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Monday, January 26, 2015

52 Likes by Medeia Sharif and An Award!

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52 LIKES, Evernight Teen, 2015
Purchase from Amazon, Evernight Teen (vendor links will be updated on the author's site)

After a brutal rape and near-murder, Valerie wants to get past feelings of victimhood from both the assault and her history of being bullied. She’s plagued by not knowing the identity of her rapist and by the nasty rumors in school about that night. Valerie follows clues from ghostly entities, past victims of the rapist-murderer, contacting her through a social media site—why do all of their eerie photos have 52 likes under them? Their messages are leading her to the mystery man, although he’ll put up a fight to remain hidden.

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The Very Inspiring Blogger Award
It's been ages, an aeon! since someone has given me an award. Thank you Susan Drazic! What a treat.

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link to their blog.
2. Display the award logo. 
3. Nominate at least 15 other blogs (more or less) and provide 
a link where they may be found.
4. Then, go to their blog, leave a comment to let them know they have been nominated, and where to find the information they need to accept (rules).
5. Mention three things that inspired you the most during the past few weeks.

My 15 nominations are, in no particular order...

Robyn Campbell for her ever enthusiastic support
C. Lee McKenzie for helping me believe in my abilities
Alex Cavenaugh for being the Ninja, of course
Anne Gallegher for answering every question I can think up
DLHammons for helping lots of people feel good
Liza Salerno for her beautiful words and photos
Manzanita because she's an inspiration to us youngins
Angela Ackerman for being an incredible teacher
Joy Campbell for seeming to be everywhere and sharing what she's learned/learning
Marcia Hoehne for turning me on to kid books I haven't read
Vijaya Bodach for being my first virtual friend and mentor
Medeia Sharif for showing the rest of us how much we can get done in a day/week/month/year
Susan Kane for her wonderful vignettes on life.
Jessica Height for her whimsical riddles. I get the feeling we're kindred spirits
Carol Kilgore for being a supportive near neighbor whom I hope to meet SOON

Okay 3 things that have inspired me in the past few weeks.

1. My husband, for researching alternatives to the medication my doctor wants to put me on.

2. Life... it's everywhere and just doesn't seem to give up.

3. All of you wonderful bloggers!


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  1. Congrats to Medeia on her new book. And to you on the award. And those are all awesome things to find inspiration in. Hope your husband finds an alternative medication for you.

  2. Congrats to Medeia.

    Life never gives up. It always finds a way.

  3. Congratulations all of you on your releases and awards. It can be challenging finding alternatives to traditional meds that work - yeah for your husband.

  4. Congratulations and thank you! I've received it before, so I shall just graciously accept the award here.
    Congratulations to Medeia.

  5. Dear Bish
    Congrats on your award and thank you for thinking of me. I do, oh so much, like to be thought of. I also thank you for reminding me about signing up for A-z. I came back after hiatus just in time.
    I hope your husband's search is fruitful.

  6. Husbands are the best. Hope he finds exactly what you need. Thanks so much for thinking of me for this award! I love awards.

  7. Congrats on the award, Bish, and thanks for considering me worthy.

    Your husband sounds like an industrious guy.

    Definitely will read Medeia's book.

  8. Hi Bish! Thank you so much for mentioning the riddles! I love them because they keep my mind sharp. Stephanie and I always enjoy hearing from you, and we appreciate the nomination!!! ~ Jess

  9. AND, we definitely are kindred spirits. :) ~ Jess

  10. Bish, praying hubby finds that alternative. Medications are not good. So searching for an alternative is a very good idea.

    THANK YOU for honoring me like this. I heart you, my friend.

    I love being included with all the wonderful folks on this list.

    YaY Medeia! Woot woot!!

  11. Thank you, Bish. I'm honored.

    Medeia's 52 LIKES is really good. I'm not finished yet, but well on the way.

  12. Thank you for the feature and the nomination. :) What a nice treat on a Monday.

  13. You are so sweet Bish--thanks for the award! Medeia's book sounds pretty powerful!

  14. Oh, I am so honored and in such good company! Thank you, Bish! What a kind, and thoughtful award!

  15. Aw, thanks, Bish. And bless your husband for his research. Hope he finds something that works.

  16. CONGRATS to Medeia!

    CONGRATS to all the bloggers you chose to pass the award on to. : )

  17. I'm so excited for Medeia! And congrats on the award. It's nice to be reminded who and what we're thankful for. :D


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