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Hi there! You're here at my second blog where I do interviews and book reviews.

In case you're looking for my 1st blog, where I share my IWSG posts and other musings, just go to "The Musings of a Hopeful & Pecunious Wordsmith, SittieCates".

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Versatile Blogger Award: Delighted to Receive it!

This Versatile Blogger Award is really way overdue. I received this on the same month a few years back, but have never published this post because the initial piece that I’ve written for this award was saved at my other USB and it got lost. I guess the delay served a purpose though because I’ve discovered a lot of new blogs since then which, I think, deserve this award.

Aileen of I Heart Good Health sent this to me, and informed me that I was part of her list of awardees. Thank you so much, Aileen! Oh, to those who are reading this, you may want to see her blog at

Let’s move on to the rules of this award.


1. Thank the person who nominated you with a link back to them. (See above.)
2. Tell 7 things about yourself. (See below.J)
3. Pass this award to 15 newly discovered blogs and let them know that they have received the Versatile Blogger Award.


1. When I’m not plotting, writing or revising my own stories—or reading books of other writers—I like to experiment in the kitchen and cook new dishes. These are often easy and quick recipes so I could easily go back to what I was doing.

2. I love the peanut M&Ms! Oh, and Toblerone (the white one) and Butterfinger. Yum!

3. There are so many books that I like. But the books that sit at the top of my list include (First) J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, (Second) Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games series and (Third) Robert R. McCammon’s Boy’s Life.  

4. I had an article, a poem and two short stories for kids published at different local magazines. I was so young and still at school at that time when those got published. You can imagine how elated I was when I learned about it. This was before I landed employment in the publishing industry (for newspapers and magazines).

5. I love to wear T-shirts, jeans and rubber shoes most of the time. But, during special occasions, you may expect to see me wearing something formal or semi-formal. Still, I can’t wait to wriggle out of that attire as soon as I get home.

6. I like to walk—a lot! Sometimes it’s a leisurely stroll where I just empty my mind and enjoy the time. Other times, it’s a quick jaunt to a store to buy groceries. Or, I’d engage in brisk walking at a nearby park when the weather is permissive for such an activity.

7. And what else? Ah, yes… If I had a choice between going out to the mall or staying at home, I’d choose the latter. I’d be cooped up in my room, plotting/writing a new story or reading a new book, unless, of course, if I’d be heading straight to the bookstore. If that’s the case, then, I’d go to the mall. Hehehe… ;-)

My 15 Nominees & Awardees 
for the Versatile Blogger Award 
(In No Particular Order)

Michelle Wallace of Writer in Transit
Jennifer Chandler of The Cup and Page
L. Diane Wolfe of The Circle of Friends
E.E. Giorgi of Chimeras
Kim Van Sickler of The Swagger Writers
Mary Aalgard of Play Off the Page
Hollie Moncrieff of A Life Less Ordinary

Now, I’ll be informing those who received this and I’ll share the link of this blog post on the official site of The Versatile Blogger Award.

Congratulations to my fellow awardees! Three cheers for you! Yay (3x)! ;-)

A Short Note to the Reader: If you’ve missed my IWSG post for this month, do check it out at my first blog, The Musings of a Hopeful & Pecunious Wordsmith, SittieCates. Here’s the link for that blog post: #IWSG Post: Just Continue to Write with Your Heart and Soul.


  1. Thank you, Sittie! I've won it before so I'll just graciously accept it here.
    I'd rather stay home any day.
    And as soon as I get home, I'm into sweats or lounge pants. My home, I should get to be comfortable.
    Congratulations on the award!

    1. Hello, Alex! You're welcome. And thanks for the congratulations! Yes, that's right. Home is where we need to feel comfortable.

  2. My stepdad loves toblerone. I'd rather stay home than go most places, but when I do go out, the big indoor outlet mall near my house is my favorite!

    1. I guess most of us prefer our humble abode. Nice to know your stepdad prefers Toblerone, too. Thanks for the visit, Stephanie!

