The Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Thank you to Jo at mychestnutreadingtree for nominating me for the Liebster Award!

The rules are:

  • Post the award on your blog
  • Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the questions assigned to you
  • Give 10 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 10 deserving bloggers for the award
  • Ask 10 questions of your nominees

1 – Dogs or cats?

Dogs.  100% dogs.

2 – Kindle or real book?

I flit between the two.  I love the convenience of my Kindle, particularly on holidays, but I like exploring book shops, and you can’t really beat the feel (and the smell!) of a physical book.

3 – Favourite drink?

Chocolate milkshake (I’m a child at heart!).

4 – What’s your favourite thing to cook?

I like cooking, although I’m not particularly creative in the kitchen.  I do make a mean chilli though, thanks to my two secret ingredients.

5 – What makes you cry?

Onions.  Every single time.

6 – What made you want to blog?

I started my blog as a way of connecting with other readers.  I like discovering new books through other people’s recommendations, as well as sharing my own views.

7 – Favourite cheese?

Ooooh – this is a tough one.  I love halloumi, and there isn’t much I won’t do for baked camembert.  Please don’t make me choose between them!

8 – Sandals or boots?

Sandals.  I’d walk around bare foot if I could get away with it.

9 – Last time you laughed?

I find something to laugh about most days, whether that’s with friends and family, at work, or from something I’ve seen on social media etc..  I’m easily amused 🙂

10 – Sunshine or snow?

Sunshine!  To go with those sandals…

10 random facts about me:

  1. Continuing on the cheese theme from above, I live in one of the few places that is allowed to make Stilton. Unfortunately for me, I don’t like it!
  2. I have a degree in maths
  3. I hate mushrooms
  4. I’m an only child
  5. My favourite book is Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  6. I’m an ice hockey fan, and I support my local team, the Nottingham Panthers
  7. I have a fairly extensive collection of Hard Rock Café bears from around the world. They used to make a series of bears that were dressed according to location e.g. from Nottingham, I have a Robin Hood and a Maid Marian
  8. I have walked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  9. I have a black belt in Karate
  10. My bucket list includes staying in an ice hotel

I nominate:

Natalie @ theowlonthebookshelf

Ajoobacats @ ajoobacatsblog

Dave @ espressococo

Drew @ thetattooedbookgeek

Nova @ confessionsofaliteraryaddict

Wendy @ littlebooknesslane

Charlotte @ crowdedbookshelfblog

Steph @ stephsbookblog

Deborah @ thereadingchick

Clair @ havebookswillread

And my ten questions are:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. Starter and main, or main and dessert?
  3. What was your favourite subject at school?
  4. What was the last album you bought?
  5. What is your favourite film / TV adaptation of a novel?
  6. If you could choose a superhero power, what would it be?
  7. What book to be published in the second half of 2016 are you most looking forward to?
  8. Beach holiday or city break?
  9. Hobbies, other than reading
  10. What was the last book you bought?


    1. I could tell you, but then I’d have to…
      They probably aren’t that secret really. One is dark chocolate, the other is a shot of strong coffee. I wouldn’t necessarily put both in together, but they add a more savoury vibe, and take the sweet edge off of the tomatoes 🙂

      1. I have heard about the chocolate tip but not the coffee one! I think we have similar taste in foods as I don’t like stilton even though I love cheese! I do eat mushrooms though…sorry 😢

      2. Try it – just a little espresso sized shot will do the trick.
        But mushrooms – that texture… 😫

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