Friday, February 5, 2010

I am PROLIFIC

pro⋅lif⋅ic [pruh-lif-ik]  -- adjective
2. producing in large quantities or with great frequency; highly productive:
a prolific writer.


At dictionary.com, the second explanation/example for prolific involves writing! Why was I looking up that word? Susan D. at This Day! passed along this award to me today. Thanks Susan! [Yes, I knew what the word meant but I wanted to copy and paste the definition here.]

The responsibilities of the recipient:
1. Every winner of the prolific blogger award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers. Spread some love!
2. Each prolific blogger must link to the blog from which he/she has received the award.
3. Every prolific blogger must link back to this post, which explains the origins and motivation for the award.
4. Every prolific blogger must visit this post and add his/her name in the Mr. Linky, so that we all can get to know the other winners. (Click here for the Mr. Linky page.)
When I followed #3 to read about the origin of the award, here's what the person who started it had to say: "This award is to all those prolific bloggers, who read voraciously, blog tirelessly and have made the blogging community such a vibrant place."

This award comes during a time I've challenged myself to write at least a little every day. I'm not sure I've made the blogosphere any more vibrant but I do think I've made it a little hungrier with all my descriptions of food and photos.

Like this...
Seafood sampler platter. Yum!

I think the award was originally for bloggers who review books. I love to read but rarely review what I'm reading. Mainly because 99% of what I currently read are books I've already read and liked enough to bring to Argentina with me. [I'm one of those weird people who can re-read a book 10 times.]

BUT we just ordered a Kindle so I'm pretty excited about being able to get new books much easier! Maybe I'll be inspired to write some reviews then.

Of course the first book on my "wish list" is food related  :-)
Yes, really.
Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India
By Madhur Jaffrey of Indian cookbook fame.
This has been on my wish list for about a year.

Even if I can buy books used in the U.S., shipping is prohibitive (books can get heavy you know) so my sweet hubby, who knows how much I miss the library and used book stores, suggested we use some of our tax refund to get a Kindle. I.Am.So.Excited!

Friends are coming later this month and will bring it with them. Definitely do not trust the postal system enough to have it shipped.

Anyway, I think I got a little sidetracked by the talk of food and books about food and the Kindle. So...

From the number of links at Advance Booking, there are a LOT of prolific writers out there, and more are being added daily.

My way of adding is not strictly by the rules BUT I'm really horrible at picking people to pass awards to (just ask my niece-by-marriage). So I've decided to pass this on to anyone who reads my blog and considers themselves PROLIFIC. Congratulations!

[Plus I have to finish this ASAP in order to get in under the wire and get it posted TODAY and not TOMORROW.]

6 comments:

sara said...

i have been wanting a kindle for so long....but I can't give up the feel of my books. I can't wait to hear how you like it!

skoots1mom said...

what an awesome gift for you especially given where you are...you'll so ENJOY it, i believe.

rita said...

I confess I do not know what a Kindle is, so let me know how it works for you.
Right now I am listening to several memoirs downloaded from Audible onto MP3. Great background for all the sorting/cleaning/ordering-my-life type work going on during these snowy-stay-at-home days.
Congrats on the award.
¡Te lo merecés!

rita said...

I confess I do not know what a Kindle is, so let me know how it works for you.
Right now I am listening to several memoirs downloaded from Audible onto MP3. Great background for all the sorting/cleaning/ordering-my-life type work going on during these snowy-stay-at-home days.
Congrats on the award.
¡Te lo merecés!

Lhoyt said...

With the newest, you'll wish you had ordered an iPad instead! Well, it has not proven itself yet. I have yet to get any of the above or MP3 or even a Walkman!!!
I DID download a free song by Neil Sedaka the other day. It was from Amazon, and the title was "Do you remember?" I liked it because it was nostalgic, reminiscent of the 50' and early 60's, sounded in places like a milonga and other places like Hebrew folk music. He was on one of the Fox News Channel programs, and had such a winsome way about him, I just had to listen to the song several times more.

SmallTownRunner said...

I don't think I would enjoy a Kindle, but in your circumstances I can certainly see the appeal.