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Liebster Award!

I was lucky enough to be chosen by the lovely Tamara for the Liebster blog award!  This is an award that can be given only to people with less than 200 followers, so I’m quite excited to be receiving it!

So, now I have 11 questions to answer, and then I have to think up 11 of my own, and pass on the award to 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers!

Here I go, =)

What is your favorite month of the year?

April.  I love all the season changes, but nothing beats the beginning of Spring, when the world is being reborn and everything is getting warm and green again…plus, it’s my birthday month, so bonus day of indulging in myself, =D

What’s the number one most played song on your iPod?

Hmm…tricky.  Very tricky.  I guess I’d probably have to say “Andy, You’re a Star” by The Killers.  Love that song.

Name three writers you admire and tell us why.

Meg Rosoff – Taught me that YA writers can write stories that are different, mature, and fascinating.

Stephen King – He always does something incredibly weird in his books, but if you strip the weird supernatural demon possession things aside, his stories (particularly some of his older ones) are amazing.

Robin McKinley – Did the fairy-tale thing, and did it very well…fairy-tales that are for grown-ups, but are not twisted or modernized in any way (well, mostly).  Just excellent retellings of some of the world’s best stories.

If you were reincarnated as an animal, what would you want to be?

A Dolphin.  They are awesome.  They can kill sharks, and enjoy pleasure for pleasure’s sake.  They are smart, and they get to swim all the time!

What is one of your favorite quotes?

Hmm…another tricky one!  I’ve got a bunch…erghh…I’ll post two of my favs.

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” – Willy Wonka (though originally from somewhere else)

“Love and music are the only things that last forever.” – Robert Englund as Phantom of the Opera

What chore do you hate doing?

Bathrooms.  How original, eh?  They are just so…ugh.

If you could throw any kind of party (money is no object) what would it be? And for who?
This is exciting, but difficult.  I’m not much of a party-person (I’m not anything close to one) so it would be something totally un-modern, like a big Victorian era ball, with only Victorian era ball-type things.  And I’d have it in some big English castle.  In England.

If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would you stay?

Don’t know.  I’m thinking something like 30 would be good, but I’m not 30 yet, so I can’t really say…if I had to choose one of my ages, I guess I would pick my age now (24)

If you could have any talent in the whole world, which one would you choose?

Aside from the ability to write nothing but literary (and commercial) gold?  Creating…like, woodworking or something like that.  So I could customize my whole house with things from books and stuff (like building a replica wardrobe from The Chronicles of Narnia, or carving my own HP wands…)

Which superpower would you pick if they were up for grabs?

Um…I think I’d like to be able to breathe underwater.  That’s a superpower, right?  I’m sure someone somewhere has had it.  Although, I actually think instead of a few people with awesome superpowers, it’d be really neat if everyone had a superpower, but they were really odd and somewhat pointless…like the ability to *always* get lids off jars your first try, or the ability to *always* know if clothing will fit without trying it on.  Wouldn’t that be awesome?

If you had to change your first name, what name would you want?

Ergh…I’m not a huge fan of my name, but trying to pick a new one?  I think that would be impossible.  But when I was a kid, I wanted to be Jean.  I’m not really sure why…but I was stuck on it!  It *may* have had something to do with Daydream Believer by The Monkees.

Okay, my eleven questions!

1. If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, which would it be?
2. What is one book that you hated or were really bothered by, but couldn’t stop thinking about after you finished it?
3. If you had to pick five authors (living or dead, preferably a combination of both) to have tea with all at once, which five would you pick?
4. What is your favourite holiday? (It can be a big one, a little one, or a made-up one!)
5. If you were walking down the street, and suddenly the world became a giant musical, which song would you want everyone to break out singing?
6. What is your favourite type of candy?
7. Would you rather live by the sea, in the woods, or in the city?
8. If you could do any two tasks at the same time (like physically writing a book while jogging through the woods), which two would you pick?
9. If you had a pointless superpower (see my answers above), what would your pointless superpower be?
10. What book would you love to see a word-for-word, scene-by-scene movie adaptation of?
11. What is your favourite type of cheese?

And now, it’s time to pass it on!

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