A big thank you to Ninjaitis for nominating me for the Leibster Award, an award given to promising blogs with less than 1,000 followers. This is a just-for-fun kind of award, and it helps to promote new blogs. As a recipient of the award, Ninjaitis asked me to answer interview questions. Here they are.

1. What is a movie you could watch over and over? Matrix

2. What is your favorite book genre? (bonus points if you give me a recommendation for a book!) Can I add an “s” to the end of “genre,” to make it plural? Okay, if I had to pick one, I’d say YA, because YA encompasses LOTS of awesome books. HUNGER GAMES is probably my most recent favorite in the world of YA books.

3. Do you have a schedule for blogging or do you update randomly? Randomly, but I try not to go longer than a month without a posting.

4. How do you beat procrastination? I’ll let you know someday.

5. What is one thing in life that you will regret if you don’t try doing it? Reading at least 5% of the books on my ever-growing “to read” list.

6. What is your biggest fear? Not doing good or kind things when I know that I should.

7. If you were granted any wish right now, what would you do with it? I’d wish for world peace. Then, I’d have nothing to do, nobody would.

8. When you go to a theme park, what do you head for first? The roller coaster with the biggest drop and the most loops.

9. Who is your favorite Harry Potter character and why? Mrs. Weasley. She’s warm and maternal…and a witch.

10. What song is stuck in your head right now? Sting – “Don’t Stand so Close to Me”

I was also asked to list 11 random facts about myself. Here they are:

1. I drink at least 1 cup of tea a day.
2. Organizing drawers satisfies me like a gourmet meal.
3. I have a love-hate relationship with French macarons–love to eat them, hate to make them.
4. I cry whenever I watch Olympic ice skating.
5. Travel inspires my imagination more than pretty much any other life activity.
6. I love both cats and dogs, but I would classify myself as a cat person. It’s a texture things. Cats are just so fluffy.
7. In an alternative reality, I’d like to BASE jump from the Freedom Tower.
8. I chew gum like a cow.
9. I’m from the Jersey Shore.
10. I spent a night in a Mercedes in Italy once.
11. I boxed in graduate school.

My Nominations

Part of the fun of this award is that recipients get to nominate other blogs for it. I’ve selected the following blogs for the awards:

Caity’s Readviews
The Writing Well

Accepting or Declining my Nomination

If I’ve nominated your blog for the Liebster Award, and you don’t accept, then that’s a-okay. Simply ignore my nomination. No response necessary. If you would like to accept the award, then please follow the 8 steps below:

The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award
If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

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. provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

8. 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 might not have ever heard of it!)

Questions for Nominees:

1) What’s you’re favorite city in the world and why?
2) When’s the last time you sang? What song?
3) Name three items in your wallet, purse, or pocket.
4) What’s something you always desired as a child–real or imagined–that you still want?
5) If you could give the future generation one sentence of advice, what would it be?
6) What’s something you never did in high school that you wish you had?
7) What three books do you think everyone should read?
8) What’s one thing you would do if you were invisible for a day?
9) Name a book that you don’t like to admit you’ve never read.
10) Give two alternative first names you’d go by if you had to.
11) If you could say one thing to your favorite teacher, right now, what would you say?

All the Best!