Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Thanks, Adriana!

Gotta love an avid teen reader, especially when she starts a book blog. That would be Adriana of She's Got Books on Her Mind, who stopped by to give me the Versatile Blogger Award.

What's more, Adriana is another fan (pretty much) of the delightfully devious and unique Flavia de Luce. Here's her review of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.

So thank you, Adriana!

Here are the rules:
  • Thank and link to the blogger who bestowed the award.
  • Share seven random facts about yourself (see below).
  • Spread the love by passing the award to five other bloggers--and be sure to let them know.

7 random facts about me:

—When revising my shark poem for Water Sings Blue, I spent hours trying to replace just one word. I believe I tried 40+ words. (The winner? "Rumor.")
—I have a green thumb when it comes to houseplants. I already have 16 plants in my new place, and 4 more at work.
—My grandfather fought in both WWI and WWII.
—Deer frequent my backyard, eating crab apples.
—Having recently moved from CA to UT, I now own 3 winter coats (heavy, medium, and light), 4 scarves, 2 pairs of boots, and 2 pairs of gloves.
—I played the oboe when I was a teenager, even making my own reeds.
—I used to live in Argentina. I'm still pretty fluent in Spanish.

As for cool bloggers, I will pick a few favorites from my lengthy blog roll to receive the Versatile Blogger Award in their turn.

Ms. Yingling Reads (Pragmatic, succinct middle school teacher who really gets kids)
Random Musings of a Bibliophile (Bright, articulate homeschooling mother and book collector)
Jean Little Library (Wisconsin librarian extraordinaire)
My Juicy Little Universe (Poet, educator, philosopher)
The Cath in the Hat (Writer, editor, Cybils judge)


Ms. Yingling said...

Thanks! Can I put pragmatic and succinct on my resume?

Anonymous said...

Hi, can i ask you something? I’m looking for children books with “scary” animal illustrations like Wolf (or fox) eating pigs (or seven kids or Red Riding hood or birds in Chicken Little) or being pictured with a fat stomach. Any sort of help is appreciated. Thanks in advance. Great blog, by the way! And congrats for the award!


KateCoombs said...

Ms. Y--You should definitely put that on your resume!

Nelly--Animals only? Because my favorite of that nature is Simms Taback's There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Or perhaps The Boy Who Ate Around by Henrik Drescher. Otherwise, I do think Red Riding Hood or The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids is your best bet. Try older versions! Trina Schart Hyman's may show the wolf with a big belly after eating RRH and Grandma, actually.

LinWash said...

Congrats on your award!

Brandy said...

Thanks Kate!

Adriana said...

I've read this blog for over a year now and have been loving it for that long so I thought it was natural to give it to you. I'm glad you liked it. (:

KateCoombs said...

Hey, Adriana--I'm so happy to hear you've been hanging around! Thank you some more! (And I love your polar bear icon. I'm thinking it's from The Golden Compass.)

campbele said...

I stopped by to visit as part of the comment challenge and glad I was able to do so on a day when I could really get to know you! Congratulations on the award!

Adriana said...

No it's from a television show coming out later. The Legend of Korra.

KateCoombs said...

Aha. I will watch for that!