27 January 2013

The Liebster Blog Award

Hi, guys! I know it's been a while since I've written anything for books here, but a post is coming in a bit. Anyway, I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award.

If you don't know what the Liebster Blog Award is, it's this award given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers. If you're nominated, there are four steps:

1. You thank the person who nominated you and you provide a link to their blog on your blog
2. Your nominator has put 11 questions for you to answer. Answer them. Then tell 11 facts about yourself.
3. Leave 11 questions on your blog for the 11 people that you nominated to answer.
4. Pass on this award to 11 other blogs whom you feel are deserving for this award. Leave a comment on their blog that you have nominated them.
-Thanks to Shana for this description. :)

So, first off- thank you Shana at Vintage Sorrow for nominating me. She's my only follower here, but I know more people see my posts due to stats. I'm happy she wanted to bring some spotlight to my blog. ^.^ Thank you, thank you, thank you. :)

Here are the questions that she's left me:

1. Why did you start blogging?
I wanted to keep track of what I was reading and how I felt after finishing the books. It's hard to remember what parts you liked the most and what happened in a series when you have to wait a year until the next book comes out. My blog is sort of just that- and I don't mind that people are reading my thoughts. I just have lots of spoilers and that's one thing I warn new followers about. 

2. How would you describe your blog?
Just a kind of book blog. Nothing spectacular. I'm a college student, so it's not the most frequent with posting. I try to keep to just blogging books, but I've been thinking about doing some movies posts, too. Changing it up a little. 

3. What is your biggest fear?
Losing those I love. A lot of the people I care about are online friends, people I can't just go see because they live in a different city, state, country, or even a different continent! But I love these people so much, they're my best friends and I don't want to drop the contact. 

4. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Anything would get old though. Hmmm... I'm not sure. Maybe fettuccine alfredo with spinach leaves and mushrooms in it. I love the sauce. 

5. Apple or orange?
I honestly like both. Right now apples sound better though. So I guess apple. 

6. Which is your all time (favorite/favourite) book?
This is a hard question to answer. I love books so much. My favorite series is the Harry Potter series, but as far as choosing just one book? I can't. 

7. What is one change that you want to see in the world?
I would love to see greed end. If the world dropped greed, people wouldn't be hungry, people could get an education, people could make more out of themselves and their lives. A lot of people are too busy saying "MINE! MINE! MINE!" all the time, that there are those who go hungry, who can't provide for their families, who drop out of school to help their families out. It's not cool.

8. What place would you like to visit that you haven’t been to yet?
I would loveeee to visit other countries- England and Scotland come to my mind first as top places. But just to start simple, I'd love to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida. It's in my same country and I don't need extra shots or a passport! 

9. If you can go to lunch with four historical figures, who would they be?
This would be interesting. Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Bach. It'd be interesting musical conversation, seeing as Beethoven and Mozart are from around the same time, and Vivaldi and Bach are from a completely different era. It might not be so pretty, kind of like politics talk. But I feel, as a musician, I'd learn a lot. I know they aren't traditional historical figures like, say, Martin Luther King, Jr. or George Washington, but they're historical figures to me.

10. Which magazine(s) do you enjoy reading?
I don't read magazines. 

11. What is your dream job?
Teaching string orchestra to middle school-aged students. I'm working on it!

Now, 11 facts about me...

  1. I'm only 4 ft. 9.
  2. I'm a music education major in college, and I play the violin.
  3. I'm learning piano, tuba, and clarinet right now. By the end of the semester I'll also know trombone, euphonium, and alto saxophone. 
  4. The first "big book" I ever read was "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." I read the Potter books out of order the first time through, but I was young enough not to care. 
  5. I have three dogs. 
  6. I have an obsession with bedding. I love having my huge comfy bed to go to at night after a long day at school. It's niceeee. Oh, and unless I say you can come sit on it, you can't. It bothers me to know other people get on my bed. I'm OCD when it comes to my bed. 
  7. My Harry Potter stuff takes up two shelves of my four shelf bookshelf. And I still have more Potter stuff, but it's just in other spots.
  8. I love Lindsey Stirling- she's a violinist who composes her own music as well as covers for the violin, then choreographs dances to them. She then directs music videos for youtube, and publishes them there. She has a CD out, too. Plus I'm going to see her in March- one of her concerts in Ohio! ^.^
  9.  I have two sisters. Because of my height and everything, normally everyone thinks I'm the youngest, but I'm the middle child.
  10. I love food. More than I probably should.
  11. I had a huge Twilight phase when I was 15/16 years old. I still like them now, but I'm not huge into them. 
Questions for my nominees:
  1. If you could sum what your blog is about up in three words, what would they be?
  2. What are your favorite fandoms? 
  3. Top three favorite foods?
  4. Top three favorite movies?
  5. Top three favorite books?
  6. What is your most-visited website?
  7. What's one weird thing you can do? 
  8. Rant about one thing for as long as you can. What bothers you?
  9. What's your favorite season?
  10. Do you like/dislike sports? If like, what do you do. If dislike, what do you like?
  11. What's your favorite color?
I hate to do this, but I couldn't find more than a few blogs after about an hour's search with less than 200 followers. So, here are the three I found:
  1. Vintage Sorrow (I know she already nominated me, but any chance of her getting more followers is nice.)
  2. Casey's Crew 
  3. Potter Blogger 
If I find more, I'll make another post. :)


Katy said...

Thank you so much Jamie for nominating me! I'm gathering my post and nominees right now - so it will be posted soon.

My Harry Potter bookshelves take up two of my four shelves too - with other bits scattered around the room. Space well filled if you ask me though!! :)

Vintage Sorrow said...

Hey Jamie I answered your questions at http://vintagesorrow.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-blog-award-x-2.html

Jamie said...

@Katy- You are very welcome. :)
I don't have followers but there are quite a few views to my blog. Maybe this will attract more people to your blog, too! :)

@Shana- Thank you, hun!

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