Liebster!

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award (from the German, meaning beloved, sweetheart, darling) by Laurie Baxter! The Liebsters are given by bloggers to bloggers who are new or are looking to build their follower base, as a way of highlighting them so new readers can find them. Laurie Baxter is the author of Veronica Mars: Caller ID and one of the eight authors of Fools Rush In: An April Fool’s Day Anthology. http://lauriebaxter.com/tag/blog-hop/
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So, the first part of my duty as a Liebster recipient is answering 11 questions posed by Laurie:
What was the last book you read that you loved?
I’ve loved many books recently, but it’s very hard to get a true 5 star review out of me. The last book that got an absolute 5 star review was A Grown-up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson. It took my breath away.

What book do you wish you had written?
“Fifty Shades of Gray”. Mostly because it’s crap and she’s a bazillionaire. No, seriously, I wish I had written any of Agatha Christie’s novels. She was just BRILLIANT.

If you could have been born at any time in history, when would you choose?
I’ve always wanted to be a teenager in the 50s, I love the poodle skirts and the fluffy hairstyles. Girls in the 50s looked like they were having so much fun, no pressure to do anything but sing show tunes at lunch and marry a guy with great hair…so I guess I’d have to be born in the late 30s for that, right?

What are your favorite and least favorite holidays?
Although Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year, I would have to say Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday. You eat whatever you want, calories don’t count and there’s no pressure to give any gifts at all. Ah…bliss.
I am really not a fan of Easter. It’s so fickle…sometimes hot, sometimes snowing. Plus it’s bad for people who have no self control around peanut butter eggs. And jelly beans. Damn those jelly beans.

What word can you never spell?
Prefer. I have to let spell check do it for me every time. Oh, and license trips me up all the time too. I always reverse the c and the s.

Dogs or cats?
Dogs are definitely more fun and loveable and I have two, but man, are cats easier. I think I will definitely have cats when I am a little old lady. Except, I read a story about a lady who died and her cats ate her…so maybe I’ll just get a goldfish.

Any phobias?
Not a fan of enclosed spaces. Once we were at the Liberty Science Center with a school group and I had a panic attack in the Touch Tunnel. A group of 4th graders had to help me out. Not my finest moment.

If your life were a book, what would the title be?
This is a difficult one. Hmmm…”Title to Be Named Later”? No, I know…”Men Are Only Useful For Changing Lightbulbs”.

Who would play you in the movie?
Probably Drew Barrymore cuz she’s kind of quirky like me. And I told my husband that he would be played by Kevin James…he was totally okay with that, although he preferred John Goodman. He also mentioned that John would have to “Slim down” for the role, so maybe Kevin was best.

Favorite quote?
“There’s no crying in baseball!”

Favorite childhood Halloween costume?
My mother was in a wedding once and they all wore floor length taffeta gowns just like Scarlett O’Hara’s in Gone With the Wind. So one year, I discovered it in the attic and it was my Halloween costume for three years in a row. I wish I still fit in it, but I don’t have Mammy to suck me into my corset.

The second part of my duty is to nominate five other bloggers.

Award Rules:

  • Acknowledge and link back your nominator.
  • Answer 11 questions given by the nominator.
  • Nominate other bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. (I’m not really sure how to measure this, but use your best judgement.)
  • Post 11 new questions to ask your nominees.
  • Let your nominees know that you have nominated them.

I nominate:
Meagan Pensabene  https://wordpress.com/read/blog/id/57216534/

Anita Carroll  https://wordpress.com/read/blog/id/45760229/

Bethany Turner  https://wordpress.com/read/blog/id/69455333/

Lizzie Lamb  https://wordpress.com/read/blog/id/49128727/

Monique McDonell  http://www.moniquemcdonellauthor.com/blog

Here are my questions:
What is your first memory?

Lefty or righty?

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

What is your guilty pleasure?

What was the last book you rated 5 stars?

Good cook or fan of eating out?

Who is your favorite literary heroine?

What’s the number one thing on your bucket list?

If you had an entire day to yourself with no obligations and money was not an object, what would you do?

Last song you heard?

What animal are you?

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