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>> Thursday, July 26, 2012

 I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to OverWeight In Sunny SoCal for awarding me the Versatile Blogger Award.  Her blog is honest and she has been a great supporter of my blog.  I just want to thank her from the bottom of my heart!

The rules are as follows:

* Nominate 10 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging
* Let them know you have nominated them
* Share 7 random facts about yourself
* Thank the bloggers that have nominated you
* Add the versatile blogger award to your post

Seven Random Facts About Me:
  1. I am a mixologist at heart.  I love to mix drinks and whenever we have parties I am always the bartender.  If I had extra money lying around I would go and take a professional bartending course.
  2. My favourite drink is amaretto and cranberry juice.
  3. I love getting the best price for anything I am going to buy.I can never buy the first thing that I see it has to be on sale or at the best price once I have shopped around.
  4. If I had to watch 5 TV shows for the rest of my life they would be: Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Alias, Degrassi (the original, Oz and A Different World
  5. I sigh in my sleep, I always warn people when I share a room with them.  They say it should have I am having "really good" dreams.
  6. My favourite type of movies are horror, thrillers, animated and documentary.  I am also a big fan of foreign films. Recently, I was INCENDIES, a movie make by a Canadian director. It was nominated for an Oscar a few years ago for Best Foreign Film. 
  7. I love to read. I can polish off a good book in two days.  I just finished BOOK OF NEGROES by Lawrence Hill. EXCELLENT book, it is definitely one of my top five favourite books of all time.  Here is a little synopsis:
Lawrence Hill's fictional biography , The Book of Negroes , grabs the reader from the first sentence. Aminata Diallo lives in the village of Bayo in West Africa and, because her mother and father come from different groups, speaks both their languages. In 1745, at eleven years old, Aminata is stolen from her village by slavers and marched three months westward to the Atlantic Ocean. Once there, she is placed on a slave ship and transported to South Carolina where she is sold to an indigo producer. 

The girl endures hellish conditions both in the slave ship and on the indigo plantation, but is finally sold to a family her takes her to the infant city of New York. Aminata never loses her determination to escape captivity and to return to her village, but her life leads her into paths that she cannot predict. 

Hill not only tells a fascinating story, he also presents a very readable history of the conditions and economic levers driving slavery. The book takes the reader across continents, oceans, and countries, as well as through the factors that forced Britain to outlaw slavery at home and in its colonies.
Thanks for reading!

Anyone reading this feel free to post it on your blog!


Overweight in SoCal July 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM  

Awww your list is awesome. Please be my mixologist. I will take a good cocktail any day and anytime. I also love to read and watch thrillers/horrors :)

I love your blog and like that we can support each other along this journey

Tim August 1, 2012 at 9:32 AM  

I'm so glad I found another person who loves 'Oz'. I watched all the seasons back to back last year and I was devastated when it finished! haha

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