My thanks to Helen Hollick for awarding me a Liebster (German for ‘Favourite’) Blog Award.
The rules of the Liebster Award are:
Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you. Done (see above)
Answer the 11 questions from the nominator Done (see below)
List 11 random facts about yourself Done
Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs (or less) who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen. Done
Pass on the 11 questions to your nominees (or create new ones) Done (see below)
Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog Done
SO…. my answers to Helen’s questions:
What’s your favourite novel and what do you love about it?
The “Doomsday Book” by Connie Willis, the American sci-fi author. This is a time travel novel which spans both the near future and the Medieval period at the time when the Black Death arrives in England. I discovered it by coincidence in the library, and have been a fan of this author ever since.
Do you have any pet peeves in fiction?
I dislike head-hopping in the same paragraph. I know some very successful authors do this, e.g. Nora Roberts, but I forgive them because they do it well. Most writers don’t.
What are you most proud of?
My children because they’re not afraid to be themselves.
Your favourite and least favourite people in history? (As few or as many as you like!)
King Christian IV of Denmark
The country, city or other place you’d most like to visit?
India, and New York. And I’d love to taste real Cajun food in Louisiana!
Which five people would you like to meet (dead, alive, or fictional)?
Is there anyone you would especially like to say Thank You to – and why?
My Latin teacher who managed to instill in me a love of grammar.
What’s one of your goals for the future?
To get back into my pink silk Karen Millen dress…
If you had £1000 (or $1000) to spend, what would you buy?
What’s your favourite TV show?
“NCIS”. I just love the way the characters interact.
What’s your favourite movie?
“Casablanca” because this is one of the very few movies where the main character has a goal (“I stick my neck out for no one”), which he doesn’t achieve, but instead achieves something much better (“Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”).
11 Random Facts About Me
1 I love licorice
2 I hate spiders
3 I failed my Legoland driving licence
4 I drink a lot of tea
5 Guinea pigs are my favourite animals
6 On a colour analysis chart I’m a Soft Summer
7 One day I’d like to have a tattoo
8 I never forget a face (be warned!)
9 I’m allergic to perfume
10 Reading makes me happy
11 I have over 40 pairs of shoes
My questions for the Bloggers I have chosen to pass the Liebster Award to:
1 What’s your favourite novel and what do you love about it?
2 Do you have any pet peeves in fiction?
3 What are you most proud of?
4 Your favourite and least favourite people in history? (As few or as many as you like!)
5 The country, city or other place you’d most like to visit?
6 Which five people would you like to meet (dead, alive, or fictional)?
7 What makes you laugh the most?
8 If you could know the future, what would you wish for?
9 If you won the lottery and could donate money to charity, which charity would you choose – and why?
10 Do you suffer from any little phobias or superstitions?
11 What’s your favourite guilty pleasure?
And my chosen blogs to pass the award on to are:
These are all blogs I enjoy, although I don’t visit as much as I’d like because there is never enough hours in the day to do everything I would LIKE to do, as opposed to everything I HAVE to do!
Thank you again to Helen – and thank you to all who take the time to visit MY blog!