Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Liebster Nomination - Yippee for Recognition

What a wonderful pleasure to have been nominated by Anna author of The Perfect Herald blog  and by Angela Lockwood from Language in the Blood for the Liebster Blog award.
  The Perfect Herald is a blog about "Books." Language in the Blood blog is about " The author of Language in the Blood blogs about her influences and struggles as she writes the follow up."
The Liebster award helps fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers to get their well deserved recognition and more followers.  So sincere thanks to Anna and Angela.

Here are the rules:
·         Link back to the blogger that tagged you.
·         Nominate 10 other and answer the questions of the one who tagged you.
·         Ask 10 questions for the bloggers you nominate.
·         Let your nominees know of their award.
  My Questions to Answer from Anna and answers: (Next will be my questions from Angela)

Who is your favorite author, how has he/she been an inspiration to you?
I can’t choose just one author.  I have many favorites but no ‘one’ favorite. Authors inspire me to read, to write, to live in other worlds, think more and live more fully.
What is your go-to-quote when you begin writing?
A.A. Milne. Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh. “If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.”
What is on you playlist when you write or read?
I rarely listen to music when I read or write. When I read I am focused on the world on the pages, it wouldn’t matter what was on TV or Stereo. If I notice than I am not participating in the book.
Music may set a mood for when I write but I don’t play while I write, it distracts me from my purpose.
Why did you start your book blog?
It was just the right time for me to blog.
Tell us a secret you swore you'd never tell. I dare you.
Dare all you want ;) If I swore I wouldn’t tell, I will not tell.
What is the book you just have to read during the Christmas season?
Good question!  I don’t have a must have Christmas book though I like to set out and review all my “Christmas Books” such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  I need to select a book and start a tradition.
I must watch It’s A Wonderful Life and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas, what books are on your wish-list?
The Other Typist, Suzanne Rindell, all of the Kazuo Ishiguro books I haven’t read, The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker, Life After Life, Kate Atkinson, Red Moon by Benjamin Percy, The Other Typist, Suzanne Rindell, If You Could See What I See by Cathy Lamb, I could go on for pages!
 State you love-interest team for the following sagas/books: Hunger Games, Vampire Academy, Immortal Instruments, Beautiful Creatures, Vampire Dairies, and Under The Never Sky.
I can only answer to one of the sagas.  Katniss & Peeta. The triology ended as it should and with reality. Peeta always loved Katniss and stayed true to her love no matter that she took the final action she took or not. (I won’t say so I don’t  spoil for others.) 
And sad to say I read Under The Never Sky and can’t remember the characters. L
What is your favorite Classic novel?
Okay, that depends on ones definition of Classic and requires a selection of 1 book. I never have 1 favorite, not even in colors (I love Orange, yellow, red, spring green, purple…).
I have a list of some of my favorite reads on my blog.
What is the best book you never wanted to read but had to read for a class assignment.
Okay, I can’t remember my class assignments. That is how long I have been out of HS and college. But some of the reads I recall appreciating, The Red and The Black – I had to read that in French but still enjoyed, Johnny Tremain, Of Mice and Men and The Old Man and The Sea.
  My Questions to answer from Angela:
Plane, train or automobile?
I would love to try a train. I usually drive but depending on my job I have flown a great deal.

What would make you give up your computer for a month?
A lot of money. Enough money to pay off my bills and mortgage.

What is in your opinion the best film adaptation of a book?

Best, hmm. Well one of the best is A Midnight Clear from 1992.
to continue, what was the worst film adaptation of a book?

If it is bad it is just bad. I can’t think of a worst. Some bad ones are when the ending is changed, like The Firm.
Fiction character you would most like to kiss?

Sinclair in the Queen Betsy books.
Fictional character you would really like to kick up the backside?

Stephanie Plum is the first character that comes to mind. She isn’t growing as a character as the series continue. I am sure there are many more.
Favorite food?

Chocolate and Veggie or Cheese Pizza.  I am a vegetarian for moral and ethical reasons.
If you weren't a blogger or a writer what would your dream job be?

I’d love to be an Heiress.  I haven’t been able to find any job postings to apply to though.
If you had a superpower, what would you like it to be?

Well I have an occasional super power, as Anxiety Girl I am able to jump to the worst conclusion and have an attack in seconds ;) – joke.  I would love to be able to save all the creatures in need and give them the love they deserve.
A new planet has been discovered and you have the honour of naming it, what will it be?

I like how this makes me think. I’d love to give Pluto back its status as a planet but choosing the name Pluto for another planet wouldn’t be fair. I would name the planet DOG.
The 10 questions for Nominees:
What is your favorite font?
What is the first book you remember reading?
What is the first book you fell in love with and never wanted to end?
How much time do you spend on the computer a day for work?
How much time do you spend on the computer a day for other reasons?
Do you have an animal companion? What type of animal and name?
What is the motto of your life?
What do you want for Christmas?
Do you like cheese? (Really, I just wanted to ask something silly).
Name one person you admire.
My Nominees:
1.    23 Blog Street
2.    The Escapist   (She probably has more than 200 but since they are listed separately by type of follow, none of those show over 200. This way Michelle gets more exposure.)
3.    Crystals Meandering Book Rivers
4.    Gulp Fiction
5.    Everything is Possimpile
6.    Blogging for Bloggers
7.    Sandee’s Sweet and Sexy Book Reviews
8.    Diaries of 2 Thick Chicks
9.    Priscilla and Her Books
10.  Stalked Reviews by Melissa



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