Sunday, January 20, 2013

Liebster Blog Award - 2013

Well .... recently one of my newest blog followers nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award!! It's very sweet and I'm glad she (and others who've complimented over the years) like my blog's layout. =0)

So, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Deidra from Simply Books (again) for the nomination and becoming a follower!!

The Rules :
  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you.
  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 letting them know they have been chosen.
  4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.

Questions from Deidra :
  1. If you could choose to live in one book, what book would it be?
    • I'm not sure when this will change but I still am a huge fan of Ms. Neill's Chicagoland Vampires Series! Technically I'd like to be one of Merit's best friends and living in the Cadogan House. **I know good luck with that one, but everyone can dream sometimes.**
  2. You are on a deserted island, and you can choose ONE book. What book do you take?
    • Oh lordy. I have no idea .... hmmmmm ... well if I had to choose a book that I've read within the past year, and if it could be found in a paperback version anytime soon, then I'd read "Feral Sins" [The Phoenix Pack Series, Book 1] by Suzanne Wright. It has a great mix of intrigue, passion, and suspense that I could read that novel over and over.
  3. Why did you decide to start a book blog?
    • This blog started because I decided (at that time--in 2008) was going to open a side business for my photography & videos. However, I didn't put much effort into the business so I only tried for a year. Yet I didn't want to give up this blog so I included/started book reviews to the blog as well and now it covers my three hobbies... creating videos, taking photos, and reading/reviewing books!!
  4. Moment of truth: Do you judge a book by its cover?
    • Sad to say but ... YES. Well ... I should say not always but definitely most of the time. Especially when I'm avoiding the books that I already have piled up in my TBR and just want a quick read, so I scan to see what they recommend and by that time I usually go by what the cover looks like first.
  5. Your favorite book is about to be made into a movie. How do you feel about that?
    • It just depends on if they did justice to the book series or not ... I mean I LOVED the Harry Potter movies, especially the last one (both parts 1 & 2) because they based the movie straight from the novel. Also, I surprisingly loved the Confessions of a Shopaholic movie even though they changed the heroine's life a bit by location and the movie basically mushed book 1 & 2 from Ms. Kinsella's series into one movie. However, since they don't always do that I'm always leery when seeing a new movie that's based off of a book.
  6. Where is your favorite place to buy books?
  7. Who are your favorite book boyfriends?
    • Oh my well ... they usually change on whatever book I'm reading at the time and if I like that book or not. So, to give you an idea on previous "book boyfriends" I've had crushes on please check out my Best Book Couples List that I made in 2012!!
  8. Which character would you love to slap and why? *We all have those moments*
  9. What was your favorite book that you had to read for school?
    • I didn't have a favorite since I hating reading when I was in school. Therefore, I didn't enjoy or finish reading most of the books that I read in school, CliffsNotes versions were my friend. =0)
  10. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
    • Putting my views and/or my creations out there so I can see what others think of it.
  11. Which author are you dying to meet?
    • Any from the long list that I've read from--click here to see--yet most don't head my way. Maybe some day though. =0)

All About ME :
  1. Blue is my favorite color ... not sure why but I can't get enough of it.
  2. My daughter is almost two years old (in less then 4 months) and is already testing out her terrible 2s.
  3. Even though I have a degree in Travel & Tourism Management, at both of my part-time jobs I am their Website Coordinator (I taught myself yet I'm always learning).
  4. I love to bake but I really am not a fan of everyday cooking.
  5. I have two dogs -- Paige & Surka -- Paige is my 7 year old pug and Surka is my 6 year old doberman.
  6. This year (2013) I'm supposed to be having my 10 year high school reunion. **Hopefully I'll be able to go**
  7. I love country music but I typically can listen to and enjoy about anything.
  8. I'm a HUGE fan of The Voice, and I always seem to find a new reality show to DVR (much to my hubby's dismay).
  9. Right now I'm in the middle of reading "A SEAL's Secret Baby" [Operation Family Series, Book 1] by Laura Marie Altom, so far it's really cute.
  10. Thinking about making some tacos for supper tonight. =0P
  11. Doesn't really enjoy talking about herself this much. =0P =0)

My Nominees :
    **Okay I know there are less then the 11 requested nominees listed below but these are blogs that I follow who just happen to have less then 200 followers right now and have posted something within the past month! Plus they all happen to be some wonderful authors so please check them out!!**
  1. Kenya @ Two Fantasy Floozies
  2. Courtney @ Courtney Rene's Blog
  3. Cheryl @ Cheryl Brooks Erotic Blogspot
  4. April & Danielle @ Fifer Hylton's Blah... Blah... Blog

Now ...
My Questions for the Nominees :
  1. What books did you enjoy reading while growing up?
  2. What is one of your quirky habits?
  3. Out of the books you’ve read in 2012, which characters would you most & least like to invite to dinner, from which book and why?
  4. Do you have a favorite place you like to read?
  5. Moment of truth: Do you judge a book by its cover?
  6. What are your top 3 favorite genres to read? Any reasons why?
  7. What book out in 2013 are you most looking forward to reading? Or have you already read it?
  8. Do you have a favorite quote? If so, what is it?
  9. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
  10. If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
  11. List 3 books you just recently read and would recommend?

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