidentally reveal it!) for one of the most amazing book blogs ever… so amazing that we’re trying to get together for tea when I’m in London in a few weeks.
  • Which bookish baddie would you least like to meet in an alleyway at night?
    • Joe from “You” by Caroline Kepnes; however, I am not at liberty to say what we’d do… given he’s a serial killer, obsessed and lovesick puppy, and book fanatic, it could be lots of things! LEAST or MOST meet — I can’t decide!

Brotherhood of the World Award

  • Misty’s Book Space
  • Thank you to Misty for being such an amazing friend, blogger, book discussion confidante, reader, reviewer and supporter. Over the last year, we touch base several times a week on book recommendations, how my books are going, what’s going on in her beauty blog, or just general life stuff!
  • What is your least read genre?
    • Science Fiction or Fantasy. I’m trying to read more in it, but I tend to like boundaries in books, and without them, I never know what to expect. I like surprises, but if there are no rules, someone can come back from the dead 5 million times, so it’s never really over. That makes me confused! LOL

Sunshine Blogger Award

  • Jacey K. Dew
  • Thank you to Jacey for connecting with me (fairly recently) and nominating me. She’s an author, too, which is always a fun connection. I look forward to learning more about her this summer when I get back from vacation and look into her books and writing. It’s always good to share someone new with my friends, so welcome to Jacey!
  • What is your favourite film and why?
    • ‘Defending Your Life’ with Meryl Street (and tons of other stars but since I adore her, she’s what makes the film shine for me)… MUST WATCH!

Nominations

 

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22 thoughts on “AWARDS: Gratitude for Multiple Nominations – Part 4 of 5

    indianeskitchen said:
    May 1, 2018 at 1:33 PM

    Thank you so much!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 1, 2018 at 1:34 PM

      You are welcome. I can’t wait to see which one you choose. Or all of them! And to see how recipes fit in!!! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    raynotbradbury said:
    May 1, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    Wow 😮 that’s a huge award 🥇 section…congrats 🎊🎊✌️😁

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    tylerus said:
    May 1, 2018 at 2:21 PM

    Thank you for the nomination . . . you’re very kind.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 1, 2018 at 2:24 PM

      Just hoping to spread the word about you and your books over time! 🙂

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    bunsareallthatyourequirehere said:
    May 1, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    You’re turning into a certifiable awards magnet.

    Liked by 1 person

    Phantom Paper said:
    May 1, 2018 at 4:07 PM

    Grazie mille for the tag, Jay!! That’s thank you very much in Italian for you😜 Just learnt it a few days ago from a book I’m reading. Who knew you could learn while reading fiction?

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    dtills said:
    May 1, 2018 at 6:31 PM

    You are catching up fast! Doing way better than I, my friend😊💕

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 1, 2018 at 6:33 PM

      I told myself I couldn’t start the new blog segments until I caught up on all tags and awards. So…. motivation!

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        dtills said:
        May 2, 2018 at 11:06 AM

        Wow, so disciplined! Way to go😉

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    theorangutanlibrarian said:
    May 1, 2018 at 10:20 PM

    Whoo fun way to do your tags!! You’ve made me even more curious about You 🙂 And eat all the pizza and ice cream in Italy of course! 😉 hehe yeah, please don’t use my name on here lol, I don’t use it for privacy reasons, so that was a good call 🙂

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    Books Teacup and Reviews said:
    May 2, 2018 at 4:56 AM

    40 nominations! That’s huge! This is great way to catch up all of them. Thank you for mentioning me and for such beautiful words. You’re so kind and amazing. 😊 Have fun in Italy! 🙂

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