Saturday, October 9, 2010

Librarian, Literacy, and Lastly

Today, I have a short and sweet post up at Rhiana Reads for her weekly feature "So I Say Thank You For the Books" .
Please stop by and learn about the person I credit for my LOVE of BOOKS.

This may be a good time to mention I won a COOL award at Coffee Rings Everywhere: Coffee Rings Everywhere.

I’m actually following the RULES for this one so I can accept it because as my husband says, “You love literacy.”

1. Thank you, Rayna M. Iyer.
2. I’m displaying the award.
3. 5 favorite words (right this second):


4. 3 award recipients (Like that’s gonna happen. How about 6?):

Niamh Boyce at Words A Day because your poems challenge me.
Alesa Warcan at Questing for Food for your cerebral writings and comments.
Missed Periods at Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares because you bring learning grammar to a whole new level.
Neurotic Workaholic at Obsessions of a Workaholic for enduring the means streets of Chicago and life as an adjunct writing your thesis with wicked humor.
Shelley Sly at Stories in the Ordinary for being another writer-sub and for bravely displaying you child and teen writings.
Old Kitty at Ten Lives and Second Chances for taking classes and constantly working on your craft.

5. Contact the bloggers. (Yeah, I can do that.)

To accept the award, I guess you award recipients must follow the same rules. Congratulations, Literacy Builders!

Lastly, Beth Revis is have a contest where you can share your awesomest (her word) adventure. I really want to win the ARC of her upcoming book, Across the Universe. If you do too, Enter to win and feel free to give your copy to me if you're a winner.

Should I tell her about my camping adventure?


  1. Congrats on your award! I love the word Rococo. Now off to check out your guest blog!

  2. Great award! Congrats, and hooray for literacy! My son who one day stumbled across my blog got after me for using LOL in my post. He said, "You say you're for literacy and then you use LOL." Haha, so I'm trying really hard not to and to be more literate in my blogging and commenting. must. not. say. it. LOL.

  3. Love the award. congratulations! I second your motion for loving literacy. I am off to check out your guest post. How wonderful that you are getting all these guest posts.
    Have a great weekend.
    Take care.

  4. Congrats on your Award :) Now I'm off to check out your guest post ...

  5. Congratulations on the very cool award! And to the recipients!

    Now, I'm going to have to go look up a couple of those you listed....

    I really loved your guest post. How neat that the librarian took initiative and exposed you to a wider, more adventurous world. Being a librarian would be a cool job-I always wanted to be one...

    Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

  6. Congrats on the award -- I love your word choices!! Hope all's been well with you. Off to read your guest blog post! <3

  7. Congrats on this awesome award, and thank you so much for thinking of me!! You are so sweet!

    I loved your guest post -- how incredible that one moment, the switch to chapter books from picture books at that library, could bring about such a huge change. Thanks for sharing!

    Hope your weekend is fantastic!

  8. @ Aubrie, Rococo does roll off the tongue.

    @ KarenG, I've been working so hard to resist LOL. I think I've used it once. More often, I drag it out with "too funny" and "that made me laugh".

    @ Choices, I'm out of guest posts at the moment unless anyone wants to offer one.

    @ Joanne, thanks. Hope you like it.

    @ The Words Crafter, there must be a lot that's nice about being a librarian. And getting info on all of those books before most others - can't beat that.

    @ Nicole, great to hear from you. I could've chosen many more word choices.

    @ Shelley, I was being lazy. I had the books I liked and rarely let myself be challenged. The librarian challenged me.

  9. I loved your guest blog about that fabulous librarian!!! :-) Awww!

    CONGRATULATIONS with your wonderful award and your equally fabulous words!! I swear I've not looked up "shmata". Ahem.


    THANK YOU so much for nominating me too!! Awwww shucks!

    Take care

  10. Congratulations on another guest post!!!! And an award..... WTG, Theresa!

    Have a wonderful weekend...

  11. Congrats on the awards!! Checking the interview! =D

  12. @ Old Kitty, thank you. I would've been surprised if you knew shmata.

