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Beth, proprietor of the renowned review site Beth Fish Reads, has nominated A Reader's Respite for Best Humor Blog (isn't that nice of her?). While we're not sure how much humor resides here, we love the fact that Beth at least understands us even when the humor falls flat.

Here comes the part where I list six values or characteristics that are important to me:
  1. Laughing at oneself. Duh. If you can't laugh at yourself, don't be laughing at others.
  2. Rooting for the underdog. Says a lot about a person, in our considered opinion.
  3. Standing up to bullies. Ditto
  4. The tendency to read a lot of books. Who says opposites attract?
  5. Quirky Individuality. Who cares if other people think you're weird? I like that in a person!
  6. Warmness. A warm personality towards everyone just warms A Reader's Respite's cold, black heart.

And six values or characteristics that I find hard (okay, impossible) to tolerate:
  1. Butt-kissin'. Drives A Reader's Respite nutso.
  2. Selfishness. Don't like it when people take, take, take for themselves.
  3. Malicious Gossipin'. Gossip is one thing. Mean gossip is just petty.
  4. Snobbery. We our pants on one leg at a time (although sometimes I trip on the pantsleg and fall flat on my face).
  5. People who don't read. Personal preference, what can I say?
  6. Meaness. It just isn't attractive.

Most Awesome Tequila-Lovin' Blog Friend: Amy at Passages to the Past. Too late: I've already snagged her for my best friend, so you can't have her. But you try for second-best friend status with her --- trust me, it's well worth the effort!

Best Globe-Trotting Blog: The Tome Traveller. Not only does she travel the globe, but she reads some really great books.

Funnest New Book Blogger That I Read Everyday (yes, I realize 'funnest' is not a real word, but it suits my purpose): Great Books and Fresh Coffee. Go check it out!

Best Classics-Reading Blog: Books N' Border Collies. Lezlie reads the best stuff!

Best Quote in a Header Blog: Wrighty's Reads. I'm not going to tell you what it is. You must head over there and read it yourself.

Friendliest Blogger on the Planet: Veens at Giving Reading a Chance. I *heart* Veens!

And I know I'm only supposed to give six awards, but I want to do seven (just gotta be different....what's Beth gonna do? Take my award away?). So....

Best Holiday-Look at a Book Blog: Should Be Reading. I love, love, love the Holiday feel at Miz B's place!

Nominees: you are to go forth and follow these simple guidelines:

Mention the blog that gave it to you.
Comment on her blog to let her know you have posted the award.
Share 6 values that are important to you.
Share 6 things you do not support.
Share the love with six other wonderful blogging friends.


  1. aw! SO Nice of YOU! I heart your sweet blog toooo :) :) Thanks.. u made my day :)

    Now :) I want to give u back this award [ i know u got it of course] .. u r one of the bloggers who make me smile at the silliest of thins.. I love the way u pop a book out of no where with a weird title/ or the way u write the reviews :)

    it is so fun! Mornings.. i love to cme here for my daily dose of giggles :)

    Thanks again.. u have a wonderful day :)

  2. Congratulations Michelle. You deserve the award :)

  3. Fantastic awards! And I *love* it that you've given 7!!! Happy Friday!

  4. I have the biggest grin on my face after reading are so sweet to say that about me. I love you too! I'm gonna have to run over to Wrighty's - I love her quote (I believe it's George Carlin that said that - I have it somewhere too) and she also has too many animals, so I think we'll get along!

    Well deserved award my are such a ray of sunshine in my day (and you know how important that has been lately cause my days have been blowin'!)

  5. Congratulations on your award! I love your blog too.

  6. Thank you so much! I like being seen as a Classics blog. (And I love Underdog!!) I won't be able to post my response until later this weekend, but I promise I will.

    And congratulations on receiving the award yourself!


  7. Awww, thank you! Glad you like my wintery decor... and congrats to YOU, on your own award! :D


  8. Congrats Michele - I love your values. I'm off to discover some new blogs - thanks for the heads up!
    ( And I too love Wrighty's quote!)

  9. Congrats on your award. You definitely are very funny so it is rightfully deserved :)

  10. Oh my! Thanks for the award! I've had a warm fuzzy feeling since I came across it this morning. I'll post my picks later today.

    And Funnest New Book Blogger?! I love it! I better think of some more quirky things to blog about. ;o)

    I also think the ability to laugh at yourself is a good characteristic to have. I fall down a lot. Seriously, I'm like clumsy-mcgee. So I've learned to laugh at myself many times over.

    Also - butt kissers. **cringe**

    Thanks again, You made my day!

  11. Awwwwww - look at us. Who says the blogging world isn't the friendliest place around???

  12. Michele, you absolutely deserve this one. I'm so glad to have found your blog through the Christmas Swap because more often than not your posts make me smile or laugh and we can all use that.

  13. Oh, that is so cool you recognized Veens!! She is our bloggie sweetheart isn't she!?!

    Congrats on the honour!!!

  14. oops!!! I spelled your name wrong in my previous comment. I am so sorry, i hate it when it happens :)

  15. Okay, my award has been posted! Take a look here:


  16. Thank you Michele! You made my day!!

    Let me add my voice to say that it is a joy to visit your blog each day, it never fails to make me smile! Congratulations!

    Currently stuck in LA due to a big blizzard at home. That's the way it goes this time of year. Hope you had some luck planning your Saturday!

  17. "We're not gossiping. We're networking."

    ROTFL!!! Love it!!

  18. So sorry I didn't get to this sooner! Congrats Michele! I love your blog and find the best things there. Thank you so much for mentioning me. I do love the quote I used and think it will be my motto now. Shouldn't we all live that way? I will get my items listed. Maybe I can do it tonight while we're waiting for Santa. I've only been blogging since the fall but have found the best group of people here. Everyone is always so friendly and helpful and I love looking at all of the blogs. What a great place to me! Happy holidays and thanks again!!

  19. Congratulations on your recent award! You deserve it!


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