A special shout out to Yolanda Renee at Defending the Pen for nominating me for the Inspirational Liebster blogging award. I have been somewhat award averse of late due to time pressures so am pleased to be doing this one, particuarly as it doesn't seem to be one of the onerous one that requires you to find the birth certificate of your cat from 10th grade.
The Questions and My Answers
1 WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
2 WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
3 IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
4 LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED
The Constant Gardener
5 WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
I am re-reading 1984 but Big Brother (ie. the Portsmouth library) wants it back.
6 THE POWER GOES OUT. IT WILL BE OUT FOR SEVERAL HOURS. WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOURELF?
I party like it's 1973.
7 WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Wild is the Wind by David Bowie
8 GREATEST STRUGGLE AS A WRITER
Beginnings, middles and endings and writing agent query letters that result in success or even a polite response.
9 WHAT IS THE ONE BOOK YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD READ?
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
10 IF YOU COULD BE ONE OF THE GREEK GODS WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Dionysus, because he was the God of Wine which beats whine or war.
11 WEIRDEST THING YOU'VE EVER BEEN TOLD BY A FORTUNE COOKIE
No idea. The kids always eat them before I can get my paws on them.
SEVEN RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME
1 I can still remember all the words of An Irish Airman by William Butler Yeats.
2 I have a recurring dream that I am at school at I have missed French classes for 20 years.
3 I'm the only person I know who broke a bone falling off the bottom of a mountain
4 I think I would win a medal at the Olympics, but only if spilling food or coffee on myself was elevated to an Olympic sport
5 I once interviewed a suicide bomber but he didn't bother to tell me at the time.
6 I once had a conversation with actress Emma Thompson without realizing who she was.
7 I have a phobia about belly buttons.
Rowena at Designs by Row
Deborah Wischhheeelow (whatever) at Fashion Plate.
Dee at DeeCoded.
Lisa at Flash Fiction
Kittie Howard at Kittie Howard
Robyn Engel at Life by Chocolate
Sarah Hague at St Bloggie De Riviere
Here are the rules for the Inspirational Liebster Blogger Award:
1. Display logo in your blog to show you've been nominated!
2. Link back to your nominator.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for the award.
5. Notify your nominees.