Saturday, April 12, 2014

Time For Elevenses, Mr. Gruber!

 Serena of poetree nominated me for the Liebster Award!  Thank you, Serena! :)
The purpose of the Liebster Award is to recognize blogs with fewer than 200 followers. There are some rules:

~Thank and link back the person who nominated you 
~List eleven facts about yourself 
~Answer the eleven questions asked by the blogger who nominated you 
~Nominate 9 bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers (you can't nominate the blogger who nominated you)
~Ask them eleven questions
~Let them know of their nomination!

 My Eleven Facts:
~I love to do hair.  Especially Disney Princess hairstyles.
~In case you hadn't guessed already, Captain America is my favorite Avenger.  Actually, he's my favorite superhero EVAH.  Period, end of story.
~In that vein, Flynn Ryder is my favorite Disney hero (well, unless you count Tom Hiddleston).
~My favorite song from POTO is "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again".
~I love the books of E. Nesbit and Edgar Eager.
~For years, my favorite book--or rather, book series--was Betsy-Tacy.  You may be hearing more about that later this month.
~I HATE pickles.  And I don't especially like popcorn either...
~I've only read four books of Dickens'.  A Tale of Two Cities, Little Dorrit, The Pickwick Papers, and A Christmas Carol.
~My two favorite books of Marguerite Henry's are Black Gold and Born To Trot.
~ I am terrified of spiders.
~WWI is my favorite time period of American history.
My Answers:
  • How long have you been blogging for?
 Ummm...*counts on fingers*  Approximately ten months and a half. ;)  And I've loved it for that long, too. =)
  • Why do you blog?
 That's a question that would have been answered very differently when I first started blogging, and will doubtless be answered differently in the future.  But right now, I blog mostly because I enjoy it.  I love putting my thoughts down, I love that it challenges me to write better and find new ways to interest people, and perhaps most of all, I love the amazing people I've been introduced to through my blog.
  • What do you find challenging about blogging?
Well, right now I'm still figuring things out, really: how much information to give out, what kind of post am I best at, when it's a good idea to follow/comment, and so on and so forth.  Probably the most challenging thing at the moment, though, is to try to make my writing engaging and interesting; sometimes I get either too enthusiastic or too dull, and I want my readers to enjoy my posts, so...
  • Dark, milk, or white chocolate?
Ummm...well, I don't especially like milk chocolate generally, but I love milk hot chocolate for some reason.  I don't much like dark chocolate, either, so I suppose that just leaves me with white chocolate.  I don't actually like that too much either, though, so I think I'll just choose milk.  My favorite kind of chocolate, though, is mint.  In case you were wondering. :)

  • Tea or coffee?
 TEA.  I love tea.  There are so many different kinds (including chocolate tea, for those who like it strong), it's so Regency-ish, and I love fancy teacups and teapots (though I also enjoy some of the patterns on coffee mugs, so that goes both ways).  Also, coffee does not do my health any favors. :P
  • What is your favorite tree species?
Tree species??  Um, I like apple and cherry trees.  The blossoms are so pretty. 

  • Who is your favorite poet? (Or singer/songwriter. They're poets.)
 Hm.  I like Hilaire Belloc; he's fun.  Who can resist a title like "Matilda: Who Told Lies and Was Burned To Death"? :D  I suppose that when serena asked this question, she did not intend for me to write a ten-page essay on Why I Like Michael Ball, so I'll just leave it at that. :P
  • What do you enjoy doing on a sunny day?
 Pitching tents, playing tennis, sitting outside in a sunbeam reading, going barefoot, climbing trees...that sort of thing. ;)
  • And on a rainy day?
 Staring bleakly out a window, muttering about being bored with my life (points if you get that reference.  I actually haven't seen the movie or read the book, but I've certainly seen the trailer many, many times.  But only because it plays before Sherlock. :P), reading curled up next to a fire, drinking hot chocolate, watching a nice, feel-good movie like Les Mis (KIDDING, peoples), and I also enjoy splish-splash-sploshing.  Because it's fun to act like a little kid once in awhile. ;)
  • What's your favorite book genre?
 Jane Austen. :P  But seriously, I have so many favorites...I even like the occasional romance (like I said, JA)!  I love historical novels especially, though, and childrens' classics. :)

  • Do you know how to play any musical instruments? If so, which one(s)? If not, are there any you'd like to play?
I play violin, as most of you know.  I'd like to learn viola someday, and I sometimes plink out tunes on the piano.  Also, I sing/hum/whistle incessantly.  That's about it. 

 My Nominees:
GreenMedallion of Green Medallion
Monica of Spilled Ink
Maddie Rose of The Madd Rose
Kate of Her Own Thoughts And Reflections
Anna of A Cowgirl and a Dream
Evie Scott of A Period Drama Fangirl
Kiri Liz of Lianne Taimenlore
Sydney Summers of Ramblings from a Les Misérables Fanatic
Sierra Bailey of A Burst of Many Colors

My Questions:
~What movie genre is your favorite?
~Do you like musicals?  If so, list a few favorites.
~Favorite modern author?
~Do you prefer reading a paperback or hardback book?
~Favorite time period in history?

~Least favorite food?
~Do you have any historical role models?  If so, who and why?
~Fictional character who's most like you?
~Do you ever take personality quizzes?  If so, list a few of your favorites.
~Favorite book when you were little?
~Thoughts on Kindles?

-Miss Jane Bennet


Reyna Nicole said...

Haha! Feel-good movie, huh? I'll have to remember that one. ;) I loved reading your tag answers!


Anna S. said...

Aww, thanks so much! I love your questions because I have answers for most of them! I loved your answers and your facts! :)

Evie Scott said...

Oooooooooooh lovely!
Here you go

Natalie said...

I loved reading your answers! The thing I like about tags is learning more about the people behind the blogs. ;)
I get points because I got that Bleak House reference. :) Haha, that'd be so funny to do when it rains. You should watch it sometime, it's great!

GreenMedallion said...

I've finally gotten around to answering your questions. Sorry it took me so long. And thank you for nominating me!! It was a lot of fun! ;)

I don't really like popcorn either, and I too am terrified of spiders. I enjoyed reading your answers. ;)

serena said...

Somehow I only just found this post, but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading your answers to my (sometimes ridiculous) questions! I almost didn't put the tree one in there, but I couldn't help myself. :)