Thanks to my fellow blogger Deb at Deborah's Books, I have just received my first AWARD for my brand-new book blog, and I am super-excited! As part of receiving this award, I am supposed to share 7 random and interesting things about myself, and then pass the award on to 7 other bloggers who I admire... so here goes!
1.) When I was little, my favorite foods were artichokes and steamed mussels dipped in melted butter- I had some really strange tastes for a kid!
2.) Right after I graduated from high school I lived in France for 10 months as an exchange student-- it was an awesome experience, but one of the most challenging years of my life. I will definitely never ever forget all the great friends I made over there... I have not been back to France since that year (8 yrs ago now) and I haven't really spoken French since then either, but I wish I had kept up with it! Maybe it's like riding a bike and it would come back to me if I visit again someday??
3.) I am a dog person (not really a fan of cats, which, is kind of weird for a librarian I guess)-- and my favorite kind of dog are PUGS! They are the cutest, funniest-looking little things I've ever seen and they just make me smile :)
4.) I have lived in Upstate New York my entire life-- 26 years-- and I will NEVER get used to the cold and snow-- I was made for the sunny tropics! My husband and I went to Siesta Key, Florida for our honeymoon in the middle of August and I absolutely LOVED the heat and humidity. I would move down south in a heartbeat-- maybe some day we will!
5.) My favorite kind of pizza is cheese with extra pineapple, and it has to have blue cheese on the side to dip the pizza in. Dipping pizza in blue cheese was something I picked up while at college in Geneseo, NY-- everyone who went to Geneseo learned to eat their pizza with blue cheese, and now probably get really strange looks from people!!
6.) I recently started going organic-- eating organic and replacing all my old hair/beauty/cleaning products with natural ones. I read a book by Jillian Michaels called "Master Your Metabolism," and it totally opened my eyes to the dangers/negative influences of chemicals in our food and everyday products, and now I want to be as "natural" as possible...
7.) I have an odd love of cemeteries-- I just think they are so peaceful, quiet and calming. When I was going to library school in Syracuse, NY I lived next to one of the oldest and most beautiful cemeteries there, and since it was just easier to walk to campus than drive, I walked through there everyday. Maybe it sounds weird, but I just find the architecture and history in cemeteries to be very intriguing!
OK, so there are my 7 interesting facts about me :)
Now, to share the love! I am passing this Stylish Blogger Award on to the following bloggers, who have inspired me in creating my own blogs, and have definitely given me a new, enjoyable hobby!
- Adventures of the Redheaded Traveler: I found a lot I have in common with this globe-trotter
- Alison Can Read: What a beautifully-designed blog! Love it :)
- Confessions of a Bookaholic: This site is AWESOME!! Love everything about it...
- Diamonds for Dessert: Susan's blog is so cute, and she creates some of the most amazing things
- Small Review: This is another great book blog you should definitely check out!
- Super Librarian: Great reviews, great layout, one of my fave sites :)
- YA Librarian Tales: Mixes book reviews with tales from a librarian's day- right up my ally!