AWARD: Liebster

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I was nominated by seven wonderful bloggers over the last few months for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much for all their wonderful posts, friendship, and votes. I’m combining these together and picking the 11 best questions so I can to cover all the bases on this fun award tag. I was nominated by:









The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
  • Indicate 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions the person asked you
  • Nominate 11 people (comment on their blog to let them know)
  • Ask the people you have nominated 11 questions.

11 Facts About Me

  1. I wear contact lenses because I am worse than a bat.
  2. I’m the fourth male directly in my line with this exact name, hence the “IV” after my name. Please bow before me. Just teasing. A curtsy is sufficient.
  3. I prefer spelling things the British way. I’m American. They seem better lately.
  4. I have been to Cambodia. I saw the best life has to offer. I saw the worst life has to offer. Don’t ask for details. I am not at liberty to reveal due to a… never mind.
  5. I am a reader and writer, yet I always test nearly perfect on mathematics. Took so many advanced calculus courses, I think I plotted every angle possible. I know the exact angle to send a sling shot towards… whomever deserves it.
  6. The calla lily is my favorite flower. I’d like them at my funeral please. You’re all tasked with making sure this happens or I’ll haunt you.
  7. I was a good gymnast as a kid. I could climb to the top of the rope, walk the balance beam, jump the horse and use the rings to turn myself in every direction. After puberty hit, my balance was so off, I could barely walk a straight line. A few drinks make it much better now.
  8. I used to ride horses, but it’s been almost two decades since I’ve been on one. I love it, but I see no reason to feel like I’m constantly vibrating (in a bad way, to clarify) while the wind is whipping in my face.
  9. My nickname in high school was Tooshie. You can decide why or what it means.
  10. I can’t smell tequila anymore or it will make me sick. Bad college incident. It’s okay in a mixed drink, but a shot will induce projectile, something fierce along the lines of what happened to me in question #8 below (you’re in for a treat!).
  11. I have no self control when it comes to dark chocolate or champagne. None. I will do anything for it.

Questions to Me

  • What’s your favourite drink?
    • Jack Daniels and Ginger Ale
  • If a bear and a shark had a fight, who would win?
    • Shark… I think one bite and the bear couldn’t get loose
  • Is there a sound or a word you absolutely cannot stand?
    • Anything at the dentist’s office
  • Would you rather have to say every thought out loud or hear everyone else’s thoughts?
    • Say every thought out loud. I already have too many people’s voices in my heads. Characters just won’t behave anymore.
  • What household chore do you actually kind of enjoy doing?
    • Mopping
  • What are you reading right now? Are you enjoying it?
    • Ken Follett’s A Column of Fire. And YES!
  • Harry Potter or Twilight?
    • Harry Potter all the way.
  • How long do you think it takes you to read a book? (on average, of course)
    • I generally read 1 page per minute, and that’s an average of a light cozy (2 pages per minute) compared to a heavy historical fiction novel (about 3/4 page every minute)
  • What is the number one book on your TBR now?
    • I really want to read Kate Morton’s The Lake House
  • What do you like least about blogging?
    • Formatting posts… it takes forever!
  • Do you consider blogging a hobby, a marketing tool, or a way to make a living?
    • It could be anything. For me, it’s both a hobby and a marketing tool.


Question to You

  1. Which body part would you exchange if you could?
  2. What do you like least about blogging?
  3. If you could inhabit someone else’s body for a day, who would it be?
  4. If you could have someone else’s personality and intelligence, who would it be?
  5. Where are you taking me to dinner tomorrow night? Or if that’s not gonna work for you, what gift are you sending in lieu of canceling last minute on me? Seems appropriate.
  6. Have you ever tried to count the licks to get to the center of the Tootsie Roll Pop?
  7. Did I share too much above? If yes, which item. If not, you’re my new best friend.
  8. If you could hide in someone’s pocket for a day just to see what they really do when you’re not around, who would it be?
  9. If you have an entire cake to yourself, and you know for certain that no one else will eat it nor see you eat it, would you still cut it up and serve it on a plate? Or would you dig in with a shovel? (Assume nothing bad happens to your body as a result of consuming said healthy cake)
  10. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “bite me” ? Good or bad, let it rip.
  11. Have you met Liebster? If Yes, please describe. If No, please contribute $25 to the charity of your choice in order to successfully have completed this easy and fun quiz. Failure to do so results in an automatic replication of 10 more quizzes a day from me to you as a loving gesture of support.


