Thank you very much to the fabulous Gerry @ The Book Nook for nominating me!
The rules of this award are:
- Link to Global Aussie’s Award blog post. Comment with a link to your Award post. And put the official Liebster Award stamp on your blog.
- Acknowledge and link to the blogger who nominated you.
- Answer the 11 questions your nominator asked.
- Nominate 11 more bloggers and spread the ‘new blogger’ love.
- Ask them 11 fun questions of your own.
- Let them know on their blogs that you have nominated them.
So here are my answers to Gerry’s questions…
- If you opened up a bookshop – what would it be called? Cats ‘n’ Books. There’d be cats living in the bookshop.
- You’re writing a novel – what are your two main characters names and what kind of novel is it? OK, well actually I’m writing a novel for real (a psychological thriller), so I can tell you that my protagonist is called Lauren. The other main character, I can’t tell you because that would give the plot away.
- You wake up from a night of heavy drinking to find that you have a tattoo of a fictional character’s name tattooed on your bum. Whose name is it? Hagrid. Why not?!
- You’re a wizard
Harrybook blogger. What familiar do you choose? Cat… obviously. I wouldn’t want any other creature.
- You’re hosting dinner, which four guests (friends, family, famous or fictional) do you invite? Doctor Who – he or she would keep us entertained with tales and maybe let us have a go at the sonic screwdriver. The orangutan Librarian from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series – he could talk about his favourite books and we’d understand him because of the Tardis’ translation field. The Tiger from Judith Kerr’s picture book The Tiger Who Came To Tea – just because he’s a tiger, coming to tea (I call dinner – as in the evening meal – ‘tea’ by the way). And finally, Mr Darcy. Hopefully he won’t be ‘prejudiced’ against the other guests.
- What are you cooking them? Is this your signature dish? Soup and cake are apparently what I do best. If the guests want a course in between, I’ll put some chips in the oven. Although I think the Librarian will be OK with just bananas.
- There’s an orchard at the end of the road, one night you hear sobbing from it. Do you go and investigate? If you investigate, who’s there? I’d be too scared to go there at night. But I’d watch the orchard and see if anyone left.
- Magic has happened and now you’re in the last movie that you watched. What movie is it and how do you fare in this new universe? Oh dear. The last film I watched was Kinky Boots (because I’m seeing the musical next month), which means I’m in my county town of Northampton in the late 90s. I’ve hardly even moved time and place, so I think I’ll be OK, if maybe a little bored.
- Alien abduction, werewolf bite, vampire attack. One is going to happen to you but lucky for you, you get to pick which one! Go for it and tell me which. We don’t know for sure that the aliens are hostile so I’ll take my chances there.
- Tell me what your perfect Sunday looks like. A lie-in and a book. Usually I get neither.
- What plot of a book resembles your life or is most closest to your life? I’m not really sure. I used to read a lot of Jacqueline Wilson books; her Girls series seemed quite close to what it was like to be thirteen or fourteen.
I’m nominating the following:
If you would rather not, or if you’ve already been nominated this year, that’s fine 🙂
My questions for you:
- Would you go a year without your phone, or a year without shoes?
- If you suddenly grew wings, where would you fly to and why?
- You have your own chat show. Which three celebrities do you invite to the first episode?
- Just imagine there’s a brand new Harry Potter novel out (or equivalent exciting book if you’re not an HP fan)! But there’s only one copy left in the bookshop’s display and you put your hand on it at the same time as someone else. What do you do next?
- If you were reincarnated as an insect, what kind would you prefer to be?
- You’re a published author! Whose work would you want to be compared to?
- While you’re making popcorn, someone casts a spell on it – the house is completely filled with popcorn! Do you eat your way to freedom, or wait to be rescued?
- Who would you have lunch with – Dracula, Voldemort or Frankenstein’s monster?
- A stranger gives you a bouquet in the street, then runs away. How do you react?
- What fruit or veg would you like to grow, regardless of your climate/space/gardening skills?
- The main character from your most recent read has leapt out of the book and is right next to you. Will they be nice to talk to or have you got to get the hell out of there?