Monday, 28 March 2016

The Liebster Award

I haven't done an award thing for a while, and Clare was in need of a volunteer for doing a tag/award so here I am!

§The Rules§

Link back to the person who tagged you.

Answer 11 questions.

Try To Tag 11 bloggers.

Ask them 11 questions.

Let them know you've tagged them.

Have Fun.

§Clare's Questions§

1. What do you sort your books by? Would you sort them differently if you had enough room? Naturally I have all the books by the same author next to each other, and one of my shelves is solely for favourites. (It's got Ranger's Apprentice, Brotherband, Orphan's Song, Heartless and Draven's Light on it, in case you wondered.) And all of those ones (excluding maybe Orphan's Song) have the same style/looking cover, so they all match!
Since I recently got a new bookshelf I have actually got a reasonable amount of room. One of the shelves is only single layered! :P

2. How many centimeters long is your hair? Approximately 42. I must say, I don't think I've ever thought of measuring hair in centimeters...

3. If you had a flying island would you share it with anyone? Who? Yeah, I guess I'd probably share it. Who with? Hard question. My good friends. Sisters. I dunno, get me a flying island and I'll work it out then.

4. Have you ever dressed up medieval? Yes actually. There was a time many, many years ago on the date 27/03/2016 that I dressed up as a pirate for a friend's birthday. Oh wait, that was yesterday. :) Quite a lot of my clothes could be considered medieval style.

5. What was your favourite game to play when you were little? Hmm, I honestly can't think of anything. I generally jumped right in if either one of my big sisters suggested something. Even if it was immensely stupid. 

6. What is your favourite board game? Maybe Cluedo, but I'm hopeless at that. Or Forbidden Island, which isn't technically a board game, but it almost is. I really don't know.

7. How is your flying island normally attached/anchored to earth? By a massive slice of pizza. Which never gets eaten away, no matter how many bites you take. That said, I don't actually have a flying island so it's not really in need of an anchor.

8. What colour are your eyes? and what book character has eyes that colour? My eyes are blue, with some few people claiming that they are quite greenish for blue, and still others saying they're more grey. But generally speaking, they're blue.
There are quite a few book characters out there with blue eyes. Birdie, Jason Grace, Peeta Mellark, Four/Tobias Eaton, Captain Carswell Thorne, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, Ron Weasley, Professor Dumbledore, Artemis Fowl, Queenie/Verity. I'll stop there before my brain explodes from thinking of them all.

9.What does your family cook on the BBQ? (and if you are American, do you know what a BBQ is?) Well, I'm not an American, so I'll ignore the second half of the question. As to the first part; sausages, potato chips...that's it I think, other than the rare steak.

10. If you could bring back one item from a dream what would it be? Ooh, hardest question yet. I have such a massive range of things to choose from. Excluding the book/movie/my-own-imagined characters and to think of an actual thing...A ship? Or maybe Legolas's bow. Or one of the many swords. Or the cool clothes. Or...yup, I can't decide. Maybe I'll go for the techo-device thing that enables you to get characters out of books for a temporary visit. (Yes, I have dreamed about that.)

11. How do you tie your hair up? I brush it. I wrap a hairband around it. I walk away. Basically always a simple pony tail. I'm pretty boring when it comes to hairstyles. Except my fringe, it's hard for something that crazy to be boring.

Phew, at the end of all those questions at last. And that wasn't even the hardest bit. I've got to think up questions? (Yes Jane, you do, otherwise the rule keepers will chase you down and finally get their revenge) Okaay then. 
And I've also got to tag some people. I choose...

Sarah, 'cause you're one of the friends I'd invite onto my floating island.

Jessica, 'cause you're probably my coolest cousin, and I guess I'd let you on too. :)

And Lydia, 'cause I don't think I've tagged you before. Aaand I'd let you on my island as well.

If none of you want to do it, don't worry, I'm just waiting for your excuses really...
Now for your questions. Here they be:


1. What's the last song you listened to?

2. What are some of your favourite book covers?

3. What's the weirdest book you've ever read?

4. What's a job you dreamed of having as a kid?

5. Do you like pizza?

6. Are you any good in the kitchen?

7. In a group of people are you more likely to be silent, talking or cracking jokes?

8. If any fictional character could be your best friend, who would it be?

9. What's an interesting/random quirk you have?

10. Generally speaking do you use a bookmark or random piece of paper?

11. Do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks? Why?

Thanks for reading the post! I do hope my tagged people will do a post, but don't feel like you have to. I might even let you on to my theoretically existent floating island anyway. :)

Fare Thee Well!


  1. I'm doing a happy dance--You called it "Cluedo"!! That sounds so British/Australian to my ears! :D
    So what is a BBQ? We American's use those three letters but from your answer I think they mean something different to you than they do to us. I'm guessing it's what I would call a grill... only I've never heard of anyone grilling potato chips.
    You did a good job answering question 10. I don't know what I would have come up with. Too many options! :)
    Also, thank you very much for the tag--and for letting me join you on your flying island! After commenting on your stories for a year(?) I should think you would invite me! Who else would be there to tell you where to go with your tales or expound on the strange differences between our two countries?!
    All this to say, I will do the tag though it might be a little while. :)

    1. Hmm, I wasn't even aware that Americans called it something different!
      A BBQ is the shortened version of Barbecue, the black, cook-y thing...Meh, I've never tried to describe a barbecue before...And potato chips are amazing! They taste great.

      Yes, thanks for commenting so well, Lydia. It's really encouraging to have someone I 'don't' know commenting along with my sisters and best friend. :P (Though it's nice to have them as well.)

    2. Ah yeah, that's a good way to describe it. :)

    3. Hmmm...I'm now beginning to think that "potato chips" means something different to me a potato chip is an extremely thin slice of potato (we have corn chips too that are very similar) that is very salty and often comes in a bag full of air. But I think you're using it to refer to what I would call french fries--a thicker slice of potato baked or fried?
      I usually just think of BBQ as the sauce meat or vegetables are usually cooked or dipped in but I guess it can refer to the thing that cooks them. That terminology is much, much, more common here in the South where I currently live rather than in the Midwest where I'm from though. Up there we would call it a grill.

      I'm glad to know that my comments encourage you Jane! I often feel badly because I tend to comment only on your stories. I do read the other posts it's just that I try to put some thought into my comments so if I don't have time to do that, I'm not very likely to leave them. With the stories you write though I don't have to think very hard. Just read through and pick an option I like. :) Oh, and in case you couldn't tell, I was teasing about your obligation to let me join you on your island. :)

    4. Potato chips. They come in quite a few shapes and sizes. Some are the same as you were thinking with the bags of air. But the ones we cook on the BBQ are actual potatoes that we peel and then slice thinly. They taste way different than bought ones though, so much better!

      And yeah, I could tell you were teasing. :)

    5. That's what I thought. And those do sound good! When I come visit you, you'll have to make me some potato chips on your BBQ. ;)

    6. I'll remember that. :P

  2. Oooh, I love the questions you asked! Quirks are always fun to discover about other people. And of course I especially love the pizza question. ;)

    1. Yeah, of course you would like that question in particular. Pizza's great. ;P Most writers that I've heard of like coffee while writing. Give ME Pizza any day.


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