Awardiness: Liebster nom nom….and a sneak-peek at a new award!



Well howdy friends…the charming and delightful Sarah at has seen fit to honour me with a Liebster award for beginning bloggers.  Needless to say, my stone chest inflated with pride when I received the notification.

This award requires the following tasks:

  • List 11 things about yourself.
  • Answer your nominator’s 11 questions.
  • Choose up to 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and ask them your questions.
  • Inform your nominees of their award nominations

So here we are:

Eleven things: There is a mirror placed directly opposite my shelf in my line of vision. I am getting sick of the view. The youngest fleshling in the house spotted me today and said “gargoyle” – or some approximation of it.  My middle name is Octavius.  I was the eighth shelf-related creation of my particular craftsperson.  Mad Martha and I are planning some excursions in the near future.  I am currently seated between Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test, and Susie Orbach’s The Impossiblity of Sex. I found both books mildly entertaining, but slightly disappointing overall.  Christmas decorations have yet to be hung in my dwelling.  I fear that I will be adorned with a silly Santa-ish hat in the foreseeable future.  I enjoy reading works by Dr. Irvin D. Yalom.

Eleven answers: I began blogging at the urging of some fellow shelf denizens who felt the world could benefit from my vast deposits of knowledge.  Depending on the content, it usually takes me up to half an hour to write a post.  My hobbies are reading, blogging, throwing things off the shelf to simulate poltergeist activity.  I have many favourite books and most of them have been mentioned in at least one of my posts.  If  I could travel anywhere in the world, I wouldn’t be fussy.  A typical day for me involves reading, sitting still, and throwing things off the shelf to simulate poltergeist activity.  I visit facebook, wordpress and The Book Depository every day.  I can’t recommend a movie, as my shelf is not placed in sight of the television.  I have multiple email accounts – specifically, more than two and less than two thousand.  Both pie and cake, thank you.  Books inspire my blog posts.

Regarding the last two tasks, I will refrain at this point from nominating others, but stay tuned my friends, because a new award may be seen on the block soon enough.  A fantabulous, unique, exciting new award…..

Until next time,