A Reader's Respite has been missing in action for a while. Why?
Because, as it turns out, schlepping drunken teenagers the length and breadth of three countries while they drink, pass out, drink some more and film themselves for the next Girls Gone Wild video extravaganza is exhausting work.
Yes, guys and gals....the melee known as Spring Break sucks the very life out of airline employees. Bad things happen during this time. Airplanes break down, weather forces cancellations, planes have to divert when teenagers pass out from all the booze, police have to meet the flight when those same teenagers regain consciousness and decide to join the Mile-High Club in that nasty coach lavatory.
And the worst thing that happens? Your pilot ends up spending her daughter's very first birthday stuck in Toronto.
Spring Break sucks.
But all is not lost. After a short three days spent in the mental ward regaining our sanity (also known as a trip to The Quiet Room), A Reader's Respite was sufficiently recuperated to check our e-mail. Patiently waiting in our e-mail inbox were some awards sent this way.
Perhaps it was the emotional exhaustion, but these awards brought on an overwhelming sense of gratitude for not only those who sent the awards, but also for each and every one of you who stopped by and took the time to comment while A Reader's Respite was on her way to The Quiet Room.
So without further ado.....
The Friend's Award was thoughtfully presented by:
Wendi's Book Corner
Passages to the Past
Jo-Jo Loves to Read!!!
The Primio Dardos Award was sent our way from:
Betty Jo over at Movie Addict Headquarters
Alyce from At Home With Books
The Your Blog is Fabulous Award winged it's way to us from:
Jo-Jo Loves to Read!!!
Where Life Hands You Lemons Award comes from:
Misfit from At home with a good book and the cat....
The Sisterhood Award was bestowed on us by:
Mss Joss at Reviews of Young Adult Literature
Sandy from You've GOTTA Read This!
Amy at Passages to the Past (back at ya, babe!)
So I guess what we're trying to say here is THANK YOU, from the icy depths of our cold, black heart.
You all may have saved me from another trip to The Quiet Room.
Oh, and we were supposed to announce a winner for The Lost City of Z, by David Grann on Friday. We're only 3 days late this time, so progress is being made in that department!
Our randomly-drawn winner?
It's all yours, Julie at Outlandish Dreaming! Zap me your mailing address and I'll flag down the next Pony Express!