It’s the Liebster Award, folks

Kate Loveton over at Odyssey of a Novice Writer thought I should receive the Liebster Award. She is my favorite critic; a heck of a writer and a fellow procrastinator.  So here goes.

I would like to thank Kate Loveton for nominating me for the Liebster Award.  Please stop by her blog, Odyssey of a Novice Writer and read, stay awhile.  As I said in the opening of this post, Kate is my favorite critic.  She takes the time to cover the salient points of my writing and reviews my work as if I have just been reviewed by The New Yorker.  Unlike my comments which usually consist of “loved it” or ” nice work.”   I can’t even review a box of Wheat Thins.

Now for the questions Kate has posed.  I will answer honestly

  1. What are you currently reading?

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies  ( Book 6)  by  Alexander McCall Smith
Two Graves  (Agent Pendergast novel) by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  1. Who is your favorite author and why?

I have two favorites.  First, Lawrence Durrell.  His stories are always intriguing.  He was raised in India, British, and traveled the world.  It shows in his writings. Second,

Joseph Conrad.   His work depicts the trials of the human spirit in an indifferent world.  He drew on his experiences in the merchant navy and I enjoy stories of seafaring.

  1. If you’re a writer, do you try to get down a certain word count each day?

I write, but when I have an idea for a story.  Lately, I have just been keeping up with the 5 writing challenges per week.

  1. In 25 words, tell me about yourself.

Evolutionist, pragmatist, procrastinator and semi-minimalist, who loves adventure, mystery and white, sandy beaches and is optimally antisocial, quiet,  and skeptical, with controlled OCD and depression.

  1. Why do you blog?

Because I dislike Facebook.  I need to keep intellectually occupied while physically recuperating.

  1. What’s your favorite song or piece of music – and why?

Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto.  It is the epitome of Russian passion.

  1. How many magazines do you subscribe to – and what are they?

Just one, online.  Skeptic Magazine.  Because I’m a skeptic.

  1. Share one weakness and one strength with us.

Weakness:  I don’t use my full potential;  strength:  I can accomplish anything if I put my mind to it (see weakness).

  1. Which animal are you most like – and why?

Whale.  Because sometimes I feel like a beached whale.

  1. Share one goal you plan to achieve in the next six months.

Stop postponing and have the surgery for my knee replacement.

Now, apparently there is an alternate rule for the Liebster Award,  I accept the Honorary Liebster Award.  No strings attached.  Thank you Kate.

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11 thoughts on “It’s the Liebster Award, folks

  1. Well, thank you for the excessive amounts of praise you sent my way – I will tell you right now that my appreciation is in the excessive range! 😉

    I really enjoyed your answers, Lucy. I’m skeptical that you only subscribe to one magazine (get it?)… I subscribe to Archeology Today, two British history magazines, two writing magazines, and Discover. All magazines are piling up on my coffee table because I’m always responding to writing challenges! 😀

    Don’t you think subscribing to so many magazines is rather excessive?

    It was fun reading your acceptance, Lucy!

    • Thanks. If I can find anyone who will take the award I’ll edit that acceptance. Everyone I know won;t take awards. I usually nominate Thain but you had done that.

      I don;t subscribe to real magazines because they’ll just pile up on my desk. I can access most mags and at least read abstracts in academic journals. What writing mags do you subscribe to? Sometimes I’ll pick up one or two at the bookstore, like the Paris Review. Oh, I forgot. I also subscribe online to Paris Match and a French newspaper. I like to keep up my French.

      About praise. I told you I can’t write reviews for some reason. Goodreads doesn’t ask me to do reviews anymore. Haha. LUcy

      • Writer’s Digest and Writing are the two writing magazines I currently subscribe to. I’m impressed with you – you are a very interesting and varied reader. And I’m jealous of the ability to read in a foreign language. Is the Paris Review in French as well?

      • Paris review is American. It’s just called that. You know, like Ploughshares literary magazine. I used to pick up Writers Digest long ago when I thought I wanted to be a writer. I like both Paris and Ploughshares–some great writing. Lucy

    • Oh, not brain picking! You can’t do that in public. It would have to be at a dark booth in a chinese restaurant. Coffee? I would need a drink. Something the chinese restaurant could handle like a new england ice tea.(I have an aversion to capital letters today.)

      Okay, so you’re in agreement. What state do you live in–is it close to Florida? Let me guess: Michigan or Utah. Thanks for the congrats. Receiving them and jumping thru hoops is a pain in the butt. But I found a loophole for that one. Lucy

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