Sunday, January 20, 2013

Liebster Award Nomination

Last week I was given the surprise honor of a Liebster Award Nomination by my friend and fellow blogger, Christina at Christina's Book Reviews. Thank you again for the nomination Christina!

To accept this honor I had a few rules* to follow. One of them being to answer 11 questions and give 11 random facts. So here goes nothing:

Christina's Interview Questions:
  • What is my favorite book or series?
That's easy. The Southern Vampire Mysteries.
  • If I could meet one book character who would it be?
I think it might be Alice of Wonderland.
  • What are my top favorite series?
Let's see: The Dresden Files, Southern Vampire Mysteries, Ender's Game, Disc World, Harry Potter, Hitchhiker's Guide, The Dark Tower... all amazing! 
  • Who are your top favorite male characters?
Toss up between Harry Dresden and Eric Northman
  • Why did I start blogging?
So that I could make myself feel better about reading so much. No, but seriously.. I started blogging as a way to get myself through a phase of writers block and just kinda kept on going with it. 
  • What was the last book that made me cry?
The final chapter of 'Flat-Out Love' definitely brought a tear to my eye. 
  • What is my favorite romantic gesture from a book?
At the moment I'd say that honor goes to 'Days of Blood and Starlight' - and in an effort to stay away from spoilers I'll only go as far as to say it's the reason why Karou becomes, well, Karou. 
  • What is your favorite all time romance book?
Love in the Time of Cholera by García Márquez. Because it is the best, all time romance book. Period.
  • Who is my favorite secondary female character from a book?
Iko, the brilliantly written robot sidekick in Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
  • What five books are you reading this year?
Well, the five I plan on tackling in the next month are:
  1. The Witches Daughter by Paula Brackston
  2. A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein
  3. Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
  4. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
  5. The Human Division #1: The B-Team by John Scalzi
But more on each of those in later postings I'm sure. ;)
  • What are you reading now?
I've just starting to sink my teeth into The Human Division #1 actually...

My nominees are:
  1. Chonny over at PlasterQuest (and trainwreck)
  2. Empty Art maintained by the talented Manny Trujillo
  3. Willem, another insanely talented artist friend, for his blog CE
  4. Just Another Photo Blog by good friend, not to mention fabulous photographer, Micah Goldstein
  5. The Languish Dynasty. (Neil hasn't updated in awhile, but maybe this award will prod him into action. :-D )
  6. Em for Just One More - a blog about baked goods that makes me hungry every time.
I know it said to nominate 11 blogs, but making sure they have under 200 subscribers makes this one hard I tell ya! And who knows - I could have just nominated a bunch of bloggers who have thousands of followers... what do I know anyway.

Edited to add Random Facts:
(Yeah I'm a big stupid-head and forgot them the first time)
  1. I have two corgis and yes, they really are the best thing in the universe
  2. I'm currently trying to iron out the last half of a YA, romantic fantasy I'm writing.
  3. I used to work in finance but marched out and got a job with a video game company - it was the best thing I ever did!
  4. I will watch anything produced by the BBC.
  5. My first car was a 20 year old Mercury Marquis - and it was like the most comfortable sofa on wheels.
  6. I woke up to the album August and Everything After for one entire year back in high school because it was jammed in my CD player / alarm clock and I couldn't figure out how to break it out of prison.
  7. I once back-ended a car onto a rock and needed to get a tow truck to use a winch and lower me off of it - true story.
  8. I don't have a 'favorite' color - but I sure have preferences.
  9. I've kept a few pet rats over the years.. and would do so again in a heartbeat.
  10. When people tell me gory stories I have a bad tendency of blacking out.
  11.  If I didn't keep a book review blog I'd keep one that documented my ever growing list of pet-peeves.
*If I nominated you for the same honor there are a number of rules to follow:
  • Thank your Liebster Blog Award Presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you.
  • Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees. (See below for my questions to you!)
  • Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers of less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen. (No tag backs)
  • Copy and paste this award on your blog!
And that's it! Pretty easy qualification and again - thank you Christina. It's been a lovely experience. 

Question for my nominees:
  1. What did you want to be when you were ten years old? 
  2. What is your favorite book?
  3. What was your favorite television show back in high school?
  4. What is it now?
  5. Why do you blog?
  6. What is your favorite quote?
  7. What is your least favorite word and why?
  8. Do you have any movie recommendations?
  9. If you had a time machine would you use it?
  10. If I say the number 42 what do you think of?
  11. Where is the best place you've ever traveled to?