Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Liebster Award

Out of the blue, I was recently (and kindly, I might add) awarded The Liebster Award, by Murees Dupé at  Daily Drama of an Aspiring Writer.

Here's how it works:

Liebster Award Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to his or her blog.
2. Answer 11 questions from the presenter; list 11 random facts about you and create 11 questions for your nominees. (Whew, this part is a lot of work, which is why it's taking me awhile to complete.)
3. Present the Liebster Award to 11 bloggers whose blogs have 200 followers or less and whom you feel deserve to be noticed. Leave a comment on their blog notifying them of your nomination.
4. Upload the Liebster Award to your own blog.

Murees's Questions for Me:
1. What is the worst job you ever had?  A laundry I worked in, once. The biggest problem was boredom.
2. What is your favorite snack? Cookies. Any kind. I love them.
3. What is your favorite TV series? Downton Abbey. I confess, I'm hooked.
4. Who would you like to meet? (Person could be dead or alive.) Hmm. Perhaps Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Then I could ask him why he felt his Holmes stories weren't literary.
5. If you could be any animal, what would it be? A dog. They are such noble creatures.
6. What are you most grateful for? My marriage, my extended family, and my friends.
7. What do you hate? I don't hate.
8. Do you include exercise into your daily routine? I should, shouldn't I . . . Does gardening count?
9. Do you like animals? Dogs, cats, horses, for sure. Maybe not octopi.
10.What is your favorite season? Fall, but Spring runs a close second.
11.What is your favorite food? South Indian cuisine. So many delicious dishes. So much variety.

Eleven Random Facts About Me:
1.  I love to read a good mystery, whether for adults or for children.
2.  I love poetry, both reading it and writing it.
3.  So, it follows that I hang out at book stores and libraries, right?
4.  I love the French Impressionist painters.
5.  I'm hooked on the Victorian Era. So much so, that I'm starting a second blog, called, Victorian Scribbles. It's still in construction, but it should be ready for visits by next week. Take a peek.
6.  I love opera. Especially Puccini's operas. Especially La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, and Tosca.
7.  I once nibbled a dog biscuit just to see what the appeal was for my dog. I don't recommend it; not my kind of cookie. Probably not yours, either.
8.  One of my ambitions in life is to walk a part of the pilgrimage road in Galicia that leads to Santiago. To get a certificate, you have to walk 100 kilometers on it. (Hmm, maybe I should start exercising. See Murees's question #8.)
9.  I drink a cup of hot chocolate every morning. It's a great way to start the day.
10.That said, I'm not particularly keen on chocolate per se. I mean, I enjoy a piece now and then, but I can have a gift box of chocolates on the shelf for a good six months before its contents are finally gone.
11.Some day I would like to go to Ireland. It's a land that seems (to me) both haunting and haunted.

Here's My List of Questions for My Award Recipients:
1.  Who is your favorite artist?
2.  Favorite author?
3.  Have you ever interviewed someone? If so, who? and about what?
4.  What is your favorite genre in literature?
5.  Do you speak any languages other than English?
6.  If you were 19, what career would you choose—the one you did choose, or another?
7.  Which deceased author would you most like to meet, and why?
8.  Which living author would you most like to meet, and why?
9.  What is number one on your bucket list?
10. Do you believe in Hobbits?
11. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

And Here Are My Picks for the Liebster Award:
(Go check out their sites; they write good stuff!)
1.  Rosi Hollinbeck - The Write Stuff
2.  JaNay Brown - JaNay With Words
3.  Richard Hughes - Writing and Living by Richard P. Hughes
4.  Victoria Lindstrom - Writ of Whimsy
5.  Julia Hones - My Writing Life
6.  Catherine Winn - The Writing Room
7.  Julie Luek - A Thought Grows
8.  Joanna Marple - Miss Marple's Musings
9.  Linda Jackson - Writers Do Laundry Too
10.Shannon Lawrence - Writing from the Peak
11.Kenda Turner - Words and Such

Ciao for now . . .


Anonymous said...

Thank you, Elizabeth, for this wonderful award! Such a nice surprise. You have some good questions, answers, and personal reveals :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the award, Elizabeth. I always thought working in a laundry would bore me to death. And my daughter ate some doggy treats once to see why the dog liked them. Obviously people and dogs have different tastes in food. :)

Victoria Lindstrom said...

Thanks for the award, dear Elizabeth! You have grouped me with some writers whom I truly admire, and some others whom I'll have to get to know. All the best ~ Victoria

Murees Dupé said...

Those are some fantastic answers! I love the fact that you start your day off with hot chocolate. I always wanted to know how edible the dog biscuit truly was, but I never had the guts to actually try it. Thank you for participating and congratulations with the award.

Richard Hughes said...

Thank you, Elizabeth. It is an honor.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Catherine, glad you liked the questions and reveals. I'm looking forward to reading your answers.

Linda, thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the award. I'll be over to read your answers.

Hi Victoria, I am sure they will enjoy getting to know you and your blog as well.

Murees, thanks again for the award. It was a little bit of work, but it was fun.

Hi, Richard, glad you are pleased with the award. I'll look forward to reading your answers and seeing what questions you ask.

Julie Luek said...

I'm so very honored and flattered you thought of me. Thank you very much. The appreciation for blogs and content is mutual and your award is well-deserved. Congratulations.

Julia Hones said...

Thanks, Elizabeth. I had fun reading your answers. I learned a lot about you. We DO have a lot in common by the way. The questions are also good... I'll have to think about the answers.

Kenda Turner said...

Thanks so much, Elizabeth, for this fun award. Appreciate you thinking of me :-)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Congrats on your well-deserved award Elizabeth!!

"Maybe not octopi" made me laugh :)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Julie, thanks for stopping by. I hope others will check out your blog.

Julia, I'm looking forward to reading your answers!

Kenda, I agree, it's a fun award. It's really thought provoking.

Thanks for stopping by, Optimistic. Glad I made you laugh! :-)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I hope you had a good St. Patrick's Day Elizabeth!!

Joanna said...

Sorry, I am so slow in getting over here to thank you for this kind award, Elizabeth. And, yes, south Indian cuisine is just awesome!

You love opera too. I am off tonight to see Placido Domingo in la Traviata at the Met - wow, a free ticket from someone I met last week.What luck!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Optimistic, I did. Thanks for the good wishes!

Joanna, yes, I SAW on FB that you get to hear this glorious tenor. Traviata is one of my favorite operas, too.