Leibster Award – The Shelley Wilson Edition!

This morning I was reading posts, and after leisurely perusing, I came upon a post by the lovely Shelley Wilson, author extraordinaire! (She wrote the brilliant Guardians Trilogy, read my review here!)

In it, she accepted the Leibster Award and answered all the questions brilliantly! Then as I scrolled down, I realised that she had nominated me!!!

I have accepted this one several times before, and usually do a reblog of the original post, but seeing as I am on holiday, I thought I would at least answer the questions!

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The Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog – Thank you SOOOOO much for thinking of me Shelley!
Answer the 11 questions the person asked you – I’m about to!
Nominate 11 people (comment on their blog to let them know) – I nominate all of you who read this post!
Ask the people you have nominated 11 questions – Answer Shelley’s questions please, they are great!

Shelley’s Questions:

1 Have you met any of your internet friends in real life? I was lucky enough to attend the Annual Blogger’s Bash for the last two years and there I have met many of my blogging heroes and those I consider my Blogily! (Shelley Included!)
2 What’s your favourite TV show? What character would you be from that show? I love too many TV shows to choose one! But if I had to choose a character, it would be Dot Cotton… isn’t she just an institution!
3 What’s your favourite kind of blog post to write? (Book review, personal post, fiction, etc.) Now that’s a really hard one! Because I write a bit of everything! I love to write creatively, but I think sometimes my personal posts are what actually hit a nerve, and help others.
4 What are your most and least favourite things about blogging? I love the interaction, and freedom to write what I want, but I hate the fact I don’t have enough hours in the day to do more!
5 Is there a genre you wouldn’t read? Why? I used to be very much a chick lit reader, with family sagas thrown in, (and some of that saucy stuff too)! But recently, I have realised that I can’t totally write off a genre without trying it, as after tasting Shelley’s YA books, I realised that I really enjoy a genre I would never have contemplated reading before!
6 Which of your own blog posts is your personal favourite? Why? Man, Shelley! You ask some really tough questions! I don’t think I have a personal favourite post, to be honest. There are so many things I write about that it is hard to pinpoint one post I feel particularly special about. Most of my posts about my family are from the heart though and really make me sentimental when I reread them!
7 Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and do they help/hinder your blogging/writing? If no, what would be your ideal pet? I have my darling cat, Sonu Singh, who has been in our life for 3 years now! He can be a hindrance, in that when he decides to come and sit with me, I want to snuggle with him, rather than write, but equally, he has been an inspiration too!

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8 What’s your favourite type of takeaway food? I try not to eat much takeaway but if I am ordering, I choose a chicken kebab! It’s a healthy option! Though pizza, Chinese, an Indian, Maccy D’s, KFC… among others, can be rather yummy too!
9 What would be your ideal career? Why? I’d love to be a professional story teller! There is no greater joy for me, than reading stories to my class. I love it so much and I enjoy using accents and different voices, as well as props, to make a story come to life. Imagine doing that all day, every day! (There’s my Drama major coming out!)
10 Which author do you like to recommend the most? I don’t think I really recommend an author specifically (though Shelley Wilson is a most amazing writer ;P ) I am more likely to recommend specific books.
11 Who’s your go to band/artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to? I have a selection of compilation albums which I ‘go to’ if a specific song doesn’t come to mind. I have 90’s R’n’B, or Disco, or failing that, several Bollywood or Bhangra discs that I will play. Yes, CDs. I can’t get the hang of downloading music, no playlists here, compilation CDs all the way!

So, there you have it, a little more about Ritu, laid bare!

And as I mentioned earlier, I nominate ALL OF YOU! Yes, I am a rule breaker!!!!!

 

 

64 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lucy Mitchell
    Jul 30, 2017 @ 10:42:57

    Most deserved award!

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  2. thebeasley
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 22:01:06

    Yay congrats. Also, 90s RnB yessssssssssss 👍🏻

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  3. hotmessmemoir
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 21:37:11

    Congratulations! Enjoy your holiday!!

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  4. Jennie
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 15:36:52

    Nice! I knew you would say you wanted to be a storyteller because you loved reading aloud! 😍

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  5. Lisa Orchard
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 15:14:46

    Congrats on your award, Ritu! It was great getting to know you a little bit better. 🙂

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  6. Gary
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 14:30:48

    Eek, timely reminder I have several of these to do #procrastination. Must get on it now…thanks Ritu lol #GaTu

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  7. Debbie Harris
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 13:52:34

    I enjoyed reading your answers Ritu, a great way to get to know a bit more about you. 😊

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  8. You Can Always Start Now
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 12:56:30

    Congratulations – good choice on Shelley’s part. Enjoying reading and finding a bit more about people. That would be incredible to be a professional storyteller – which you are by the way.

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  9. A Girl and Her Passport
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 12:35:27

    I love the ones about your family. You guys have a great connection.

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  10. Shallow Reflections
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 11:56:09

    Here’s my question, Ritu. What do you do when you’re not winning awards? And I think your cat should also get the ‘cutest napper award,’ don’t you?

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    • Ritu
      Jul 29, 2017 @ 12:05:37

      Lol he definitely deserves that award!!!
      And as for me… I’m not so much of an award winner but when I do have downtime I love to read!!! And sing!!! And write!!! Xxx

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  11. Phil Taylor
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 11:45:09

    I love the pic of Sonu Singh. My cat is the same when I write. That’s always when he wants my attention.

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  12. suzie81speaks
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 09:48:33

    Professional storyteller? Now that’s a job I’d love! Loved your answers!

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  13. fancypaperblog
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 09:08:53

    Hey thanks😀 I have a Liebster in the processing from before so I had better get cracking 😀

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  14. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Jul 25, 2017 @ 14:54:56

    Congratulations, Ritu! 🎉

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  15. shelleywilson72
    Jul 25, 2017 @ 08:09:03

    Fabulous answers, Ritu! Thanks a whole bunch for the shout outs too, glad I’ve tempted you over to the dark side (YA) hahaha 😉

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  16. Miriam Hurdle
    Jul 25, 2017 @ 07:18:55

    Congrats, Ritu! I agree with you wholeheartedly, not enough hours to blog!!

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  17. syl65
    Jul 25, 2017 @ 03:07:04

    Congratulations Sister!! 💜

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  18. Solitaire
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 23:15:22

    congratulations!

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  19. willowdot21
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 22:45:34

    Well done Hun well designed!!💜

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  20. Judy E Martin
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 22:12:30

    Congratulations Sis. Some great answers there too! 🙂

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  21. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 21:55:03

    Congrats, Ritu. The bloggers lament: there aren’t enough hours in the day.

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  22. bookishendeavors
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 21:41:38

    Congratulations!! Xx

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  23. The V Pub
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 21:41:18

    Come on! What is this? Like your 200th Liebster? 😀 Congrats, my bling Queen!

    Liked by 2 people

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  24. Erika Kind
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 21:36:50

    Congrats, sis 💖

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    Reply

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