Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Comes Early At The Romantic Query Letter.

I was given an award by Milka at Read.Read.Read. Thank you so very much my dear.
Your lovely blog has almost everything I love from books and film to popular culture, which makes the honour coming from you even more thrilling. I encourage you all to pop by and see her great blog at the link below.

The honest Scrap Award is for those bloggers who write from their heart. I have to nominate 7 bloggers and say then honest 10 things about myself.

Ten honest things about me
1) I’m dyslexic
2) I prefer lemon desserts to chocolate
3) My favourite season is summer
4) George Harrison is the Beatles for me
5) I’ve lost entire days follow curved paths, road and lane because I wanted to see what awaited me around the bend.
6) I love perfume, pearls and the smell of new shoes
7) I’m obsessed/fascinated by ambient sound, documentaries, other Gemini especially the females
8) I’m something of an undiagnosed hypochondriac
9) I believe in luck
10) And I far prefer directors to actors.

Here is a list of my fellow nominees:
1.Cindy from Princess Bookie 2. Lisa from Lit and Life 3. Meredith from Austenesque Reviews 4. Extreme Reader Book Reviews

And here now are my nominees:

Michael Mattison blog catalogues Europe as he sees it with stunning photos taken with a connoisseur’s eye. He is discerning without being intolerable and his blog SPICE OF LIFE is a true delight.
Blodeuedd is a young Finnish woman lost in a world of books and those of us who frequent here blog is glad for it because she is able of offer us thoughtful insight on what’s new in fiction. Her site is Book girl of Mur-y-Castell is a book-lovers dream.
Tom Bailey’s blog offer social commentary in the form of a question. There is no judgement, just a simple observation often followed by a question asking for our opinion on the matter discussed in the post. The site is Personal accountability log, a degree of homage is paid to the title and we are all the better for it.

Aarti’s blog BOOKLUST, Reactions and Musings Catalyzed by Books is a great site for all readers. She offers heartfelt reviews, a brilliant Sunday salon and Rosie's Riveters a weekly posting written by Booklust readers about riveting females in literature.

Doug McMillan’s blog 1yogi2many offers you access to a conscious yogi willing to share his serenity through briefly written truths. I totally dig it and so will you.
One Woman’s Thoughts is a vibrant thoughtful space where life is deconstructed on thought at a time by a woman willing to openly share with us her heart. I adore this blog. Oh and she as some the loveliest photos all of them vivid and lush with colour.
Martin H’s blog Square Sunshine is a beautifully written mood piece. His posts are somethings whimsical, often frank and always well written. Oh and there is some amateur photography taken with a good enough eye to make them compelling.
Here's hoping everyone is having a great week,


  1. Aww thanks for those words :D
    Yay lovely award, and congrats on yours.
    A lemongirl I see, I am so for chocolate

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was an honour for me to give this award to you. :)

    I am very excited to check out Blodeuedd's blog because the text you wrote about her says that she is Finnish. I am from Finland too so I can't wait to go to read her blog. :)

  3. Simone, I am so happy to see other bloggers recognize the value of your blog. :)
    Congratulations on another award!

  4. Hi!

    I'm new here, and had to say congratulations on getting an award! Also, lots of familiar faces receiving awards from you - well done, everyone!


  5. Thank you for the award, Simone! You read such an eclectic assortment of blogs, I love when you give out awards!

  6. I really liked your list of 10 things. Really interesting stuff! Congrats on the award.

  7. Hi Simone, thanks for the award . . much appreciated . . and thank you for your very kind words; Like yourself, I really enjoy making contact with other bloggers :)

  8. Bonjour Simone! Congratulation on another well earned award. I know you work so hard to make your blog beautiful and it shows!
    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  9. Congratulations on your award Simone, you have a beautiful blog that is deserving of such a tribute.

  10. My every thanks to all of you that have stopped by to wish me well and felicitations to all the nominees. I have enjoyed this more than you'll ever know and not just for the award either. It's all the fascinating blog that I would never have found on my owe that is brought to my attention because of my fellow nominee.
    You have all been very kind and I most grateful.
    Warmest Regards,

  11. what interesting facts about yourself!!

  12. Is it difficult to write when you are dyslexic? I've always wondered.

  13. Hello Simone -
    First, congratulations on your award. Second, thank you bunches for deciding to make GirlWhimsy one of your blog stops today. Your comment was ever so lovely. Have a whimsical Friday!

  14. I feel inspired to be mentioned on a blog like yours. (I am off to check for judgements in my recent entry) There is a certain level of class that I feel when I visit here. I share quite a bit in common with you as far as interests go.

    Thank you again for the kind words.

    Kindest regards,
    Tom Bailey

  15. "And I far prefer directors to actors"

    :)) I must admit it's totally the opposite with me :) but we're the same when it comes to lemon vs chocolate ;)

  16. Congratulations on your recent Award! Your romantic, delightful and lovely blog takes us away from everyday life and entices us into another world. I am humbly surprised and honored to be nominated by yourself in the same category of such diverse and inspiring writers. I look forward to sharing some favorite bloggers of mine and in supporting each other. Thank you.


  17. Hi All,
    Thanks for coming by and making my day.
    Oh and Lori the truth is I've known no other way so I couldn't really say. I guess there is a degree of adapting to compensate for the defect like read twice to make certain I got it right and 'microsoft word' helps a ton.
    My warmest regards to all,