> The Things You Can Read: Liebster Award

The Things You Can Read welcomes you and thanks you for your readership. We, here at The Things You Can Read, ask your help, if you visit our site regularly, please follow us either via email or Google Friend Connect.  Launched on June 7, 2012, our site has already attracted a great deal of attention.  One of the goals of the site is to feature reviews of Children's Picture Books, Young Adult novels and Adult Literary Fiction/Nonfiction.  A second goal for the blog is to be a resource for teachers of English and writing--with examples of student created writing, writing tips, resource links, and the opportunity to pick the brain of a seasoned English teacher.  To spice things up...every now and then, we'll also include random quotes and thoughts on education and life in general, but our ultimate goal is to reach out into the blogosphere and be a "Book Whisperer" and "Writing Whisperer" to children and adults of all ages.   Thank you for your readership.  Here is to a lifetime filled with reading and writing.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Liebster Award

The Things You Can Read has won an award...

The Things You Can Read is so excited and honored to be the recipient of the Liebster Award and would like to thank Elizabeth Marie at Ramblings of a Bookaholic for the nomination.  I am humbled by the acknowledgement, and will use it as an incentive to maintain the high standards I have set for The Things You Can Read.

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers who are up and coming and who have less than 200 followers.  

  1. Each person must post 11 facts about themselves.
  2. Answer 11 questions the tagger has assigned and develop 11 questions for the people who are tagged.
  3. Tag 11 more bloggers.
  4. Tell them you've tagged them.
  5. No tag backs!

11 Facts About Me
  1. I am the mother of three-twins and a singleton.
  2. I am very retro-Peace, Love, and Happiness.
  3. My favorite group has always been The Beatles.
  4. My favorite album/CD is The White Album by The Beatles.
  5. I love old, old, movies-Bette Davis, Rosalind Russell, Spencer Tracey, Humphrey Bogart, Orson Welles-kind of movies.
  6. I have an inordinate amount of worthless old movie trivia floating around in my head-if only I could make money off of this seemingly worthless knowledge.
  7. I don't watch TV.
  8. I have watched, on DVD, the entire Six Feet Under series-all 63 episodes-five times and counting.  Go Claire!
  9. My favorite authors are John Irving, William Faulkner, and Alice Munro.
  10. If I could be any character in a movie, I would be Amelie from the movie Amelie.
  11. If I could be any character in a book, I would be Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird, which is also my favorite novel. 

Questions To Answer from Ramblings of a Bookaholic:

    Why did you start blogging?  
    I started blogging because I have a desire to share my love of reading, writing, and teaching with others.  In addition, I had stopped writing for myself when I had children.  The blogging has reinvigorated my personal writing.

    What's your favorite element in a book?

    How did you come up with your blog name?
    I love Dr. Seuss and went through all my Dr. Seuss quotes that I have saved on Goodreads.  The exact quote that inspired the title was...“Oh, the thinks you can think!” 
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!  The other quote that also influenced the name of the blog was... “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. SeussI Can Read With My Eyes Shut!  I did give the name a great deal of thought.

    What are your hopes for your blog?
    My hopes for my blog are to help the reading and writing community at large become better readers, writers, and teachers.

    What's your favorite book?
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee,  I have loved this book since 7th grade.  

    How many books are in your to-be-read pile?
    A lot!  On my Goodreads TBR shelf I have 1726 and counting.

    How many books do you read a year?
    It depends on the year...pre-children I would have answered 100+...post-children 50-if I'm lucky. 

    When did you start blogging?
    I started keeping a required weblog for school in 2007.   I didn't officially start a real blog until 2011.  That first blog was really created for one reader-my long term sub.  I placed the lesson plans she needed on this site while I was out on maternity leave.  My real blog was launched in June of 2012-The Things You Can Read.

    Do you review every book you read?

    How do you pick a book?
    It really depends on my mood.  I often pick a book based on my mother's book club recommendation.  Other choices are required for school...it really depends.

    What would you like to tell your followers? They will probably be reading this...
    Dr. Seuss said it best...“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. SeussI Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

    Questions to Answer
    1. What is your favorite book? Why?
    2. What is your favorite movie? Why?
    3. If you could be any character in a book, who would you be?
    4. If you could be any character in a movie, who would you be?
    5. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?  Why?
    6. If you could leave only one book for future generations to read what would it be?
    7. If you could choose another profession, other than the one you are in, what would you attempt?  
    8. What is your favorite word? Why?
    9. What is your least favorite word? Why?
    10. What sound or noise do you love? Why?
    11. What sound or noise do you hate? Why?
    11 Bloggers I'm Tagging


    1. YAY! Thanks for tagging me!
      Im following you now!
      And Oh MY! you have 1700+ books in the TBR pile! If only we could spend ALL day reading!!

      AND- I think it would be AMAZING to be an art teacher! I know you are NOT, but it would be cool! I LOVED my HS art teacher, and we still talk to this day! One day my inner artist will come out and I will teach art!

    2. Thanks for tagging Total Teen Fiction! And I thought my Goodreads to-read pile was scary at a 100 books :O happy reading, and thanks again :)

    3. thanks! this is the blog's first award!!! :D

    4. I love the pink award you have in your sidebar for this. I totally think I have to steal it. It matches the Versitile award and makes me happy.

      Anyway, I tagged you in the Would You Rather...? meme.
      Have a great day!


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