Time to catch up on some awards and tags… Claire @ BrizzleLass Books has been kindly tagging me in various ones. It goes without saying that it always humbles me whenever a tag or award nomination is coming my way. It kind of means that you’re at the back of someone’s head… OR… that your latest blog post notification is sitting in their inbox to-be-read pile… one way or another- it’s a connection! Thank you Brizzle Lass… you rock so much! Everyone else- do give Brizzle Lass a visit! πŸ˜‰


What is this award?Β 

This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.


(Rules,Β bloody rules… or as the original would go Roots, bloody roots. By the way, this is not part of the award instructions. This is me, Liz, taking inspiration from words and humming Sepultura)Β 

  • anybody nominated can nominate up to eight other bloggers
  • the nominee answers three questions posed by the nominator
  • the questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions
  • if any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award

Questions & Answer

You can only use one adjective to describe yourself, which one do you choose?

Oh, but I am many good things and the list of positive adjectives would be endless here.. mwahahaha! But seriously, I think, Β one that seems to cover a lot of areas I am so *humbly* good at, is: broad-minded. Definition of word: willing to accept many different types of behaviour and not easily shocked.Β 

(and now I’m breaking the rules… already!) I also like balance, so don’t think I am being overly negative, but it’s only fair to talk about the why I’m not so awesome… I actually googled negative personality adjectives and analysed the ones that seemed to hit the mark… I came to the conclusion that I can be selfish… because sometimes I smile at you and listen to how awfully crap your day was over the phone, soothe you and make you laugh, while on the other end of the receiver I am crying inside and thinking- whyyyy meeeee? How horrible am I, hey!? Hypocrite… he-haaay, the adjectives keep coming now! Take that Google! πŸ˜€

Which song perfectly describes the book you are currently reading?

I am currently reading Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff and the song that came to mind was Prodigy- Firestarter

These lyrics are the Anthem to Mia even though she doesn’t do fire, but let’s not take everything literally! And the instrumental is just as punchy as the book itself.

I’m the trouble starter, punkin’ instigator
I’m the fear addicted, danger illustrated
I’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter
You’re a firestarter, twisted firestarter
I’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter
I’m the b*tch you hated, filth infatuated
Yeah! I’m the pain you tasted, fell intoxicated

You have to create your Top 5 Books of the year so far, what are they?

In no particular order:

The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams | Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames |

Blackwing by Ed McDonald | The Black Guard by A. J. WilliamsΒ 

HHhH by Laurent Binet


My Questions

  1. Who would win the Fairytale Cage Match: The Grimm Brothers or Hans Christian Andersen? Why?
  2. A goblin comes to you this evening granting you a wish with which you can wake up tomorrow in any fictional world and live there for the rest of forever and ever- what fictional world is it and why?
  3. You can choose 3 fictional characters and grant them real life. Who would you choose to play god on and bring into this world and why?

My nominees

Drew | Jazz | Orangutan Librarian(Is it odd that I still don’t know your name? πŸ˜€ ) Β | Lashaan| NikolaΒ