Friday, August 3, 2012

My First Blog Award. Yeah!

Paula, from The Culture Enthusiast tagged me for the Liebster Award. It's my first award, and I couldn't be more thrilled! Check out Paula's site sometime. It's a beautifully eclectic mix of movies, books, and art.

The rules for this award are pretty simple. Award winners have to share 11 random facts about themselves, answer the 11 questions asked by the person who tagged them, and then come up with their own 11 questions for the 11 bloggers that they tag in the award. I think I can handle this.

Alrighty then, 11 random facts about me:

1. I LOVE bacon. and butter. Where this comes from, I have no idea. I will blame the butter-love on geography. I live in Wisconsin. The bacon? Well it just tastes soooo good.

2. Coffee or tea? Definitely coffee. I drink gallons of it. Cream; no sugar. I like tea if I'm not feeling well. Chai is my favorite.

3. I love to cook. Not bake so much. I HATE doing the dishes.

4. I'm a Scrabble addict, so yes, I usually have a couple of games of Words With Friends going at any given time.

5. I love to garden, both flowers and vegetables.

6. I'm not real fond of my toes. Don't get me wrong, they do their duty for balance and well putting on socks and shoes, but they're chubby. Some women have perfect toes that always look lovely in open-toed sandals. Not mine. I have been know to refer to them as meatballs.

7. I'm on Twitter and Pinterest, but don't have a Facebook. I'm afraid of yet another time-suck.

8. My oldest child (a boy) is 22; my youngest (a girl) is 16.

9. Actually my youngest is my 8-year-old Boston Terrier, Chester. He knows he's the baby. Spoiled rotten.

10. I've been married for 18 years. Not all bliss, but lots of it.

11. I'm a Jeopardy! junkie, usually the family relinquishes the remote to me for a half hour everyday to watch. Aren't they sweet?

Here are Paula's 11 questions for me

1. What are your most treasured books?
Oh, I have a beautiful, old copy of Jane Eyre with wood-cut illustrations that I absolutely love.

2. What books have you read more than once?
To Kill a Mockingbird. Usually I re-read about once a year.

3. What’s your favorite bookstore?
Man, bookstores are closing faster than I can discover new ones. Right now my choices relatively near me are Barnes and Noble or Half Price Books. I like to browse the books sections in thrift stores too.

4. Do you buy books online?
Oh yes.

5. Do you stop reading books half way through?
Definitely. I read someplace that life's too short to read mediocre books. My dear mother in law will trudge through till the very end, even if she hates it. Not me.

6. What’s the last movie you watched?
Slumdog Millionaire was on tv before the start of the Olympics. It was the first time I had seen it. I thought it was really good. The last newer movie I rented was One for the Money. Funny as the book? No, I didn't think so. But I thought it pretty dang good.

7. What’s your favorite genre?
I don't have an absolute favorite genre. It would be easier to for me to list what I don't generally reach for, which would be sci-fi and horror.

8. In which movie/book would you like to live in?
For a movie it would be Steel Magnolias. So southern and fun with close knit friends you can always count on.

9. Which character do you think has a great style?
This is a tough one. I'm drawing a complete blank. Next question while I hope something pops into my head.

10. Do you go to the movies by yourself?
I wouldn't have a problem going to movies by myself, but I prefer wait for the DVD and watch them at home. I can pause it for a snack, bathroom break, etc. and not miss anything.

11. In the movies: popcorn or no popcorn?
Yes, please. With extra, extra butter. See #1 of random facts about me.

I award the Liebster to the following blogs that I think are fantastic (in no particular order, I love them all). 

1. Cassandra @  Great Munchie Reads
2. Jenny @ Mimosa Stimulus
3. Nina @ Nina Reads
4. Abbi @ Christian Novels
5. Laura @ The Scarlet Letter
6. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd
7. Kate @ Books are My Favourite and Best
8. EvilEva @ Nancy Drew is My Homegirl
9. Lauren @ The Housework Can Wait  (I agree, it really can)10. Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library
11. Scarlett @ Books Before Bed

Here are my questions to the new winners of the Liebster Blog Award:
1. What is your favorite book ever?
2. What is your favorite genre of movies? (comedy/ romance/ suspense/ horror/ action...)
3. Which is the one television character that you adore?
4. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
5. Favorite snacks? (sweet or salty)
6. Do you prefer e-books or the old-fashioned books with a spine?
7. What was the last book you read that made you cry?
8. Do you watch the Olympics? If so, what is your favorite event to watch?
10. What is your favorite book to movie adaptation?
11. Do you play an instrument?

I would love to learn more about you. It would be great to see your answers to any or all of the comments below.

Thank you all, so much, for stopping by my neck of the blogosphere. It means the world to me.



  1. I loved reading your post, Angela! Thanks for the kind words too!

    I also love butter and dislike my feet lol Your copy of Jane Eyre sounds amazing and so does Chester! Boston Terrier are so cute, I have a Yorkshire Terrier myself.

    Have a great weekend ;)

    1. Thanks Paula. It was fun to write. Dogs are the greatest, aren't they?

  2. I really appreciate the award, like a lot, but just don't have the time right now to spread the love as much as I would like. Thanks though! New Follower!

    1. Darn. Maybe next time. You're quite welcome. Thanks for the follow. Following you back :)

  3. Thank you for this award! I have received this award a total of four times now and I decided to make another post about it! Thanks again!

    1. You're quite welcome. You keep receiving the award because your blog is so darn good :) I loved reading your responses.

  4. Hey thanks for the award! This is also my first award and i really appreciate it. i'm writing a post right now with my answers to your great questions.

    1. That's so great, I can't wait to read your responses. Please send me a link to the post when finished. I can't seem to find it on your site.

  5. Congratulations. That is such an honor is the blogging world.

    I agree. You have created both an interesting and informative book blog which celebrates the depth of what's worth reading today.

    Sometimes reading has become a lost past time. Too many people can't sit down to enjoy reading an entertaining or informative book.

    They want to make works but never want to read others words. How can you make your own writing or tweets informative if you never read from other perspectives?

    Thanks for sharing your perspectives along with your love of books with your followers.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Anna Mae. You've made my day :)


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