Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

In December I was bestowed the Kreative Blogger Award from two very special bloggers, Barbara from Happily Forever After and Renee from Renee's Book Addiction. Renee awarded me the Kreativ Blogger Award for the blog that most conveys the lovely person behind it and Barbara awarded me the Kreativ Blogger Award for The Most Heartwarming Blog. I'm truly flattered. Thank you both so very much! :)

Now it's my turn to bestow the Kreativ Blogger Award to others. The following rules are the ones most frequently accompanying this Award through blogging communities.

Here are the rules:
  • Mention the blog that gave it to you.
  • Comment on their blog to let them know you've posted the award.
  • Share six values that are important to you.
  • Share six things you do not support.
  • Give the award to some of your favorite bloggers.

I think it's pretty obvious which values are important, such as honesty, loyalty, kindness, tolerance, open-mindedness, charity, etc... and those which are not such as dishonesty, bigotry, racism, closed mindedness, selfishness, rudeness, etc.  I'm not even sure how listing values relates to creative blogging, so I'm going to take the creative liberty to modify the sharing part. Instead, I'm going to share my favorite plot lines in romance or urban fantasy, sci fi, or fantasy fiction.

My six favorite plot lines (in no particular order):
  • Star crossed lovers. Fighting the odds against them in the name of true love. Gets me every time. *sigh*
  • Everyday-kind-of-girl who doesn't think she's special, but of course, she is. In fact, she ends up being strong, powerful and important for a cause, but always remains humble. Think Mercy Thompson. Love her. Bone Crossed releases today! YES! :) 
  • Running from the enemy together. Romance mixed with intense danger and action sequences. Very exciting! 
  • Enemies to lovers. The hero and heroine on opposite sides of a struggle, yet circumstances drive them to met half way in principle and all the way in love.
  • Captive-captor love stories. Okay this one is really tough for an author to successfully pull off, I think, but when it does work, I really love it. Shana Abe's Smoke Thief is sort of in this category and one of my all time favorite stories. 
To those bloggers whom I am about to award the Kreativ Blogger Award, please feel free to follow the original rules I listed above, follow my plot line variation, or feel free to come up with your own rules. Or just accept the award and be done with it! :) 

I award the Kreativ Blogger Award to the following:

Hey, baby girl! I've just awarded you the Kreativ Blogger Award! :)
This new blog is barely over a month, yet is off to a spectacular start. I met the author of this blog almost two years ago on an author's message boards and we quickly became friends as we discovered we shared almost identical tastes in paranormal romance as well as a mutual passion for young adult fiction. The Ravenous Reader is a voracious and passionate reader who also happens to be a great sharer of our favorite books that she often manages to get a hold of early. Discussing our favorite reads online via blogs, emails, or instant messaging sometimes just isn't enough, so we get on the phone to hash a book out. She's a great reading buddy! 

The Ravenous Reader blog is a visual feast for the eyes. The sidebars are loaded with gorgeous images of the latest or soon to be released YA and paranormal romance books. There are also countdown widgets for upcoming releases, author info, contest links, and custom made graphics, too. The Ravenous Reader posts nearly every day, already has weekly columns going on and a large number of regular followers, too! If you read young adult fiction, or are looking for suggestions for a teen reader in your life, this is the blog to visit. Even if you don't normally read this genre, click over and take a look at this gorgeous, informative blog. I'm sure there will be mention of a book there that will capture your attention. 

Jace from Jace Makes.
I've already mentioned Jace and her blogs in my What kind of blogger are you? post the other day, but now I'm awarding Jace the Kreativ Blogger Award. Jace took her passion for crafting to a whole new level when she started her Jace Makes blog and also opened an Etsy store. Jace blogs about her latest craft projects that typically involve origami, crochet, beads, and simple sewing projects. Plus she takes all the photos of her work herself and they always look so professional. Way to go, Jace and keep up the good work! :) 

