Sunday, 12 June 2016

The Liebster Awards 2016

Exciting News, I've just received my first nomination, for anything, ever. Haha hey! That can already be fun fact #1 about me. See what I meant about amazing people? I joined this awesome community of world-wide bloggers in Feb 2016 & I cannot tell you how many bright lights I have met who not only share their knowledge and voice with the world but they help others to do the same. The whole Blogosphere is absolutely its own world and what a world it is.

Errin Krystal has nominated me for the Liebster Award 2016. I'm so overjoyed and honored by this, Thank You Errin! You rock.
So being a newbie at all of this, I of course had to research what exactly the Liebster Award really is.
Which can be found via Jack Henry on this Blog Post

The rules of this award include
  • Sharing 11 facts about you
  • Answering 11 questions by the blogger that nominated you
  • Nominate up to eleven wonderful bloggers and write eleven questions for them to answer.
I'm going to do the Questions first so that I won't duplicate anything in the facts.

#1. What is your favorite movie/book quote?
  • Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Alkaban - Quote by Albus Dumbledore
#2. When did you first begin to take yourself seriously as a writer?
  • Most of my formative years were spent in the throes of Love and then out of it and back in again. My writing was mostly for them. It was only till this very year on the morning of 4th of February 2016, when I finished my very first Novel that it truly dawned on me. I could do this! I could be a writer. What a glorious epiphany that was. 
#3. If you could live in any time period what would it be? Why?
  • The Future, preferably 100 years from now. I do enjoy reading novels set in past times, I just doubt I would survive there, accustomed as I am to technology. I would love to see what the future looks like. 
#4. Plotter or Pantser?
  • Hahaha Well I've only written the one book so far and that was all panster. I started out with only One Scene in my head! My other novel ideas have dedicated folders and excel spreadsheets, where I compile my research & notes as I go along. But for all intents & purposes, especially with my blog. I am a panster. 
#5. Favorite movie?
  • Recently, my favorite movie of the lot of them is The Fault in Our Stars. Such brilliantly fresh dialogue, unbelievable acting & an utterly beautiful storyline. "Pain demands to be Felt!"
#6. Whats your guilty pleasure?
  • Binge watching TV Series, it just provides the kind of mind-numbing I need after a hectic week. I can zone out and just watch. 
#7. Three things you cannot live without?
  • WiFi/Internet, Pizza & my Family
#8. Vampire or Werewolf? 
  • I'm partial to the immortality of a Vampire but I would be more likely to be a Hybrid. Half Vampire, Half Lycan. Like Michael from The Underworld series. 
#9. Do you believe in aliens?
  • Yes! So much so that I've got a novel idea on them in the works. There's so much out there we do not yet know. 
#10. Whats your funniest memory?
  • I have a terrible memory so recently it has to be watching the movie Grown Ups, I hadn't laughed that had & that long in forever. It was just too entertaining. They brought back the heart of comedy for me. 
  • Then there was playing with the BB8 toy at the office. You use a downloadable app to control the droid and its endless fun. Pure enjoyment. 

#11. Sweet or Savory?
  • Hahaha I'm Indian so my ancestors would cringe if I say sweet. It's more like Savory for our dinner time foods like curry & sweet for desserts like milk tart. 
That is truly enough about me, but here's where you can find facts about me:
  1. The Literature Tag: What does it mean to be a Writer?
  2. The Directors Seat by AlfonzoWords
I'm not 100% on the rules so I'm nominating based on the blogs I read every week without fail. They inspire me and deliver such brilliant posts. It's impossible to ignore. They are also very helpful towards bloggers.
{No obligations here, just sharing it forward. Either do or do not :-) }

Here are your questions:

1. What is your all-time favorite book?
2. What is your favorite English word, and why?
3. Being a blogger, what is the most difficult part about writing for you?
4. What inspires you to write the most?
5. If you had to MAKE UP/INVENT one word, what would it be? And what would that word mean?
6. Sum up your experience of blogging in one rhyming sentence.
7. Assign your own meaning to the following made-up words:
  • Bugalhet
  • Wiftigious
  • Doraning
8. Vampire or Werewolf
9. Three Things you cannot live without?
10. How do you deal with rejection?
11. Who is the most valued person in your life?

NB* Melissa, I know you've done some of these in your Author Interview on Catching that Golden Snitch
So let me know if you're game & I will email you new questions. 

Once again Massive thanks to Errin Krystal for the nomination. Check out her awesome blog & come join us at her Facebook Group.
I can't wait to share the love forward.
~Be Kind to One Another~ Ellen Denegeres


  1. Congratulations! It sounds like you lead an fun filled life!

  2. Finishing my first book was such a high. Granted I finished it several times.

  3. What a fun nomination! It's always nice to join these because you get to know more about your fellow bloggers.

  4. It can be fun being nominated for something. When I started blogging back in 2005, there were so many of these and it was always such a fun treat to do.

  5. Congratulations! It’s so cool! I wish you good luck! :-) This quote is amazing "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” ....I’d love to have the BB8 at my office too :-)

  6. Congrats! This is an amazing nomination system and fun award. All the best to all of u

  7. I loved The Fault In Our Stars too although I cried like a baby. Congrats on the award!

  8. You are a really good writer, congratulations and keep it up! I love your creativity!

  9. Congratulations on your nomination for the Liebster Award. I love to binge watch TV series and chill, too.

  10. congratulations on your first nominations...things like this can really excites bloggers especially if you are just starting

  11. I love these types of posts! Congrats on your award!

  12. when i am just starting out in blogging, this awards are definitely one of my fave things to post and every day memes too

  13. I remember how excited I was when I got nominated for this award! Congrats.

  14. This is really interesting. I have received a few of these when I was just a new blogger. It would be awesome to get another one and spread the cheers around.

  15. The fault in our stars is such a sad movie. :( The books is awesome though!