Leibster Award

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A huge thank you to the Resurgent Bookworm for this nomination. It was a very pleasant surprise.

Rules of the Leibster Blog Award

List 11 facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions asked by whoever nominated you.
Ask 11 new questions to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. You cannot re-nominate the blog that nominated you.
Go to their blog and tell them that they have been nominated!

11 facts about me

1. I am married with one son.

2. I love the sun. Living in the north of England this is a particular problem for me. I feel I should have been born in Spain and if I ever win the lottery that is where I will be heading. 🙂

3. I love going to folk music festivals. They are very family friendly and as well as the organised music and dancing there are lots of impromptu sessions which are great fun.

4. As you may have guessed I love reading. Shock! I have always loved reading from being a small child with my Enid Blyton books. I think my love of reading must have come from the library at school as no-one in my family was a reader. My parents did not own one book between them. My mother started reading when she was older and I think she picked the bug up from me.

5. I love football and cricket. One of my favourite books is Half of the Human Race by Anthony Quinn which is about the suffragette protests and cricket. Wicked! I am going to do a review of this book but want to re-read it first.

6. I love purple. Anything purple brightens my day up.

7. I like running.

8. I would love to travel across America in a VW campervan.

9. My favourite film is Educating Rita.

10. My favourite song is Mr Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan. (Has to be by Bob Dylan.)

11. I like drinking wine. 🙂

My answers to the Resurgent bookworm’s questions

1. What made you star blogging?
I just wanted to see if I could explain the way a book felt in my head if I put it down in print.

2. One author whom you absolutely adore (to an extent where you’ll pick a fight with someone who criticises that author)?
LoL, I’m not sure I’d ever go to the extremes of picking a fight over an author, but I get your drift. I have a few authors that I really like and cant wait for their next book: P.D. James, Jo Nesbo, Ian Rankin. But top of the list has to be Sharon Bolton (formerly S.J.Bolton) I love every word she has ever written.

3. Is there any book that you picked up based on the blurb then felt let down when you actually read it?
Lots, is the short answer to that. The most recent that springs to mind is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. I couldn’t finish it.

4. How did it all start? Which is the one book that sent you on the path to being a bookworm?
I can’t remember exactly but I would think it would be one of the Enid Blyton books: The Secret Seven or Malory Towers.

5. Your take on genres-should people be open to all types or be content with their favourites?
I think if people are reading but they stick to one genre: at least they are reading. But it is a bit limiting, you don’t know what you’re missing. I will try any books but I’m not so keen on sci-fi. But if someone were to recommend a book in this genre I would certainly give it a go.

6.Top 3 books you would recommend to any bookworm willing to listen (like myself, for example)?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton

7. Your most favourite and least favourite book-to-movie adaptations?
My favourite is Silence of the Lambs, that film is almost better than the book. I don’t have a least favourite, but to be honest most of them don’t live up to the books.

8.Movies or TV shows that you will watch 100 times?
Breaking Bad
Educating Rita
Agatha Christie’s Evil Under the Sun

9.Have you ever wanted to be a character from a book?
Not really, all the characters that I admire tend to have really bad times that I could do without.

10. It’s raining cats and dogs outside and you have run out of books. What would you do?
Download off Amazon.;-)

11. What are your guilty pleasures in books/TV/movies/even food?
Don’t really feel guilty about anything whether it’s a soppy romance or a chunk of choc cake. Embrace it all.

My Nominees

These are some of the blogs that I have enjoyed reading:

Alexalovesbooks
morethanjustabook
hellota-ta
fromthetbrpile
fuzzycoffeebooks

My questions for you

1. What started you blogging?
2. What makes you smile?
3. You are hosting a dinner party, who would be your 3 guests?
4. Who is the character that you have hated most in a book?
5. If you could live anywhere else in the world,where would you choose?
6. What book would you take on a desert island with you?
7. What music do you like?
8. When you are not reading, what do you like to do?
9. What is the best present you have ever had?
10. Do you prefer a physical book or kindle?
11. What is your favourite film?

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