    @ Sharon, thanks!

    @ Clara, thanks. I hope you like it.

  13. hi miss theresa! wow that a really cool award you got. hooray for you! i been learning lots of words from on the blogs. im copying all those words you said. i heard shenanigans before but i didnt ever hear the other ones. i got a journal i put new words in and look them up. i think the more words i got the better writer im gonna be. have a fun weekend.
    ...hugs from lenny

  14. I'm searching your site to find your camping adventure story!
    Yay for Literacy - great post!

  15. @ Lenny Lee!

    If you're making a list of words, I hope someone passes the literary award to you!

    You have a fun weekend too.

    @ TerryLynnJohnson, thanks!

    It's called Camped and Confused:

  16. Congratulations Theresa! Love the words! I do this with the kids, too! Have a great day!

  17. Congrats on the well deserved award! :)

  18. @ Barbra, from everything I read from you, it sounds like you're an awesome teacher.

    @ Jemi, thank you!

  19. Charlotte's Web was a big one for me too. I think it may have been one of my first non-picture books because I remember being so proud when I finished it.

    Thank you so much for the award. I am trying to think of my favorite words right now.

    And, yes, about the camping story. Is it the one about the horses? I went camping for my first time last weekend. I slept in my first tent!

  20. Hey congrats for the award, you literacy builder, you!

    Thanks for thinking of me for this award!
    Cerebral... LoL. Poking fun? : j

    Digging the literacy genesis story lots!
    I can totally relate! I owe my book love to my mother: she started me out on comic books and gradually fed me more nourishing stories until I could hunt the library shelves on my own...

    And I did the torch thing too! Except that instead of smuggling one, I cobbled mine together from junk and bits of copper held together with shaped tinfoil, rubber bands, and duct tape... And my eyesight is still pretty good too, in spite of what people said at the time.
    Incidentally, my mom had once told me she had done the reading by the light of the cracked door thing too... ; j

    Perhaps there are many sneaky reader kids in the world who grow up to to be proud bookworms.

  21. Congrats on your award! I too love the rococo word because it makes me want to say it in a way where it never ends: "Rococococococo"

  22. @ Missed Periods, my first chapter books was Hello Aurora. Last year, I ordered it used on Amazon. But I still kept borrowing picture books until Charlotte's Web.

    How was your first camping experience? I hope it was better than mine! (Yes, the horses one.)

    @ Alesa, if you deny "cerebral", just read the rest of your comment!

    You made your own illumination devices?!

    I like that: sneaky readers = proud bookworms.

    @ Lydia, thanks. I feel the same way about the word rococo.

  23. Isn't it an awesome award to have?

    And Shamta- is that the Indian word meaning potential?

  24. @ Rayna, I love the award.

    Shmata is a rag in yiddish.

  25. I. for one, am impressed by your fave words ;--)

  26. Congrats on the award. And yeah, tell Beth about your camping adventure!

  27. Thankyou for the award! And loved hearing about that librarian who introduced you to charlottes web, I loved the judy blume books myself, ( Do you recall this phrase? "I must, I must Increase my bust!")Thanks again for the award, and comment about my poetry!

  28. @ Christina, thanks. When I see other people's lists, I always think, "That's such a good list."

    @ Paul, I gave Beth the link.

    @ Niamh, you're welcome. I do remember that line!

  29. What a fabulous award Theresa!!! This is fantastic what a special one!!!!

    Beth's contest is so super exciting!!! I have mine all set and ready to go!!! You should so do the camping one, lol.

  30. Congrats on the award and blog guest post! Rococo is a wonderful word. I also like mustachioed too. :o)

    Happy Monday!

  31. @ Jen, thanks. The award is one of my favorites.

    I can't wait to hear your big adventure.

    @ Jackee, mustachioed does have a nice ring to it.

  32. Congrats on your award, and to all the recipients! :)

  33. Congrats on the award. Love your chosen words. :O)

  34. @ Madeleine, thanks! Glad you enjoyed 'em.