Saturday, February 9, 2013

"Awesome Award"

This Award, "Epic Awesomeness" was presented to me by Patti at "Patti's Reading Corner"  Thank you Patti!! What a pleasant surprise!  Thank you Awesome Patti. The Award has found a home here in "My Award Blog".

The rules are simple:
Nominate 10 bloggers that you think deserve this.
Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
So, here’s goes the fun!

1.*When and why did I start blogging?

I started blogging my guess would be in 2007. I started blogging for my own entertainment, and that is why I blog even now. Why Ann's Reading Corner?  Since I love to read I thought this would be a good place to keep track of what I read with brief reviews. I'm not much good at reviews, I just like to write my thoughts about each book I read.
Just a little tid-bit about My Reading Corner:

Saturday, June 27, 2009
My "Reading Corner" I'M BACK!
I decided to delete you on June 7, 2009, when I made my new blog "Butterflies and Candles" I noticed one day (unbeknown to me until then) I could have you back if I wanted you. Therefore, I welcome you back... I thought about keeping the reading corner private.  Oh well, this blog is  just for my fun and entertainment as is all my other blogs...Anyone who cares to read and be bored along with me. WELCOME! (Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009,) My Reading Corner was back.

2. *What is the main content of my blog?

Along with keeping track of the books I read, I enjoy the book memes each week, and I get to meet many more book bloggers.

3. * What genres of books do I mostly read?

I like light cozy romance, cozy mysteries, memoirs, biographies, chick lit, and poetry.

4.*How often do I post?

5 or 6 times a week, usually don't post much over the week-ends.

5. *What are some of the things that I love about blogging?

I love being able to visit other bookies and notice what books they are reading, and if I think I would enjoy reading them. Therefore, my TBR list keeps growing and growing. This year I made a goal to read more of the books on my "Mount of TBR pile." We'll see how that goes as the year moves on.

6. *Some advice I would give to new bloggers?

I would say do it for fun and entertainment for yourself first. I never worry about whether I have 1 follower or 100 followers, or no followers, have fun with blogging. If you want followers, than you need to visit others, and leave comments, otherwise, they will never find you. I have my own blogger etiquette I try to follow, if someone visits and leaves me a comment, I try to visit their blog and leave a comment. So be careful what you wish for, if you want 50-100 commenters, remember to visit them and leave a comment, also. Just sayin'.

7. *Now a few things about myself,  the person behind the screen, so that we get to know the "real" 

1.Well I think it goes without saying I love to read, but, I also love to play SCRABBLE. I almost never win at SCRABBLE, however, I keep trying. Maybe that is why everyone doesn't object to playing with me. I think karaoke is fun, I can't carry a tune, but I can sing loud. 

2. My first date with my husband-to-be was on Friday, December 13, 1957. My husband and I were married on Thursday evening, July 3, 1958. We had a double wedding. When we were taking our vows the minister asked my husband if he would take Susan to be his wedded wife, my husband replied I take Ann to be my wedded wife. The minister got the brides names confused. We other three stood and giggled.

3. We had 5 children, 3 boys and 2 girls. I now have 9 Grandchildren, and 8 Great-Grandchildren.

4. Almost 15 years ago (May 18, 1998) we retired from farming, in Maryland, and moved 850 miles away to retire in Iowa.

5. We have a toy poodle, his name is Joey, he will be 13 years old in April. 
Anyone who wants to play along, grab the award, follow the rules, post and let me know so I can visit and read all about you.


  1. Congrats Gigi! Awww Joey is too cute :) It's nice to get to know you better!

  2. It is nice to get to know you better Ann. Love your dog!!!

  3. Congratulations on your award! Joey is a little cutie pie!

  4. I clicked over here from Musing Mondays, as you stopped in there. Instead of the Musing, I found this fun list of random facts. I like reading about the blogger behind the blog.

    Your poodle is adorable...and I also love Scrabble, but haven't played it in awhile. I should play it with my grandkids.

    Enjoy your week!


  5. Congrats on your award! It was great getting to know you better!

  6. Congrats on the award! I really enjoyed reading this and totally agree with your advice for new bloggers!