Big thanks to Brigid at Brigid Writes Things for nominating me for a Liebster Award. The Liebster is an award that bloggers give to each other as a way to promote blogs with less than 1,000 followers. It’s also a fun get-to-know-the-blogger tag!
- Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions the nominator has given you.
- Tag 11 bloggers who have less than 1,000 readers.
- Think of 11 questions to ask the bloggers you have nominated.
- Let them know you’ve nominated them through social media or their blog.
Brigid’s Questions (and My Answers)
- Put your music on shuffle. What are the first five songs that come up?
‘Old Fashioned’ by Cee Lo Green, ‘Promise This’ by Cheryl Cole, ‘Last Night a DJ Saved My Life’ by Indeep, ‘All the Time in the World’ by Boyzone and ‘More than a Woman’ by the Bee Gees. Cringe! OK, I admit it, I still play CDs and I haven’t updated my iPod for a while. I’m an 80s throwback.
- What’s the last thing that made you laugh really hard?
I go to a Spanish group once a week and we do nothing but laugh although we are supposed to be learning. It’s just general banter, mispronunciations and misinterpretations etc.
- What’s something you did in 2015 that you’re proud of?
I published my second novel, and I finally became visible to the book-browsing public on Amazon UK. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it continues.
- What’s one thing you hope to accomplish in 2016?
To publish my third novel, which is the third and final part of The Riverhill Trilogy.
- Do you enjoy going to concerts? If so, what was the last one you went to?
I’m not a big concert goer. I think the last one I went to was probably Rihanna.
- What is one of your favorite quotes?
‘No les illegitimi carborundum.’
- What is the weirdest food you like?
Sushi and seafood according to my family.
- What book has made you cry the hardest?
I honestly can’t remember a book making me cry but I don’t generally go in for weepy novels.
- What was the best day of your life?
The day I gave birth for the first time.
- What fictional world would you love to live in (or at least spend some time in)?
None. I’m very grounded in the real world and think that there is enough good and bad in the world without looking for it elsewhere.
- If you could meet any author (living or dead), who would it be?
As much as I love reading, I’ve never really thought about meeting authors. I suppose it would be someone like Jeffrey Deaver or Minette Walters but then I wouldn’t know what to say to them other than ‘I think your books are great’.
Georgia Rose at Georgia Rose Books
Linda Huber at Linda Huber Author
Guy Portman at Author Guy Portman’s Blog
Marilyn Chapman at Guernsey Girlie
Katherine Jenkins at Katherine’s Bookcase
Kath Middleton at Ignite Books
Mark Barry at The Wizard’s Cauldron
Geoff West at My Blog
- What makes you happy?
- Who are your favourite authors?
- What genre do you like to write in, and why? (This one is for writers only).
- What are your favourite genres to read, and why?
- What was the best day of your life? (I pinched this one from Brigid)
- In general, do you think books are best portrayed through films or through the book itself?
- What place in the world would you most like to see, but haven’t yet got round to visiting?
- What’s your favourite form of transport, and why?
- Do you have a writing goal i.e. something that you would like to achieve through your writing? If so, what is it? (This one is for writers only).
- What is your all-time favourite book?
- What is your biggest passion (apart from writing)?
I just want to finish by saying that if you are unable to take part it isn’t a problem, and thanks again to Brigid for nominating me. Also, please don’t be offended if I’ve nominated you and you have more than 1000 followers as it isn’t always possible to tell.
In future blog posts I will be continuing the theme of Manchester’s historic libraries, with two still to come. I wonder if you can guess which ones they are. Bye for now and have fun with the questions and answers.