“Liebster” is a German word for favorite, and the Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers deserving wider recognition, and who have less than 200 followers. The purpose of the Liebster Blog Award is to spread the word about these folks and their fine work.
Thanks to Yvonne Anderson, yswords.com, for nominating me. I hereby take up the gauntlet and pass it on to eleven more bloggers.
Here are the rules for participation on the Liebster Blog Award:
- Tell 11 things about yourself.
- Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
- Post 11 questions for those who will be nominated by you.
- Get in contact with those 11 bloggers in order to inform them that you nominated them.
Eleven Things About Myself
1. I am a Christian imbedded in NW U.S., protestant, charismatic culture
2. Married over 40 years to the only man who would ever put up with me.
3. Mother of five children and grandmother of five grandchildren.
4. Obsessed with gardening.
5. Obsessed with reading and libraries. (read hundreds of books a year)
6. Went to Rwanda three times on short mission trips.
7. Helped Pastor Nahoyo of Butare Christian Mission introduce golden grain amaranth to Rwandan farmers.
8. Helped Come And See Africa and Africa New Life start 11 elementary school libraries.
9. Helped Pastor Nahoyo help a 39 woman cooperative become successful in growing mushrooms and increasing their incomes from 30$/mo to 45$/mo. Yay!
10. Enjoy watching movies, but tend to over analyze into plot gaps, nonsense, and flying snowmen.
11. Discovered at age 45 that I have Asperger's. SHOCK. So my wookie got her autism honestly rather than out of the blue as previously assumed.
1. Why did you start blogging?
After spending a long time trying to remember the impetus, I finally recalled that it was to make a way to interact with readers.
2. What is your favorite genre to read?
Science Fiction hands down. But I also love horticulture, science, history, mysteries, spiritual life, etc. I hate most horror and dislike most romance.
3. What fictional character do you most wish were real?
4. Describe your dream office for writing.
The mess of a one I've got is ok. My computer here, my husband's desk over there, everywhere boxes filled with books for Rwanda, a hundred books I intend to review someday, papers, papers, papers, and a window I can look out to see birch and cherry trees.
5. Name one thing you couldn’t live without.
6. If you could only keep one book, what would it be?
7. If you could magically transport yourself into any book, which one would you choose, and what character would you be?
Most books have more drama than I care to live with, but perhaps Narnia.
8. Do you have any phobias?
Heights. Spiders dropping onto me from heights. My husband still laughs about the time I was floating on a tube under a railroad trestle and a spider fell onto my chest. That's when he may have lost part of his hearing.
9. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Misspelled words in a projected song during Church service.
10. Describe yourself in five words.
Creative, slow, Child of God.
11. Who is your favorite well-known author and your favorite rising star author?
I love so very, very many authors I cannot truly say, but I can mention among them C. S. Lewis. The two authors I have discovered recently and am now buying all their works are John C. Wright and China Mieville.
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