Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'd like to thank the academy...

okay, maybe not the academy, but definitely The Book Mole for these awards. According to the rules, I must list ten things about myself, so here goes.

1. I speak and read Chinese, Japanese and French
2. I love Clark bars and make my husband seek them out whenever he travels for business
3. My pet peeve is that people get in the left lane of traffic and go 10 miles under the speed limit (I live in Florida, so this is an ongoing thing - sigh)
4. I get a charge out of finding a rare book at a thrift store, garage sale or used bookstore
5. I'm an introvert through and through
6. My favorite vacations are long cruises where I sit on my balcony and read all day
7. On my I-pod is a mix of Billie Holliday, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, the Beach Boys (I am a native Californian, after all), and blues by Stevie Ray Vaughan
8. I have a red British telephone booth in my house
9. My cooking specialty is Asian, especially Chinese and Thai and I have a little mini Asian market in my pantry
10. Hell's Kitchen is one of my favorite shows. I love Gordon Ramsay

that's it. Thanks again for the awards. They're on their way to

1. Bookwordlover at her blog Booklover Book Reviews
2. Jeannie at Pine Cottage Books
3. Joy at Joy's Blog
4. Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books
5. Cym at Cym Lowell (who hosts a really awesome Wednesday Book Review Party each week)
6. Rob at Books Are Like Candy Corn
7. T at Reading Schtuff (because we both love Repairman Jack)
8. Jennifer at Rundpinne
9. Gwen at Chew and Digest Books
10. Becky at Page Turners

now...back to my book


  1. Thank you Nancy! Very interesting that you can speak and read 3 languages besides English! Do you get to use that knowledge? Maybe on your cruises?

  2. I use it when we go to places where people speak Chinese (or Japanese), or I read books in their original language sometimes. Not much call for French except for reading.

  3. The most important thing is to say things as you think them; I'm sure people will appreciate your simplicity and the way you apprehend life. Since you speak French too, let me tell you this: "surtout n'arrête pas d'écrire et de manifester ta présence parmi nous.

  4. Thank you for passing along the wards. I found your answers to be fun t read. I enjoy learning about other bloggers. I too am in introvert.

  5. Hi Nancy! Thanks for thinking of me with this mention. I love your list. That's impressive to you speak 4 languages. Wow! I also love a good book find too (2 days ago someone left a first edition of Cheaper by the Dozen (from 1948) on the free outdoor shelf at my local library; I gave it a new home). How did you find a red British telephone booth? I love it!

    Wishing you Aloha,
    Rob @Books Are Like Candy Corn

  6. Rob, You're welcome! You're an enjoyable person.

    The red phone booth was a present from my husband to go in my British reading room. I don't have any idea where he got it, but he's good at that. One year he bought me a pachinko machine he had shipped from Japan, and another year a slot machine (a real one). He's the master of finding odd stuff.

  7. Med
    Je vous remercie pour votre commentaire!

  8. You are so sweet:) Thank you and congratulations!

  9. Thank you so much Nancy! I love Thai food and love finding a great secondhand book also :)

  10. Hi, Nancy! Congrats on your awards, and thanks so much for thinking of my blog. I'm honored and flattered. I'm also a Clark Bar fan, but haven't had one in many, many years - didn't know they still made them.

  11. Samantha: You're welcome! Thai is so flavorful and fun to cook.

    Joy: If you ever go to Phoenix, they have them in the airport. My husband Larry looks for them wherever he is in the US. Then we always have the Clark Bar vs. Butterfinger debate.

  12. Such a multicultural kitchen! I love Chinese food. As for Thai, my husband cooks it every other day, so our refrigerator is fragrant with curry pastes, shrimp pastes, tom yam paste, and every other exotic Southeast Asian spice! Hope you print some of your recipes!

    Harvee's latest post:
    Sunday Salon

  13. Nancy, we do have a lot in common - I agree with you on 3,4,5 and also love cooking Asian food. Now, I wish I could have a red British phone booth!

  14. Congratulations! I love your ipod mix. And holy cow, all those languages! I'm impressed! I'm hearin' ya on that speed limit thing. All the Floridians come to North Carolina for the summer. Won't be long now.

  15. Harvee: is your husband a chef? I love the smells of Thai food cooking -- incredible.

    Jennifer: Having all of the snowbirds here is a mixed blessing -- they keep taxes low, but everything's so crowded while they're here that you just want to stay home.

    thanks to both of you for coming by!

  16. bookmole: thanks again for the awards! I have no clue where Larry got that phone booth -- he's really awesome in the finding weird things department.

  17. So sorry it took me so long to get here. Blog traffic was terrible! :)

    Thank you for your kindness - and saying that all prim and proper now I have to say:

    WOO HOO! YAY!!! Thanks! :D

  18. My absolute pleasure, Sheila. I don't know how you have time to do anything! I live in awe of you.

  19. Nice to know someone who cooked Chinese and Thai too, like I am. Wow 4 languages!! I speak 3 (of which one is not much use!) and a couple of Chinese dialects. I envy you. Wish I could at least speak conversational French! LOL.

  20. you're spookin' me! First the fiction, now the food, the languages...


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