Yes, my friend, over the weekend/early week, I got nominated for a thing… *coughs awkwardly, because I have forgotten the name of SAID thing* It’s a blogging award! The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award, in fact! And I couldn’t be more thrilled than I am right now about it. ^-^
Also, over the weekend:
- I had a birthday!
- I learned that I am moving.
- I learned that my room in the new house comes with a whole WALL of bookshelves! (Which redeemed the moving situation.)
- I got my first feedback on the recently-finished draft of my novel! (Ouch. First readings hurt. But this beta reader is my best friend, so it’s all good! =) *thumbs up*)
So, further about the blogging award.
My friend Katie and her sister, Sarah, from the AMAZING blog, Sister Projects, nominated me! Thank you so much, Katie and Sarah!
Here are the award rules, copied from their blog. (With my commentary in parenthesis.)
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and post the link to their blog.
- Answer the questions that the blogger has provided. (I put them at the end, Katie and Sarah!)
- Nominate four other bloggers.
- Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination. (Katie and Sarah only asked three, but bending the rules is okay.)
If anyone doesn’t understand the concept of this amazingly awesome shenanigans, here’s a detailed, fully-comprehendible guide. (Fully comprehendible guide.)
To the dear souls that I nominate, do NOT feel obligated to participate if you don’t feel so inclined. I understand fully that your lives are just that, lives, and are therefore busy and not created solely to continue blog post chain awards.
But I just wanted to let you all know that I enjoy your blogs, and I believe that you deserve the nomination!
So, without further ado, I nominate:
E.C. Jaeger from the group blog, http://inthecharactersshadow.blogspot.com/
All of these blogs are cool, and run by real people! (Isn’t that awesome? Gotta have real people.) If you would take a sec to check them out, I’m sure that you would find them as awesome as I do. Don’t forget to tell them that you think so!
My own questions for the nominees:
- What is the one thing that you own that you would LOVE to be able to get rid of, but you can’t bring yourself to give away?
- If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
- What is the last song that you listened to?
- Who is your favorite book character?
- Do you dream in color?
- If you could have one skill for a day that you’ve never had, what would it be?
- If someone based a character in a movie/book/play off of you, who do you think it would it be?
- What is your favorite sound?
- What ten words would you use to describe your ultimate dream home?
- What is one wish of yours that you want to come true before you die? (Spill your deepest desires out, here. Dream BIG. It’s the best way to get anything done, you know.)
Katie and Sarah’s questions for me:
- Who inspires you? You can name anyone - someone you know personally, a historical or literary figure, a world leader, a celebrity… absolutely anyone that pops into your head.
- What hobby would you love to try with which you have had little to no previous experience?
- What book do you recommend we read to discuss in a further Sister Projects blog post?
- Jesus, completely. No one else pops into my head. I mean, my inspiration does seem to feed off of former inspiration, but all in all, where did it originally come from? My Savior, obviously. Everything good comes from Him. =)
- I would LOVE to learn to play the cello. It’s been my dream for months now. But alas, I have no money for lessons or the instrument itself. Instead, I can only dream… *diligently ignores the abandoned guitar propped against the wall*
- Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Is it sad that I didn’t even have to think about this question? Maybe. Probably. Well, to properly answer, I would have to say, Phoenix Rising by Karen Hesse. It is one of my favorite books of all time (probably because it makes me cry,) and I have read it at least twenty times. It’s protagonist is thirteen, so it’s a little young, but the writing is so deep and beautiful and bitter-sweet and I love it. (Excuse the lack of commas… I could RANT about this book for HOURS.) So anyway, yes. Read it, read it again, and if you so desire, buy your own copy and keep it under you pillow so you can read it all the time. ;)
Thank you both so much, again! =) It made my day to be nominated.
And THANK YOU to anyone who reads this blog! You’re all lovely human beings.
~AlyssaP.S. Next week, I hope to write a post on villains, so stay tuned!