Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My FIRST award!!!!!!!

I've always wanted a blogger award. ALWAYS!

I'm sending a colassal supercalifragilisticexpialidocious thanks to Nina over at Brush Up on Your Reading. She rules. Follow her immediately, read her thorough reviews. She is awesome. Period.


Here are the things you have to do when you get this award:

1. First, thank and link back to the person that gave the award.
2. Answer the 10 survey questions
3. Pass the award along to other bloggers whom you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you have chosen to let them know about the award.

1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you are not anonymous, do you wish that you had started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?

I did start out anonymously. I think I am essentially still anonymous. I didn't want to call it La Toya Lewis soprano's book reviews. I feel like the opera singer part of me is marketed and is a brand and all that, but the book lover part of me is just for fun. I'm not looking to take over the world one book at a time...but I am looking to take over the world one Opera at a time ;)

2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.

Omg, I'm stubborn every day of my life. Let me just pick one. Oh, I will never go to a restaurant that I don't like with a group of friends. Even if I'm the only person out of 5 people who doesn't like that restaurant!
3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

This amazing unstoppable gorgeous GORGEOUS woman.

4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet tea. And water, freezing cold water. And Lemonade. All at the same time. Just kidding. Or am I?

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

Read and play video games!

6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?

Would love to start a family, run a music school, become an internationally renowned opera singer, write a book.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?

I was all of these. Class Clown in Elementary, Shy Person in HS, Overachiever in Undergrad and Always ditching in Grad School! W00t!

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?

Sheesh, I have no idea. I've had a pretty cool life, there's always these cool things that lead to other cool things. I'd say when I was led into the choir room in college so I could "check out" the choir. I ended up walking into the Opera chorus and my life hasn't been the same since!

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?

Oh it's way easier for me to talk about myself. I know myself best!

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?

Depends on my mood but 65% of the time, I'd rather be reading. It's way easier for me to find time to talk to people on the phone but not so easy for me to find time to read!


  1. Way to go! And you're super awesome too!

    It's amazing how you got into opera just like that, you are definitely very talented :D

    Brush Up On Your Reading

  2. You are so sweet! Thank you so much for this award! I love it!

    The Enchanted Book

  3. Aww! I am so honored! Thank you Latoya! And of course I know it's you! lol Go bloggers!

  4. This was so awesome! What a way to start the day! Thanks so much for this award! Love it!!


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