Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Award to Pass On

Vicki from Reading at the Beach sent this my way with the following instructions:

The rules are simple for this. I need to list ten honest things about me and then pass the award on to ten other book bloggers. So here goes.

1. In addition to being a book addict I paint, quilt, sew and do various other crafts.
2. I have always loved cats and had 63 of them at one time on our farm.
3. I have 6 granddaughters and a grandson due in May.
4. I used to be so shy I could not look people in the eye.
5. I used to own a ceramic shop with 5 kilns and over 5000 molds. I am now down to 2 kilns and 200 molds.
6. I have an extreme fear of heights yet I have made it to the top of the Empire State Building and climbed the 214 steps of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and
walked around its top.
7. I had 5 eye surgeries last year to prevent the loss of my eyesight and finished my first ever reading challenge (the 48 hour reading challenge) 8 hours before seeing my doctor for my last eye surgery.
8. I used to do clowning for Special Olympics, my name was "Hearts".
9. I used to travel around to churches and do puppetry.
10. I completed my first book last year (still unpublished) because a student asked me the followiwng question, "With over 1,000 books on your shelf, and you always telling us what is good to read, why don't you start writing books and let us read them from your shelves?"

This was definitely a longer list, or more detailed than vicki's. I am sending this award on to the following people.

1. Katrina @ Callapidder Days
2. Abby @ Abby (the) Librarian
4. Melissa @ Book Nut
7. Linda Ellen @ Bambi Reads
9. Amanda @ A Patchwork of Bookooks
10. Mother Reader @ Mother Reader


  1. Ceramics and clowning? Wow. You're pretty amazing, Sandra.

    And I'd take you up on the challenge/award, except I've got a post planned for Saturday with 100 things about me. Maybe I can just count that?

    (Thanks for thinking of me, by the way!)

  2. It's great to learn more about you. Well, it'll be my turn to post up a list. =)

    Thanks for thinking of me even though I haven't been around as much as I have been before. =)

  3. Very interesting. Sounds like you lead a full and varied life! And good for you for facing your fear of heights and not letting it stop you. :)

    Thanks also for the tag -- I'll try to get to it next week.