Liebster Award

Thank you to Sarah at The Critiquing Chemist for nominating me for the Liebster Award! Sarah is a fellow book-loving chemist whose blog is filled with fantastically detailed reviews about books ranging from YA fantasy to non-fiction works about Area 51. Make sure you click through to visit her blog as well!

So, on to the award:

Liebster Award Guidelines:

  • Display an image of the award and write about your nomination.
  • Thank and link the person who nominated you for this award.
  • Answer the 11 questions prepared for you by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 5-11 awesome bloggers who you think deserve this award, and create 11 questions of your own for your nominees to answer.
  • List these guidelines in your blog post.


1. What book(s) are you reading now?

I’m reading Masque by W.R. Gingell.

2.Who else do you think would enjoy reading it? Why?

Since I’m only about 10% in now, it’s too early to make comparisons (but I’m already hooked!). It is a Beauty and the Beast retelling, so I’d recommend it for those who enjoy retellings with a nice mystery twist.

3.Which author would you like to write your life story? Why?

I think my life story would be most accurately portrayed as a mix of science (fiction) and comedy, so although he passed away years ago, Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) would probably have been just the right choice.

4. Name three authors you would like to invite to dinner. Why?

This is a tough call because there are far too many options. So I’m going to cheat and choose Julia Child, Gordon Ramsay, and Bobby Flay. After all, they are authors in addition to being chefs, which would make for one heck of a meal. ^_-

5. What was the last book you read that kept you up late into the night to finish?

Technically, the last book that kept me up late was Reflection: Thorn of the White Rose, the third book in my series…but I was writing it not reading it. SO many late nights! But there is one particular incident that stands out most to me, however, even though it was many years ago. The day that Stephen King’s Wizard and Glass came out, I rushed to the book store as soon as classes finished. I got home around 9pm and proceeded to read non-stop until I reached the end…which ended up being well past 6am. My eyes were so red and irritated the next day, but it was totally worth it!

6. Have you read a book recently you decided was a waste of time? If so, what is it? Who might like it?

I can’t think of a book that I’ve felt this way about. I don’t absolutely love every book I read, but I can almost always find something I enjoy about it.

7. What’s your favorite genre? Why?

My favorite has always been fantasy, and it becomes more so as I get older. When I read, I want to relax and escape from the real world for awhile, and nothing does that better than fantasy!

8. What genre haven’t you read much of yet?

I tend to stay away from non-fiction works. When I worked in materials science, I used to read texts and journal articles frequently for my research, so I don’t associate non-fiction books with fun reading. (It’s not you non-fiction, it’s me.)

9. What would be a good title for your autobiography?

We’ve already established that my biography would be a mix of science and comedy, so perhaps a title like The Strange, but True, Adventures of a Sparkly Scientist would be fitting?

10. What’s the title of the next book you plan to begin reading?

I think my next read will be The Fold by Peter Clines. Hubby is listening to the audiobook version right now and recommended it. I read one of his other books, 14, last year and loved it.


Thanks again to Sarah for nominating me! Since I’m not sure who likes to participate in blog awards, I’m going to skip nominating anyone this time.


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