Friday, June 29, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Beach Bum Reads gave me a blog award! Thank you!

The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers and Liebster is a German word which means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

The Rules:
1. Each person must post 10 facts about themselves
2. Answer 10 questions the tagger has given you and give 10 questions for the people you’ve tagged.
3. Choose 10 people and link them in your post.
4. Tell them you’ve tagged them.
5. Remember, no tag backs.

Ten Random Facts About Me:
1. I am the mother of twin girls who will be four in August.
2. My father lives on the Big Island, Hawaii.
3. I don't know my right from my left.
4. I go to Body Combat three times a week.
5. Most heels put me at or above six feet tall.
6. I'll turn 30 next week.
7. I used to be a television news producer.
8. My favorite Disney character is Triton.
9. I read Jane Eyre at 13, and it remains my favorite book.
10. In addition to writing romance novels, I edit them.

My Questions from Beach Bum Reads:
1. If you could slap one character out of a book who would it be? (sorry for the violence.. but I mean... there are some of those characters that just aaahhh aggravate you!)

Mr. Darcy. Come on, man! Make it happen!

2. How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging as a writer / editor for just a few months. I have been blogging as a mommy blogger for two or three years.

3. If you could giveaway an entire series, what series would it be and why?

The Fletch series by Gregory MacDonald. They're so under-rated and buried under a pile of Chevy Chase movies! The first book was meant to be a stand alone, and it was so good, the author wrote a bunch more. And they all (okay, most of them) are amazing! Fletch is the reason I became a journalist. Best character ever.

4. What author would you like to spend a whole day with and why?

Probably Neil Gaiman. I like his take on life.

5. Make an estimate of how many books you've read throughout your entire life

I can't. Thousands upon thousands.

6. What was the book that got you into reading?

Pride and Prejudice.

7. Where is the best place for you to read?

I no longer have a best place. But the best time is nap time.

8. Who is your favorite character and why?

Jane Eyre. I always loved her grit, determination, and mix of confidence/insecurity. And her love.

9. What book could you reread over and over again without ever getting bored with it?

The Incredible Lightness of Being, or Lolita. The depth and intricacies of these novels require more than one reading and even after multiple times, I'm sure there are things I've missed.

10. What do you like most about blogging?

I like talking to people and seeing their points of view. I like making friends.

Blogs I Tagged: 
1.  A Bibliophile's Thoughts on Books
2.  Vicariously!
3.  Tea and Book
4.  The Galavanting Girl
5.  Reading Between Classes
6.  Rally the Readers
7.  Nerdette Reviews
8.  Musings on Fantasia
9.  Have You Heard My Book Review?
10.  Concise Book Reviews by Michelle

Here Are My Questions to You:
1. What is your favorite opening line of a book?

2. What is your favorite blog post of your own and why?

3. If you couldn't read for a week, what would you do with your time?

4. Who is your least favorite author?

5. What elements does a story need to have to keep you interested?

6. Have you ever not finished a book? Which ones?

7. What book do you consider your best kept secret (something you love, but no one else has heard of)?

8. You're at a dinner party with three book characters. Who are they?

9. You're at a dinner party with three authors. Who are they?

10. Has a book ever changed your life?

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ninette!

    Great post :) love your answers! & I love the questions you asked. *thinking about that tag-back rule...* lol.

    Ana♥ Beach Bum Reads