Some love my way….

Brin from Brin’s Book Blog had nominated me for the ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD.
As I had already said in one of my earlier posts, Better Late than Never, that I won’t be participating in awards anymore. But as a goodwill gesture and for acknowledging the love of a fellow blogger I accept this award. Thanks a lot Brin for showering your love on my blog. It does mean a lot to me. 🙂



Better late than never!

I am running out of excuses in keeping up with my commitment to my blog…..sigh! Life, in general, has become too busy and I am running late in many things. Anyways, I believe in the “better late than never” thingy and so today I am ticking off one item from my pending- since-forever list and that is acceptance of awards that fellow bloggers have bestowed upon my blog.

Over the past few months, my blog have been ‘awarded’ many blog awards. Here is a list of the awards and the bloggers who nominated me for them – (more…)

A String of Awards





Stephanie from S.J. THOMAS’S BOOK BLURBS & Michelle from Book Chat had bestowed me with a string of 4 awards Versatile Blogger, Most Creative Blogger Award, Most Influential Blogger & Reader Appreciation Award, sometime back (in fact a very long ago!). Sorry for the delayed acknowledgement ladies! Both of you have been a darling, bestowing awards after awards to my humble blog. It truly means a lot to me. Thanks a ton! 😀 (more…)

One for loyalty


Both Stephanie from S. J. Thomas’s Book Blurbs & Michelle from Book Chat have been showering me with quite a few awards now. And this time it’s the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I am really humbled by your love and appreciation for this lil’ world of mine that I have created & nurtured. Thanks a ton to both of you! 😀 (more…)

Some sunshine….. :)


Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves ~ James M. Barrie

Stephanie from S.J. THOMAS’S BOOK BLURBS once again bestowed dreamzandclouds with an award. And this time it’s the Sunshine Award! Thanks a ton, Stephanie! 🙂 When I looked in the web for the significance of this award I found this –

“The award is given to bloggers who are positive, inspiring, creative or whose blogs you just really enjoy reading”.

Isn’t it wonderful!! And this is what makes this award extra special for me. Thanks again Stephanie! I feel honoured by your gesture. You definitely brought me some sunshine & made my day brighter! 😀 (more…)

Another star!

Blog of the Year Award 3 star jpeg

Dreamzandclouds is enjoying all the love & appreciation that is showered on it by fellow bloggers. 2013 has been a good year. A big shout out to those people who read & express their views on my musings & ramblings…thank you guys!!

Ashima from Lime ‘n’ lemony has crowned D&C with the 3rd star of the Blog of the Year 2013 Award. Yoo hoo! It seems I was her Santa this Christmas & she, too, gave me some more love in return. 🙂 Thanks a ton Ashima! You can read her post here. I had stumbled across Ashima’s blog through a book review. It was a book we both loved. I commented on her review. She in turn dropped by my blog and soon we became friends, now we are pen-pals. This is our story till date. 😀 (more…)

Some more love!!


Blog of the Year Award 2 star jpeg

It has been raining awards in my blog. 🙂

Its not that I am complaining… fact I am enjoying all the love & appreciation that is being showered on me by my friends of the virtual world/ fellow bloggers. This time it is the Blog of the Year, 2013 Award. First Michelle from Book Chat (my 1st star!) & then Stephanie from S. J. Thomas Book Blurbs (my 2nd star) has been kind enough to nominate me for this award. I was not expecting this one at all. And thanks to both of you for the nice surprise & the honour too! 🙂 (more…)

Some love!


