Odds and Ends

Wow! It's October already. It's hard to believe. Since it's a new month, it's time to take care of some old business.
Kim gave me the Proximidade Award. What is that you ask?

Here's the scoop:

To translate the gift from Portuguese to English, it means: "This blog invests and believes, the proximity" [meaning, that blogging makes us 'close' -being close through proxy]. They all are charmed with the blogs, where in the majority of its aims are to show the marvels and to do friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut, or that they propagate? Then let’s try to give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to 8 bloggers that in turn must make the same thing and put this text.

Very interesting! Thanks Kim. Here are 8 bloggers from the B's who fit that description:

-The Book Mine Set
-The Book Lady's Blog
-Book Nut
-Book Zombie
-Bookfoolery and Babble
-Bookgirl's Nightstand
-Books On the Brain
-Bookworms and Tea Lovers

There are my picks! Give them out freely if you please, but no pressure. Congrats!

Teddy also gave me a I Love Your Blog Award while she's off enjoying the film festival. I'll point you all in the direction of this post from me. I love your blog too Teddy!

What else?

*Jen@Devourer of Books is celebrating her 100th review with a giveaway.

* Dewey is encouraging everyone to sign up for the Read-a-thon scheduled for Oct 18. I must do that. If you sign up please tell Dewey I sent you :)

I feel really behind lately. So hopefully this post catches me up a bit.


  1. Welcome to the land of the perpetually behind! Or at least that's how I feel. :)

  2. I can't believe it's October already either, but I'm glad because it means the wait for some really good books is almost over. My book budget is cringing at the abuse it's gonna get this month! I just finished reading Bedlam South, and am really glad I got a sneak peek at it before the official release because it's an amazing read -- historically accurate and emotionally gripping, and if I'd had to wait it might not have fit in the budget!

    Happy October!

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  4. Thanks for the shout-out! I just did an award earlier this week where I had to nominate 7 blogs, so I'll hold onto this one for a while. I really do appreciate the mention.

  5. I had no idea you were so proficient in Portuguese :) I think it's about the most beautiful sounding language there is.

  6. Yay, October!!! I am so happy that it is here, as you know. It is hard to believe that it is here all the same. I keep thinking I've reached the zenith of how fast time can fly by and each year proves me wrong.

  7. You deserve that prize and thank you for passing it on!

    Now if only this meant a trip to Portugal - I'd love to visit that country :)

    I'm so behind - ack... I don't think I'll ever catch up anymore.haha...

  8. Andi- I hear ya!

    Ruth- I'll give it a look.

    Booklady- No problem, no pressure :)

    Michelle- Haha. Yeah, I'm lucky to have any mastery of English.

    Carl- October is my favorite month :)

    Iliana- Portugal. Anywhere hot would be nice come February.

  9. Yay for October. I've always been partial since my birthday is in October :-)

  10. I was on vacation so I'm way more behind than you are. Fear not! Blogging waits for us all.

    Mrs Dalloway was an intersting read but I really liked To The Lighthouse so much more for some odd reason.

    Good choices for your Proximidade award! And congratulations on yours.

  11. Thanks. I'm now 1 meme and 2 awards behind. I think I'm going to have to add an "I'm so lame" award. I have so much trouble getting around to those things!!!!

  12. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.




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