Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award

We at the Oasis have been graced with the Versatile Blogger Award. It's our first blog award and we are honored, humbled and just plain excited!! A huge thank you to Joanne Brothwell at Thoughts Interred in Phrase and Cara! at From My Head Reviews for recognizing us. Please check out their blogs.

The award comes with a few small conditions, and we're happy to oblige:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (In no particular order...)
4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

Seven facts, huh? Well, there are 5 of us, so you get one fact from each of us and 2 group facts.
1. Group: We met at YALitChat and are group moderators there. If you live, breathe & write YA, you should check it out.
2. Group: We all like (er.. LOVE!) chocolate.
3. Sheri: I was a speaker at my high school baccalaureate and made everyone cry--in a good way.
4. A.E.: I've given speeches to Career Day students at the local college about being a writer, and I wore my Grinch head slippers. Kids loved them!
5. J.A.:  I'm extremely shy.  I mean to the point that people think I'm rude because I'm too nervous to say anything, but I have no problems getting up in front of a group of people I don't know and giving a speech or acting in a play.  :D
6. Nikki: I was extremely active in theater during high school and contemplated majoring in theater in college (a far cry from my actual major!)
7. Jessie: I fidget constantly if I have to sit for long periods of time (which includes car rides, work, seminars, and even just TV watching).

And now, the 15 blogs that we recommend. In an effort to pass on the love to other collaborative bloggers out there, we've selected the following (in no particular order):
1. Mundie Moms
2. Merry Sisters of Fate
3. YA Highway
4. YA Know
5. The YA 5
6. League of Extraordinary Writers
7. YA Fresh
8. Got YA!
9. Supernatural Underground
10. YA Authors Cafe
11. Page Turners
12. Reading Teen
13. YAY! Reads (not collaborative, but a teen reviewing YA - how cool is that?)
14. YA Book Central
15. And in tribute to the amazing woman who brought us together and the founder of YALitChat, check out Georgia McBride's personal blog.

There you have it. We hope you like these blogs as much as we do.  As always, thank you for reading!!


  1. That's so cool to read all your fun facts! J.A.-I'm glad someone else has an outgoing/shy personality! I drive myself crazy with it. lol.

    Congrats on your award. Lots of links to check out!!

  2. What a great list of blogs! I'll be checking out the ones I don't already know and love. :)

  3. So many amazing blogs. So much information.

  4. Congrats on the award and the new site. Looking forward to reading more!

    Martina & Marissa

  5. Awesome! So great to learn more about you guys! And thanks for passing it on to the League! We're honored to make your top 14!

  6. How cool that you won this award, and many thanks for listing us among your favorites.

    Tina Ferraro and Kelly Parra at ya fresh

  7. Aw, thank you for the award :) And congrats to the others.

  8. Thanks for the mention!

    I can't wait to read all those other blogs on the list :)

  9. Thanks for the blog award girls!!! Us YA gals have to stick together!


  10. Ditto on the thanks, guys! Great blog! ~ Kath (also of GotYA)

  11. Thanks, ladies! I'm so excited to be a part of this YA blogging community. --Lisa (part of


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