The Liebster Award

One of the many benefits of blogging is the people you run into, and when those people rate your blog as highly as you rate theirs, is an added bonus. I am honoured to accept The Liebster Award especially from such a great site. Taken by the Lapels has been running around 3 weeks which tells you just how highly her blog is rated. It’s spontaneous, fun and with a personal and engaging tone.

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Here’s how the Leibster Award works. Those nominated are blogs with tons of potential, but with less than 200 followers. If you’ve been nominated, and you choose to accept here’s the scoop:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog
  2. You must answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominee before you
  3. Nominate 10 of your favorite blogs with fewer than 200 followers and notify them of their nomination
  4. Come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer
  • How did you pick your blog’s name?

Alex is my first name, Raphael my middle name. Raphael is my reminder of my half Latin background and my more creative side.

  • What would your Superhero name be?

Adrenalin. Though I’m quite happy to read for hours or sit and watch a film, I have bursts of energy which could be put to good use.

  • What’s your favorite TV show?

Frasier and Seinfeld. Comedy genius that will never date.

  • What are three things on your bucket list?

Finish and publish my novel, enter a high stakes poker tournament and visit more of the US.

  • Who is your favorite fictional character?

From books Sherlock Holmes. From TV Jerry Seinfeld. And from Films Ferris Bueller.

  • What is your most prized possession?

Some really striking film posters by a friend who is a graphic designer. They were never available in the shop and he know longer does them.

  • Describe yourself in three words.

Adventurous. Creative. Raconteur

  • What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Mint choc chip milkshakes from Baskin Robbins. Perfect after a film in central London. Ahhhh, who am I kidding? They’re perfect anytime.

  • What is your proudest accomplishment?

Qualifying for a local elite level poker tournament

  • What’s your favorite post that you’ve written? (Link, please!)

Gr8at – Short Story writers Short stories are a huge passion of mine and it was an early example of what I wanted the blog to be about.

In alphabetical order, a gr8at of very awesome blogs that I really recommend you look at.

Anna Grimoire

Audrey Hepburn Books

Darkpink

Eye of Lynx

J James Reviews

Klling

The London Scrapbook

Wide Awake But Dreaming

10 Questions

What is the nicest/most memorable thing someone has said in your blog?
How different is your blog to how you planned it?
Which literary character do you most identify with?
Which piece of art would you most like to have on your wall?
Who are you most like in your family?
Which celebrity would you most like to meet?
What is your favourite drink/cocktail?
Which sporting event would you most want VIP tickets too?
What was your favourite book as a child?
Which country which you’ve not already been to would you most like to go to?

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21 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. Great post, Alex. A fun read. And yes . . . mint chocolate milk shakes, you can never go wrong. Also, yes . . . Seinfeld and Frasier are both terrific television shows.

    Also, thank you so much for the nomination!

  2. Thanks a lot for the nomination! 🙂
    Your blog too is among my favorites! As I said previously in my own Liebster post,you are highly knowledgeable and it feels great to be exposed with such a person as you,especially for someone like me who is seeking personal growth. 🙂

    I’ll answer the questions here itself.I hope you don’t mind!

    1.What is the nicest/most memorable thing someone has said in your blog?
    ”I thought you were much older.”

    2.How different is your blog to how you planned it?
    I initially planned to post reviews about books I’ve read.Then I said that,instead of making long reviews,why do I not simply enumerate reasons for which a particular classic should be read ,without spoiling anything for the reader? Then I made my mind to create a blog that will reflect myself: I decided to share photos of my Folio books, quotes which are extremely meaningful to me,book-related articles that I deem interesting,and most importantly,posts about what I gain every time after I finish reading a book.

    3.Which literary character do you most identify with?
    Joseph K,from Kafka’s The Trial! I often mention texts from this book!

    4. Which piece of art would you most like to have on your wall?
    Oh,there are so many! I would say the two angels from Michelangelo’s Sistine Madonna.(the header of my blog)

    5.Who are you most like in your family?
    I’m more like the wise one.I don’t mess around,so my parents can’t reproach me anything.They also know that I read a lot and know that I always speak sense.So…I’m a bit like Liza from the Simpsons! (minus the intelligence)

    6. Which celebrity would you most like to meet?
    Arsene Wenger (even though I’m a die hard Man United fan).The guy is way more than a mere manager! Whenever I see he has given an interview,I always make it a must to read or watch it,as I have learned much from him in the past!It’s no wonder why he is nicknamed ‘Le Professeur’.I wouldn’t say no to a meeting with Johnny Wilkinson either!

    7. What is your favourite drink/cocktail?
    I like the Pina Colada. (I don’t consume alcohol).

    8. Which sporting event would you most want VIP tickets to?
    A Champions League final,regardless of the teams which reached that stage!I would love to feel the atmosphere and witness a very very high level of football!

    9. What was your favourite book as a child?
    As a child,I would say the Harry Potter books!

    10. Which country which you’ve not already been to would you most like to go to?
    Maldives! It’s pretty near to Mauritius and I want to know if it is truly as great as people say it is!

    I hope my answers were ‘interesting’! Again,thanks for the award! 😉

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