Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Gay Friday & What I’m Reading and Awarded with


Looking back at the past week it’s not been a great week reading wise. I only finished one book, an anthology with three NASCAR related stories - Racing Hearts. I’m working on a quick review of the three stories by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Nancy Warren and Dorien Kelly, because I downloaded it from NetGalley and because I read it for the Contemporary Romance Challenge.

Yesterday I started reading Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy of which I was talking on Monday in my Sexy Smutty Scene post. It’s *gasp* over 600 pfd-pages and I haven’t even read 50, so I can’t tell anything about it yet.

This week has been a bit worrisome for me and hubby because our kitten (of 18 and a half years old) has been sneezing blood since Monday. The vet sent us home with antibiotics and wants to see him again next Monday and carefully mentioned the possibility of a tumor *gulp*. The little fellow is keeping us awake every night with his sneezing and rattling… Luckily, hubby is having a little vacation before he’s starting his new job March 1st, so he’s doing a lot of the nursing. But still, we’re both pretty tired because of the lack of sleep and the worries. Binny, is a very strong and tough kitty though and even with his diabetes and kidney disease he’s doing really great for his age. And he’s probably going to live for another 10 years! :)

And then blog wise, I’ve been a little lazy… I have been tagged three times for making my very own book boyfriend, a few weeks ago by Pixie from Pixie’s Ponderings, then by Leontine from Leontine’s Book Realm and this week by Miranda from Sweet Vernal Zephyr. Thank you very much ladies, I’m working on the post about my very own ménage of book boyfriends ;)

And I’m late about mentioning the wonderful blog awards I got.

The first is from Book Addict Patti and is called the Prolific Blogger Award. There are no rules to this one. Thanks so much Patti for thinking of me!
I’m passing this award on to a few bloggers that have become very dear to me and have wonderful, prolific blogs that I have to visit every day because I want to know how they are doing and what they are reading.
They are *and I’m taking a risk here with my sleep deprived brain that I forget one of you*, in no particular order:
Chris, Lily, Tam, Cecile, K.C., Mandi, Fiction Vixen, Kris, Blodeuedd, Eyre and Leontine.
Of course there are also Patti herself and Erotic Horizon who doesn’t accept awards anymore but whose blogs I visit daily too.

And I wish I could also mention individually all of the other bloggers that I visit at least every week and who all have great blogs and read wonderful books too. They can be found in my blogrolls.

Second is the Sugar Doll Award, given to me by Smutty Hussy Cecile from All I Want and More. Thanks so much, hon!

I am supposed to list 10 things about myself, then pass the award on to some other bloggers!
Okay, here it goes:

1. I have been together with my very own fantasy man since I was twenty years old

2. I love cats, especially my own black-haired Binny (and white-haired Nosy, who passed away)

3. I have lived all over the place because my dad was with the Airforce

4. I always turn my face to the sun so that shadows will fall behind me (figuratively)

5. ‘Hallelujah’ is one of my favorite songs

6. I love to travel, and have been to countries like New Zealand, Cuba, Morocco, India, 7 different states of the US, France, Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, Gambia, and made city trips to New York, Dublin, Prague, Sidney, Barcelona, Paris, San Francisco, Marrakech and Berlin.

7. I love my family and friends endlessly

8. In the next year or so me and hubby are probably gonna move to one of the four largest cities of our country because he took a job there at one of our country’s academic hospitals. I’m really proud of him (a smart and sexy man, what more does a girl want, right?)!

9. One of my favorite things to do since almost all my life is cuddle in a corner of the couch with a good book (what a surprise, huh?)

10. I love to go out of bed early on a Saturday morning, take my photo camera and go to the river and walk over the dike and through the polder. And take pictures of our beautiful country :)

Because I would love to learn a little bit more about them, I am passing this award along to the following ‘new’ (to me) bloggers:
Silver and her friends

But I hope anyone else who feels the urge to share 10 things about themselves will do so too, either in a post at your own blog or in the comments section below.

Just let me know when your 10 things are posted, okay?

I’m sorry for the long post, I had to make up for some laziness and that’s never a good thing, lol!

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Oh I'm loving that cookie!!

    Congrats on the awards.



  2. Thank you, i will post 10 things about me soon and i'll let you know. I'm way overdue for an award post ;) Wow i wish i'd travel as much as you did!

    I'm SO sorry about your cat. I hope it's not something too serious. I know how hard it is to see your beloved pet suffer and can't do anything about it. My own cat Pompon passed away a month ago at the age of 12, i can still hear the little bells on his collar sometimes. *sigh*

    Have a great weekend =)

  3. Wow 600 pages! I mean in bookform yes, but I'd die by the computer. But you go girl :D

    Aww thanks!! Have a great weekend, and congrats on those well deserved awards

  4. Oh Janna, I'm sorry to hear Binny isn't doing well. I'm sending lots of positive thoughts his way.

    You pic is very sexy. Is that a nipple piercing I see?

    I loved Tigers and Devils, it's one of my favorites from 2009. I think you'll like it.

    Thanks so much for the award. You're such a sweetie for thinking of me.

  5. Thanks so much for the award hon and congrats on yours. I'm sorry to hear about your baby. 18 is pretty old for a cat. I hope he gets some peace from feeling sickly soon.

  6. Hey hon, I hope your house-tiger is going to be okay!!! Don't worry about presenting your book boyfriend, that is a classic/timeless post. Something you can always do! And kudos on the award love and for including me (((hugs)))

    Right now I'm reading JL Langley - Thin Star (very good stuff!!) and hubby almost broke his back when the mailman delivered a box with 50+ bks. A book faery told me I had to celebrate romance and she cleaned her bookshelves so she would ship me some books. I thought it would be perhaps 4-5-6...never expecting this ocean of books!!

