I Have Been Nominated for the Liebster Award!

The Award

The Liebster is an award that is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Liebster in German means “sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”

The Rules

From the official Liebster Award site:

Entries start 1st Jan 2018 and ends on 25th Dec 2018. The winner will be picked on the 31st of December.

And as posted from he who nominated me:

1) Thank the person who nominated you — humble thank you to John Siebelink at CrapPile!

2) Answer the questions provided by the nominator

3) Nominate 5-11 bloggers with fewer than 1000 followers who you think deserve the award

4) Create a new list of questions for your nominees

5) List the rules in your post

6) Let your nominees know of their nominations personally

I post both versions because clearly there’s been some drift as this travels.  It’s kind of cool to see how it’s evolved.  I’ll do my best to honor both sets of terms.



1. What was the worst vacation you’ve ever been on?

This is actually not one I can answer.  I’ve only been on one vacation in my life, and I rather enjoyed it.  But I suppose any time off where you’re unable to relax or dealing with an emergency or whatever would certainly qualify.

2. Who was the most memorable person you have ever met?

I had the distinct privilege of meeting Carrie Fisher some years ago.  Trust me when I say, you would never forget such a meeting.  She was a ball of awesome.

3. If you could go back and remake a movie before it’s been made, what movie would that be?

As long as this list could possibly be, I would actually step back from this decline the opportunity.  To remake a bad movie, especially if it has consequences that reach into a beloved franchise, is to deny the lessons that movie teaches both the filmmakers and the audience.  Some things need to stand as warnings to history of what not to do.

4. What food, in your opinion, should be stricken off of menus nationwide?

Anything at all that arrives at the table looking more like an autopsy than food.  If you can identify the animal — probably because it still has a head or body parts you wouldn’t eat — it needs to go.  I’d also fire the chef that thinks that’s acceptable and ban them from the food service profession.

5. What is your least favorite book of all time?

I used to say it’s Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon.  This is reflected as well in my review for White Noise by Don DeLillo.  As time goes by, I’m not entirely certain these two aren’t running tied for that title.  I’d have to revisit them to know for certain, and there are so many better things to do with life.  Actually, why second guess?  Pynchon’s taking the blame.


Questions for my nominees:

1. You are given a magic wand and told that you can affect any change, positive or negative, in your world right now.  What do you choose to change and how?

2. You are offered the opportunity to enter fictional worlds.  You are told you can visit one of your choice for a brief time but never return, and you are told you can enter a different world in which to live out your days.  Which worlds do you you choose and why?

3. If you were to have only three books to read for the rest of your life, which three books do you choose and why?

4. You are gifted with a fully-functional tool, weapon, vehicle, or other prop of your choice from a fictional world.  What do you choose and why?


And my nominees are…

Samantha Wilcoxson

Libromancer’s Apprentice

Broken Tune’s Blog

You are under no obligation to accept your nomination and/or participate.  All the same, I’m usually educated and/or entertained by you and your work, so it’s only right that you should be recognized.


11 thoughts on “I Have Been Nominated for the Liebster Award!

  1. The person who nominated me failed to include the part about linking to the official Liebster page as you did, so I apologize for the extra work. Later on when I wake up I’m going to have to get on my computer and fix up my post so I can be in the running. Keep up the good work!

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  2. I am with you on Pynchon. Definitely.
    And just as a side note of one who is intolerable when it comes to translation issues, while “Liebster” means all the above listed things and a few more, I would translate it “favorite” in this context, much like on kid’s “favorite food / favorite color” lists (“Liebstes Essen / Liebste Farbe”).

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