OH WOW!!!! A Lovely Blog Award...

Well, that was a surprise... I've been given a One Lovely Blog Award by the equally lovely Arushi Raj of Novel-Worms (http://novelworms.blogspot.in). This is an award given to blogs with few followers to help promote them. There are some marvellous and beautiful blogs out there in cyber-space that deserve recognition, and I am absolutely delighted to have received it. Thank you so very much!

To be eligible for this award, there are some rules; so here they are:
-Name and thank the blog that has given you the nomination.
-Make yourself a follower of the blog that nominated you.
-Answer the 11 questions that get asked.
-Give the award to 11 blogs with few followers.
-Make 11 questions.
-Informing 11 blogs nominated.
 Now, here are the questions posed by Novel-Worms and my answers:
- What is your favorite genre in books?
 Well, clearly I prefer children's literature to any other. Within that, I would probably say childrens' fantasy and/or fairy tales.
- What is your favorite genre in music?
The genre doesn't really matter to me, as long as I enjoy it! Music has to make me feel something.
- Which is the one quote that changed your life?
"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop." (said the King to the White Rabbit in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.)
- If you can give an advice to younger version of you, what will it be?
 Not to over think things, to rest more and always listen to my instincts.
- What is your ultimate goal in life?
 To always be honest and caring; it is far better to have been caring than to be right.
- Which is The fattest book you ever read?
 When I was rather young, I embarked on a mission to read the Encyclopedia Britannica; there were about 20 volumes, as I remember.
- How many pages did it have?
 As I said, there were about 20 volumes... but I only got about half-way through... I lost interest after the M's, sadly.
- Who inspires you the most?
 children; especially very young children
- Which is the worst day of your life?
 The day my mother died; 22nd September, 2010.
- Which is the best day of your life?
 Each of the 8 days that I got to first hold each of my 8 grandchildren.
- Which is your favorite fairy tale?
Oh... that's a tough one. I think it would be Snow White, Rose Red.
Now... here are my questions for my nominated blogs:
- Why did you decide to start a blog?
- Which book do you remember most clearly from childhood?
- Did you have a favourite song as a child?
- Favourite song now?
- If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
- What is your earliest memory?
- What is your favourite journey?
- Mountains, forests, desert or seaside?
- When you have a day all to yourself, what do you do?
- What is the one thing that bothers you more than anything else?
- Give one fact about yourself that most people don't know.

My nominated blogs are:
Yellow Brick Reads  ( http://www.yellowbrickreads.com/ )
An Awfully Big Blog Adventure ( http://awfullybigblogadventure.blogspot.ie/ )
Many thanks to Arushi, once again.



  1. Hi, Mary

    On behalf of the editorial team, thanks for your nomination for An Awfully Big Blog Adventure! We're all really busy with different projects at the moment, so - if it's okay with you - I'll probably answer the questions and nominate our 11 blogs as my post next month, on the 16th.

    Thanks again - it's very much appreciated.

  2. Hi Mary

    Thanks so much for this, I know I am months late with my reply. I love your blog! I think I could very easily have ended up in a similar job to you, had my path taken a different route.
    With four children (two teens and two under ten) we have a wide variety of reading interests, and we are all voracious readers, so I will definitely be checking back here when looking for suggestions.
    All the best, Ciara (Milkmoon)


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