Yea! I got an award! This was given to me from "Nikola's Book Blog". He has a great blog with great reviews, check him out!
I have to list 7 things you might not know about me and then pass it onto 15 other bloggers and notify them of it.
7 things -
1. I love reality shows! Survivor, Amazing Race, Dancing with the stars, Celebrity Aprentice, So you think you can dance, Design Star (that one is coming up, I think).
2. I am a Christian, very strong in my faith!
3. I love Country music! Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood.
4. I strongly believe in "Live and Let Live" and am very much against prejudice of any kind!
5. I love the color purple, have ever since I was a teenager.
6. I believe in the power of Alternative Medicine - Homeopathic, Herbal, Acupressure, Prayer.
7. I Love "Hello Kitty"! I have a growing collection of Hello Kitty items - socks, 2 pair of earrings, a little wallet, 3 pez dispensers, a pillow, sweatshirt, and valuer jacket, and lots others.

OK, I don't think I can give this to 15 people. I'll try to do 7.
Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe
Peeking Between the Pages
Busy is Reading
Tales of Whimsy
Building a Log Cabin
Miss Flower
Leedra's Photos for Fun

What's happening - The weather here has been GREAT!!!!! It was in the 80's over the weekend. What a beautiful day for Easter!
On Monday my hubby is off to WV for a big "Rig Move" for a few days. I am officially on v-a-c-a-tion! No kids for a whole week! I think my daughter and I need to go flip-flop shopping!

TV -
LOST- Haven't watched yet, LOL (I always record it and watch it later)
American Idol- UUUUGGGGHHHH! My cute little Didi went home :-(
Survivor- NNNOOOO! This is a terrible week for reality TV. Rob was voted off! I don't even want to watch anymore.

Knitting - By the time you read this - these socks will be done!

The Read-a-thon is this Sat. through Sun. so the next time I post will be during the read-a-thon. I will be posting several times as I did last time. My daughter is doing it with me again this time so be sure to check out her blog as well.

Here are the books I have so far -
Viola in Reel Life, by Adriana Trigiani
If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
Tangled, by Carolyn Mackler
The Life of Glass, by Jillian Cantor
The Key to the Golden Firebird, by Maureen Johnson
Leap Day, by Wendy Mass
My not-so-terrible Time at the Hippie Hotel, by Rosemary Graham
Dead Girls Don't Write Letters, by Gail Giles
The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson
Black and White, by Paul Volponi
Looking for Alaska, by John Green (I have already read this one, but I got it for my daughter, This may be the best YA book I have ever read!)

These are the books ordered from the library that haven't come in yet -
Little Black Lies, by Tish Cohen
Exposed, by Susan Vaught
Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver
The Lonely Hearts Club, by Elizabeth Eulberg
The Pillow Book of Lotus Lowenstein, by Libby Schmais

Contests - Peeking Between the Pages - 2 copies of - Without Mercy, by Lisa Jackson
And - 3 copies of - Presumed Innocent, by Scott Turow
And 5 copies of - Love In Mid Air, by Kim Wright

A Circle of Books is also giving away 5 copies of - Love in Mid Air

Giveaways I have going right now -
Plain Paradise and The Last Thing I Remember


  1. Happy Easter!!!

    Love the socks.

    Good luck to both of you with the read-a-thon.

    Congrats on your award!


  2. You got some of the best books for the readathon! I really want to read Tangled and Looking for Alaska... I just won Looking for Alaska in a contest so I am really happy about that, especially since you said it is the best YA book you've read. I also want to read Viola in Reel Life!!

  3. 1. I'm with you on 2 + 3 + 6 :)
    2. Award = thank you thank you thank you doll! You are the sweetest!
    3. Readathon = good luck! *high five*
    4. LOST = was really really good. I can't wait to see what you think.
    5. Happy Happy Easter :)

  4. Happy Easter to you and your family Wendy!

    Congrats on the award and for passing it on to me. We have a lot in common-reality shows, faith, etc. That must be why we got to be bloggy friends.

    Good luck with the read-a-thon. It looks like you're getting well prepared.

    Love those socks!

  5. Looking forward to the Read-a-thon as well! I wish a copy of Before I Fall would come in for me at the library, but there's a decent wait, so it won't be in time, likely.

  6. Just found your blog, love those socks :D , I'm a new follower ,

  7. Hello Wendy! Good luck to you and your daughter on Saturday! I love your knitting! Simply adorable :)


  8. Thank you for the award, don't take the time to pass along anymore. I will post on my left sidebar. I appreciate you thinking of me.

    I like the color of your socks.

  9. Happy late Easter.

    Good luck with your read a thon.

    Your socks are lovely.

    I am forever behind but wanted to say hi and make some comments to my bloggy buddies.

  10. Congrats on your award! You'll have to post a photo in the future of your hello kitty collection. The detail on those socks you are knitting are amazing! Have fun on your vacation, it's always fun to go shopping! All the cute spring shoes and outfits will be out!

  11. Congrats on the 'Beautiful Blogger Award' Wendy and thanks for passing it on to me. I will get it posted and passed on sometime soon.

    Laurie and Chris

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  13. Have fun with the readathon! I haven't read any of your choices, so I can't wait to hear which ones you like!