    I hope you have a good friday night hon TTYL (((hugs)))

  7. Congrats on the awards Janna and thank you for awarding me with one as well. So sweet! Now I just have to think of 10 things. lol

    I hope your kitty feels better soon and that the antibiotics help. Hang in there.

  8. Major hugs to you and Binny. Sending you positive vibes for a healthy kitty.

    Congrats on your award!

    I have to tell you that Hallelujah is tied for first place (with In the Sun by Joseph Arthur) for my favorite song. I think I have about ten or eleven different versions of it, but the Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley and Damien Rice ones are my favorites.

  9. @MsM: I'm glad you like it ;) Thanks, hon!

    @pattepoilue: I'm looking forward to your 10 things :)
    Aww honey, I'm so sorry to hear about your Pompon. I know how it is to keep hearing (or seeing) him... Hang in there, sweetie!

    @Blodeuedd: I can cuddle up with my ereader as if it's a paperback, hon. I don't have to sit behind my desktop ;)
    Thanks and have a great weekend as well :)

  10. @lily: your positive thoughts are very much appreciated :) Binny is curled up in my lap now and is doing pretty okay.
    Yes, I thought I spotted a nipple piercing too *g* I lurve them!
    I know I like the voice of Simon in Tigers and Devils so far :)

    @Tam: You're welcome :) And thanks for your kind words about Binny. I hope he gets better soon...

    @Leontine: Lol, I know the book boyfriend can wait a little longer... maybe the longer he ripes the better he gets ;) Or not!
    But I already have a ménage a quatre with them *g* I don't know if I can handle more than three boyfriends ;)
    Tin Star is waiting for me on my ereader too...Yum!
    Wow, 50+ books!! Why don't I have book faeries like that in my life?! :)

  11. @Tracy: Anytime, hon :) Those 10 things shouldn't be too difficult. Just write them for me ;) I don't know anything about you...
    Thanks, the antibiotics seem to make him feel better. He's spinning on my lap now :)

    @Bronwyn: Thank you so much for the positive vibes for Binny and congrats on the awards!
    I love the versions of Jeff Buckley and Rufus too. I didn't know Damien did one as well, I'm going to look that up on YouTube. I have another favorite version of a Dutch singer, Lisa ->
    She won X-factor with it and she has an amazing voice.

  12. @Janna - The book faery is someone who once in a while e-mails me and has places books on marktplaza. I received an e-mail where she offered me the books upon which I told her my idea to share and celebrate romance with a giveaway. I'll keep you in mind with the books hon but 50% is historicals...

  13. @ Janna - this is probably the best Damien Rice version floating around out there. (Oh, how I love me some Damien - lol)

    Thank you so much for the Lisa version. time to make a trip to the mp3 section! I love it! Her voice is phenomenal!

  14. Oh Bron, this is an outstanding version. I love his music and voice and he's singing Hallelujah beautifully. Thanks for the link! I'm going back to YouTube now to listen to it a few more times :) I've added it to my favorites on YouTube as well.
    Glad you like the Lisa version too. I've never been to the mp3 section of Amazon... I only go there for books, lol. Have to look for that next time as well :)

  15. @Leontine: ah, I get it now :) The wonders of Marktplaza ;) Enjoy your back bending box of books, hon (you noticed the illiteration in that sentence *g* it's a gift, lol)

  16. Thanks for the award!

    I hope your kitty gets better :(

  17. *sending positive thoughts*

    Thank you for the award. Such a nice way to wake up in the morning.

    Of course, the pic made it even better. *g*

  18. @Mandi: You're welcome and I hope so too, thanks :)

    @Kris: Thanks! I'm happy to be your morning supplier of awards and cookies ;)

  19. Thanks for the award. I shall pass it on soon. I'll let you know when.

  20. Janna I heart you *air kisses* thanks for much. I love visiting your blog looking at all your hot couples, happy gay friday, and reviews.

  21. Janna, congrats on your awards and thank you for mine! It was my very first. *smiles*

    I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. Our pets become family members, and I'm sure you're terribly worried. I'll be keeping Binny in my thoughts.

  22. Yummy cookie! And thank you for the award. :)

    Oh, plus I love your Monthly Reading Lists picture. :)

  23. @Sayuri: You're welcome, I'm looking forward to it :)

    @KC: Aww, thank you so much sweetie! I wuv ya too, and your blog and all the recs you have for me and our tweet chats :)

    @Eyre: *g* I'm happy to be your first! You deserve it :) You post so many posts on your blog that I can never keep up with reading them ;)
    Thanks for your thoughts for Binny!

  24. @Chris: Anytime! Glad to see you got away from the crazy workday :)
    You mean the colored bookshelves? I found the pic on the internet, those are not my books *grin* Wouldn't be very practical to organize them by color...

  25. Yup, that's the picture. Very pretty.

    Um, I'm at home sitting on my couch... working. Ack. :(

  26. Darn, that sucks! I hope your weekend can start very soon. For me it's already Saturday and way past my bed time ;)

  27. Hey honey!!! You know I so thought of you for that award!!!! You are after all a doll!!!! Love ya honey and I promise to put my award up soon!!!! {{Hugs to you}} Thank you!!!!

  28. That's so sweet of you, Cecile!!
    *big hug*


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