Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Andi's Just For Fun Birthday Blogger Awards
I can't even tell you how much fun I had with Amanda, Amanda, and Trish this past week or how much time we spent talking about other bloggers we love, wishing they were here with us to enjoy great company, great food, and every kind of talk...from books to tawdry (hilarious) stories.
I've been thinking a lot about you all lately. About how much you mean to me, and how much I value your friendship, so I want to give away some virtual hugs and love on my 35th birthday. I have a great family, my husband is amazing, and my son is the light of my life. And you all are just as real to me as they are...a highlight of my every day.
"On Fleek" - Amanda from Fig and Thistle. You rock that wardrobe. From your blue-green hair, to your beauty mark piercing, to your zombie librarian tattoo and your Modcloth awesomeness. You are my style heroine.
"Happy, Happy Joy" - Katie from Words for Worms, you are bottled sunshine. Every email, Facebook message, Tweet, and postcard is a jolt of greatness.
"Supportive Like a Boss" - Michelle from That's What She Read is always ready to jump in, tell a girl when she's kickass, and give some support during the iffy moments. You have no idea how much I appreciate your direct messages on Twitter.
"You Never Have to Talk to the Void" - Kathy from BermudaOnion is the best commenter in the blogosphere. You are never typing to yourself with her around. Thank you, thank you. You inspire me to be better at this.
"I Wanna Write Like" - Shannon from RiverCityReading. So. Many. Great. Ideas. Her blog topics always thrill and delight me.
"You Intimidated Me For the Longest Time But You're Hella Cool" - Kerry from Entomology of a Bookworm. Smart, a great writer, and super duper nice. Thank you for your bookishly awesome friendship and for being my Readathon prize wrangling partner in crime.
"Reader Who Doesn't Blog But Is a Consistent Part of the Community" - Susan from TX! I'm looking at you! Thank you for being here even though you may not be blogging yourself. You totally should, tho. Just sayin'. :)
"Community Builder Extraordinaire" - Becca from I'm Lost in Books is all over the place! Whether she's hosting an event by herself, moderating a group, participating in the latest challenge, or sharing a link roundup, she is the embodiment of what makes book blogging a blast to be a part of.
"It's About Time" - Nancy from Bookfoolery and I finally met after more than a decade of knowing each other, and it was nothing short of delightful to eat messy shrimp and crawfish with you and your husband and to frolic in your library. Les from Prairie Horizons, I'm coming for you next.
"Soulmate Sista" - Heather, we share a brain. That's both scary and comforting. Here's to decades more friendship.
Finally, the silliest award of them all, but totally deserved. Simon of Savidge Reads wins "Best Sheets in the Bookiverse." If you don't believe me, go check out his IG.
I could think up new awards to give each and every one of you because you each mean something different and special to me. Watch for your name here in the future, kids. You never know when it's coming.