A. J. Reeves, who writes milesofpages, has nominated me for the Liebster Award.
What is the Liebster Award?
“The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the Internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.” The Global Aussie
The Official Rules of the Liebster Award 2018
- Link to the Liebster website.
- Answer the questions given to you.
- Nominate up to ten bloggers that you follow who (a) meet the criteria of Liebster and (b) have no more than 200 followers.
- Create more questions for your nominees to answer.
- Comment on this blog post with a link DIRECTLY to your Liebster award.
What is milesofpages?
A.J. Reeves maintains an interesting and informative website of book reviews, literary analysis, writing advice, original fiction, and M. A. L. C. O. L. M, an ongoing romantic comedy about Olivia Moore, her friend Addison Lockwood, and M. A. L. C. O. L. M, and human-like machine Addison has created.
I especially appreciate Reeves’ book reviews. She gives an overview of the setting, characters, and plot outline, and then explains what she likes and does not like about the book. She is very thorough.
I also appreciate that A. J. Reeves nominated me for a Liebster award; it is an honor and an act of kindness on her part.
Questions From milesofpages Which I Answered Truthfully
- What book had the most impact on you? The Bible
- What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical? Children of the Corn – call it “Children of the Con” and make it about people who are conned into giving their life savings to children.
- If giving the choice with literary man or woman would you like to have a relationship with? and what relationship? (friend/co-consiprator/love interest/enemy/etc.) I would like to be one of C. S. Lewis’ close friends.
- What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn? The back end of a horse costume–I should add, it was a dancing horse.
- What part of a kid’s movie completely scarred you? I cannot recall being scarred by a kid’s movie.
- If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done? They might assume I had written a political letter to the editor.
- What is your weirdest hobby? Looking for number patterns in my car’s odometer and rejoicing when I find one.
- What secret conspiracy would you like to start? I would not start a secret conspiracy; conspiracies are too complicated for me to think about.
- What mythical creature would improve the world most if it existed? A unicorn would be most helpful; here in California, it could lead us to water. There is an implied unicorn in the world of Albion, which I think is an improvement.
- What’s the most imaginative insult you can come up with? My math study group had a great one: “You are undefined.”
My List of Liebster Nominees
Oh, dear. This is the one rule I cannot follow. Of the blogs I follow, only four of them meet the criteria for number of followers. Of those four, only one meets the criteria for the Liebster award, and that blog has already been nominated. This is disturbing to me because I always strive to follow the rules. If this disqualifies me from the Liebster award, I understand.
However, in my own defense, I admit to reading under the influence of H. L. Mencken, a writer whom no one would accuse of being a Liebster. A glance at the books on my bookshelves reveals there are no Liebsters among their authors.
Nonetheless, I do want to respect the intent of the Liebster award and honor the blogger who nominated me. To do so, I decided to make all of my questions about the books on one’s bookshelves. I love to peruse the titles on people’s bookshelves; they speak volumes about a person’s tastes, values, and interests.
My Questions About The Books Are On Your Bookshelves
- Are the majority of the books on your bookshelves fiction or nonfiction, or are they approximately an equal amount of both?
- Are the majority of the books on your bookshelves written by men or by women, or are both genders equally represented?
- Which of the following is the predominant time period for the settings of your fiction books: the ancient past, dark ages – medieval times, 16th – 18th centuries, 19th century, 20th – 21st centuries, or the future?
- Which of the following is the predominant topic of your nonfiction books: History, Language Arts, Mathematics, Philosophy, Religion, Science, or Social Science?
- Which book on your bookshelves would you make mandatory reading for high school students?
- Which of your books would you require members of Congress to read in order to qualify for office?
- Which fiction book on your bookshelves have you read the most?
- Which nonfiction book on your bookshelves have you read the most?
- Which fiction book is your latest acquisition?
- Which nonfiction book is your latest acquisition?
Even though I do not have a list of nominees, I hope that people who read this blog will take the time to answer my questions. Thank you for sharing.