Friday, January 18, 2013

The Liebster Blog Award!

Thanks Barbara from BookShelves Of Dreams and sorry for not posting this sooner, took a while as I started late and I pretty much cut myself off from the computer world yesterday, haha!
BookShelves Of Dreams nominated us for The Liebster Blog Award. It is presented by bloggers to bloggers and is a great way to recognize our efforts and get to know each other better.

What is the Liebster Blog Award?

You may opt not to do the same but if you happen to pay it forward , good for you! Making blogger friends is fun!

The real "gist" of the Liebster Award is that there is no real award. There are no judges, no special rules. No website with an official team to congratulate you and hold your hand. It's mostly what you want it to be. If you receive the award, you can 1) accept it and 2)pass it along. It's that easy.  

The rules of the Liebster Award are as follow:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you
2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees
3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen. (No tag backs)
4. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog.
Questions from “BookShelves Of Dreams”
1. What made you to start blogging?
A: I actually started another blog before this one. It was supposed to be a place where I talked about my writing adventures. It was inspired by indie author Keary Taylor! Love her and so grateful for her work on my cover. Anyways, I didn’t feel like I had much to say about writing but I wanted to say more of other things. And that is how this blog came to be, haha. Again, all thanks to Keary! ^_^
T: My sister. I told her once I might want to do reviews, and she started the blog for the two of us. I wasn’t sure and it took my some time, but she finally convinced me.
2. What's the *funniest* book you've *ever* read?
A: Oh, light bulb haha. This one was a hard one but I just remember the funniest book I’ve ever read would have to be Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle. They were all truly funny in their own ways, as there where three different stories, but one moment that stands out the most and the one that made me laugh the hardest out loud would have to be when John Greens characters raced down a snowy hill, on top of a twister board game mat, haha. Seriously hilarious!!! :D
T: I can’t be absolutely sure here. I’ve read a lot of books. The one that comes to mind is The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell. I laughed real hard and I still laugh everytime I reread it. And it’s also a pretty good superhero story.
3. Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction?
A: Uh, fiction, duh!! A great way of escaping!
T: I completely agree with my sister. 
4. What E-reader do you have if any?
A: I actually have the kindle app for my computers and phone.
T: Once again, ditto.
5. Books that would be *good* to turn into films?
A: Ooh, the Megan Berry series by Stacey Jay. It’s about zombie settlers and I just freaking adore those books. Wish she wrote more!
T: I got two series. The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer and The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Willians Chima. They’re both have good plots, characters, and plenty of action.
6. What Book are you reading now?
A: I am reading Fairy Tale and Daynight, enjoying them both!
T: I’m almost done with The Doomsday Code by Alex Scarrow. I will be starting The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima.
7. If you could be a *Character* out of any book who would choose and why?
A: The one character that stands out to me the most would be Pearl from Drink, Slay, Love. Omg, that girl can command a room and what girl doesn’t dream of that. That kind of confidence is what I want!
T: Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson series. I think it would be cool to be a demigod.
8. Who is your favorite Author?
A: Ooh, toughy. I enjoy so many authors but one of my top favorites would have to be Stacey Kade. I freaking love her ghost series and I can’t wait for her latest book to come out! *squeals*
T: Rick Riordan comes to mind. I love Percy Jackson and the universes he creates.
9. Do books have to be long to be any good?
A: Absolutely not! I love R.L Stine’s Fear Street series and they are only 100 pages+, always less than 200 
T: No. It just has to be interesting.
10. Are you a *writer*, if you answered yes please tell us a lil about yourself?
A: Oh yes, I am! I’ve started writing as a dream career in 2009 and now I am a self-published author on amazon. I finished my first novel in 2011 yet it has so much work to be done on it, haha. I get so many new ideas I don’t know where I am going to start next and I’m afraid I’ll never finish anything else because of it, or because I can be very lazy.
T: I am. I started right about the same time my sister did. I started a book but realized it wasn’t a very good idea. So now I’m working on a different one and nursing another one. Fantasy and science fiction are my thing.
11. What do you own more of, Print copies or E-Books copies?
A: More print copies, I’ve been buying books since 2008 and I prefer physical copies over digital, so I should no doubt have more of those haha!
T: I have more print copies. I love the feel of a book in my hands.
11 Random Facts about us
A: Dashley is actually my nickname my mother gave to me when I was a child. My real name is Ashley
My Major is business, as I hope to open up a book store
I had my first kiss when I was 19, I am 20 now ^_^
I honestly cannot pick a favorite color, which is why I have pink walls, purple carpet, and blue bed sheets. Oh, and I’ll be moving into our extra bedroom this year, those walls are a light green by the way haha
I fell in love with my first boyfriend, which I met when I was 19, I am 20 now haha <3 yea, I’m a late bloomer
I freaking adore the horror genre, movies or books
I was home schooled for high school, my choice and it was the best damn thing I ever did (well, that’s before saying yes to my boyfriend asking me out), I graduated a year early, got a 3.4 GPA, and that period in my life was when I found my passion to read and write ^_^
I have a five year bucket list
I’m totally a clothes horse, right now I am using two closets to hold all of the hanging ones and my drawers are stuffed to the t
I’m a bookaholic, well it feels like it to me, I sometimes can’t help but buy books. I have books from Nov 2011 that I have yet to take the time to read, haha
When I feel like I’ve hurt someone I care about deeply I say “I love you” in a cutesy voice and hug them like crazy, haha
T: My mom, and only my mom, calls me toes.
I played soccer and basketball till 6th grade when I hurt my knee. I played goalie in soccer, and center in basketball.
My favorite color is red.
Favorite football team is the Green Bay Packers. Favorite baseball team is the San Francisco Giants.
I’ve read both the Harry Potter and Twilight series in their entirety. And Harry Potter, if you are wondering.
I am a proud klutz.
I am a huge video game fan.
I am slightly afraid of the dark. Mostly because my imagination goes crazy.
I am ambidextrous. I write with my left hand. And I throw with my right.
My favorite soda is Root Beer.
I am the middle child between my older sister and my younger brother, Daniel.
11 Questions for our nominees
In Twitter style, 140 characters, describe your blog?
What book series is a guilty pleasure for you?
What is the biggest book you’ve read?
Any tips on keeping up with this intense book reviewing world?
Name off five authors you would kill to sit with around a dinner table?
What book has really disappointed you?
Name off a pet pev you may have with a book?
Is there something there needs to be more of in books?
Do you like books with hype or do you stay away?
Favorite quote?
Which do you prefer, a movie being true to the book or it just taking the characters and not the real plot?  

Our 11 nominees


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