Guess What?! I’ve Been Nominated For The “Very Inspiring Blogger” Award!

Homg, homg homg homg *HYPERVENTILATES*

very-inspiring-blog-awardLooks like I must be doing something right! Thank you friendlybookworm for your lovely nomination!

I have been SO busy lately, I’ve barely had time to check for comments and such, so this was truly a surprise for me (a VERY happy one though)! To see your comment on my blog with this nomination made me all excited~~ I can’t believe it!! I’ve seen other blogs proudly displaying this award, and always thought, “Yeah. They definitely deserve that award. Go them!!” But I never thought it would happen to me! 😮 😮 😮 I can’t begin to express how much this means to me! Thank you, thank you, thank you~

Now I’d like to take a moment to thank all my followers, readers, and friends for putting up with my unorganized and haphazard posting schedule and crazy book reviews. You guys are the best, and I hope to keep entertaining you with all sorts of book finds, quotes, and whatnot! 😉

 Rules For Receiving The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1.  Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Share seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 10 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  5. Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Seven Random Facts About Me:

  1. Loves the night and often goes on long night drives (when there’s gas in the car, that is)
  2. Hates zoos, clowns, spiders, most people
  3. Has an affinity for cats, really gorgeous jewelry, and book sales
  4. Frequently dances and orchestrates concerts in my head (They’re spectacular)
  5. Known for being “the sensible one” and “always busy,” but also as quite “laid-back” and “easy-going”
  6. Genuinely enjoys being alone (I can get shit done that way)
  7. Curses moderately and when fucking appropriate

Nominees: Every single person nominated here most certainly deserves this award, and more! I have enjoyed their blogs, found inspiration and rigor from them, shared laughs and had serious wtf moments, and honestly could not see my days without. Here are the nominees:

300 Stories: One man’s one-year goal to write 300 stories in 300 words (or less). You cannot begin to understand how overjoyed I was to find this blog. I used to write drabbles like this all the time, but because of university and other crazy life situations, I stopped. But seeing this man’s creative, funny, and outright random stories brought to mind my own whimsical tales and revved up my own passion to write again. So thank you, Dieter Rogiers. You totally rock and everyone needs to follow you.

HarshRealityThis guy’s funny. And has some good points. Granted, we can’t agree on everything… but then… that would make it quite boring now wouldn’t it? His humor is so casual and free-flowing that it reminds me that not everything has to be so serious all the time. (Not to say I’d ever forget that.) If you’d like to read some quick, opinionated chats on random opinionated topics from a guy with a wicked sense of humor… this is the blog to follow!

Lynette Noni: I enjoy her posts. A LOT. Always so creative and her topics are engaging, current, and relatable. As an aspiring author, I think she’s gonna make it! (And from what I’ve read recently, it seems that dream is already coming true! :D)

Must Be This Tall To Ride: Actually, this blog is a more recent discovery of mine. Still, I’ve enjoyed reading about this guy’s life. It’s sort of… tragic. (Okay, not tragic, per se. But I do feel like patting you on the back for those hard times, bro.) There’s something about it that’s inspiring though… considering that he’s been through so much and still trying to find a way to make good come from it. A lesson to us all, eh?

Yet Another Crime Fiction Blog: This blog had one heck of a layout design when I first began following it, which – strangely enough – is what inspired me to want to have a snazzy blog theme and well-organized set-up of my own. I don’t know if I’ve quite succeeded though, but this was one of the blogs that started it! And although I’m not much of a mystery/crime/suspense reader, the reviews for this blog are phenomenal! Makes me actually want to pick up a mystery or crime novel. (Which is saying something!) If you’re a mystery reader and fan, I highly recommend this blog to add to your list!

The American Cocktail: Cocktails, my friend. NEED I SAY MORE?!

Fabulous Fictions: These incredible people made a blog 100% dedicated to books with strong QUILTBAG (Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Trans, Bi, Asexual/Allied, Gay/Genderqueer) themes, and ACTUALLY include books from ALL the letters (including the Q’s and the I’s and the T’s and the A’s – which is HUGE!)

