The Leibster Award – ReadandRated

Liebster AwardHow lovely to have been tagged in the Liebster Award by Whimsical Words of Whit!

I believe it to be a way getting to know other book review bloggers and helping to get to know each other better and build a stronger community, never a bad thing so here are my answers to the questions drafted by whimsical Whitney:

1. If you could be any character in a novel, regardless of gender, who would it be and why?

I can’t think of an answer for this. I’m struggling to pin down a character, sorry.

2. Which character would you want to be your mentor? Why’d you choose them?

Probably Gary Goodhew’s grandmother from the Cambridge Blue series – because I’d love someone like her in my life.

3. What book do you always find yourself going back to?

I don’t like to re-read books, unless I can count children’s books, if so, I rather enjoyed a book called Magoosey!

4. If you became an author, what genre would you write?

Murder murder murder all day long. Although with a black humour undercurrent I suspect.

5. You’re in a ‘Hunger Games’ situation, but you get to have two other teammates. Who are they, and why are they valuable in this situation? (Please don’t think I’m encouraging the slaughter of innocents.)

Edward from Twilight as he could (be all dreamy and lovely) whisk me away from the path of danger. And Jack Reacher although not the Tom Cruise version, it would have to be the Jack Reacher who is described in the books!

6. What is your dream occupation? (Yes, being a wizard does count.)

Being an eccentric author who runs a cattery/rescue centre.

7. What is one food or beverage that you could never give up?

Water I guess… Although I am partial to proper coffee and prosecco.

8. If you could alter one book’s ending, which one would it be and why?

One Day by David Nicholls – I literally threw it across the room and was angry and felt cheated after reading it!

9. What is something you’ve always wanted to do?

See question 6!

10. Which movie adaptation of a novel is your favourite?

I don’t know, sorry! I’m hoping that WOOL by Hugh Howey will be brilliant, I quite enjoyed Gone Girl, Titanic made me cry, the Harry Potter films were mostly good although the books were better. I’ve never watched the Twilight movies as I fear they cannot capture the magic of the books. (Twilight style books are SO not my usual genre!)

11. Lastly, who is your fictional soulmate?

Hmmm so many to chose from but I’m going to go with DC Simon Waterhouse.


The rules are, answer my 11 questions at your own discretion, link back to me, nominate (or try to nominate) 11 other blogs, and provide them with your own 11 questions. Feel free to post your answers to my Facebook page too.

I couldn’t find 11 people to tag, but I’ve chosen to pass this on to:



My questions are:

1. How long have you been blogging?

2. What inspired you to start?

3. Where do you dream that your blog will one day lead you?

4. Which fictional character do you wish you could be friends with?

5. If you could change the ending to a book, which one would it be and what changes would you make?

6. Is there a book that you wish you could read forever?

7. What was your favourite book as a child?

8. Do you think reading fiction influences your every day life – how you behave and interact with others?

9. Where is your favourite place to read?

10. If you had a friend who says they don’t enjoy reading, which book would you recommend to them knowing that it would ignite the flame?

11. What question do you wish I’d asked you and why?

Have fun! x


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