Thursday, March 7, 2013

Liebster Award Nomination

2nd Nomination

Thank you, Lynelle Clark Aspired Writer, for nominating me for a Liebster Blog Award.  
It's my first blog award!


 The purpose of the Liebster Award is to get blogs with less than 200 followers noticed.

The Rules
  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.
  3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they've been chosen.
  4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
Questions from my nominator:
Why do you read? Or Why do you write?
I read for enjoyment.  I like to open a book and get caught up in a story, experiencing the dialogue, lives, settings, and situations created by the author. 

What do you blog about?
I blog about all things book:  what I'm reading and books I've acquired, forthcoming titles, great reads, and other book, library, and publishing-related items and trivia.

What wisdom can you give fellow bloggers?
Use your blog as a creative expression, sharing what interests you... be encouraging and supportive to other bloggers...have fun and enjoy your blog.

Do you have any pets?
Not at the moment.  My neighbor feeds three stray cats that occasionally wander over to say hello.

Do you listen to music? If so what genre?
My taste in music, like my taste in books, is eclectic.   I listen mostly to classical, new age, jazz, and world music.  But there are times that I listen to rock, pop, and dance music.  It always depends on what mood I'm in or what activity I have planned.

What is your favorite dessert?
I don't have a sweet tooth, so I rarely eat dessert.  When I do, it's either a cupcake, Napoleon pastry, or creme brulee.

What is your current short or long-term goal(s)?
Better time management (to increase my amount of reading time) and making a noticeable dent in my reading piles.

What new release are you looking forward to this year?
There are so many good books coming out this year.  The two I am most looking forward to at the moment are Leaving Everything Most Loved, the next book in the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear, and Best Kept Secret, the next book in the Clifton Chronicle series by Jeffrey Archer.

What is your favorite new book that you read within the last year?
Just one?? I narrowed it down to these:  Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, The Expats by Chris Pavone, The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons, The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, and The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan.

Do you have a favorite author? If so who?
I have many favorite authors, including Wally Lamb, Alexander McCall Smith, M.J. Rose, Debbie Macomber, Adriana Trigiani, Laurie R. King, Julie Hyzy, and the late Maeve Binchy.

11 Random Facts
  1. my favorite color is green
  2. my favorite flower is a tulip
  3. my favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz
  4. my favorite book is A Prayer for Owen Meaney
  5. my favorite television programs are Downton Abbey and Homeland
  6. my favorite musical group is Pink Martini
  7. I am a runner
  8. I ran the New York City Marathon 3 times
  9. my favorite place is near the ocean
  10. I love to travel
  11. I'm a pescatarian
11 Questions for my Nominees
  1. Which book have you always wanted to read, but haven't read yet?
  2. How many books do you read a year?
  3. What is your favorite genre?
  4. Do you read more than one book at a time? If so, how many do you juggle?
  5. Do you own an e-reader?  If so, which one?
  6. What is your favorite food?
  7. What is your favorite beverage?
  8. What is your favorite snack?
  9. What is your favorite candy?
  10. What is your favorite television show?
  11. What is your favorite movie?
My Nominees
Read, Rinse, Repeat
A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall
Because reading is better than real life . . .
Bias Books
Reading YA
Starbucks & Book Obsession
Craves the Angst
For the Love of Life! Alice's World!
Heartland Reading
The Rookie Romance Blog
The Bookwyrm's Hoard

Enjoy life with books.

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  1. Thank you so much for nominating me and my blog!! I look forward to answering your questions and sharing the book blog love :) ~Amie Beamer

  2. Aww you're so sweet, thanks for the nomination! I'll write up my post soon! :)

    I really enjoy reading Alexander McCall Smith, too. I've been thinking about starting one of his other series soon (besides No. 1 Ladies).

    1. I like McCall Smith's Isabel Dalhousie series and the 44 Scotland Street series. I did a blog post on him a while ago.

  3. Also, by the way, are we related? Classical is my favorite genre but I'm an eclectic listener, I love to travel, tulips are my favorite flower, and I LOVE PINK MARTINI! :)

    I'm going to look up your posts about those McCall series, thanks!

    1. This is one of the nice features of blogging--getting to know other bloggers and finding common interests. I have every Pink Martini CD. Thanks, also, for the Good Reads invite--I will be accepting the invitation.