Kreativ Blogger Award

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I was honored with the Kreativ Blogger Award last week by Jules of Jules’ Book Reviews because she believes I have “a very eclectic group of reviews.”

I am to name seven things that I love. I decided to do this meme because I read a lot, and I don’t want people thinking that reading and books is all I love!

Seven Things I Love

  1. Strawberries. Best food ever. Period.
  2. Cooking. I don’t always want to do it, but once I start cooking, I remember that I like it. It’s so satisfying to prepare a meal for my family!
  3. Photography. I love taking pictures and tweaking them in a photo processing program. I don’t do it nearly often enough.
  4. Libraries. I love reading books for free, and my library system usually has whatever I want to read.
  5. Precious mother moments. I love those times when my son is just plain adorable (and not whining). I love being a mom, and for the most part, I love staying home with my son.
  6. My husband. I love spending time with my husband, no matter what we’re doing.
  7. The number seven. It’s been my favorite number since I was seven years old. Don’t ask me why, it is just is.

And since I’m on a “list of seven things” kick and this is a reading blog, I thought I should mention seven types of books I love. Besides, Jules gave this award to me for my eclectic reading, and I suppose this list can be considered eclectic.

Seven Types of Books I Love

  1. Nineteenth Century Classics. I love the settings, and I love the subtle complexities of characters. I haven’t read nearly enough of these classics, but I admit I have yet to read one that I do not like. Twentieth century classics have been touch and go for me, but the nineteenth century has always been good for me thus far.
  2. Biographies. I love a well written biography. Last year’s best were Nelson Mandela’s autobiography (read in pre-blogging days) and Katharine Graham’s autobiography (Personal History, reviewed here).
  3. Nobel Prize in Literature Writers. I have loved the writing style of each winner of the Nobel Prize. I haven’t always loved the plots for the fiction, but the writing always blows me away. I want to read more of these masters of writing.
  4. The Oft Forgotten Genres: Poetry, Short Stories, and Drama. I’m trying to mix poetry, short stories, and drama into my regular reading schedule. There’s something emotional about reading a short and simple yet profound poem, and I love how short stories can often be read in a single sitting; there is something so satisfying about entering a different world for a short time. As for drama, I always enjoy it and yet seldom read it. Time to remedy that!
  5. Educational Reading. I love to learn about the world, and so nonfiction is a favorite of mine. But many novels also teach me about various cities and settings too. Everything becomes educational in some way. Even if the plot isn’t all that gripping, I often like a book if it teaches me something new.
  6. Fiction in General. I really have enjoyed my July foray into light modern fiction; I look forward to adding more of this my regular reading schedule. I also often enjoy literary fiction (although I haven’t read much lately), and children’s fiction is becoming a regular part of my reading due to my young son’s influence and my desire to teach him the classics of children’s literature.
  7. Old Stuff. I’m a true nerd; I like the old classics. I think I learn something from each “really old classic” and I like the challenge of a difficult read, even if it takes me months.

What do you love, besides reading and books? What are your favorite categories of books?

I don’t tag people, but if you want to join in on the meme (either the general “things that I love” or the “book types I enjoy”), feel free to join in.

Reviewed on July 26, 2009

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

  • Congrats on the award! I always feel bad not tagging people, so I’ve taken up Shelley’s idea of putting a blog-spotlight on the person who gives me the award, as an appreciation to them.

  • Great award and fun answers. I also tend to surf through genres rather than sticking with one thing. I also read Nobel Prize writers. I’m just generally a Prize junkie, though. Pulitzer Day is an actual event in our house and we also eagerly await the long and short lists for the Orange and Booker prizes. Oh, what’s that, yes we know we’re giant geeks!

  • Amanda, That is such a great idea. I feel bad not tagging either, and that sounds like a great solution.

    Kathy, I just love fruits!

    Pam, There are just so many great types of books, I can’t limit my reading! I’m glad I’m not alone.

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