About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon. I write A LOT. I read A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge – words and humor. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.


38 thoughts on “AWARD: Liebster

    Liz Hensler said:
    March 31, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    10. Flavored vodka for me. Or Fireball.

    Great post! Thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    Jessica Rachow said:
    March 31, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    11. Same!

    Thanks for the nomination. This looks like a fun one. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    misifusa said:
    March 31, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    OMG loving these posts Jay! We really have to meet one day and enjoy our dark chocolate and champagne!!!

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 31, 2018 at 10:04 AM

      That would be fun. Bad for dieting. Good for friendship.


        misifusa said:
        March 31, 2018 at 10:08 AM

        I’m all about the friendship! To heck with dieting LOL!

        Liked by 1 person

    mistysbookspace said:
    March 31, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    Thanks so much for the tag Jay. I look forward to answering your questions as soon as I can.

    Liked by 1 person

    The Otaku Judge said:
    March 31, 2018 at 10:27 AM

    Hehe. Usually a few drinks makes walking straight harder.

    Liked by 1 person

    BrizzleLass said:
    March 31, 2018 at 10:32 AM

    Tooshie…yeah you probably shouldn’t have told me that! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    (Danielle) Books, Vertigo and Tea said:
    March 31, 2018 at 11:36 AM

    Mental note on calla lillies 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    Darque Dreamer Reads said:
    March 31, 2018 at 11:54 AM

    Thanks for thinking of me. I’ll make sure to learn a proper curtsy in case our paths ever cross in person, lol. I like calla lilies too. I’m all about unique, colorful flowers when most people like red roses.

    Liked by 1 person

    tylerus said:
    March 31, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Thank you so very much for the nomination, Jay – how exciting! This does indeed look like fun. (I hope I follow the “rules” correctly.) 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 31, 2018 at 1:02 PM

      I’m sure you will! 🙂 Any way you like should be fun. Congrats! You’re welcome.


    robbiesinspiration said:
    March 31, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    Such fun to learn more about you, Jay. Thank you for the nomination.

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 31, 2018 at 2:26 PM

      You’re welcome! I look forward to seeing your post. But no pressure if you don’t do tags or awards!

      Liked by 1 person

    iScriblr said:
    March 31, 2018 at 2:37 PM

    Congratulations! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    The Cozy Pages said:
    March 31, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    I am loving these posts Jay. Lol.
    Gifts: Champagne, yes; Tequila, No. Will remember.

    Liked by 1 person

    Jenn @ Bound to Writing said:
    March 31, 2018 at 9:10 PM

    I love your answers! I have a weak spot for dark chocolate too!

    Liked by 1 person

    Colline said:
    April 1, 2018 at 11:43 AM

    Hope you are in heaven with all the Easter chocolate floating around this weekend :0
    Thank you for the nomination. Now to craft the post ….

    Liked by 1 person

    Esther said:
    April 3, 2018 at 8:43 AM

    I’m totally having fun with reading these awards/tags you’ve been replying.

    Liked by 1 person

    And more congratulations!🍾🎊🎉 I love the British way of spelling things as well. Oh, and I’m virtually curtsying to you you James IV.😁

    Liked by 1 person

    […] was nominated for the Liebster Award by James @ This is My Truth Now!  James is the author of Watching Glass Shatter!!  He has a great blog with lots of cool stuff! […]

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    Liebster Award #3 – mistysbookspace said:
    August 16, 2018 at 2:48 PM

    […] means I am back with another tag/award post. I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Jay from This Is My Truth Now. If you aren’t following him already which I am sure most of you already are you should […]

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