Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gifts To Me and Gifts To You

First of all, since I'm not going to be obnoxious and announce it on Facebook, I'll be That Girl who announces it on her blog. I got a 4.0 this semester, which is super-awesome because I am always the pessimist who thinks I've failed everything. Great Christmas present from the University. :-)

Also, blogger-like people have given me awards!

One from Amanda J (THANKS SO MUCH):

  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
  • Each SuperiorScribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
There. And I nominate:

1. Weronika Janczuk. She is superior in every way, in scribbling and otherwise.
2. Jill Kemerer. I particularly enjoyed her series this month on vacations complete with beautiful pictures.
3. Rebecca Sutton. For having a superior scribbling year and accomplishing so much.
4. Krispy. For being generally awesome and kick-ass.
5. Sarah. For being hilarious and my Canadian role model at life.

Also, from Tere Kirkland:

Many thanks for this award. I am very touched. Funny story which is probably not funny to anyone except myself. Senior year of high school, I was co-editor-in-chief of our annual literary publication, Brome and Beyond, and the issue we put out that year was called Silver Lining, which subsequently went on to win the Highest Award in state for high school literary magazines.

I pass this award on to everyone who reads this blog, ever. Because you help me see the silver lining in my writing. So feel free to display the award as you see it. You are all wonderful!

Also, I know some of you have e-readers, and I wanted to let you know that Maureen Johnson, in her infinite generosity, is offering FREE ELECTRONIC COPIES of Suite Scarlett. Read all about it right here. No catch. Just free book plus sneak preview of sequel. The best thing is that even if you don't have an e-reader, you can get an electronic copy just for your computer. Basically, the message here is: who cares whether you've heard of this book or whether you care about her genre of writing, IT IS A FREE BOOK. Nobody sane turns down free things, so don't be That Insane Person. Downloadable until January 15. She is a bestselling author, so you can expect something of quality. One day I want to be Libba Bray partly so I can be friends with Maureen Johnson.*

Merry Christmas, everybody. It's the very best time of the year.

*Since it's impossible to be both of them, I settle for what I can.


  1. Big, huge woo-hoo from me on your 4.0! That you can pull that off and write is awesome. You deserve the awards and more!

  2. YAY! Congrats on your 4.0! It's just a freaking number (or, um, two), but it takes SO much work, right? Seriously, so awesome!!

    Thank you so much for my award! Role model? Me? *tears up* I'm honored to be in such great company! And congrats on your Superior Scribbler award too. Totally deserved!

  3. Ugh, I just reread my comment. And it sounds like I'm saying a 4.0 is just a number and no big deal. I totally didn't mean it like that. *blushes*

  4. Thank you very much, XiXi! I appreciate it. I'll do my best to stop in around here over break!

    Merry Christmas, love!

  5. Ahh, thank you for the award! And a HUGE conrgrats on the 4.0. That's awesome! What a great way to kick of your winter break. ; ) Sorry I have been MIA on the blogosphere, but I have really been working hard on my book and Fallenarchangel. But I plan on being around more in 2010.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Congrats on the award and the 4.0! Such a smarty pants! Love it.

  7. Yay! (Um, I don't understand the American system but 4.0 is good, right?)

  8. Nice job on the 4.0! That's incredible! (well it's incredible that you got that and still seem to have a life too XD).
    That's a wonderful Christmas present! :)
    Merry Christmas and stay safe over the holidays.

  9. Congrats on the 4 point! That's pretty amazing. :) Merry Christmas!!

  10. That's possibly the best Xmas present - the coveted 4.0. Congrats congrats congrats! I haven't graduated long enough to forget the kind of sanity I sacrificed in pursuit of the GPA. So YAY FOR YOU!!!

    Congrats also on your awards, and THANK YOU! I'm a scribbler, but I don't know about this "superior" you're talking about. What a pleasant surprise for me this morning though. Makes having to be at work not suck so much. :P Thanks!!!

  11. Thanks, everybody! For the non-Americans, a 4.0 means straight-A's, the highest you can get on an unweighted system. And my first one since starting college!

    You guys are awesome!

  12. Congrats on the 4.0. =] Also, free books are pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas, and, because I am a nerd, Merry Newtonmas as well. =]