Versatile Blogger Award

I was surprised and flattered when Dani from Only Books and Horses AND Stefani from Caught Read Handed nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you, ladies!

The award / tag is simple: thank the people who gave it to you, share seven facts about yourself, and then nominate other bloggers that you think deserve to be praised for versatility.

Can I just confess that I am a poly reader to a ridiculous degree? At any one time I am juggling 7 books, which are going to stand in for my 7 facts:

  1. A history or science book to read with the kids at breakfast. This week it’s Abraham Lincoln by Mary Pope Osborne.
  2. A middle grade and / or classic book to read with the kids during lunch. Right now we’re enjoying Lemony Snicket’s latest, Shouldn’t You Be In School?
  3. A history book to read with my son. We use a textbook style book and supplement with other non-fiction books, such as The Medieval Knights by Louise Park.
  4. A book to read with my daughter at bedtime. Actually, she usually reads to me. Her latest craze is the Fashion Kitty series by Charise Mericle Harper.
  5. A print book for myself to read during the day. I literally carry a book around the house with me. I read in the morning while the kids do chores, I read while they do desk work, and I read during their afternoon “rest time”. Right now I’m reading Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich.
  6. An audiobook to listen to while I do housework, fold laundry, or take a shower (we have a waterproof Bluetooth speaker). I’ve been listening to Death of a Cozy Writer by G. M. Malliet.
  7. An eBook to read before going to sleep (night mode on my iPad is less disruptive to my husband’s sleep). I’m currently reading Snow White Red-Handed by Maia Chance.

One of the dictionary definitions of versatile is “variable or changeable, as in feeling, purpose, or policy”, so I’ve got to nominate my buddy Maricel @ My Closet Catalogue for having the most versatile style EVER.

If you really like these kinds of posts, I have more here and here.

5 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. mtsedwards says:

    Is this part of her Magic Tree house series?
    Is he just as dolefully snarky in this as he was in Unfortunate Events?
    Ooooh, knights! What fun! Will you/have you done Once and Future King?
    I love that she reads to you. Aly does for me as well then she gets tired/bored and runs away after one chapter. I still can’t get my kids to stop looking at the end of each chapter to see “how long it is”. I keep telling them that they shouldn’t care about the length if they truly loved the book.
    Of course you’re toting about a mystery! ;p
    I am sooo jealous of your waterproof speakers but tell me – do you actually get enough alone time in the shower to make much headway in that book?f so, I’m even more jealous now.
    Oh, I like this title a lot. Must investigate…

    Awwww, thanks for the nomination! And here I thought I was just being a style schizophrenic. 😀


    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      Yes, it’s the non-fiction companion to Abe Lincoln at Last!

      Of course!

      Yep, we just finished The Sword in the Stone, but I don’t think they’re ready for the other sections.

      She’s just reached the independent reader stage, so it’s good practice. 🙂

      I am focusing on cozies this quarter. 😉

      I take my shower at night after the kids are in bed, so I get 15-20 mins of listening – usually a chapter or two.

      It’s a slow starter, IMO, but I’m about half-way through, so it’s picking up pace now.



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