Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Today is a smorgasbord post.

First, it's Teaser Tuesday again (only for a few more hours since I'm late to posting, but I've got my son's school shopping all taken care of, so woo-hoo!).

"I rubbed my arms and got up to walk around the room, trying to dispel the images, or at least push them far enough away that I could think. I needed human company."
p. 61, Body Work by Sara Paretsky (A V.I. Warshawski Novel)

I received an award from Beth at Beth's Blog. It's the Liebster Blog Award, to pass along some blog love to those with fewer than 300 followers.

Thank you, Beth! I'm supposed to pass this on to 3-5 people with fewer than 300 followers, so here goes:

Andrew at Strange Pegs.
Tina at Life is Good.
Alyssia at Small World, Big Dreams.
Julie at What Else is Possible?

As always, I will NOT be offended if you do not wish to pass on the award on your blog.

There are so many other worthwhile blogs with fewer than 300 followers out there, as well! But I'm already late getting this up, so I'm going to have to leave it at 4! I hope to pass along many more blogs in the near future.

Speaking of Tina, she will be doing a guest post over at Lee's blog, Tossing it Out, about our A to Z Challenge followup, the Visitors Challenge. Her guest post will be tomorrow, Wednesday, July 13. Check it out! There's still plenty of time to sign up for the challenge at the top of my page, so please consider joining us.

Happy Writing!


  1. Thank you, Shannon! I am most honored. :D

  2. Ooh... thanks! Once I get caught up on all the posts I'm behind on, I'll have to figure out who to pass this one to. Which can't be Alyssia, since you just gave it to her. :P

  3. Thanks, Shannon! How sweet of you! Looking forward to passing it on. But like you said, there are so many, it's hard to narrow it down...
    Tina @ Life is Good

  4. Congratulations on your award. I like Sara Paretsky's novels, too :)

  5. Congrats on your award! I'm glad that the bloghop is growing by leaps and bounds! Julie

  6. Alyssia, you're welcome!

    Andrew, you're welcome! Bwahaha! <---that was an evil laugh, so maybe muwhahaha would have worked better.

    Tina, you're welcome! Very true.

    Carol, thank you! I'm sorely behind on V.I. Warshawski books and have been meaning to check if the out-of-print ones are out or coming out on e-book so I can read them. I hadn't realized she was still coming out with novels.

    Julie, thank you!

  7. Um... I think those are both evil laughs. Only the bad guys laugh like that. Good guys don't have a sense of humor. Of course, neither do bad guys. We're not sure why they laugh.

  8. Andrew, hm, yes, true. Good guys have sarcasm, but no sense of humor. Bad guys seem to have a weird nervous habit where they laugh maniacally. A psychologist could have a field day.