Thursday, September 5, 2013

Nominated for the Liebster Award

I have recently been nominated for the Liebster Award by two really great blogs. Miranda over at To Be A Person and Kara over at A Booklover's Heart. So thank you ladies.

I normally don't respond to these, but I decided to answer it this time.

The Rules:

  • Link back to the blogger who tagged you
  • Nominate 10 others and answer the questions from the blogger that tagged you.
  • Ask 10 questions of the bloggers you nominate.
  • Let your nominees know of their awards.

So I'm answering questions from both Miranda and Kara.

Miranda’s questions.

1.      If you had to choose one author to have a face-to-face chat with, who would it be and why?
·         Robin Jones Gunn – because I’ve loved all of her books and even her nonfiction makes me want to have a deeper relationship with Christ.
2. Describe your ideal leisure day.
·         That’s easy. A good book (or several), my cat, and being lost to the world.
3. If you were offered any vacation spot in the world free of charge, where would you go?
·         Ireland
4. What day would you say was the happiest in your life?
·         That’s a really hard one. I really don’t know. I’m typically a happy person all the time.
5. If you were asked to pick one book you believe should be adapted into a movie, which would it be?
·         I think Juliet by Anne Fortier
6. Describe your ideal Christmas, or any other holiday.
·         Christmas is my favorite holiday simply because one of my love languages is gifts. It makes me happy to give gifts or to receive them. I can’t say I have an ideal one though.
7. Which book (or movie) have you read that you wish you wrote?
·         Harry Potter. J
8. What good cause do you believe God has laid upon your heart to impact positively ( if it is not personal)?
·         I really have no idea. I really enjoy working behind the scenes on things.
9. Coffee or tea—what’s your preference?
·         Tea
10. Name one blogger that inspires you.
·         There are several really. My friend Jamie who I “met” through our obsession with Harry Potter. The Seekerville blog, because the writing adventures the authors share are very encouraging. My friend Lynnette. When our church was going through the Bible in a year, she posted daily and helped to hold me accountable.

And Kara's Questions.

1. Who is your favorite author (s) and why?
There are actually so many, I'll just my all time favorites.
·         Robin Jones Gunn - I love her books and have for years. The characters are my friends.
·         Liz Curtis Higgs - I love the way she writes Biblical Fiction set in Scotland. 
·         Lori Wick - her books always make me feel good
·         Julie Lessman - Lots of romance and the characters aren't flat
·         Karen Witemeyer - She's one I discovered at the library. She always makes me laugh
·         Jody Hedlund - books are full of rich historical details
·         Sarah Sundin - the books are full of rich historical details about WWII
·         Dani Pettrey - romantic suspense in the style of Dee Henderson's O'Malley books. 
·         Rhonda Gibson - I've had the pleasure of interviewing Rhonda. She's an author whose books always find their way onto my to-read pile. I feel that she's a friend, really.
·         Rick Riordan - I love Greek mythology and the Percy Jackson books filled a void after the last of Harry Potter books.
2. What do you enjoy most about blogging and would you recommend it to others?
·         I love expressing my thoughts! And yes I would recommend it to others.
3. Is there a book you didn’t think you’d like, but you ended up loving it?
·         Yes. There have been several. Usually it’s an author I’m unfamiliar with and I’m not sure what to expect. Juliet by Anne Fortier is one that comes to mind
4. What would be your ideal vacation spot or your dream vacation?
·         Ireland
5. How many books are on your TBR shelf?
·         Entirely too many! On my Kindle alone, in the folder labeled “To Read”, there are 290. My Goodreads Shelf has 445.
6. What is your favorite spot to read?
·         Curled up in the recliner
7.  Do you have a favorite snack while reading?
·         Milk
8. Which blogger has inspired you the most?
·         See my answer to Miranda’s question on this one.
9. What are your other hobbies (besides reading)?
·         Crocheting, scrapbooking, movies, writing, baseball, Harry Potter
10. What’s one of your biggest book pet peeves?
·         I’m pretty hard on my books. Most of the time. So as long as the book is readable, I’m usually ok. I’d say my biggest pet peeve for books though is missing pages.

I'm going to nominate the following seven blogs/bloggers (of those who haven't already been nominated): 

My questions:
  1. If you could meet any literary character, who would you meet and why?
  2. Which fantasy world do you want to be a part of?
  3. What is your idea of a perfect day?
  4. What time period in history would you want to visit?
  5. What is your dream job? 
  6. What is your first memory of reading (or being read to)?
  7. How did you get started blogging? And why do stay with it?
  8. What hobbies to you enjoy?
  9. What makes you happy?
  10. Tell me one more thing that most people don't know about you.


  1. Thank you so much! You're the sweetest!!! :)

  2. I loved reading your answers Dawn. Fun to see we are both Harry Potter fans. :)

    1. Oh yes, I'm a Harry Potter Fan. It's the first set of fiction that I've ventured into fanfiction with. Both reading and writing it. I've met a lot of really awesome people via some of the Harry Potter boards, and have connected with them via Facebook and Twitter now.

  3. All right Dawn, loved your answers to BOTH sets of questions! Congrats on being nominated twice, that's so great :) So glad to get to know you better, keep up the good work on this blog, you are appreciated :)


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