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[Blog Award] Liebster Award

I am continually amazed by the book blogging community. You guys are wonderful! The Ginger Mom was nominated for another award, this time by the amazing Dani @ Perspective of a Writer. I have been following her blog for quite a while now and I love it! She has such a unique personality and her reviews are so much fun to read! So, go check her out – seriously, it’s okay, I’ll wait.


This award is all about getting your favorite new (and old) bloggers to share a little bit about themselves, all the while promoting them to your own readers 🙂 How fun is that! Thank you so much, Dani, for the nomination.


There are a few rules . . . should you choose to accept 🙂 Quite simple, really.

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you. (That would be us – Megan & Crystal @ Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest!)
  • Answer the 11 questions. (Some of ours may be a bit crazy.)
  • Nominate 11 bloggers for the same award in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family.
  • Ask them 11 questions that you are dying for the answers to!


Q1 – Name 6 types of characters you love most? (i.e. like genre but for characters, my examples: witty females, hot beta males, nerdy love interests, pirates, supportive best friends and orphans. If you can group them and love them, name them!)
Well, no one said this was going to be easy. Okay, let’s see. Pirates. Yes, absolutely pirates! (And I blame Once Upon a Time for this – ooh, Killian!) What else? Villains (yes, I love to hate a good villain), monkeys! the best friend who turns into the love interest (I have no idea what they’re called), the side-switcher (that character who starts out as a bad guy/good guy and decides to switch sides at some point in the book), the adorable guide (here I am thinking of Alistair from Remembrance and Timeless by Michelle Madow), the non-magical character who ends up saving the day (thank you again, Once Upon a Time).

Q2 – What favorite movie or television show do you wish would be turned into a YA series? Complete with properly aged protagonists, and YA tropes . . . anything goes!
I think you all know my answer for this one . . .

Q3 – Have you experienced a genre that you thought you hated but fell in love with? What book won you over?
I’m going to let Crystal answer this one because I helped with this conversion 🙂 What genre? YA. The book? The Sky Throne by Chris Ledbetter. Absolutely. Loved it.

Q4 – If you were captured by fairies and they turned you into any animal but you had to remain that animal for the rest of you life . . . which would it be (real or fictional animals are good)?
Crystal’s answer – a really cool, colorful dragon. Megan’s answer – Sven, the reindeer from Frozen 🙂 Oh yeah, he’s awesome.

Q5 – If you could teleport to any city in the world, which would it be? If you had to make your way home on your own, would it still be the same city?
Any city? (I’m going to tweak this question just a bit and say fictional cities count too). Drumroll please . . .


Oh yea! I would go to Storybrooke pre or post-curse. Preferably post-curse. If I had to get back on my own . . . do I have to come back?

Q6 – If a band were to be featured in a fictional story, which would you want it to be and why?
I’m going to take one step farther and use a specific song. “Ice Queen” by Within Temptation. And the why? Because it’s one of my absolute favorite songs and look at that video – it fits pretty much any fairytale retelling you could think of!

Q7 – Favorite book universe and why? (Is it the friends you would have, the world you would live in or the abilities / circumstances you would be in?)
The world created by the amazing Michelle Madow in Timeless (Transcend Time Saga #2). Why? Because – time travel, magic, Pride and Prejudice era, fancy dresses, England, more magic, and of course – Drew. British Drew. Sexy.

Q8 – If your sibling turned into a dragon and insisted on staying by your side forever, would you want it to retain your sibling’s personality? If not, what would you want the dragon to be like?
Crystal, I think you can agree with me on which sibling of mine should be a dragon. An awesome, snarky, cool dragon! Yes, my youngest sister. She would make a great dragon 🙂 But wait – my mom wants to be a cool, colorful dragon and now my sister gets to be a dragon. What about me? Can’t I just be a dragon, too? Flying, breathing fire! Awesome!

Q9 – What book describes you best? (Is it a particular character, the cover or the story?)
This one goes to Crystal, too . . . In Search of Emily by Susan Nelson. Why? Very similar experiences during a rough time in my life.

Q10 – If you had a magic tin that refilled with any non-perishable food, which would you want it to be filled with?
Oh no, a magically re-filling tin of ANY food? Goodbye diet. Honey-roasted cashews. Yep, self-control gone.

Q11 – If you wrote a book, what would it be about? (i.e. the premise, type of characters, world?)
I am participating in NaNoWriMo this month with a retelling of Cinderella (the first in a 5-book series of fairytale retellings). Think Once Upon a Time but meshed up so much more! Lots of fun 🙂

cinderella once upon a time show

Ashley & Sabrina @ 5171 Miles Book Blog
Lilly’s Book World
Jenn, Caitlynn & Eden @ Thrice Read
Etta the Beagle & her Doggy Mommy @ Beagles and Books
Kayla @ kdrewkthebookworm
Kristi @ Confessions of a YA Reader (I know you were already nominated but I adore your blog!)
Inside My Library Mind
Jolene @ Jo’s Book Blog
Kris @ Boston Book Reader
Yesha @ Books Teacup and Reviews
Destiny @ Howling Libraries


  1. Favorite bookish gift you ever received (or bought yourself – we won’t judge!)
  2. If you could have any super power from any book, what would it be and which book? Why?
  3. Who is your favorite supporting character and why?
  4. On the same note – how about your favorite villain? Again, why?
  5. If you were transported into the book you are currently reading, where would you be? Who would you be with?
  6. Introvert or extravert?
  7. What is the last book that made you cry? Or, if you don’t read sappy books – last book to elicit a strong emotional response (any emotion is ok!)?
  8. What is your favorite book tag?
  9. Name one book that you loved even though the majority hated it, or one book you didn’t like that everyone else loves.
  10. What was your favorite book as a child (could be a picture book, middle grade, or even something you read in high school).
  11. One last favorite – where is your favorite place to read and when do you do most of your reading?

We would love to see your answers so don’t forget to tag us (on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) or come back here and let us know you answered! If you don’t want to play along, that’s totally okay, too! Just know that we adore your blog and will keep coming back to see how you’re doing 🙂

Happy Saturday!


21 thoughts on “[Blog Award] Liebster Award”

  1. Megan and Crystal LOVE YOUR FUN ANSWERS! I think this is the first time someone got what I meant by question #2! And what a perfect answer! And you used it for the city question too! So great! Storybrooke is a pretty answer all around I can see why you love it! Cashews! Not terribly unhealthy 😉 and I really can’t wait for your book Megan… it sounds like such fun! ♥️ Your questions look like a lot of fun too!


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