January 4, 2012

Versatile Much?

ver·sa·tile  adj. \ˈvər-sə-təl, especially British -ˌtī(-ə)l\
Definition of VERSATILE : embracing a variety of subjects, fields, or skills; also : turning with ease from one thing to another.

 I think the adjective "versatile" is very complimentary! So, thank you Catherine at The Cath in The Hat for passing on The Versatile Blogger Award to The Lemme Library! Catherine has been a faithful supporter of Book Talk Tuesday from the start. She is also a part of my Twitter PLN.These blogger awards are a fun way to get other people out there looking at blogs they might normally miss!  (Kind of like a blog chain letter- pass it on!) My mother always got recipe chain letters when I was a kid- send recipes to 10 people on this list and add your name to the bottom. Bam! You will get 1,000 recipes! I don't think she ever did... at least she never cooked anything new for US!

As with most chain letters, this blog award comes with a few rules!
The award comes with the following rules:
* Thank and link to the blogger who bestowed the award.
* Share seven random facts about yourself.
* Spread the love by passing the award to five other bloggers--and be sure to let them know.

Here are 7 random facts about me:
1. I like to bake cookies but I don't like to clean up the mess. I also don't really like the cookies- I like the process and I LOVE the cookie dough. I'd rather eat the dough than the cookies.
2. I usually hit the snooze button 4 or 5 times each morning. The alarm is set for 5:45 but I end up getting up closer to 6:15.
3. I am easily addicted to things: Pinterest, Twitter, Angry Birds, reality television... a little is never enough and I have trouble putting the computer or remote down.
4. I could eat pizza for every meal, hot or cold, every day of the week. My favorites are Wig & Pen and Paglia's, but my motto is: Bad pizza is better than no pizza.
5. I think I have a fabulous fake British accent, but I am the only one who believes that. If I had a real British accent, I would never shut up.
6. I love peanut butter and make odd concoctions for my peanut butter loving family: peanut butter pizza, peanut butter quesedillas and peanut butter french toast. Everything is better with peanut butter on it. 
7. I currently owe The Iowa City Public Library $23.60 in overdue fees. Yes, it even happens to librarians. 

Here are five blogs that I think you should check out right now! Shoo! Get goin'!
1. MsOReadsBooks: Fellow librarian, Twitter-er and Pinterest addict.
2. Kidsmomo: I love that this blog has a voice that kids dig. Funny, witty, timely and very sneaky (motivates kids to read without them knowing they are being motivated to read!)
3. ReadAloudDad: I am embarrassed that I don't know Dad's real name, but nonetheless, I worship his blog. He is so meticulous and on point.  If you blog you can count the hours Dad puts into his blog.
4.LibLaura5: Laura is another member of my online PLN. I learn so much from her on Twitter and from her blog. I love that she includes her own children in her blog- it let's you get to know her as more than a librarian!
5. AtoZLibrary: Yes! You guessed it! Blogger, Tweep, librarian and mom! Ditto to all of the things above! I have enjoyed watching Anna expand her own online community like co-hosting the #nerdcott with Liblaura5, building her Goodreads.comhttp://www.goodreads.com/ presence. I enjoy seeing pictures of her actual students each week! 

So, what are you waiting for? I can't believe I am telling you this- but get out of my blog and start check out theirs! Leave a comment on something you love! 


  1. Ha ha, I love that you have overdue fines! I think I owe NYPL 50 cents right now -- but I swear I put the book in the outside bin on time! :-)

  2. I knew there was a reason I like your blog--We have a lot in common (your odd little facts would all fit me too).

    Thanks for including me in you blog list. I am checking out all other blogs right now--will post tomorrow:) Must go read.