The 3 beautiful ladies – Michelle (from Book Chat), Stephanie (from S.J. THOMAS’S BOOK BLURBS) & Cleopatra (from Cleopatra Love Books) were kind enough to nominate me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Thank you ladies! 🙂

Love & appreciation of any kind (likes, comments, awards, etc.) always delights me and my love for blogging grows stronger with each one of them. They serve as the encouragement to me to carry on. This award did it too. You made my day(s) ladies! 🙂 (more…)


shine on award

Another pleasant surprise……actually two. Both Cleopatra Loves Books and Stephanie Thomas had nominated me for the SHINE ON Award. It is the 2nd award (read: love & appreciation) that adorns my blog. When I started blogging, I had started as an Anonymous writer and never thought someone would be interested to read my ramblings /musings. And so, every award nomination (in fact every like and every comment too) makes me feel elated that some people out there are reading what I write, & maybe even liking them.

Coming to the award, I have seen this award logo in many blogs I follow. When I tried to find out what this award meant I found this – “this award is for the blogs that shine, make you feel good and are inspiring to the reader.” And I had thought that I have a long way to go before I ever get nominated for this award. But I was proved wrong! 🙂

Anyways, here are the rules of the award:

  1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog, and link back.
  3. Share seven random, interesting things about yourself.
  4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the Shine On Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.

Rule 1: Done

Rule 2: Done

Rule 3: Here are the random 7 facts about me –

1. I love making lists. I make lists for almost everything, even when I hardly stick to them religiously.


2. I enjoy watching animation movies. I guess I will never be old enough to not like them. Some of my favourites are – Up, Ratatouille (two of my favourites), Shrek, Toy Story, Cars, How to Train your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Ice Age, Finding Nemo, Madagascar, Monsters and many more……..


3. I love to travel, in fact visit any new place. I try to grab every opportunity that comes my way to visit a new place – be it just across the corner or some destination, miles away.


4. I think I can never enjoy or even be a part of activities up in the sky or for that matter, anything that involves heights. Whenever I sit on a roller coaster ride, on the way down, I experience an empty feeling / hollowness in my stomach and I hate that feeling. I feel I will die.


5. I do not know how to swim (oops!).


6. I shed a lot of tears. My tears spring out of my eyes even before I could control them. I have written about it here.

7. I am not much into fashion. I wear whatever is comfortable for me. But then I follow quite a number of fashion bloggers. I love the outfit posts they do in their blogs.


Rule 4: My nominees for this award are (in no particular order)…I had many others in mind but most of them have already been nominated.

  1. Peak Perspective – I love the way Shelley plays with words in her blog. And there are some superb illustrations too. Her ABOUT ME page is so impressive that I had to click the “follow” button in her blog. Love what you write Shelley!
  2. Eat, love, dance, pray, laugh n hug…. – a blog which makes me happy and love life. You can find here some awesome recipes too!
  3. Lime ‘n’ Lemony I had discovered her blog while looking for a book review. And something clicked between us. What I love most in her blog is the experiences she shares of her volunteering work/ philanthropic activities she is involved in. I had nominated her for the Liebster Award too.
  4. Creativwins – She was my first follower and one of the first bloggers I began following on WordPress. And I enjoy reading what she writes. She has not posted for quite a while and I hope she is back to the blogging world very soon.
  5. Divya’s Art Blog – an art blog. I love her work.
  6. Should be Reading – A book blog which introduced me to a lot of other wonderful book bloggers. I am most certainly grateful to her.
  7. Musings from a Bookmammal – A book blog I found through Should be Reading. I love the memes she participates and the content of her posts.
  8. The coffee loverr – I love the way she had planned out her blog. She writes 6 days a week and has divided the content of her blog into 6 categories. Now that is something which caught my attention.
  9. Just joyfulness – A blog for poems, photos and pondering.
  10. Book Bunny’s burrow – Another blog i found through Should be Reading. She writes about books and her 2 cute bunnies.

Do check out the blogs I have nominated. I am sure you will find something interesting to read in each of them. And yes, as a part of the rule, I have notified all my nominees about my nomination. I hope they accept it and carry the chain forward.

Thanks to both Cleopatra Loves Books and Stephanie Thomas once again for nominating me! You certainly made my day(s) and brought a smile on my face with your pat(s) on my back. 🙂


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