Mighty Red Pen: As a fellow editor, all I have to say is, “Well done. You talk about the dirty work that no one else wants to even THINK about. The editing. The red penning. You make it fun, and highly enjoyable. It is long overdue. THANK YOU.”

a historian’s craft: Utterly stunning blog on a wide range of book, manuscript, and historical themes. Absolutely worth a look if you want to learn about something or somewhere you’ve never known of before. Especially if it’s book related.

Chasing Light: I fell in love with the photography of this lovely lady. If she stopped posting her gorgeous pictures I might just keel over (Well… hopefully not. But I’ll certainly lose all hope in humanity again, so there’s that.)

Feed Limmy: I love finding new music, and this blog certainly provides. Most of the songs, artists, and so forth featured on here are often new artists that I haven’t had the chance to find out about, or are so obscure that even I haven’t heard much of them. (Which, to me, is a good thing. Discoveries, my friends, is key to living. Never stop learning!) I don’t always love what pops up on their pages, but I know I’ll be in for a surprise each time I visit. 🙂

Write Me A Book, John!: Funny, witty blog with a definite voice, presence, and place in my reader’s feed. I am constantly intrigued by what John’s posts.

By A College Student: Confession – I have a weakness and love for random lists and things (Hey hey! That’s random fact #8! And hey’s #9: I frequently engage in such lists myself… which might be why I love this blog so…) Her random lists make me smile or nod my head in agreement (or shake it furiously in UTTER DISAGREEMENT because NO NO NO NOOOO what is happening there?!) If you like reading or participating in lists of all sorts, go here. You will not be disappointed.

Alright. So I maaaay have gone over the “10” nominations option. but I feel all of these blogs deserve this award, so THERE! 😛

To any and all of you who may have already been nominated by someone else, you certainly do not have to do this all over again (IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO). But I would still love to hear back from you regardless. Congratulations to all the nominees! I cannot wait to hear back from all of you. 😉

16 thoughts on “Guess What?! I’ve Been Nominated For The “Very Inspiring Blogger” Award!

  1. Keishon says:

    First off, thank you for nominating Yet Another Crime Fiction Blog and your kind words about the blog are inspiring. Second, I think your blog looks awesome and last, I don’t participate in meme’s as a rule but will totally mention your blog in some kind of way as a thank you. This means a lot to me. If you’re in need of some recommendations for mysteries, you know where to find me 🙂

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    • amomentsilence says:

      You’re so very welcome! And thank you for your kind words about my blog! Sorry, I didn’t know you didn’t participate in memes, but I am glad to hear that the nomination, at least, brought a little joy to your day!

      Finally, I think I will take you up on that offer for good mystery recs. Do you know of anything in the same vein as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work? Or even Reed Farrel Coleman? Or any other novels you would highly recommend – series or otherwise?


      • Keishon says:

        Authors I would highly recommend to you:

        If you don’t mind trying translated novels, I recommend Jo Nesbo from Norway. His Inspector Harry Hole books are excellent. There are ten books in the series. I would recommend starting with The Redbreast despite the fact that there are two books ahead of it.

        Other recommendations and these were excellent reads to me:
        *Ruth Rendell – A Judgement in Stone
        *Since you enjoy Reed Farrel Coleman, try Irish author, Ken Bruen’s Brant series or his Jack Taylor series. The two writers have collaborated multiple times. I’ve never read Coleman but will one day.
        *Daniel Woodrell writes “country noir” sets all of his books in the Ozarks, excellent writing – his novels to read are Winter’s Bone, Give Us A Kiss and The Death of Sweet Mister
        *Craig Johnson’s Longmire series – The Cold Dish

        Authors similar to Arthur Conan Doyle – that’s a tough one. If I think of anything, I’ll leave a comment. I read a lot of classic crime, British and American, and I read a lot of translated crime fiction. I could give a bunch more recs in those two areas but I am unsure if you would like those so those titles I gave you would be a great start for you.


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