Liebster Award

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Liebster Award

Many thanks to the lovely Melanie Noell Bernard for nominating me for the Liebster Award.

 

Rules
Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
Answer 11 question that the blog gives you.
Give 11 random facts about yourself.
Nominate 5-11 blogs you think are deserving of the award that have less than 200 followers.
Let the blogs know you have nominated them.
Give them 11 questions to answer.

FACTS

  • I *hate* the taste of burnt toast. ‘Eating burnt toast makes your hair curly’ I was told. Which has to be the greatest irony, as anyone who has seen my picture knows I have a mass of unruly curls…
  • I have a fear of moths. Put me in a room where one is fluttering about and I’m reduced to a quivering wreck. But butterflies are pretty and don’t count…I know, I know.
  • I love giraffes. I think it’s those big eyes with the long lashes. I challenge you not to squee..cute-baby-giraffe-picture1
  • I’ve always liked to star gaze. I think it’s the timelessness of that great, vast star studded canopy. It grounds me every time. My favourite constellation is Orion.
  • Anti heroes send my pulse racing – Jay Gatsby, Dexter, Lestat from The Vampire Chronicles, and the latest, Kaz Brekker, from Six of Crows. Be still my heart.
  • I like my own company. I can go for days not speaking to a soul (unless my cat counts) and be quite happy.
  • I bake the *best* pavlova going – the ones where the inside is all marshmallow-y – it’s my signature dessert.
  • I can’t swim. I’ll paddle, but once my feet start to want to leave the bottom, panic central!
  • I love candlelight. I think I was born in the wrong century.
  • I’m very active in the #bookstagram community. I take nerdy pictures of books in various poses. I might have a problem.
  • I love the ocean – but I don’t like sand (or water *points to number 8*) Go figure!

 

MELANIE’S QUESTIONS –

1. What’s one guilty pleasure you have?

I love to binge watch TV shows, to the point where I’ll snack instead of making a proper meal.Lists a few, just because – American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Penny Dreadful, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Six Feet Under.

2. What childhood activity do you miss now that you’re an ‘adult’?

Having all day in the school holidays to do exactly what I want. I remember going out for the whole day and getting lost in my imagination. Adulting is so overrated.


3. Do you speak any other languages besides English?

A smattering of French, enough to get me past a menu. Or into trouble.


4. Chocolate or gummy bears?

Chocolate, for definite. But I’m quite picky. Nothing too rich or nutty or chewy. White chocolate buttons – sublime heaven. And anything with dark chocolate and mint.


5. What Harry Potter house are you in? 

Hufflepuff! 😉
6. What fandom(HP/GOT/Dr. Who/HG/etc) annoys you to no end?

I wouldn’t say any annoy me, everyone has their own obsessions, and some of mine probably irritate.


7. What’s in your Dauntless fear landscape? (aka what are you afraid of?)

I think I kinda answered this above! Water, moths – and clowns, I hate clowns *shudders*


8. Name a song you’re totally obsessed with at the moment.

Hotel California by The Eagles. I have it on in the car and keep putting it on repeat. And Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day as it’s the song that applies to my protagonist, Gabriel, in The Making of Gabriel Davenport.


9. Are you the center of attention or a wallflower?

Wallflower. I am the poster child for the term ‘introverted’. People watching is my comfort zone. To be ‘the watched’ freaks me out.


10. What’s your favorite part of blogging?

Sharing thoughts, especially if what I write can help someone else or resonate with them in some way.


11. If given the opportunity to do something without any consequences, what would you do?

Ooh, that’s a tough one. I’d love to snoop around another writer’s study and read their notes on whatever they’re writing, see what else they have on their desks, what photos, keepsakes – is that really creepy?!

NOMINEES – (hard as it’s supposed to be blogs under 200 subscribers, if yours is over, apologies!)

