BTT- The Cold, an Award and a Giveaway!

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The northern hemisphere, at least, is socked in by winter right now… So, on a cold, wintry day, when you want nothing more than to curl up with a good book on the couch … what kind of reading do you want to do?

When it’s really cold, I like get into my bed, snuggle up under my warm covers, and then read.  I’m not particular about the type of book, though I don’t think I’d read anything that required me to think.  The problem I have, however, is that I always fall asleep!

read other Booking Through Thursday answers here 🙂


I’d like to say thank you to Reagan at Miss Remmers’ Reviews for my first award for 2010.  It’s quite a lovely award, don’t you think?

Prolific Blogger Award

A Prolific Blogger is one who is intellectually productive… keeping up an active blog that is filled with enjoyable content.

There are a couple of rules for this award:

  1. Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers. Spread some love!
  2. Each Prolific Blogger must link to the blog from which he/she has received the award.
  3. Every Prolific Blogger must link back to This Post, which explains the origins and motivation for the award.
  4. Every Prolific Blogger must visit this post and add his/her name in the Mr. Linky, so that we all can get to know the other winners.

Miss Remmers’ Reviews is one of the blogs that I first visited during Bloggiesta as part of the comment mini-challenge, and I enjoy Reagan’s posts, especially the Thesis Statement Video, which has the Thesis Statement Rap in it.  LOL! Had to put it in there 🙂

Now for my magnificent seven nominees:

Care’s Online Book Club – While Care is currently UNPLUGGED, I enjoy reading her posts, particularly the Virginia Wolf ones (I argue I don’t like stream of conscious, and yet I loved Push.  Maybe I should give Ms. Wolf a shot, since it really was the movie The Hours that made me run from her.)  Looking forward to your return, Blogging Buddy 🙂

Wrighty Reads – Debbie has great reviews and I enjoy her “So I was just wondering…” posts.  AND she’s a fellow left-hander 😉  Lefties RULE!

Unfinished Rambler – Poor Unfinished.  He’s lost his favorite blog home,, and he’s been going through the various stages of grief about it.  I think he might be at acceptance now, but I’m not quite sure… He’s definitely still snarky about it, but he’s usually snarky anyway, which is one of the things I enjoy about his blogs.  Did you know Elvis is the janitor at his library?  He’s probably too cool for this award, but here it is all the same 🙂

Lady Gwyn’s Kingdom – This is a fairly new-to-me blog, but quite enjoyable.  I found it through my Google Alerts.  She had “Reading Challenge” and Welsh on the same page, so Google thought it was the same as “Welsh Reading Challenge”… erm, not quite, but I’m glad for GA’s loose extrapolation, because I would have missed this one.  It’s a lovely blog, playing chamber music while you read reviews of books about Tudors and other royal members behaving badly (and some not so bad, too;-) ), books by Sharon Kay Penman, and you can read about what happened on this day in history, as well.

Reading In Color – Ari is probably another one who is too cool for this award (really, she is, go check her blog out 🙂 ), but it’s what I’ve got to show my appreciation for what she’s doing, so here ya go.  She’s working with Doret and Laura on a project to find the most diverse YA/MG publishing company, so if you have any ideas, pass it along!

Debbie’s World of Books – This is another great blog I first visited during the Bloggiesta mini-challenge, and I’ve enjoyed ever since.  Great reviews, fun memes, and I love the blog theme (purple’s my favorite color 😉 )

In Spring is the Dawn – Also a Bloggiesta find, Tanabata focuses a lot on All Things Japanese, whether that be in book or movie form, or the traditional music of Japan.  It’s fascinating to learn about translations, and her blog’s layout is fun and beautiful.


Also, don’t forget to check out my giveaway!  I’m giving away a copy of Push by Sapphire, and the more people sign up, the more prizes!  If 50 or more people enter to win, I’ll add $10 to spend on for the grand prize!


14 Responses

  1. Congratulations on your award! Stay warm!

  2. That’s why, if I really want to read, the couch is where you’ll find me. Once I snuggle up in bed, I’m usually OUT for the count!! 😉

  3. Congratulations on your award, stay warm, and my BTT answer is here:

  4. LOL! I too fall asleep if I curl up with a book in bed!

    BTT: Winter Reading

  5. I have trouble falling asleep too. I love wrapping myself in a blanket while I read!

    Here’s my BTT Answer

  6. LOL….yep climbing in bed to read a book, will definately put me to sleep. Goto the couch.

    Here’s Mine

  7. (Arrived here via Unfinished Rambler)

    Winter ? It doesn’t even feel like it for me – it hasn’t been too cold and there has been hardly any snow
    – well atleast according to Canadians.

    I’ll definitely check out the list of the other blogs you mentioned.

  8. Congrats on your award!! You are very deserving! And you passed it on to such great blogs. There are a few I haven’t visited yet so thanks for the introduction.

    I’m snuggled up on the couch with my blankie and my pillows right now although bed does sound pretty good… I’m just too lazy to get up and go. 🙂

    Hubby got a cool left handed desk calendar for his bday. I stole it from him! It opens from the left (the back) and the pages go in reverse from left to right. There are great quotes and trivia about lefties scattered throughout. Love it!

  9. Thanks, Koolaidmom. You are the best…

    …and I’m definitely not too cool to come here. Oh, wait, I mean, I’m cool enough to be here with someone as cool as you….does that sound better? Well, I tried anyway.

    I’ll mention the award on my blog, but I doubt I’ll follow the rules. I like twisting memes to my own devices or to no devices at all, which is completely unmeme-like, which probably is a meme in itself….Hmmmmm.

    Anyway, thank you again for the award. I will post it in my trophy case over at my blog tomorrow.

    As for your question, I don’t really read in bed, because of that very reason: falling asleep. I instead read on our couch, where, yep, I fall asleep too.

  10. aw,shucks… THX. 🙂

  11. Thank you so much for the award. I haven’t been blogging as much lately so I’m not sure I deserve it, but thank you all the same. 🙂

    And I have the same problem that you do. If I’m cozy under the covers, I’m sure to fall asleep before too long! It seems to get some serious reading in I need to be slightly uncomfortable and cold! LOL.

  12. […] lady who calls herself thekoolaidmom and has this blog called In The Shadow of Mt. TBR gave me the above award for wasting so much of my time here with you pathetic excuses for human […]

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