Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Liebster Award

Thank you, Jamie and Tallulah from "Chasing the Blue," for nominating me for this award! :)

The rules:
1. Each nominee must link back to the person that nominated them!
2. Answer the ten questions given to you by the nominator!
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers!
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer!
5. Let the nominees know you have nominated them by going to their website and notifying them!


Jamie and Tallulah's Questions
1. What do you look for in a blog?

Humor, interesting topics, and a creative take on blogging, whether it be the design, the way the blogger reviews books, or anything else.

2. What is something, that despite what others think, is very UN-funny?

"What Does the Fox Say." Why is this song popular? Same with "Gangnam Style."

3. Clip-on earrings – hot or not?

I'm not a huge fan. I had a pair for a very short period of time before I got my ears pierced, and they hurt my ears and kept falling off.

4. What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word, “Marmalade”?

The song "Lady Marmalade." Now it's stuck in my head.

5. Can Vegetarians eat fish and be OK with it?  Discuss.

If you're a pesco-vegetarian it's okay (because pesco-vegetarians eat fish), but if you're a full-on vegetarian, I don't think eating fish is okay. If you're going to call yourself a vegetarian, you should be all in.

6. What’s your favourite word?

Magic. :) A close second is hyperbole. I also love onomatopoeias. They're so fun to say! (Pop, sizzle, snap!)

7. Doughnuts or Danishes?

Doughnuts for sure! Specifically Boston Creams and Peanut Butter filled. Or chocolate with rainbow sprinkles. Or blueberry. (Boy, I'm hungry.)

8. Would you rather meet your favourite Author, Blogger, or Vlogger?

Favorite author! Though I think meeting J.K. Rowling is pretty hard to do.

9. What’s your favourite blogpost that YOU’VE written?

Ooh, that's a tricky one. I love talking about my books, so the interviews with my characters are fun, but I also love ones like my "Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!" post and "Eleanor Is Beautiful."

10. Beautiful girls in dresses on book covers – like or dislike?

It depends. If it's like this



or this



then YES. They're creative and stunning. But if it's like this?



Blech. Too . . . shiny. And perfect. It's boring, and all the girls on these types of covers look the same! And what's with the shirtless men?!

My Questions
1. eBook or physical book?
2. The Hunger Games or Divergent?
3. What are your favorite book-into-movie adaptations?
4. Book trailers: yay or nay?
5. What's your opinion on Twilight?
6. Do you eat sweet or salty foods when writing?
7. What's your favorite genre to read? How about your favorite to write?
8. Do you design covers for your own books like I do? Would you care to share some of those covers? ;)
9. Do you find that your writings are too short or too long?
10. Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what kind?

I tag . . .
I know a lot of the blogs I follow have already received this award from other people, so I'll try to pick blogs that haven't won it yet. It also turns out that many of my blogger friends have more than 200 followers, so I won't quite make it to 10 nominees.

1. Miriam Joy Writes
2. AAAAAA!!!!
3. The Idea Catcher
4. The Perpetual Page-Turner
5. X Marks the Spot
6. Notebook Sisters
7. The Ups and Downs of My Not So Average Life
8. Tacos, Dolphins, and Friends

Have fun! :)

9 People Made Me Happy By Commenting! :D:

Dr. Mark said...

I agree about "Gangnam Style." Fortunately I've avoided that fox song to this point.

Nice favorite words. Even the word onomatopoeia is a cool word (why did I think it was spelled "onomanopoeia" for all of these years?).

Doughnuts, all the way. My mom always talks about how even as a toddler I wanted to go get "donies."

Those are great posts to like. I'm more and more impressed all the time with the depth of your insights and writing.

Dresses on book covers. I agree completely. Shirtless guys? Yeah, I see your point.

Congratulations on the award!

Freerangersnz Outofthisworld said...

Thanks so much for joining in! :D
Your answers were awesome and your questions are epic!!
I wanted to choose the Notebook Sisters too, but then I realized they had like 300 followers all together. :( That was one of the things that annoyed me about the Liebster Award; you had to choose blogs that were under 200 followers which is VERY HARD as apart from yours, every other half way DECENT blog seems to have waaaaay over 200 followers!

Can't wait to see how the people you tagged react to your answers!! :)

Thanks again!

~Jamie Belle

The Magic Violinist said...

@Dr. Mark Ha ha, yes, you're very fortunate. ;)
If that word is ever on a spelling test, I am doomed. :P I never get it right. Ever. I always have to use spell check.
Aww. :) Doughnuts are the best!
I just don't get it! All these Harlequin romance books and NONE of the guys on the covers happen to have a shirt on?!
Thanks! :)

@Jamie Belle No problem! :) I had tons of fun doing it!
Oh, really? Last I checked they had just a few followers short of 200 on GFC. Their blog is awesome! :)
Aww, thank you so much. :) Your blog is super cute, by the way! You have a new fan. ;)

Boquinha said...

Congrats! I got this award a while back, too. I love memes - writing them and reading them!

The Magic Violinist said...

@Boquinha I know you do! ;) It's almost like an addiction.

Boquinha said...

It's a good one, I think. I'd like to write every day and I tend to put it off as I get other things done, but those memes will stop me every time. I figure there's got to be a way to incorporate that into approaching all kinds of tasks . . .

Rich said...

Ohhh... This is going to be a tough one. Ill be putting it up as soon as I can.

Rich said...

And great post!

The Magic Violinist said...

@Rich Can't wait to read it !:)