  3. I don't know if my first response posted. So, I'll write another one. Thanks for the award and your enthusiasm for words. I enjoy going out and experiencing life in many areas. Huge crowds wear me out, though, then I'm happy to be home with my family, a good book or movie, and something nice to eat and drink!

    1. You're welcome, Mary. Huge crowds wear me out, too. A good book or movie and something to eat and drink would be wonderful.

  4. Oooh, thank you so much for nominating me!!! I'll let you know when my post will be up, I have to think of my nominees :-)

    1. Hi there! You're most welcome. No prob. Take your time in thinking of your nominees. That's the reason my post on this award took a long time, too. :-)

  5. Thank you so much, Sittie! I really appreciate this award! Though I've received it before, it's so nice that you thought of me! I also love long walks, and your taste in candy!


    1. You're welcome, Julie! Great to know you've received it again. You love long walks, too? I'll see you in a few then. :-) And since you love my taste in candy, I'll make sure to bring some when I see you. :-)

  6. So your idea of heaven is taking a long walk, followed by curling up at home with a good book while eating a Butterfinger? Sounds good to me! Thanks for the nomination, Sittie!

    1. I love it when you put it that way. :-) You're welcome, Kim! Thanks for visiting!

  7. Thank you so much for the award, Sittie!
    I love walking too. It's a nice gentle exercise without feeling like you're exercising.

  8. Thank you so much!

    I love walking since it's good exercise and clears my head. Informal is my style. I need to be comfortable.

    1. You're welcome, Medeia!

      Yeah, it does that. And you get to see lovely sights as well.

  9. Argh! I don't think my first comment posted. If you get two, I apologize :)
    Thank you so much for the award! And congrats on receiving it yourself :) Thought I'd much rather stay home, I'm learning that there's a lot to be said for getting out there and discovering new places. The people I've met in the past month just from walking into shops I don't normally visit have been wonderful! Talk about a fun way to make new friends!
    Have a wonderful day and thanks again!

    1. No prob, Jen. That happens to me, too, at times. :-)

      You're most welcome, Jen! And thanks for the congrats! I think you've just done your own nice serendipity walk and got to meet nice people. Good for you, Jen!

  10. Thanks Sittie for the award. I have received this award before and its one of my favourites. I am thrilled to receive it again.
    I too love to stay at home. And I simply love toblerone and going for walks. Harry Potter series and Hunger Games are my favourites :)


    1. Wow! Most of you here received it a second or third time. That's wonderful! You deserve it, Rachna.

      Oh, yeah. Harry Potter and Hunger Games!! They're the BEST! :-)

  11. Aw! Thanks so much, Sittie. Sorry it's taken me this long to get here, but I was in the middle of a move.

    Peanutbutter M & M's... Yummy. You may have just sent me into craving mode. ;)

    1. No problem, Crystal. As they say better late than never. :-) Thanks for the visit! Hope your move is going well.

      I sent you into craving mode? lol! I think I've got some more here. I won't mind sharing them. Go ahead. :-)

  12. Sittie, my apologies for visiting so has been super-hectic...
    So this blog is your other hide-away spot? Such a cosy place. What smells so! Yay!
    Thank you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
    I have received this award before...on two occasions...but I'm excited to receive it again!!
    I enjoyed learning more about you. A choice between the mall and books? I'll also opt for books. There's nothing better than curling up with a good book...paperback version, of course!
    It was lovely visiting you.
    Enjoy your day!

    1. Hello, Michelle! No prob. I can relate with the super hectic lifestyle.

      Yup! You've found my other hide-away spot. Now, I can't hide anymore. lol!

      Coffee? Oh, sure! You want a cup? Here you go. Freshly brewed! Or would you prefer the instant coffee mix?

      You got this award a few times? Congrats, Michelle!

      And, yes, books! *Sigh*! :-)

      Lovely to have you here. Have a wonderful day, too.