I’ve been nominated…
…for The Entertainer Blogger Award by Anne at i’ve read this – thanks, Anne! Always happy to talk about myself and, let’s face it, the blog is cheaper than a therapist, so here goes…
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Add these rules to your post.
- Answer all the questions below.
- Display the award picture in your post.
- Nominate 12* other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!
Q1. Why did you start a blog in the first place?
In the past, I’ve always said that it was a publisher who encouraged me to start a blog when she offered me a review copy of Patrick Flanery’s Fallen Land on the basis of my Amazon reviews. So I did!
But I think we’ve all known each other long enough now for me to tell you the truth…
I am a beautiful princess and I’ve been captured by an evil ogre who keeps me locked in a tower and tries to win my affection with copious supplies of chocolate. But no matter how much chocolate I eat, he still looks like Donald Trump on a bad hair day, so it’s never gonna happen.
Fortunately handsome Prince Darcy from the neighbouring state is also madly in love with me and is planning a rescue attempt. The ogre allows me an internet connection but monitors everything I do, so I use the blog to send coded messages to my Prince. Whenever I post a 1 star review it means “Oh, Darcy, my heart is yours always!” 2 stars means “How I long to dance the cotillion with you, dear one!” 3 stars is code for “I dream of your beautiful kisscurl, my sweet Prince!” 4 is “One day our love shall be sealed with many kisses, my beloved!” A 5 star review means “Oooooh…”
No! I better not tell you for fear the ogre might see. He gets so jealous, you see!
Q2. What is your favourite book?
I’ve answered this before too, so I refuse to say Bleak House again! So I’m going to change the question to…
Q2. What is your favourite book about chimpanzees?
And the answer is The High Mountains of Portugal!
So… what’s your favourite book about chimpanzees?
Q3. What do you dislike the most?
All together now – FIRST PERSON PRESENT TENSE ANGST-RIDDEN MISERY-FESTS!
Or if the question doesn’t refer to books, then hmm… well, I really, really dislike when I offer my chocolates around and someone takes the coffee cream. Grrrrrrr!!!!
Q4. What is your favourite food item from the mall?
Excuse me, I’m British! I think you mean shopping centre!
This question has me stumped, I admit. I avoid shopping centres like the plague whenever I can, and if I have to go to one my plan is always to get in and out in the shortest possible time, so I rarely eat there. But I do usually stop off at M&S on the way out and reward myself with some of their toffee meringues – yummy, scrummy and yumptious!!! Just as well I don’t go often really!
Q5. What is your favourite pastime?
You think I’m going to say reading, don’t you? Well, perhaps you’re right…
… but it’s always possible that secretly I’m an extreme sports enthusiast who spends her evenings bungee jumping from the tops of skyscrapers, wearing a Wonder Woman outfit and a green feather boa. I guess you’ll never know…
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