Okay, with a blog title like that, you know you're in for some funny posts. At Living in the House of Testosterone, Lori posts all kinds of amusing anecdotes about life in a house with her husband and two teenage boys. Oh, the conversations at their dinner table are very... interesting. You're guaranteed multiple LOLs with every visit to her blog and it's why I've awarded her the Kreativ Blogger Award! :) 

And speaking of laughing out loud....
I started following Wendy's blog months ago for her book reviews and occasional personal posts, usually about her internship in nursing. I always enjoyed her posts, but something's changed about my little Wendy. I don't know if it's stress, her coming of age (she's almost 21!), a new found confidence, or what, but lately... her posts are quite amusing. I'm sorry Wendy that I'm so entertained by your personal life, but well... Congrats! Because I just awarded you the Kreative Blogger Award for it!

Anna from Anna's Book Blog
Anna posts reviews and invaluable other information about romance and urban fantasy fiction, with emphasis on the paranormal. She posts the latest book cover art and author news. I love lists, and Anna is my go to source for lists of upcoming releases, contests, books she has read--which is A LOT! Anna also runs a lot of contests of her own in which she gives away some of her own books. I'm sure to make room for more! Thanks, Anna! You've just been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award! 

I first met Phyl when she commented on my cross stitch post way back last summer. I was very excited to meet someone else who had a passion for both books and crafts. How cool that we both have extensive TBRs (T0-Be-Read books) and UFOs (UnFinished Object--a craft project) in common.  I visit Phyl's blog regularly now where she blogs about both books and her quilting projects and award her the Kreativ Blogger Award! Stop by her blog and check out Phyl's latest UFO. It's really beautiful. 

Congrats, bloggers! 


  1. Congrats! Ohhh, more interesting blogs to read :)

  2. Congrats!!! :) It's always nice to know people enjoy your blogging. And I agree--Anna has a wonderful blog!!

  3. Congrats Bloggers!

    What a wonderful award to receive. It's so wonderful there are so many avid readers out there.

    All the best Christine.


  4. Awww, thanks! And I'm so glad you left me a note telling me. Somehow, in the last week or so, your blog dropped off my GReader. How on earth did that happen? Anyway, you're back on there, and all is well in my world again. I only missed 2 posts. Phew!

    And I agree with Orannia - the best part about these award thingys is finding new logs to read. Like we all have the time, LOL!

  5. ((Christine))you are kind, beyond words. I feel very honored that you have selected my fledgling blog for this award.

    I enjoy these awards because it gives bloggers opportunities to visit blogs they may have never known existed.

    Thank you for thinking of me and for being such a good friend. As always I wish we lived closer together :)

  6. I'd like to thank my job, for driving me crazy and giving me access to yummy doctors, my parents, my wonderful dogs and most of my friend, for not putting up for my ramblings and so I end up having to blog about them.

    I couldn't do it without you guys!

    ...Christine! HAHAHAHA. Thank you! [hugs]

    I am SO glad my little not-making-a-lot-of-sense posts amuse you. They are actually really stress-relieving.

    Except maybe my latest ones, heh heh. Although.. ;)

  7. Great blog picks, Christine. Congrats to all of you kreativ bloggers.

  8. Wow, I'm very flattered, Christine! Thank you! I really appreciate your kind comments about my quilts. And now I have several other blogs entered into my reader! What fun.

    I promise to respond to this on my blog soon, but first I have to put up my 5 Phaves for January. I'm thinking that a Certain Book might be on the list. Yes. I finished The Book. On Saturday.

  9. Awwwww, Christine ... that's really sweet and very kind of you. :) THANK YOU so much for the award. I shall endeavour to keep this blog up-to-date (meaning no more taking forever to post something).

    CONGRATS to all the other award recipients. :)

  10. Congrats, everyone! I'm having fun checking out these blogs. :-)

    You're a sweetheart, Christine!

  11. I really slow this week getting around to blogs. Thanks for the award Christine. ((Hugs))

  12. Yay! I'm so glad everyone was so happy to receive their award. And it's great that I got to share some blogs that might be new to you!

    Happy blogging! :)

  13. Hey Christine, I finally did this! I took an easy way out and I didn't tag anyone else, but there you go. Thanks again!


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