OK, so I know I did a Liebster award recently but it was rolled up with another award in a kind of mash up so I thought why not accept the nomination for this one which is a straight up Liebster Award, and anyway, I kind of enjoy these as a bit of light relief from chasing my tail with books all the time! Thanks to Jay over at This Is My Truth Now for the nomination. If you haven’t checked out his blog it’s pretty damn awesome, I always end up leaving essays instead of comments so his writing is inspiring!
- Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.
- Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you
- Nominate 11 people
- Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions
What made you start blogging?
I honestly don’t remember, I used to love getting in on things early, I always had the first new phone, the best laptops, working in digital marketing I was really up on what was going on new in the world and I found out about blogging really early on. I know I set my first blog up in 2002, it was about the same time as a couple of really close friends of mine, one another marketer, the other a techy and I do remember we thought we’d be able to keep in touch with each other, we had no idea how much of the world would open up to us. I made a friend within a couple of months in Oklahoma and she is still one of my best friends and yes we have met in person several times.
What are the primary content areas on your site?
This one is all books, everything on this site is steered around books, I primarily read Fantasy and Romance, I always say they are a strange mix but they work for me so that’s all that matters. I have another blog which is much more personal and 90% of it is about mental health and living with bipolar. I’m mixing that one up slightly at the moment and putting a few more feature pieces in at the moment to try and make it a bit more interesting and to fill in a few gaps I’ve been having so we’ll see how it goes.
What other languages can you speak, read or write?
Great question! I learned French at school and I can still speak about 10 words, no kidding, I’ve only ever been to France once and I was determined to speak French while I was there and it was the most hilarious experience of my life, I had people in shops and restaurants rolling with laughter. I also used to live in Greece and while I was there I learned conversational Greece, it’s been about 17 years though and a lot of that has gone from my head completely. I’m not good at languages and unless I’m speaking them all the time I can’t hold on to them. I also used to know some BSL (British Sign Language) but again without using it, it has run away!
Which color best describes your choice in books?
What is your favorite of the 7 deadly sins, and why?
Oh I’m torn here… Lust or Wrath… Lust because well duh I’m a Romance reader! and Wrath because well I read Fantasy I love a bit of anger, and death and blood!
What other job would you want to have?
Right now I’m volunteering at a mental health charity, that’s kind of my dream job. To do what I’m good at to help people with mental health problems like I have that would be awesome. I’ve also trained as a peer worker so I can actually work one to one with people so that would be pretty cool too.
What foods can’t you stomach no matter how hard you try? (You must have tried it before)
Pineapple…seriously it’s the devil’s food. I can’t even eat something it’s been in and then been removed from it’s disgusting. I’m very passionate about how much I hate Pineapple this could go on for a long time but I’ll end it here.
What zoo animal would you most want as a pet?
Who do you live with?
Describe the perfect book.
Epic Fantasy with a romantic storyline lots of strong worldbuilding, swordplay, magic, bloody battles and twists you don’t see coming for miles.
Which blog that you follow is your must-read every day? Only 1!
Books Vertigo & Tea I totally adore Danielle’s blog and we read very similar books and seem to react to them in the same ways so I can rely on if Danielle likes a book then I probably will.
My 11 Nominees
- Ali @ Ali – The Dragon Slayer
- Kate @ The Quiet Knitter
- Dee @ Novel Deelights
- Emma @ Damppebbles
- Cathy @ Between The Lines
- Mairead @ Swirl and Thread
- Joanne @ My Chestnut Reading Tree
- Lisa @ Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews
- Ronnie @ Ronnie Turner
- Angie @ Angie Dokos
- Lorraine @ The Book Review Café
Of course if you would like to take part, jump in!
My 11 Questions
- Why did you choose book blogging over something else?
- What is one thing you’re really passionate about beside books?
- Have your reading tastes changed over the years?
- What is your favourite tea for reading?
- Do you collect anything (other than books)
- What has been your favourite book so far this year?
- Where is your favourite place/country?
- If you had £1m what would you do?
- Is there a genre you don’t read that you would like to try?
- Is there something you would love to try? i.e. skydiving? ultra marathon? etc
- What do you consider your greatest achievement in blogging?
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Bye!