I won a blog award!
I received my first-ever blog award this week! Thanks so much to Rae of www.raelori.com for giving me the Your Blog is Fabulous award.
The rules are: Write 5 things you are addicted to, and then nominate 5 other blogs to pass this award on to.
1) Reading. I've been a voracious reader since I was a child. I am a lifelong reader of both time-travel stories and Big Fat Historical Novels, which is why the OUTLANDER series is such a perfect fit with my natural inclinations as a reader.
2) OUTLANDER audiobooks. I am thoroughly addicted to Davina Porter's readings of the unabridged CD's, and in fact bought an iPod a few months ago specifically because I wanted a way to listen to them wherever I happen to be.
3) Needlepoint. I got back into doing needlepoint about six months ago, and just this past weekend finished my latest project, which is the pillow shown below. (I'm delighted by the way it came out!) I find it's very relaxing to do needlepoint for half an hour or an hour each evening.
4) Compuserve Books and Writers Forum. I can't deny it, that online community is definitely one of my top addictions, and has been for well over a year. If you haven't yet stopped by to take a look at Diana Gabaldon's section of the forum, I would encourage you to do so. Diana is always happy to meet new fans over there, and I have made a big effort, since becoming Section Leader in Diana's section of the forum last September, to encourage participation by new members.
5) The Sims 2. I'm not as addicted to the Sims as I used to be, but for three or four years starting in fall 2004, I really did play the game for several hours every day.
Here are five sites that I enjoy and would like to pass the award on to:
This is a relatively new blog with an interesting theme, featuring a different act of charitable giving every day. I would encourage you to check it out!
Great site for historical trivia buffs! (OUTLANDER fans may be surprised by the author of the quote at the top right of this blog. I know I did a double-take, the first time I saw it!)
I am not a crafter or jewelry-maker myself, but I love this site for the spectacular colors in the photographs of the beads. Absolutely gorgeous!
A very interesting site for history fans, with a particular focus on the Civil War. If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to be a "re-enactor" or "interpreter" at a historical site, check out this blog.
I love the pictures on this site. And since 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy, it seemed appropriate to single out this particular blog, which is one of my favorites.