Awards and Picnik

I am so excited that I have to tell you this. You probably won’t find it as interesting, but anyway.

I just read about a photo editing software at Bethany’s blog.

Picnik.

It’s seriously awesome. I always wanted a software that was free and easy to use because I don’t do photography much. All I want is to increase the brightness or maybe reduce the red-eye thing. Till now I used Picasa but somehow it makes the picture look bad.

Although some of the features are premium there are free features which are equally good and enough for me. See the picture below. Before and After. Cool, isn’t it?

before_after
My sis had taken this snap with my cell phone and for some reason the flash wasn’t working. So I just brightened it up a bit. Although I have done the same on Picasa it somehow doesn’t give the same effect. Try it, you might like it. Thanks so much Bethany.
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And now I have a few awards I wanted to acknowledge. Sorry for being late and lazy about it.

humanity-award1 The Humane Award is to honor certain bloggers that are kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in my blog and always leave the sweetest comments. If it wasn’t for them, my site would just be an ordinary book review blog. Their blogs are also amazing and are tastefully done on a daily basis. This award is to thank them for their growing friendships through the blog world.

The Humane Award is from Stacy. She is so sweet and generous. Thank you so much for this award Stacy.

lemonadeThe Lemonade Award is given to those who show great attitude and gratitude in their blogging.

The Lemonade Award is from Serena. Thank you Serena, I feel so honored. If you like poetry and if you haven’t checked out her blog, please do so now.

zombie_chicken_award The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…

The zombie chicken Award is from a new to blogger Lady Lazarus who has a very nice and interesting blog. Thank you so much for this cute award.

The 4Rs Challenge…recommendations

4rsaddressbutton-269x300If you haven’t heard of the 4R’s Challenge, you should definitely check it out. It’s really simple. All you need to do is set up your profile on the Forum; write something about yourself and the kind of books you like. The other members, based on what you have written and your preference, will suggest a book for you. You have to acquire the book from somewhere, read it and review it. See? I told you it’s simple.

The 4 Rs stand for Recommend, Read, Review, and Repeat.

And moreover, the forum is very user friendly and easy to navigate. So I’m hoping to see you there.

Oh and yes, it’s a brain child of Jennifer from Literate Housewife and fyrefly. Read their 4Rs posts here and here.

And don’t forget to join the Forum. I’m sure it will be fun.

oh…and the link to my profile is here

I wanted recommendations for a horror book, something that will really creep me out.

Here are the recommendations on the 4R’s challenge Forum:

1) Whispers by Deen Koontz from Sandy
2) Pet Semetary by Stephen King from Sandy
3) The Other by Thomas Tryon from booknaround
4) Short story collection of Edgar Allan Poe from Dave.
5) The Road by Cormac McCarthy from thekoolaidmom
6) The Road, Life as We Knew It from Nymeth
7) The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson for a traditional creppy story from Nymeth
8 ) Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz from heidenkind
9) The Mummy by Anne Rice from heidenkind
10) Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop from heidenkind
11) The Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill from tokemise
12) The Haunting of Hill House and Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill from Gavin
13) Pet Sematary by Stephen King from literatehousewife

How is a girl to decide?

I own The Road and have been meaning to read it since a long time. I think Stephen King, Anne Rice, Anne Bishop and Dean Koontz should be available in the bookstore or the library. I have been searching for The Haunting of Hill House in bookstores here, but seems like it isn’t available. He said could order it for me but the price is almost 4 times a normal book.

I’m hoping to get my hands on Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill. I’ve been reading his 20th Century Ghosts on and off and really like it. I like his writing style.

I have been wanting to read something by Edgar Allan Poe but haven’t got the chance. I’m not even sure where to start.

The Other by Thomas Tryon is something that I’m particularly excited about. Booknaround says, “I still have nightmares about it and I read it almost 30 years ago.” Sounds cool huh?

I might just go to the bookstore and try my luck or I’ll see if I can get ‘The Other’ ordered at a normal price.

What do you think? Is there something else you would like to suggest?

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I have 2 awards from the Melody and Serena. Thanks girls, I am happy and thankful 🙂

super_commentorno1 blogger award

Sorry for not acknowledging them early.
Oh and the No 1 Blogger award is from Serena and the Commentor Award from Melody!!!