Sunday, October 14, 2012

Liebster Awards!

The fabulous Tamara at One Magic Bean Buyer has given me the Liebster award for blogs with fewer than 200 followers.  Thanks, Tamara!!!


I'd like to thank the Academy for this award and just say that I love all my followers - you all are the best!  I can only assume that Liebster comes from the German word, lieben, which means to love (not "to blave"). So - Ich liebe Sie.

  The rules of the Liebster Award are: 
  • Answer the blogger's eleven questions.
  • Think of eleven questions of your own.
  • Choose eleven worthy bloggers (with fewer than 200 followers) to pay it forward.
What is your favorite month of the year? June.  It's the month I got married, it's warm and sunny and it's the last month of school and I never got out of the habit of looking forward to summer vacation.

What's the number one most played song on your iPod? I honestly don't listen to my iPod all that often - only when I run.  I guess my most played song is Black Eyed Peas, Let's Get It Started, but only because it's got a good beat to pace my run to.

Name three writers you admire and tell us why. 1. Jane Austen because she's Jane freakin' Austen and brilliant! 2. Janet Evanovich because she's so funny and 3. Carlos Ruiz Zafon because his writing is just so beautiful, it's like poetry.

If you were reincarnated as an animal, what would you want to be? I'd like to be one of my parent's dogs.  They are the most spoiled dogs on earth and are treated like children. :)

What is one of your favorite quotes? "Life is pain.  Anyone who tells you differently is selling something" - The Princess Bride

What chore do you hate doing? Folding and putting away laundry.

If you could throw any kind of party (money is no object) what would it be? And for who? I would throw all my friends on a boat in the NYC harbor (and it would be during summer).

If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would you stay? 27. I loved 27.  I was skinny, just getting married, skinny (did I say that twice) and still in my 20s!

If you could have any talent in the whole world, which one would you choose? I'd like to be able to play the violin.  I think it's so beautiful

Which superpower would you pick if they were up for grabs? I'd like to be able to go back in time.

If you had to change your first name, what name would you want? I actually hate my first name, which is why I go by nicknames.  As a child I always wanted to be Judy, but I think I was just going through a Judy Garland phase.  I suppose my nickname, Susie, is my name of choice.  Or Charlie.  I think it's super cute on girls.
Now for my 11 questions:
1. What is your favorite book?
2. What is your favorite movie?
3. If you could go back in time and save 1 person, who would it be and why?
4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
5. What is your favorite food?
6. What is your biggest regret?
7. If money was no object, what 1 thing would you buy for another person and why?
8. Do you give to charities and if yes what is your favorite?
9. Ebook reader or regular old physical book?
10. If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
11. What's your favorite animal?
I chose the following AWESOME blogs to pass the award on to.  Please stop by and check them out!

REMINDER!!!  I am interviewing Krystal Wade, author of Wilde's Fire and Wilde's Army, here on Friday October 19th to talk about her upcoming novel Wilde's Meadow.  If you have any questions about her books, writing, submitting or anything else, just post them and I'll ask her!


  1. Sus, Thank you for thinking of me. But, I have to admit that this blog is just a fun blog, more of a private blog, The blog with my followers is this one,

    However, I will be proud to display this award on my Book Lust Journal.

  2. Oh so you were pinned too.

    Laundry would also have been my answer, which is where I'm going now, UGH!

  3. Sus, the award is posted. Thanks again for thinking of me.

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    2. Thanks for putting it up. :)

  4. Thanks so much. I no longer accept awards, but thank you for thinking of me. :)

  5. Haha, I love the chore question. My least favorite would be washing the dishes (I get extremely grossed out). Also your quote from Princess Bride is fabulous... "Anybody want a peanut?"


    Thank you so much for thinking of me! I will be getting mine up asap.

    1. You're welcome! The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies and is ALWAYS relevant. :)

  6. Aw, thank you so much, Sus! I really appreciate the mention. I'm checking out all the other blog speedy quick.

  7. Hi Sus, thank you so much for choosing me! I looked at some of the other blogs and they are all great!
    I'm a new follower and I think your blog is brilliant!

    1. You're welcome and thanks for the follow and the compliment!

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  9. Okay first of all thank you for the mention. I'm so glad you like my little ole blog. I'm going to try and be more regular with my postings, I'm working on a book review at the moment. Thanks again so much, some great blogs.

    1. You're very welcome - I love your reviews.

  10. Also side note I'm super jealous that you're going to interview Krystal Wade. I love the Wilde's series. I can't wait for the next one to come out, I've been chomping at the bit about it. So yes as a question...when will it be available? I have a million others but my sleep deprived brain right now can't think of much but that.

    1. I know, isn't Krystal Wade the best? :) I'm really looking forward to her interview and coming up with some really good questions. I wanna be Larry King!