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AWARD: Liebster – Discover New Blogs #2

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Thank you so very much to Didi Oviatt for nominating me for this award.  She is a fantastic author and book reviewer, but her site has so much more to offer. We connected about a month ago on WordPress, and I find great things whenever I spend a few minutes on her blog. Go check it out!

The Rules:

  • Say thank you to the person who nominated you for the award.
  • Answer the 11 questions you have been asked.
  • Nominate and notify 11 bloggers for the award.
  • Ask those you have nominated 11 questions.

My Own Answers:

1.Why did you choose book blogging over something else?

I had some free time and wanted to connect with other people. It had to be something I could work on at any time of day. This felt like a good opportunity to push myself outside the limits of just writing fiction.

 

2. What is one thing you’re really passionate about beside books?

Does food count? On a more serious note… people just being kind, considerate and non-confrontational. The world is too wonderful and beautiful to get caught up in being upset with other people. Move on. Enjoy life and don’t harm or interfere with others. Be peaceful.

 

3. Have your reading tastes changed over the years?

Yes. I’ve always loved mysteries and serial fiction, but I’ve grown more fond of historical fiction and thrillers in the last decade.

 

4. What is your favorite vacation spot?

I loved Barcelona and Argentina for the beautiful vineyards, history and waters… but if I could vacation anywhere again, it would be The Cotswolds in England. It’s such an amazing and calming place. I love the people, the gardens and the countryside. Total perfect vacation spot for me.

 

5. Do you collect anything (other than books)?

No! I used to collect a few things, but now I like having as little as possible besides all the stuff you need in a house. Between cooking, gardening, reading, art, clothes, etc. I have enough already!

 

6. What has been your favorite book so far this year?

You by Caroline Kepnes.

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7. What is one law you would change if you could?

Good question! I tend not to think about laws and just do what feels like the right thing to do. I’m not sure if I know enough about them… so I’ll go with taxes! I think our tax system needs a makeover and I have lots of suggestions. I should try to fix it, shouldn’t I?

 

8. If you had to donate money to a charity, which one would you choose?

Pets. I would first look for things to help people, but pets are probably on the top of my list. I would want to help care for homeless pets who have been abandoned by cruel people.

 

9. What is your favorite genre to read?

Mystery, Thriller or Historical Fiction. Love all three.

 

10. What is your dream car?

I don’t drive anymore, as I live in NYC. But if I were back in the suburbs, I tend to like small sporty cars. The last car I owned tho was a 4 by 4, and I did enjoy the height of it, compared to sitting in a low car. So… it’d be hard to choose. It would be silver, as I like the color. I know that!

 

11. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

I think writing a novel and seeking to get it published. I’ve talked about it being important to me since I was around 10-years-old, but between school and work, I’ve never had time. I made it a priority last fall, and in 6 weeks, I wrote 350 pages. It felt so natural, as though it were something I was meant to do. Now it’s all I want to do!

My nominees:

I’m being a rule-breaker on this one as I did this one before and tagged 11 people. Since it’s different questions, I wanted to do it again… but instead of tagging 11 people, I offer it up to all my friends… I want to see those answers from everyone!

The Rules:

  • Say thank you to the person who nominated you for the award.
  • Answer the 11 questions you have been asked.
  • Nominate and notify 11 bloggers for the award.
  • Ask those you have nominated 11 questions.

The Questions:

1.Why did you choose book blogging over something else?

2. What is one thing you’re really passionate about beside books?

3. Have your reading tastes changed over the years?

4. What is your favorite vacation spot?

5. Do you collect anything (other than books)?

6. What has been your favorite book so far this year?

7. What is one law you would change if you could?

8. If you had to donate money to a charity, which one would you choose?

9. What is your favorite genre to read?

10. What is your dream car?

11. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

 

About Me

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at https://thisismytruthnow.com, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare! Each month, I will post a summary of a trip I’ve taken somewhere in the world. I’ll cover the transportation, hotel, restaurants, activities, who, what, when, where and why… and let you decide for yourself if it’s a trip worth taking.

Feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Tell me what you think.

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5 thoughts on “AWARD: Liebster – Discover New Blogs #2

    PoojaG said:
    June 14, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    Congratulations!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Jo-Ann said:
    June 14, 2017 at 11:16 AM

    Congratulations Jay 🙂 Love your answers, in particular about people being kind. You are very kind and always considerate of others.
    Jo-Ann

    Liked by 1 person

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