Courtesy of Susanne Leist, fellow blogger and author of The Dead Game, I was recently nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award. The name of this particular award alone shows how kind and supportive the online writing community is, so I felt compelled to take part.
The rules tell us that we should of course thank the person who nominated us, share seven ‘interesting’ facts about ourselves and then pass on the nomination to fifteen other blogs.
So, let’s get started; interesting I’m not so sure but facts I think I can manage:
- I love animals. I have a cat, a dog and a kitten, which, as utterly adorable and loving as she is, I swear is susceptible to periods of demonic possession.
- I used to play clarinet at a decent level but gave it up years ago. It wasn’t the instrument for me in the long term but I would love to get back into piano (which I also dabbled in) in the future. I have huge admiration for people who play instruments.
- Along the same vein, I love music and go to see artists live when I can. The person I’ve seen most often is Paloma Faith (four times) and the person I haven’t yet seen but most want to is Bjӧrk.
- I’m the youngest of three brothers. We are all very, very different.
- I hate coffee. I’m definitely a tea person.
- One of my favourite smells in the whole world is pages in an old book.
- I currently have three overflowing bookcases in my bedroom (not to mention the boxes in the attic). I had a ‘ruthless’ clear out recently and managed to part with a grand total of about four books. Of all the problems to have, hoarding books is one I can happily live with.
There you have it. As for my nominees, if you’re reading this, I tag you! I opted for an open nomination with a previous award and it seemed to go down well. It saves me the pain of narrowing it down to just 15 of you (as there would always be more I wished I could choose) and it lets anyone take part if they so wish. Plus, I genuinely enjoy learning about fellow readers and writers. Let’s not deny the fact that it also makes my life that little bit easier 😉
Huge thanks once again to Susanne and to you for reading.