A blogging/Twitter/writer friend of mine, Myk Pilgrim, nominated our blog for the LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD. Now, Myk is quite the character and a very hilarious individual, so imagine my thoughts when I read about my nomination. I was like: Really? Is this for reals? I’m not falling for this.
Turns out the Liebster Blog Award is a real thing. So Myk, Thank you very much. I’ll wear my Liebster Award widget proudly. And here is where all of you can read Myk’s awesome blog he calls, Artificial Blog. on his website Little Plastic Castles. (I love the name.) He was nominated as well for this highly prestigious award.
The Rules One Must Follow
Upon Nomination for the Liebster Blog Award.
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. Nominate other bloggers that you feel deserve the award.
5. Create a new list of questions for the bloggers to answer.
6. List these rules in your post.
7. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.(They may have never heard of it.)
The Questions Myk Asked Me
MYK:What books on your night stand right now? I mean really. Photographic proof please.
ME: No book, just my iPad with about ninety books I have bought and must read soon. Currently, I’m reading Divergent, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Elementals, and about ten different books on writing, publishing, and marketing.
MYK: First thing you do when you sit down to write? No lying, Ill know if you’re lying.
ME: Pick my nose, not in hopes of retrieving something, but because I’m nervous about the words that are fixin’ to come shooting out of my fingers. (I can say fixin’ ’cause I’m Texan.)
MYK: The first fictional character you fell in love with? I’m talking in sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G luuuurrrrvvveee.
Me: That would have to be Roland from Stephen Kings’ Dark Towers series. Of course, that was when I was older. When I was younger, who else but the notorious bad boy of all times, Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. Or if we’re talking fictional other than in literature then Robin Hood and/or Batman. I had/have lots. I’m a very fickle fictional lover.
MYK: When and where do you do most of your reading?
Me: In bed or in the car. Or under a tree. Or on the screened in porch. Or down by the river. Or…
MYK: Is there a book that you absolutely hated, I’m talking fire of a thousand suns kind of stuff.
ME: Yes, there is. And if you email me I’ll tell you what it is. But I can’t say here because it is a very popular book by a very popular author and I don’t want to piss off anyone. But I couldn’t understand what all the hoopla was about over this book and made into a movie. It was poorly written and had the same plot line as two other books.
MYK: Your favourite thing/item on your writing desk/space? Bobblehead? Nerdy mug? Cat? Lack of cat?
Me: A red vase of posies. Lack of cat. My cup with my pencils, hiliters, and Pamela’s Gluten Free Whenever Bars.
MYK: What was the last book that you read? and would you recommend it? If not why not?
Me: I read How I Live Now by Mey Rosoff. Myk, you got me interested in the book when you did a review on the movie. Highly recommend to anyone who is interested in YA. Rosoff does YA right with a style all her own. A style that allows the reader to live the life of a 15 year old girl during World War III.
MYK: Do you have a default read? Something you keep going back to?
Me: Theodore Sturgeon’s Godbody. It’s science fiction with romance and some pretty racy sex scenes at which Sturgeon is a master.
MKY: Best time of the day to write & preferred beverage to fuel said session?
Me: Early morning with the birds. I drink my Earl Grey and they eat sunflower seeds. Here is a video of what I see out my window at that time. Click on full screen for best effect. Please forgive the brevity. It’s my first attempt.
MKY: Blue, black or red pen? Please substantiate, there will be brownie points for correct answers.
Me: Blue, black, or red? Are we talking Skittles? Pencil ONLY—my weapon of choice.
MKY: What are the three tracks you have on repeat right now?
Me: Hozier’s “Take Me To Church,” David Gray’s album White Ladder, and Woodkids’ album The Golden Age.
The Questions I’m asking
The Bloggers I nominated.
1. In the world of literary fiction, who is your hero? Hero=he or she.
2. The song you listen to in order to get motivated to write? Song= one only, please.
3. What quote keeps you set on go to complete your goals?
4. What animal is your spirit guide?
5. If you were in a Fahrenheit 451 scenario, which one book would you hide to keep it from being thrown into the fire? Other than the Bible.
6. What preparations have you made for the Zombie Apocalypse? List at least 2. And don’t lie. You know you’ve made some.
7. If you could choose, would you be a vampire, werewolf, or zombie? Why, briefly?
8. What is your pick for the greatest science fiction movie ever?
9. What scares you? I mean really creeps you out in the creepy way like look under the bed or in the closet way— not like car wrecks, or serial killers, or death of loved ones, but like aliens or alien abduction, or ghosts, or dinosaurs, or…
10. Your first kiss, would you give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down?
11. If you could time travel, would you? Where to? Past? Future? Would you go back and repeat and/or improve your first kiss?
My Nominations For The Liebster Award
A.J. Blakemont at A.J.Blakemont
John Ridley at Stranger Views
Alan Rinzler at Alan Rinzler
Travis Simmons at Travis Simmons Author of Wyrd Fiction
New blog posted every week on The Probe, usually on Mondays. I’m posting early ’cause I’m fixin’ to be excited about my award.
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