Real Neat Blog Award!

I was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by Tiffani @ The Book Venom. She was one of the first to find me when I started blogging and I’m very happy about that! Thank you, Tiffani!! 🙂

realneatAward Rules:

  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the 7 questions the nomination has provided
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers
  • Create 7 questions for your nominees

My answers to Tiffani’s questions:

  1. If you could choose your own name, what would it be? I’m actually pretty happy with my name. A lot of people ask me if it is short for Abigail but it’s not. I like that it’s a bit different in that way. I also like my new last name a lot although I’m still getting used to having to spell it for people. My maiden name was very, very easy.
  2. What quality do you value most in your friends? Loyalty. My friends know that I will ALWAYS have their back, take their side in any type of disagreement, and just generally do whatever I can to encourage and support them always, and I expect the same in return!

    Rory and Lorelai know what I am talking about, as always

    Rory and Lorelai know what I am talking about, as always

  3. What is your most unusual nighttime or morning ritual? I generally can’t go to sleep without watching at least one or two episodes of Friends… but I don’t think that is SO unusual. In the morning when I leave for work I have to put a traffic cone in the spot where I park my car so that it isn’t taken by people who rent the boat slips behind our house or eat in the restaurant nearby. So that’s a pretty odd morning ritual. Yeah… we really need to move.
  4. How far would you go to save your books if one day books are ordered to be destroyed? This question gives me heart palpitations :p I would probably do whatever I needed to do to preserve them. I’m not going to say that I’d die for my books… but I do have hundreds of them and they are precious to me… hopefully I won’t ever need to develop a real plan of action on this one.
  5. Share the most important thing you have learned in life so far! I have a few. Most of them are clichés but I believe that they’re clichés for a reason: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all (this one is from my mom, who told me this all the time when I was younger and occasionally still needs to remind me); something great will happen to you when you least expect it; trust your intuition about people and their characters (and trust your friends’ opinions, too, even if you don’t want to believe them); don’t expect love and/or respect from anyone until you first love and respect yourself; a bad situation can always be made better with tea, a nap, a good book, and a dog.
  6. Would you clone yourself if you could? I don’t think so. I think that one of me is enough in this world :p I also wouldn’t want my husband and friends to ditch real me for clone me. Although I guess I could send my clone to work and stay home and read… hmmmmmm
  7. How do you think books will look in 100 years? I think that (unfortunately) paper books will continue to decline and ebooks will continue to rise. However I am also picturing situations in which books are still paper, but have tech elements to them, like moving illustrations (something like in Harry Potter) or a pop up computer like in Iron Man with word definitions and other things. That would be pretty sweet.

Now we are up to nominations. I think that I am going to bend the rules a little bit right now. Instead of just choosing 7 of the bloggers that I follow, I want everyone who is reading this to answer the questions, either in your own blog post or in the comments below, if you are so inclined. I think that all of you have great blogs!

Here are my questions for you all:

  1. What is one of your favorite quotes? It can be from a book, movie, TV show…
  2. What is your favorite thing to shop for *besides books*?
  3. You have a day to do whatever you want, no matter the location or cost. What do you do?
  4. Who would you choose to write your biography?
  5. Where is your ideal reading spot?
  6. What makes your home special to you?
  7. What is your favorite word in any language?

2 thoughts on “Real Neat Blog Award!

  1. I love the idea of the moving illustrations, although I might find that too distracting! 🙂

    I’ve tagged you for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge/book tag. It’s more straightforward than it sounds. You can check it out here:

    If you’ve already been tagged, just ignore me. No hurry to take part. It’s taken me a while to get my quotes together to take up the challenge! 🙂

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