I’ve been bad about passing on blogging awards, so I’m trying to rectify that by following up on this one that I received on Monday from Tabitha Olson. Thank you, Tabitha! (And if you don’t follow her blog Writer Musings, you should! She writes great book reviews AND has some awesome giveaways!)
When she gave me the award, Tabitha listed seven pet peeves, so here are mine:
- Finding the word “perched” in every single book I read. It’s become a game for the kids when I read to them. And oddly enough, we find it every single time. Perching is for birds, not people, not houses and it’s not a creative use of the word when it’s in every book.
- People who complain about the weather. If it rains, their plans are ruined. If it’s sunny, they miss the rain. I mean seriously, we live in Southern California. It doesn’t get much better than this. Enjoy what comes. It’s all good. And complaining won’t change it anyway.
- Misspelled words in advertising and product names. I downloaded a multiplication game for my daughter called Timez Attack. I’m sorry, but just because we’re concentrating on multiplications doesn’t mean you can spell the title wrong. It doesn’t make the game more fun. It just undermines a different part of her education. Ugh.
- Tourists. Maybe because I live in a tourist town, but it really drives me crazy when they stand in the middle of the street to take a picture of a windmill. Hello! Trying to get somewhere without killing anyone but you’re making it difficult!
- Socks. Especially when they never make it into the laundry basket.
- Buying a book for myself. And then finding another copy buried under the stack by my nightstand. Although that sometimes turns into a sweet giveaway on the blog 🙂
And the winner of Michael Spradlin’s The Youngest Templar: KEEPER OF THE GRAIL is:
Congratulations, Kelly! Send me your snail mail and I’ll get this book out to you asap.
Have a great weekend everyone!!