Nadia

Sarina

Aura

Erin

Jenny

And my questions for you lovelies –

  1. How long have you had the idea for your current project?
  2. What’s one place in the world you would love to visit?
  3. What’s your current read?
  4. What one word would you use to describe yourself?
  5. You’re halfway through a book and it’s boring you. Do you continue?
  6. After you’ve bought new books that you’re dying to read, how long do they sit on your shelf before you pick them up?
  7. Is there one genre you would struggle with, reading or writing?
  8. What screensaver picture is on your phone?
  9. Are you a pantster or a plotter or somewhere inbetween?
  10. The book you’re writing has a theme tune – what is it?
  11. Would you rather win a literary award or have an army of loyal fans?

As always, please don’t feel pressured to answer, this is all just fun in the spirit of sharing and maybe getting a few people to visit your blog 🙂

15 Comments

  1. […] 5) Beverley @ Beverley Lee Writes […]

  2. Ugh! Burnt toast is nasty! Totally agree with you on that one! I’d hand off my burnt toast to another family member before I ate it. :p

    I had no idea that was a picture of a giraffe. >.>

    I love star-gazing! I always wanted to find the constellations, but was really bad at it! :p (and I lived in Michigan which has like the most cloud cover of all the states. haha!)

    I have no idea what pavlova is, but it’s got marshmallows! Count me in! ^.^

    I’ve totally tried to take nerdy book photos for my blog and they just look AWFUL! I must be doing it wrong or like… not have that magical touch that photographers do. :p

    Binge watching! Except we don’t watch the same shows. -.-

    Adulting is overrated! Let’s go to Neverland!

    Oh phew! You’re a Hufflepuff. We’re cool. We’re cool.

    Oh dear! A wallflower, eh? Guess we can’t go to parties together. :p

    You want to look at other writers’ notes… Can I ask why? Is it a curiosity thing or an ‘I’m gonna steal your ideas’ thing…?

    • We need to form a group for the annihilation of burnt toast 😉
      I know, such cuteness! Even though it looks like the hand is trying to strangle it..
      I can find Orion and a couple more, but I’m no expert!
      It’s like a meringue base with whipped cream to top. I put raspberries and shaved chocolate on mine 🙂
      Come over to the dark side on Instagram and we’ll teach you (there’s a bunch of us over there being dorky instead of writing *coughs*)
      As long as we both agree on the bingeing, that’s cool *grins* Phew, relieved that we can still be friends in the HP universe 😉
      Well, we *can* go to parties. You do the keeping their attention and I’ll watch from the back of the room and steal wallets, ala Six of Crows 😉
      Just a curiosity thing, I’d love to see snippets, even though I know they wouldn’t make much sense (well, mine don’t anyway!)

      • Oh gosh! The dark side of Instagram. I’m already involved in the dark side of Tweetdeck and Pinterest. I don’t need any more sites sucking up what little time I actually have for writing/editing. :p

        Haha! I don’t binge nearly as much as I used to what with blogging, writing, editing, and reading. :p I wish, though. I have so many animes I want to watch!

        BAHAHA! Yes! I will draw everyone’s attention and you shall steal their wallets! Are you sure you’re a hufflepuff? :p *hasn’t read Six of Crows yet*

        Haha! No. My snippets most definitely won’t make any sense. :p I can’t even read my own hand-writing some days. HAHA! I’m such a terrible ‘writer’. This is’s what I get for learning to type so early in life. (Course now I’m kind of a beast at it :p)

  3. A Brit making the best pavlova! I’ll be the judge of that! What fruit do you use?

  4. Jenny Glover says:

    Brilliant blog post, Bev – thanks for a great read. Giraffes, moths, crows, Hufflepuff – all human life is there!

  5. Snoop around another writer’s study… Love that answer!
    Ohh, a hufflepuffer! Very interesting, and also very fitting for a writer, somehow. Writing is mostly 10% talent and 90% hard work, or so they say. You’re Hufflepuff strengths will do you good for your long, happy writing career, smiling.
    Great answers, Beverley! It was a pleasure to read them! 😀 Have a great day! Hope your editing process is coming along smoothly!

    • Thanks, Agnete, glad you enjoyed my answers 🙂 I hear you on the 90% hard work, my friend!
      The final editing is almost done *flails a little* then it’s onto marketing before the release date!

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