A little foreword from me, La La. I have posted this blog entry before I found eleven nominees, as per the rules, *see below*, because things have gotten so competitive in the book blogosphere that not only are new bloggers not posting their stats (this made it difficult to find qualifying bloggers and I had to start emailing), many of the bloggers I contacted via email and Twitter DMs, who qualified, didn't want to be nominated because they didn't want it known they had less than 200 followers. This used to be an award everyone wanted because it showed that other bloggers had taken notice of your blog and felt, that even at this early stage, you were an asset to the blogging community. This award is about spreading the blogger LOVE. The LIEBSTER is usually the first award a blogger gets, and I for one am going to be proud of it, and it will continue to be displayed on my sidebar as long as I have this blog, no matter how many other awards I receive (or don't) in the coming years.
I didn't want the bloggers who were excited about receiving this award (including me) to have to wait for it, so I am posting it with five nominees. I am going to make this blog entry into a page and will continue to nominate rookie bloggers well past the eleven rule. I am also going to challenge the awardees on my list to visit their fellow nominees and leave a blog post. I will go back and do the same with my list mates on Brittersweet's blog. I think these "bent" rules should be fine within the spirit of the LIEBSTER AWARD. I also challenge the book blogging community to to come together and make this award nomination as welcome as it once was. If anyone has any awardee suggestions, please leave them in the comments and I will add them to the list. ~ La La
Thank-you Brittersweet from PLEASE FEED the BOOKWORM for nominating me for a LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD!!
"The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn't that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs." ~ We Loved Here BLOG.
I am literally a REDHEADED STEPCHILD.
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I loathe the color PINK.
I have a 22 year old son.
I once held hands with MR. ROGERS.
I have never eaten GUACAMOLE.
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I believe in GHOSTS.
My favorite holiday is HALLOWEEN.
I have a TATTOO
I am a PESCETARIAN.
I HATE MYLAR BALLOONS.
This is my current young man crush.
ONE: What is your favorite genre?
Believe it or not, Science Fiction.
It all started with A Wrinkle in Time in fourth grade.
What type of mythical or iMaGiNaRy pet would you like?
Zombie apocalypse weapon of choice?
How many BoOks do you own?
Well, my Goodreads "own my own shelves" says 151, but I probably have about 50 more at my mother's house (not counting my childrens books). My GR Kindle books say 40, but those are only the ones I have read. I would say there are about 200 on my Kindle.
The very first band I worked for used to torture me in the step-van we traveled in by singing that song over and over again. The La La part stuck.
What book world would you like to live in?
The POTTERVERSE of course, but one without Voldie and the Deatheaters, and maybe in Salem or Sleepy Hollow.
FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER?
HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU READ IN A MONTH?
4 to 8
What BoOk changed your life?
It was the first book I read all by myself and it started my life long love of reading.
Poe once said because, "...neither can ride a bicycle." I don't know, but this is funny...
1. What was the first book you read by yourself?
2. If you changed your first name what would you change it to?
3. Which book character would be your ideal child?
4. What is your favorite breakfast?
5. Dragons or unicorns?
6. Favorite flower?
7. What is your favorite foreign accent?
8. Favorite literary siblings and why?
9. Which is scarier, monsters under the bed or hiding in the cellar?
10. What is your favorite word?
11.What is your favorite season of the year and why?
1. Samena: http://justalittlebookaddict.blogspot.co.uk/
2. Andrew: http://endlesslyreading.wordpress.com/
3. Ginger: http://gingerreader22.blogspot.com/
4. Safie: http://safiemakenfinlay.com/
Again, if you give it the old college try and you don't find eleven nominees (and someone told me it was originally only nine, hmmm...), but you answer the 22 questions, and promise to add more bloggers as soon as you find them, add your LIEBSTER AWARD button anyway.
Here is the link to GINGER'S 22 answers: