I received a new award last night. Thanks so much to Bonnie of The Literary Gato for giving me this award *hugs*.

The criteria for this award: (created by Book Lover's Review)
Simple rules really, thank the person who passed the award on to you with a link back and pay it forward by listing four other rocking bloggers who deserve the award and post a note to them in their comments. In no particular order, here are my fab four:
VampAngel’s Reviews
Larissa’s Bookish Life
The Unread Reader

LanYap's Picayunes

I adore you all!
Please realize that you are under no obligation to accept this award and that it is done in the spirit of recognizing and acknowledging really great book blogging!

My beautiful Brazilian sis, Barbara aka VamAngel, of To Read or Not to Read gave me this award. Thanks BB!

Here are the rules:
1. Get really excited that you got the coolest award EVER!
2. Choose ONE of the following options of accepting the OMB award:
(a) Get really drunk and blog for 15 minutes straight, or for as long as you can focus.
(b) Write about your most embarrassing moment.
(c) Write a "Soundtrack of your childhood" post.
(d) Make your next blog a 'vlog'/video blog. Basically, you're talking to the camera about whatever.
(e) Take a picture of yourself first thing in the morning, before you do anything else (hair, make up, etc) and post it.
3. Pass the award on to at least three, but preferably more, awesome bloggers. Don't forget to tell them.
Well, why not go for broke and choose option e?

No, seriously this is what I look like in the morning. I once looked myself in the mirror and this is what was looking back at me. I don't like mirrors.

Passing it on to:
Larissa's Bookish Life 
All Things Urban Fantasy
The Qwillery

Misse from The Unread Reader kindly gave me this award when my blog had the old lay-out. I wasn't too happy with my blog back then, but now...well I love it! Thanks to Larissa at Larissa's Bookish Life if now looks awesome. 

Here is how it works: If you are given this award you must first accept it by leaving a comment on the post you were nominated on. Then copy and paste the post and add it to your own blog. Make a list of the last 5 books you read and pass the award on to 5 other bloggers (no backsies!). Please also identify the blog from which you got the award and don't forget to tell them they have a blog award!

The Last 5 books I've read:

The Bleeding Dusk (almost done with it)
Rise the Night
The Rest Falls Away
Hush, Hush
Avalon Revisited

Passing it along to:

Reading with Tequila
LanYap's Picayunes
Larissa's Bookish Life
Read It or See It

Thanks Missie! You rock!

The amazing Missie from 
The Unread Reader just passed along this Award to me. Thank you so much, søde (lol it means sweetie in Danish).

Here are the rules: Recipient must post their award on their blog mentioning the person that gave it to them. Then they must pass it on to 10 others & leave a comment on each of their blogs to let them know that they have won. You must also post 10 things that make you happy.

There are only 8 on my list because I don't really follow a lot of blogs.

And the award goes to:
Brandywine Battlefields-Living, Writing, and Homes (For just being a wonderful and supportive woman. I love you dearly, Yankee mom).Lindsay Jo Photography (Sweet, loving and beautiful person).Txone (My awesomesauce beta).There's No Place Like... (My American Sis. Fantastic writer and amazing artist).
Randomness at its Finest (Goddess and talented writer).
Kristin likes fiction (I love this blog. Great place for book recs).
The Unread Reader (I know Missie gave me the award and thus already has one, but she's done such a great job with her blog so she's getting another award).
Be Careful What You Wish For (I'm sending Pencula over with this award lol).

Hmm 10 things that make me happy? Honestly, it's all probably going to sound very cliché. They're not listed in order. - here goes:

- Knowing my dad is no longer suffering and is off somewhere having beers with Zeewriter's dad.

- Of course getting this award. I didn't even know there was such a thing as blog awards.

- My wonderful job (I never thought I would find a job as amazing as the one I have).

- My fanfic girls. I love you hard!

- Books!

- Remembering my Bff's 6 year old son lending me a teddy bear to cuddle with on our trip to Norway, and her 12 year old daughter giving me a home-made card (a mini pic of the New Moon movie poster) telling me how happy she was I decided to go on the trip with them (she signed the card "Team Edward").

- Pear pie and eating ice cream with a fork.

- My trip to NYC.

- My brother stopping by the shop yesterday with a cup of coffee for me.

- Getting a gift in the mail from my American family.