Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Liebser Award a Zillion Times Over

I'm sorry I haven't been able to post lately; I was away from wi-fi for a while, and for the past week I was super busy interning with a kid's writing program. Now, I'm sick in bed, so I thought I'd take the chance to finally write this post. I really should have posted before now, because I've been nominated for the Liebster award by four different blogs! I'm very happy about this, because the blogs that nominated me are among my favorites, and it's really an honor. I'm also happy that so many blogs have nominated me. All and all, I'm very happy about this. For the Liebster award, you write 11 facts about yourself, answer 11 questions by the blogger who nominated you, and pass the nomination on.

Facts about myself:
  1. I recently got a pixie cut - I was wary at first, but I love it now. 
  2. My favorite thing about blogging is other bloggers. This means YOU!
  3. I watched Godzilla v. Monster Zero last night, and it was awesome in a totally campy way. 
  4. I dislike the number four.
  5. If I could go anywhere in the world, it would be the Swiss Alps. 
  6. I love animated movies.
  7. I made a list of stuff I want to do by the end of the summer. It has things like "ride the freaky upside down ride at the fair", "tie dye stuff," and "stage a flash mob." 
  8. I love love love to dance. I will never forgive my mother for not getting me dance lessons when I was five years old and told her it was my life's ambition to become a ballerina. 
  9. Nowadays, since I can't be a ballerina (thanks, Mom), my life's ambition is to travel the world. 
10. I've recently become kinda addicted to Polyvore. Is anyone interested in book-related fashion sets? 
11. I have a collection of stuffed and ceramic skunks. 

(I've decided to only answer three questions from each blog that nominated me, to keep this post from being waaay too long)

Ella from Gorilla Legs - This blog is always so fun to read. It also wins for best blog name, hands down! 

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
The 1920's! 
What  book are you currently reading?
Congo, by Michael Crichton, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, by Meg Medina (who I got to meet through my internship!), Till We Have Faces, by C. S. Lewis, and I'm listening to Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett (as an audiobook). 

If  you were trapped in a vat of food, and had to eat it to get yourself out of there, what food would you want to be trapped in?
Mmm... Maybe potato chips? It's so easy to eat large amounts of those things. Strawberries would be nice, too. I also like the idea of a vat of jello, just because I think it would be fun to smush around in while I ate. 

Cecily and Gwendolyn from Their Harangues and their Fancies - A terrific blog about nothing in particular - always cool, fun and interesting. 

Hidden Talent? 
I can ice skate fairly well. 
Favourite place in your home country?
Silly Brits with your weird word-spellings...it's spelled favorite
New York! I haven't been there in quite a while, but I love it and I'm beginning to get a hankering to go back...
If you were guaranteed success in any career, what would you do?
I'd become a writer, which is what I plan on doing anyway. 

Chloe from Rhinestone Moon writes all about high fashion and is pretty awesome in general. 

Who was your first music obsession?
When I was about four or five, I loved Christmas songs. Don't judge. 

Who is your favorite designer?
Dior! I love his "New Look." 

What historical character living or dead would you hang out with?
Instead of Gandhi or someone like that, I think I'd be somewhat shallow and choose Louise Brooks, flapper icon and my all-time favorite actress. 

Tara A. From Unlocking Pandora's Box - what's with all the awesome blog names? Seriously, though, check this blog out!

If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?

Ramona Quimby! My roommate at camp recently told me that I reminded her of Ramona, and I consider it one of the biggest compliments I've ever received. Roughly 80% of my childhood was spent wishing I was Ramona, so now I feel my childhood wasn't spent in vain. 
Traditional books or Ebooks? 
Spicy of bland food? 

I pass the nomination on to:

For My Own Satisfaction - http://formyownsatisfaction.blogspot.com/
Contemplating the Complexites - http://wastelandsofwisdom.blogspot.com/

My questions: 
What's the best prank you've ever pulled? 
What do you like most about blogging? 
A book that made you think for days:
Do you like to keep things messy, or clean? 
If you had an infinite amount of money, what would be the first thing you'd buy? 
What's your favorite movie and why? 
What's your favorite book and why? 
A guilty pleasure: 
If you could be one person, living or dead, for a day, who would it be? 
Something insanely cool that the rest of the world needs to know about? 
Something that makes you really, really mad? 


