Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Hilda at http://fromoverwhelmedtoorganized.blogspot.ca has given me the Liebster Blog award!  How fun!  This award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  Liebster is a German word that means sweetest, kindest, dearest, lovely, valued, nicest, and welcome, etc!   The rules for the award are:

- Post about the win on your blog.
- Link back to the blogger who presented you with the award and follow them, if you are not already.
- Copy and paste the award button to your blog.
- Present the Liebster blog award to 5 blogs with less than 200 followers that you think deserve to be recognized.
- Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
- Share 5 random facts about yourself.

Here we go -

Random Fact #1 - I play the guitar.  Not that well, but enough to lead a sing-a-long.
#2 - I have lived in ... I think it's 16 different houses/apartments from birth to my current residence, if I haven't forgotten to count one along the way somewhere.
#3 - It is a miracle that I have managed to have 2 children - I had a  phobia of doctors/hospitals/needles/blood/pain etc.... ! Since going through childbirth you'd think that nothing would bother me anymore but it still does a little bit - but I am a LOT better than I was!
#4 - When I was growing up, my grandparents had horses.  I never became a proficient rider although I did ride from time to time.  That might explain why I read all of the Black Stallion series of books, Black Beauty, etc.
#5- My favourite band is U2.  I own all their albums/dvd's and quite a few books about them, have seen them in concert a few times, etc.  Have not met them yet as one of my friends recently did though!!

Alrighty!  It's time to pass on the awards!  I am giving the Liebster Blog award to:

1.  http://www.juliasbookbag.com/  Melissa writes about the books that she and her daughter Julia read together - and I am having so much fun reading her posts and agreeing with her about all the fabulous books that she loves.
2. http://www.penpalsandpicturebooks.com/ Great lists of recommendations, and activities to go with books here!
3.  http://www.theartofchildrenspicturebooks.blogspot.ca/The title says it all - the beautiful artwork of books for children.  A great place to spend some time!
4.  http://postapocalyptichomeschool.blogspot.ca/  I am not actually sure if this blog has under 200 followers or not as I don't see a 'followers' button, but I have to give this award as I love the author's explanation for why she needs to buy so many used children's books!  Works for me, haha!
5.  http://storyphilosophy.blogspot.ca/  How cool is this?  Deep philosophical questions to discuss about children's picture books!!

Congratulations everyone!


  1. Miss Leanne! Hey do you have an email contact? I didn't see one on your bloggy :)

    Thank you so much for the kind sentiment, I really appreciate it.

  2. Leanne, Thanks so much for including PP&PB- we're so glad you like us :) I look forward to looking at the other blogs you've listed and I'm glad to know about your blog now too!

  3. Hi Leanne I just received this award also. I am now following you on GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my linky party.
    Marcie @ I Gotta Try That

  4. Hi Leanne, I just replied to your comment on my blog. Thanks so much for the Award. I only just found out about this (I have been away for a month having a holiday from work and from the Internet). What a lovely welcome back surprise! I'll get cracking and choose my 5 now. Thanks again and look forward to interacting again soon.

    1. Glad you're back, I look forward to reading your next post! I am wondering if you have ever thought about starting a Children's Lit Book Club for adults? I would love to do that one day and your philosophy questions would be great to use for adults who love children's books!