The Liebster Award


I’d like to thank Erica’s Bookshelf for nominating me for the Liebster Award. It never gets old to be nominated and to get to know and pass on the honours to fellow bloggers. 

The Rules:

Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you

Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you

Nominate bloggers that you think are deserving of the award

Let the bloggers know you nominated them

Give them 11 questions of your own

Erica’s Questions:

1) What was the first book that you really loved?

The Necklace of Raindrops. I remember reading it at around six years of age when anything seemed possible.

2) Hardback? Paperback? Ebook? What is your style?

I prefer hardbacks when it comes to physical books but ereader is the most convenient way to read anytime anywhere.

3) Which author (dead or alive) would you want to be trapped in an elevator with for 24 hours? (I don’t mean dead in the elevator with you!)

So many! However, anyone who is calm and not claustrophobic and writes psychological horror would suffice.

4) Do you dare to draw/write/doodle in your book margins?

Hell, no! I have books made for doodling etc which I use appropriately.

5) What made you start blogging?

I kept reading more and more books I wanted to tell book friends about and found it easier to keep track and spread the word via blog. 

6) What’s a book that you didn’t like but couldn’t stop reading because it was such an amusing/fun-to-hate train wreck? (If you’ve never had this experience, then simply what is the worst book you’ve ever suffered through?)

I rarely give up on a book but I think the sequel The Blake Curse by IC Camillieri was a huge disappointment after I loved the first book, The Blake Soul, so much. I kept reading hoping I’d like it better.

7) If you could live in a book, TV show or movie, which would it be?

I’d love to live in Twilight as a vampire who would never have to primp and make up my face again. 

8) The Doctor comes and takes you away with him in the TARDIS. You get to pick the destination! Where do you go and why?

1980 Calcutta, India. Good memories. 

9) Is there a book or series that you are so passionate about that you have ended up in fights over (not physical fights, hopefully)

I have had to defend my fondness for Daughter by Jane Shemilt, which often divides opinion among readers because of its ending. I thought the ending was chillingly appropriate.

10) What character(s) from a book do you wish were real?

Vampires and Werewolves but only because they can’t be. 

11) What is your favourite quote?


My Nominees:

The Book Igloo 
A Bookworms Reviews
Fall in love with the sound of words
Sharon Reads Blog
Midst of things
Brain Books Blog
Of a life less ordinary
Scraps of bookish delight
Wield Words
A ferocious reader
Amy reads

My Questions:

1. Best book you read that was made into a film you loved?

2. A single book you wish was a series? 

3. Who would play your favourite literary character and why? 

4. If you were to write your own novel would the main protagonist be male or female? Why?

5. If a non-reader asked you for a recommendation from your favourite genre, which book would you recommend?

6. Three books you would take on a desert island? 

7. Best book you’ve read so far in 2016?

8. Book release you’re most looking forward to this year?

9. Film based on a book you would most like to see? 

10. Favourite music to read to? 

11. Indoor or alfresco reading? 


  1. I really enjoyed reading these answers Babus – loved your indignation at being asked if you doodled in your books though I’m not sure I would fancy being trapped with a writer of horror *gulp* excellent stuff 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Georgia. I wasn’t always so fastidious about not marking books, I have textbooks from school and university that tell a different story, but I have no plausible reason to not keep books in pristine order now. Being trapped anywhere is a horrendous thought but I find distraction from my predicament comes easy if I’m frightened by something else entirely. Plus I think my OCD thoughts might be entertaining to a horror author.


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