19 April 2013

Carpe Librum wins the Liebster Blog Award

Exciting news this week is that I've received the Liebster Award for bloggers!!  I was nominated by author Kerry Letheby of A Novel Journey.

Here's how the award works:
  • The nominated blogger must post 11 facts about themselves;
  • They must then answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated them;
  • Then nominate 11 bloggers and give them 11 questions to answer;
  • Link to your chosen 11 bloggers in your blog post; 
  • Let them know you have nominated them;
  • Don't nominate the blogger who nominated you;

Here are 11 facts about me:
  1. My favourite hobby is reading;
  2. collect bookmarks and love stationery, paper, notebooks and pens;
  3. I am a night owl by nature;
  4. I met my husband at karaoke;
  5. I have a tattoo on my left ankle;
  6. My favourite colour is red;
  7. I was awarded the Australian Defence Medal for service in the Royal Australian Navy;
  8. My favourite website is GoodReads;
  9. My most popular blog post has had 3,231 hits;
  10. I have proofread and edited two books currently in print: one novel and one memoir;
  11. I can smell donuts from a block away.

Here are the answers to the 11 questions asked by Kerry Letheby, author of Mine To Avenge:
  1. Who knows you best in life?  In terms of my personality and character, it would have to be my husband.
  2. If you could spend your life doing anything you like, what would it be?  Reading and studying.
  3. What is your earliest memory?  Playing in the backyard.
  4. What lifts you up when you are feeling down?  A massage, loud music, ordering take away, or someone who makes me laugh.
  5. What are you most thankful for in life?  The health of my family.
  6. If you were given $1000, what would you spend it on?  Boring, but I'd probably put it in the bank.
  7. Are you a hot weather person or a cold weather person?  I think I'm a cold weather person. Even though I'm always cold (especially my feet), you can always get warmer, and it can be quite cosy snuggling up with a blanket in winter.  I hate being covered in sweat and rushing inside for the relief of an airconditioner.
  8. Name one thing on your bucket list.  To be invited to an awards night within the publishing industry.
  9. What is your favourite movie? The Matrix
  10. What is your favourite 'get away from it all place'? My bed!
  11. What piece of advice do you hand out most often? Hang in there.

Congratulations, here are the 11 blogs I've tagged to receive the Liebster Blog Award:
Some blog humour

Adventures of an Intrepid Reader
All The Books I Can Read
Book'd Out
Booklover Book Reviews
Deliciously Fictitious
I Heart Dog
Mary D's Nordic Crime Reviews
The Reading Room
Selwyn's Sanity
Stone Soup
Women Friendly Services

Here are my questions for the winners:
  1. Can you tell us a little about your blog?
  2. What's your most popular blog post to date?
  3. How do you increase your followers?
  4. Where does the inspiration for your blog posts come from?
  5. A little about you now.  Can you name your favourite book?
  6. What song has the most number of plays in your iTunes? (Or, what's your fav song?)
  7. What's your all time favourite TV Show?
  8. What was your favourite game to play as a child?
  9. Do you have a second hobby, other than the one your blog focusses on?
  10. Stationery lover or iPhone / online all the way?
  11. Funniest comment left on your site?

Congratulations to the winners, I will enjoy reading your posts (please post the URL in the comments if you can), and I hope you enjoy visiting each other's sites.  Happy blogging!

Carpe Librum!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Thanks Tracey, so sweet of you to think of me!

  2. You're more than welcome Shelleyrae, love your site (and reviews of course!)

  3. Thank you Tracey, the nod to Booklover Book Reviews is much appreciated :)

  4. PS: Congrats on your receiving the acknowledgement too. My favourite colour is red also!

  5. Enjoyed reading your answers, Tracey!

  6. You're more than welcome Jo, I love the Aussie Author Challenge you run each year.

    Glad you enjoyed my answers Kerry, and thanks again for the nomination. I enjoyed paying it forward.

  7. Thanks so much, Tracey, for thinking of me for this award. Your support and encouragement mean a lot to me. I enjoyed reading your answers to the questions here and the facts about yourself. Now I know whose aid to enlist when I'm looking for donuts. LOL!

  8. You are very welcome Kathy. I look forward to reading your upcoming Award post.


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