Real Neat Blog Award

Thank you Kathy of Katiescottagebooks for nominating me for the REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD.  I’m honored. Kathy’s blog is the neatest!!

Here are the questions Kathy has chosen for me to answer….

1.) What is your favorite genre?

That’s a tough one because I really enjoy three genres equally—mystery, historical romance and contemporary fiction.  If forced to choose one, I guess it would be contemporary fiction.

2.) If you could spend one day with a fictional character, who would that character be?

Pollyanna, because it would be nice to be in the presence of a person who’s so optimistic and views life through rose-colored glasses.

And, the incredibly smart horse, Sundown, in Nora Roberts’s book, Come Sundown. I got such a kick out of his intelligence and tricks, and I’ve always wanted to spend quality time with a horse, since they’re so majestic to me.

3.) If you could spend your summer vacation in a fictional land, where would you go for the summer?

Wherever Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is located.  And, The Emerald City of the Land of Oz.

4.) What is the thickest/biggest/most ginormous book you’ve ever read?

The Bible. I think the second thickest book I’ve ever read was Julie Klassen’s The Secret of Pembrooke Park. It was 400+ pages. That’s a lot for me. It might tie with Come Sundown, which was also over 400 pages.

5.) Do you enjoy contemporary westerns or westerns set in the old west? If you don’t care for westerns, why don’t you like them?

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts was set in Montana. That’s the closest I’ve come to reading a contemporary western. There were cowboys in it, Stetson hats, a Ranch and horses. There was line dancing. It was the first book I’ve read that was set in the West and I LOVED it!! The setting was amazing, and now I look forward to reading more books set in the West. I’ve never read actual westerns. I’m not sure why, but after reading Nora’s book, I’d definitely check one out.

6.) What female fictional character are you most like?

I’m not like any fictional characters I can think of, but I’m sure I’m out there somewhere. I just haven’t found me yet.  If you know of anyone who is a silly, sentimental hot mess—obsessed with their iPhone, unwilling to go to sleep at night, and likes to live in the past, that’s me.

7.) Do you enjoy children’s chapter books?

Yaaaassss!!  Anne of Green Gables, Heidi, Pollyanna and The Secret Garden are a few of my favorites.

So there you have it, my humble little answers. I’d like to nominate the following bloggers for the Real Neat Blog Award, because I think their blogs are, well, real neat:


The Grand World of Books

Wendy Unsworth

These are the seven questions I’ve chosen for my nominees:

  1. What’s the greatest satisfaction you get from reviewing books?
  2. What do you think is key to a successful book blog?
  3. Who’s your favorite author, and why? (If more than one, include all of them, up to three.)
  4. How long does it typically take for you to read an average sized book?
  5. What’s your favorite way to read?
  6. Have you ever considered writing a book, or have you ever written a book? If you have, what’s the name of it (or the name of your favorite one if you’ve written more than one), and what’s it about?
  7. If you had the opportunity to meet your favorite author, what would you ask he/she?

Thank you in advance, blogger nominees, for allowing us to get to know you and your blog through the Real Neat Blog Award, if you’re able to participate.

Those participating should ~

-Put the award logo on your blog.
-Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
-Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
-Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
-Let them know you nominated them (by connecting on their blog, etc.)
-Ask your nominees 7 questions.