Skip to main content

Liebster Award

I just wanted to start off by saying that if you are reading this- thank you! I was nominated for this award because of fabulous people like you who read and enjoy my blog. 

I also wanted to thank the AMAZING bloggers who nominated me for this award!!

Teisha McRae at Girl Writes Reviews
Shivani Ramamurthy at Dreamy's Adobe
Morrighan Rose at Elysian Fields

In case you were wondering how this all works, the Liebster Blog Award is given to new and interesting bloggers. It's a great way to discover new and upcoming blogs, and it helps us get discovered by others :)

Here are the rules:
          1) Thank the blogger who nominated you
          2) Post 11 random facts about yourself
          3) Answer the 11 questions asked by whoever nominated you
          4) Ask 11 new questions to 9 new bloggers. You cannot re-nominate the blog that nominated you
          5) Go to their blog and tell them that they have been nominated!

So... here I go!

11 Random Facts About Me
           I have never been to another country
           My favorite food is Macaroni & Cheese (and no, I'm not 7 years old)
           I am immune to Rabies
           I have played the piano for 18 years
           I'm a really good rapper
           I'm terrified of mascots
           ...And gnomes
           I don't know how to send a fax
           My favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio
           I graduated college early
           I've had the same best friend my entire life

Answering Teisha's Questions

1) Which do you prefer: Coffee or Tea?

2) What is your favorite TV show (it can be running or off-the-air)?
Golden Girls

3) What is your favorite book and why?
Tuesdays with Morrie... or The Hiding Place... or Band of Brothers... AH! It's too hard

4) What is your favorite movie?

5) What or who inspired you to start blogging?
I love reading and sharing my opinions about books with others. I figured what better way to do this than with a book blog?

6) Where do you see, or hope to see, your blog in the next year?
I hope my blog is still as exciting and fun to read and write as it is now!

7) Where do you see, or hope to see, yourself in the next 5 years?
I would love to have my book published and still be doing what I love :)

8)  Which do you prefer: Hardbacks or Paperbacks or eReaders?

9)  What is your favorite bookstore?
An adorable Indie store near where I live

10)  Find the nearest book, open it to page 93.  What does the fifth line read?
(Doctor Sleep by Stephen King) 
Lucy was terribly afraid the door would be locked and she would... 

11)  What is your favorite quote or personal motto?

"What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?" -George Eliot

And's your turn!
Lauren at BookmarkLit
Vicky at A Paper Town
Irene at Gorgeous Books
Karolina and Inge at Bookshelf Reflections

11 Questions for you to answer:
1) Are you an early bird or a night owl?
2) Why did you start your blog?
3) If you could pick any book character to be your BFF, who would it be? Why?
4) If you could visit any country, what would it be?
5) What is your favorite genre of book to read?
6) What do you think would be more likely to take over the world- zombies or vampires? Justify your answer. 
7) What book do you think had the most disappointing ending?
8) What book do you think had the most surprising ending?
9) Where is the coolest place you have ever visited?
10) What was the last book you read?
11) What is your favorite quote?

Thanks for sticking with me until the end of this one! And thank you once again to those lovely bloggers who nominated me. I appreciate it!

-Busy Brunette  


  1. Thanks for the nomination! I was already nominated and posted about this last week, but congrats on your nomination and thanks for mine! <3

    1. Ah congrats! Looks like you are on a roll :)

  2. What a great post. Loved reading your answers and congrats on the nomination. I really like your website and will be visiting more often!

  3. We've got some things in common: I've also never traveled outside of the country, and my favorite food is Mac & Cheese. I mean, who doesn't love Mac & Cheese, right? Haha. I enjoyed reading this!

    1. Haha, right?! I could eat it every day! Thank you once again for the nomination. It makes me so happy you appreciate and enjoy my blog!

  4. Hi! I'm so sorry for the late comment, but I didn't see your Twitter mention until now. My co-blogger set up that account and I didn't start using it until recently. Both Karolina and I have already done the Liebster Award, but thank you for the nomination!

    Thanks for reminding me about Tuesdays with Morrie. I was very intrigued when I heard about it (somewhere on the television a couple years ago), but then I forgot about it.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Book Review: Before We Were Yours

My Rating: 5
It has been about a month since I finished this book and it honestly took me that long to recover enough in order to write a review.
Before We Were Yours is one of the best books I have ever read, and if you know me at all, you would realize I don’t toss that statement around lightly. By saying that, however, in no way am I saying that this is a happy read, because it is also one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful books I have ever read in my life, as well.
Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals (although the main characters are fictional), the story is that of Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, who would kidnap poor children and then sell them to wealthy families all over the country from the 1920s through the 1950s.
Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four siblings are the victims of this type of crime, and half of the book is their journey and fight to get back home. The other half is that of present-day Avery, a prose…

Book Review: Pretty Girls

My Rating: 4
Have you ever read a book that was so dark and twisted that you literally felt like you lost a piece of your innocence after finishing it? Yeah, that’s what I felt as I was reading Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter.
Needless to say, this book threw me for quite the loop. I was expecting a story about missing girls (which I got), what I wasn’t expecting, however, was an extremely graphic tale of violence and gore full of shocking scenarios and senseless acts that would leave me slightly traumatized and lying awake at night thinking about (which is what I also got).
I’m not trying to be dramatic with this review, but honestly, this book will seriously mess you up. It is not at all for the faint of heart and it will exhaust you every time you finish a chapter. Still with me? Don’t say I didn’t warn you…
Pretty Girls was a crazy psychological thriller that continued to throw plot twists and mysteries at me until I didn’t think I could handle it anymore, then it took a sharp left…

Book Review: The Good Widow

My Rating: 4
I finished this book in under two days. TWO DAYS. Given the fact that I have a toddler now, that's saying something.

The Good Widow is about Jacks, a woman who finds out that her husband has died in a tragic car accident when on his business trip to Kansas. Or so she thought. Turns out he died in Hawaii… with another woman.

Now Jacks is left with not only the devastating blow that her husband was lying to her about his whereabouts, but also the fact that he was having an affair, as well. She is trying to pick up the pieces of her life when the other woman’s fiancĂ© arrives at her door, left with the same questions Jacks has about the mystery surrounding their deaths. Together, they will try to find out the truth about who their significant others really were.

The book had a lot of twists and turns I never saw coming. I liked how it switched perspectives and timelines of before/after the accident, as I felt this made the pace go a lot faster. The feelings the characters had…