Posted on August 27, 2015
The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn’t that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.
Anyone who has read my blog for a while (thank you!) will remember I have blogged about this award before. This time the lovely Lotte has nominated me (I also think someone else has so if you have and I’ve not noticed firstly I am sorry, and secondly let me know so I can link to you).
If you could abandon everything, no strings attached, where would you go?
For a break, L.A. or New York. Forever? London. I don’t want to be too far from home.
What’s your favourite (or one of your favourite) memory?
I don’t tend to remember the good things in a way that lets me recall them when I want, which is weird. So, I’m really not sure.
What games did you play as a child?
All sorts! Robin Hood is a personal favourite, I had my own bow and arrow.
What’s your favourite season?
Autumn (or maybe Spring) – I like it being warm enough so I don’t have to wear a coat and cold enough that I can snuggle into a jumper and fingerless gloves.
What’s a hobby/activity you have not had the chance to try yet, but would like to?
I would love to learn how to play the Violin, but I’m probably too old to do it well. (And too poor to be able to try.)
If you were a character from a movie, which character would it be and from which movie?
Veronica Mars, because she is awesome.
What are your three favourite books?
These aren’t my top three, as I find it hard to chose, but three of my favourites are: Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, and The Easter Parade by Richard Yates.
Do you have a set morning routine?
Wake, check phone, clean teeth, shower, procrastinate, and leave for work.
If you could make a t-shirt with a quote on it, what quote would you put on it?
‘In the middle of my backswing!?!’
‘Sure. Fine. Whatever.‘
What inspires you most to write a blog post?
A mind blowing book. Something that gets me thinking, even if I hated it.
What would your ideal home be, a city apartment, a house in the suburbs, or a rural house?
Hard question, I think city apartment would just about win. Rural would be lovely for holidays, but I can’t drive so would be impractical and too outside of the action.
Once again I would like to nominate anyone who would like to answer my questions, I still hate making decisions.
- What is the speed velocity of a laden swallow?
- If you could be any Kristen Bell character, who would it be?
- (Other than reading) what is your favourite thing to do you do to relax?
- What is the worst book you have read, and why?
- Is sarcasm the lowest form of wit?
- You’re stranded on a desert island and a book floats ashore, which book is it? (No surviving island life books allowed.)
- What’s your favourite song?
- Android or Apple?
- If you could be any literary character, who could you be?
- What literary character would you pull from fiction to the real world?
Posted on August 24, 2015
I’ve mismanaged my time again this summer, and not prepped a review to go out. On the plus side, Extra Shiny was out last Thursday.
Here are some other Extra Shiny bits I enjoyed:
- Susan’s review of A Spool of Blue Thread
- Harriet’s review of Mermaids
- Victoria’s review of The Enchanted April
- and their Extra Links makes for good reading
I think I’ll make September the month where I get back to normal.