Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

Amanda over at The Literary Counsellor nominated me for this award (a while ago – sorry Amanda! I’m behind on my tag and award posts, but trying to catch up!) that celebrates new bloggers.

Here are the rules:
1 – Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
2 – Answer the 10 questions given by the nominator.
3 – Nominate and link 10 bloggers .
4 – Notify all the bloggers you’ve nominated.
5 – Create 10 new questions for your nominees to answer.

Here are the questions I was given and my answers:

  1. What inspired you to start blogging?
    I’d been posting reviews on Goodreads and Riffle for a while, but wanted someplace I could do a little more.
  2. Which of your posts is your favourite so far? Link!
    I really enjoyed reading The Girl on the Train, so that review is probably my favorite.
  3. What is your favourite snack for when you are reading?
    I try to avoid snacks while reading (I lose track of what I’m eating when I’m engrossed in a good book and over-do it!), but I do like to have a cup of coffee or tea to go with my book.
  4. Who is your favourite fictional character? Why?
    Hercule Poirot – I’ve been reading Agatha Christie since 4th grade. Every other year or so I re-read Hallowe’en Party in the fall, or Hercule Poirot’s Christmas at Christmas time, and I’ve read nearly every other Poirot novel. After so many books and so many years, I feel like he’s an old friend, albeit an eccentric one.
  5. Have you ever read a book just because you liked the cover? What was it?
    I’m sure I have many times. The last time I remember doing it was with A Killer Read by Erika Chase. I was looking for a cozy mystery anyway, and the two Siamese on the cover made me choose it over several others that I was considering. I wasn’t disappointed!
  6. What is your dream job and why?
    I would love to be an author, and be able to make my living at it. The thought of other people reading and enjoying something that I wrote is very appealing. 
  7. Do you prefer hardcover, soft cover, or e-books?
    I love them all! I love the look of hardcovers on my bookshelves, but I prefer to read paperbacks or ebooks.
  8. What’s the most delicious meal you have ever eaten? And where were you?
    Grilled mahi-mahi. At a restaurant right on the beach on the island of Maui. I can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but it was incredible!
  9. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A million different things. 🙂 I remember wanting to be a vet, an actor, a forensic scientist (after an 8th grade trip to Washington DC and a visit to the FBI building…), and at one time, a truck driver!
  10. Describe your hometown in 3 words.
    Growing, diverse, busy

Now that I’ve answered my questions, here are the 10 I’ve come up with:

1. Is there a certain time of day when you find yourself most inspired to write?
2. Do you have a favorite genre when it comes to books, or do you read a little of everything?
3. Chocolate or vanilla?
4. Where is the farthest from home that you have traveled? Would you like to live there?
5. What was your favorite book to have read to you when you were a child?
6. Favorite color?
7. If you could invite any fictional character, living or dead, to dinner, who would it be and what would you serve?
8. Coffee or tea?
9. What’s your favorite movie?
10. What’s the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

Now the nominees…I’m hard pressed to find anyone who does not have a recent Leibster award post on their blog, so I will leave this open to anyone willing to answer my questions! 🙂 I hope someone will take me up on it. If you do, leave a link or a comment below so others can check out your post.

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4 thoughts on “Liebster Award

  1. I have a blog – that I’ve only posted to once – so that people could comment on my newsletter which has only been sent out twice. Hopefully that will change soon as I’m getting some help from an author’s assistant.

    All that said – here goes:

    1) Is there a certain time of day when you find yourself most inspired to write?
    Like most of my life, my writing time is often not willing to be bound by a self imposed schedule, although I often
    seem to do best from mid morning to mid afternoon.

    2) Do you have a favorite genre when it comes to books, or do you read a little of everything?
    Lately I’ve been feeding my cozy mystery self, but I love nonfiction that is told in the manner of a good story, I like
    some science fiction, some thrillers and forensic mysteries. I usually don’t like romance unless it has a strong
    mystery plot with it and the romance isn’t erotic. Oddly, I love chick flicks but don’t like romance books as much.

    3) Chocolate or vanilla?
    Chocolate. And chocolate. And vanilla with chocolate. 😉

    4) Where is the farthest from home that you have traveled? Would you like to live there?
    Scotland and England and yes, I would love to live in either place, but, I think in the end, I would miss my
    daughter too much. We’re best friends. 😀

    5) What was your favorite book to have read to you when you were a child?
    “Make Way for Ducklings” and “Blueberries for Sal”

    You are probably catching on that I often have trouble picking one favorite of most anything. 😉

    6) Favorite color?
    I’m a former artist and really, there are very few colors I don’t like – that said, I lean toward the warm colors like
    reds, yellows, oranges and browns. Oh! And ocean colors. I like ocean colors too!

    7) If you could invite any fictional character, living or dead, to dinner, who would it be and what would you serve?
    Peregrin (Pippin) Took. Which, of course, means I’d have to invite Meriadoc (Merry) Brandybuck, and they would
    both want Frodo Baggins and Samwise (Sam) Gamgee to be there as well.
    Being Hobbits, I could fix most anything and they would at least try it. 😉 I’d fix meatloaf (my hubby loves my
    meatloaf), mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, a green leafy salad, and serve potato chips, and lasagna with garlic
    bread, and potato-cheese soup. And several different kinds of ice cream, and chocolate and yellow cupcakes,
    chocolate pudding (American style pudding), and they might get a kick out of various flavors of Jello squares.

    8) Coffee or tea?
    Both, depending on my mood or the effect I’m wanting my beverage to have.

    9) What’s your favorite movie?
    Oh dear! Too many again. Since becoming an author, I have to say “Stranger Than Fiction” is one of my top
    favorites.

    10) What’s the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
    My husband married me and has stayed married to me for 39 years – thus far. He has been very supportive
    of my writing career. He’s a dear! 😀

    Thank you, Erika, for opening this up to all of us. 🙂

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