Unique Blogger Award


Thank you so much to Stephanie’s Novel Fiction for nominating me for the Unique Blogger Award!

I very much enjoy getting nominated for these. It allows you to share a little bit of yourself that is not specifically book related to all of you other lovely bloggers.

The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions

Questions from Stephanie:

  1. What’s the funniest book you’ve ever read or movie/tv show you’ve ever watched? Or both?

-My husband will tell you straight up that my sense of humor leaves a lot to be desired. Apparently when I’m trying to be funny I sound like a big meany. Whoops. That being said, I have to choose a recorded stand up comedian act for this one. I love love LOVE Eddie Izzard. His Glorious stand up is a thing of beauty. Perhaps not strictly a movie/tv show but it is filmed and I can pull it up on Netflix so it counts to me! I got to watch him live a few years back in Connecticut and he is amazing.


2. What is something that you’ve always dreamed of doing but never have?

-I want to go on a cruise. I want to sit on the deck, be served frilly drinks, and devour book after book while being rocked by the waves. These drinks are to be served by either a handsome fellow with a mid day beard or a busty deck wench, I’m not picky. I want to go to the lunch buffet and eat whatever I want without guilt. Then, after stuffing myself beyond reason, return to the deck and my book. I want to lean along the railing and watch the moon come up from among the waves. Or perhaps a river cruise where I can get off every now and then and explore a new city. Either way, the idea of days at a time without a to-do list or agenda just sounds completely divine. No phones. No outside contact. Just blessed peace.


3. What author, living or dead, would you like to spend an entire day with? Why?

– Edgar Allan Poe. Don’t even have to think about it. I’d love to see his tortured mind in action. Can you imagine being present as he puts pen to paper and writes The Fall of the House of Usher? I know the saying goes, “Never meet your idles,” but I can’t fathom being disappointed by Poe. Can you imagine that I lived in Baltimore for years and never went to see his grave? I feel like such a fraud. One of these days…



My three questions:

  1. You have the opportunity to visit either the future or the past and you must choose either or, not both. Which do you choose and why? Where do you go?
  2. You are in a Matrix type situation being offered a red pill or a blue pill. The red pill will allow you to go back to a certain point in your life and have a do-over such as correcting a horrible mistake that has affected the rest of your life negatively. The blue pill just lets you continue you on as is. Which do you pick?
  3. You are a pilgrim heading to a far off land and may only take one book with you on your journey. Which book would you take and why?


I tag:

Judith @ Chain Interaction

Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile

Angelica and Rosie @ The Book Cover Girls


14 thoughts on “Unique Blogger Award

  1. Cruises have always freaked me out for some reason… like what if something went wrong? (*cough* Titanic *cough*) I’ve always tried to steer my family away from going on cruise vacations haha

    Great answers!

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  2. Fantastic answers!! I would definitely do the cruise too, and I would love to meet Poe. The Fall of the House of Usher is my favorite story…it’s as gothic as they come and has so many fantastic elements!! I never tire of it, and it’s on my syllabus for my American Lit class every year. 😊

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      1. What??!! Reall?? That’s..just..wow!! Poe was brilliant! His work is part of American Lit canon! And he’s exciting! How can you teach about the American Romantics writers or the Gothic period or even really Transcendentalism without including Poe? He’s just as important as Hawthorne or Irving.I’m so sorry you missed that in your American Lit class!! I’m baffled to unless your teacher disliked him…

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      2. I had the misfortune of growing up in a few small, highly conservative communities. Poe, Chaucer, and playwrights outside of Shakespeare were not covered. Luckily university opened those doors for me and I now have an undying love of Poe and Christopher Marlowe.

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      3. Oh, wonderful! With all the colleges in the area being next door to big names like Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (my alma mater 😍💙), and even NC State it would be negligent to not teach about all the greats and give every student as well rounded background as possible in case they decide to transfer to a larger college or university after 2 years. You can’t walk into Duke or UNC not knowing Poe…it’s my job to make sure they are not only well educated but hopefully love what they learn as well.

        I’ll going to admit this…I love Christopher Marlowe’s plays more than I do Shakespeare’s. He had such talent. His life was much too brief and tragic…😕


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