  1. Yay, I got best blog name!! And yay for doing this award!
    Ella x

  2. You got a pixie cut? That sounds so awesome, you should post a picture. Also, Louise Brooks is awesome and I wouldn't choose Gandhi either.

    Thanks for the nomination!

    1. Yes, having a pixie cut is a lot of fun!

  3. Thanks so much! :D

    11 Facts About Myself:

    1. Most of my blogging friends are more bookish and nerdier than my real life friends.
    2. My brother doesn't hesitate to give his honest opinion about what I'm wearing whether or not I asked for it.
    3. I feel the need to put 1, 3, or 5 emoticons into any comment/e-mail/blog post I write (but NEVER 2, 4, 6, or some other even number. OCD much? I think so).
    4. I write better when I'm eating something or drinking hot cocoa.
    5. I find that Chris Brown looks extraordinarily like a monkey.
    6. Most dance music annoys me.
    7. I procrastinate all the time.
    8. If a book is boring, I won't just stop reading it. I'll put it off until I forget what I've read and then start all over again.
    9. I'll eat sushi, raw baby octopus, and escargot (and like them all!), but I can't stand celery or raisins (unless they're in something).
    10. I've recently discovered Pinterest and realized that it looks awesome and addictive so I should never get an account otherwise I'll never write again.
    11. I think I seriously have some form of OCD (and I'm not just joking like, "I'm so OCD!" I think I really am).

    What's the best prank you've ever pulled? Best prank . . . that's a hard one. April Fool's Day is one of my favorite holidays because nobody can get mad at me for pulling pranks. ;) It's expected. But I guess I really love any time my little brother and I team up to do something awesome.

    What do you like most about blogging? Meeting new people. I love networking and finding other equally-nerdy friends! :D

    A book that made you think for days: Think or just be stuck in a book hangover? Okay, The Harry Potter series, The Host, and The Secret Life of Bees (just off the top of my head).

    Do you like to keep things messy, or clean? I'd LOVE to keep things clean, but I find that no matter how hard I try I just can't stay organized.

    If you had an infinite amount of money, what would be the first thing you'd buy? Something for someone else. A personal secretary or maid for my mom, a better cell phone for my dad, Yu-Gi-Oh! cards for my brother, food for the hungry, give money to charity, and then I'd think about what I'd buy. (Taylor Swift tickets and plane tickets to see another one of her concerts). ;)

    What's your favorite movie and why? I love good book adaptations, so the "Harry Potter" movies and "The Hunger Games" are easily some of my favorites.

    What's your favorite book and why? The Harry Potter series, because J.K. Rowling managed to do everything every writer dreams of doing.

    A guilty pleasure: I don't like calling them guilty pleasures. Why should I feel guilty about doing something I love? But I guess I'd say Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (in all shapes and sizes . . . except for white chocolate Reese's. Eww).

    If you could be one person, living or dead, for a day, who would it be? Hmm . . . Either J.K. Rowling or Taylor Swift. I'd love to see what it'd be like to be a famous published author or a singer who greeted by 50,000 people cheering day in and day out.

    Something insanely cool that the rest of the world needs to know about? Off the top of my head, 12+1=11+2 and the words "twelve plus one" rearranged can make the words "eleven plus two."

    Something that makes you really, really mad? Ignorant comments from people who think that certain groups of people are less equal than the rest of us.

    Thanks again! :D This was so much fun!

  4. I love animated movies too..
    Maybe we can follow each other..!!
    keep in touch

  5. I very love Christmas song ^^

    I follow you beautiful blog. I hope you will follow me back and I will wait for you in my blog www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

  6. Ha ha, you do look like Ramona, now that I think of it ;)

  7. Pixie cuts are the cutest! I would give anything to pull that style off. And I'm definitely checking out some of your book suggestions, I love your blog! :) xx


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  9. hey sweetsss. congrats for the award, I also have collection of a lot of random and ceramic stuff..
    keep in touch,