Monday Memo – 5 things (of love!) for the week

1 – #BreathlessTour Love!  I was lucky on Friday when my BFF agreed to drive me (I was on mega doses of painkillers) to the Tattered Cover in Highlands Ranch to attend the Denver CO stop of the Breathless Book Tour!  For those of you who are not familiar with this, it was a 5-stop tour with 5 YA authors visiting each of their 5 home towns. *so cool*  When I first heard about it I thought it was just Beth Revis coming to see us, but what a bonus to meet them all! Ally Condie (Matched), Andrea Cremer (Nightshade), Kirsten Miller (The Eternal Ones), Beth Revis (Across the Universe), and Brenna Yovanoff (The Replacement) were fun and real and totally good sports answering some pretty tough questions.  GIVEAWAY ALERT: Come back tomorrow for my *almost* 100th Follower contest announcement.  I’ll be giving away a Breathless Tour Poster signed by the 5 fabulous ladies, as well as bookmarks (some signed) and your choice of a copy of any of these 5 books and of course… ’tis the season for GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!

2 – Grammy Love!  Did you watch the Grammy’s last night?  *sigh*  I wasn’t going to tune in at all, in fact I haven’t watched the Grammy’s for years… but this year they had both Mumford and Sons (see video – just awesome!) and The Avett Brothers (swoon!) performing, and I didn’t want to miss that.  I thought the whole night was really well done and liked all of the winners and their songs.  I am such a sap when it comes to winners… doesn’t matter who is winning or for what.  I cry. Do you cry?  As a huge believer in following your dreams, it is always so spectacular to see someone, especially a rookie, earn success like that.  Hidden gem of the night: “the house that built me”.  It’s a new one to me and I really loved the song.  Hooray for music!

My fave from Mumford and Sons:  My wish is to see them live, in the front row.  :)

3 – Blog Love! – That’s right friends, it is CELEBRATION time!  Blogging is such a fun thing to do, but since I decided to quit my day job and write for reals it has been totally mind blowing.  The blogfests and the contests, all the fun and really awesome people in the world.  I am honored that anyone clicks follow… and I can’t wait to give you free goodies to say thanks!  So. TUES. Tomorrow. Come baaaack!

* EPIC GIVEAWAY STARTS TOMORROW *

4 – Bernard Pivot Love! – Come back on WED this week when I unveil my post as part of Nicole Ducleroir’s BP Blogfest!  I still have not decided if I am going to *own* my favorite swear word or hide behind the ***’s… but I am excited to celebrate Nicole’s 500th Follower with her.  It’s not too late to join in

5 – Love Love! – This year will be my 20th with my husband.  We’ll be married for 12 years this summer and after all we’ve been through I just want to say I LOVE YOU!  I’d pick you again any day, and I am the luckiest woman not only because you picked me, but because I am so aware of what we’ve got.

xoxoxo

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