Tuesday, January 06, 2009


My good friend and fellow blogger Lynne at Lynne's Little Corner Of The World has given me this very nice award. Thank you, Lynne!! (I really wish people who create these awards at least do a grammar or spell check - "For the coolest blog I ever know"?????) I now pass it on to the following fellow bloggers:

1. Barbara at The Clark Homestead
2. Willow at Willow's Cottage
4. Diane at Diane's Place
5. Jess at Jessica's World

The guidelines are that you post the award graphic on your blog and link your post to the person who gave you the award and the people you are passing the award on to.

Congratulations - you are all SO COOL!

Thanks to Lynne again for reviewing this wonderful book - "Hannah's Dream" - which I have just finished and have been left wishing there were more. As you will notice on some of my previous posts, I have read several books about elephants - some fiction, some true. I have developed a keen interest in these complicated and wonderful creatures and have joined the supporters of The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwalt, Tennessee. Please check out their website here - they even have an elephant-cam.

Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond is fiction, but could very well be true because the author has done such excellent research into the life of the captured elephant and the problems and mistakes made by zoos and elephant keepers. Hannah was fortunate enough to have the same keeper for forty-one years and this keeper and his wife loved Hannah as if she were their own child. The time was drawing close to when the keeper would have to retire which coincided with the ambitions of the new zoo director and her plans for Hannah and the zoo. This is a book with a happy ending - I only wish there would be a sequel or that there would have been an "Afterword" at the end of the book. I wanted to know what happened to the characters after I read the last sentence. I strongly recommend this book.


Jess said...

Thank you so much for passing on the award...and congrats on you receiving it!

Love, Jess

Willow said...

Thanks for passing the award on to me! I agree with you on the correcting of grammar on the awards. I'm picky about grammar and I see mistakes everywhere in publications! I always say I wish the companies would hire me to do their editing!

Mary said...


I received this award a while ago and yes, there is an error. I hope you enjoy it regardless. Being a writer, it drives me a little nuts.

Enjoyed playing catch up. It's been a while since I had time to visit. I've been under the weather since early December.


Diane@Diane's Place said...

Thank you so much for the award, my friend. I do appreciate it. :o)

Regarding the grammar, I've seen this award on several blogs and I got the impression that the originator may be foreign, so English may not be their first language.

I'll keep my eyes open for the book. I saw Lynne's review and she gave it a good review as well.

Hope you have a great week.

Love and hugs,


BClark said...

Thank you so much for the award, I like butterflies. That book sounds great and I beleive I saw something on the news about that sanctuary. One of the elphants has a best friend and it is a dog.
I have always liked elephants and have read in the past about the long relationships they develop.

Best to you

Nan said...

What a great, great place. Thank you so much for drawing my attention to it. I hope others will visit and contribute if they are able.

Linda said...

Hi Tina, congrats on the award...you are most deserving. I received this award too and was surprised to see the error...too bad.
I'm going to look for this book, it sounds very good and I like happy endings. Hugs, Linda

Mountain Mama said...

congratulations on the nice award.
I want to tell you that I went outside today in search of English Violets and found four.
They will be at their best here in February and March and they smell heavenly!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thank you so much for this awesome award! I really appreciate it!