Boosting A Reader's Respite's Self-Esteem

Ever since our unfortunate experience with Technorati and their nasty little blog-value program, A Reader's Respite has relied more than ever on you, gentle reader, to boost our minimal self-esteem.

Wouldn't it be easier to just accept the fact that there are people out there who are better looking, smarter, wealthier and happier than you?

With that in mind, a heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to Rhapsodyinbook's Weblog for sending us this Butterfly Award. Pretty, isn't it?

I'm passing it on, so here are the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Award up to ten other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your awardees on their blogs.

Who gets this one?

  1. Giving Reading a Chance. Because Veens reads anything and everything and I love that!
  2. Books 'N Border Collies. Because Lezlie tackled Faulkner and won.
  3. The Literate Housewife Review. What can I say? I love the reviews!
  4. My Friend Amy. Because of Amy's dedication to helping the publishing world.
  5. Peeking Between the Pages. Because Dar is still the best Secret Santa. Ever.

Another huge THANK YOU goes out to Veens from Giving Reading a Chance (and who is currently off doing things much, much more important than blogging!) for bestowing upon us the Great Buddy Award. Blogging friends are awesome, aren't they?

Who gets tagged for this one?

  1. Amy at Passages to the Past, of course. If you ask her nicely, she'll be your buddy (but not BFF, because as already mentioned, that position is taken by ME).
  2. Carey at The Tome Traveller's Weblog because she is my partner in crime at 35,000 feet. Yes, I know, the oxygen deprivation explains a lot in my case. Carey, however, is still relatively sane.


  1. Michele I have to smile at this one because I was just getting geared up once I finished work to give you this award. You still deserve it-I love your blog. Thanks so much for awarding it to me!

  2. Congratulations on your awards. Your blog is priceless to me.

  3. Dar- ha! Beat ya to it!

    Kathy - awwwwww. That evoked a little tear (okay, it might be this pungent new moisturizer, but still!). ;)

  4. Thank you so much, Michelle! You have one of the most stylish blogs around, so this really means a lot. I love it and it makes me feel good! :)

  5. Aaawww! Michele, you are the best. Not much could make me smile after getting home at three a.m. from a long trip, but this did!

    So, I'm in downtown DEN about six times this month. I have The Tattered Cover on my list of bookshops to visit, so far. Do you have suggestions of any other hidden gems?

    I'm sure your little grey cells are in much better shape than mine, I work on the OTHER side of that door (and the peeps suck it out of me sometimes!).

  6. Great awards -- well deserved!! You have a terrific blog and I love your attitude!

    Poor Tome Traveller -- I try to be one of the good peeps.

  7. Carey - I left a comment re: DEN on your most recent post (you're so lucky....the Tattered Cover is so great!). Look for author signings there too!

    Beth - I'm sure you're one of the "good" ones! :) Poor Carey - she has one of the hardest jobs in the world! Talk about a thankless job!

  8. Beth, I complain too much. The vast majority of the peeps are wonderful. Long hours & jet lag make me grumpy.

    Can't wait to make The Tattered Cover my second home! I'll let you know what I discover! I do so miss Half Price Books, when I lived in Dallas I went often. We don't have them here and I'm jealous of people who can visit anytime!

  9. You are so good to me!! You know that you're my #1 for this award...I am so lucky to have such an awesome friend like you!

  10. Well I'm going to boost your self esteem some more today because there's an award for you on my blog. Check it out!


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