One Lovely Blog Award and 10 random facts


Hello my fellow bloggers, I was very pleased to be nominated recently for the  One Lovely Blog Award by Jessica from The Bookworm Chronicles.  A lovely blogger who I highly recommend by the way.  And thank you so much Jessica for the nomination (I hope you don’t mind but I used your graphic – happy to remove it though if you prefer me not to).

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to them.
  • Share 7-15 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 9-15 bloggers you admire and contact them.

I’ve put my facts in a face off fashion.  Here they are:

  1. TV vs Movies: Movies.  I don’t tend to sit down at a regular time each evening or during any point of the day so I tend to not get into regular tv.   Obviously I read a lot but otherwise I like to watch movies and by happy coincidence so does my partner.
  2. Sweet vs Savoury: Savoury for me every time.  I like sweet things but I can pretty much take them or leave them.
  3. Wine vs Beer: Wine lover.  My wine drinking tends to be seasonal with reds during the darker months and whites, sparkling and even roses sometimes during summer.  Beer tends to give me a terrible headache the next day.
  4. Book vs e-book – I’m going to have to go with a tie for this one.  I love reading e-books now which is something I never envisioned but carrying a kindle around is way easier and more convenient than carrying around a thousand page chunkster – and when you enjoy fantasy fiction there are a lot of chunky books out there.
  5. Dogs vs cats – well, I love both – but I have a dog so I’m going to go with dogs for this one.  Nothing against our feline friends though just to be clear.  I just love my pooch (my sister actually has five cats and three of them are gigantic!)
  6. Night vs morning: Night.  I love the night time.  It’s my time of day and I could happily stay up to the early hours.  However, I hate getting up.  I’m a sleep monster and could stay in bed until lunch time every day – if work would just stop being so stubborn about making me arrive first thing!  So unreasonable.
  7. Warm vs cold.  I’m not really a sun seeker.  We do tend to go on quite a lot of breaks though and usually to warmer climates – my husband does love the sun, we’re one of those couples who have to find a spot which is part in the sun and part in the shade.
  8. Fantasy vs science fiction.  Why – just why!  Because.  Anyway, sci fi is something I’m relatively new to.  At the moment I’m just dipping my toes into the waters to see how I feel so of course fantasy is my winner of this debate.  It’s my comfort zone and my escape route too.
  9. Scary vs Amusing – scary.  I think most of us like something that gives us a scare every now and again.  Fairground rides, horror movies, creepy, gothic reads.  I do love a good laugh for sure but if, for example, I was choosing a film to watch I’d probably go for something a bit more dark than a funny flick.
  10. Home or away – I want both.  I’m just greedy.  I love visiting new places in fact it’s kind of addictive but there’s also nothing quite like coming home is there.  I think my final one is a Mexican standoff.  I simply cannot choose.

My Nominations:

I’m not going to choose any specific bloggers for no other reason than I invite everyone to take part if they so wish.  Also, I’m lazy and this means I now don’t have to chose a specific list and contact everyone.

So, you are all lovely bloggers.  I nominate all of you and would love to read what you come up with.  Tell me something about you – pretty please.



19 Responses to “One Lovely Blog Award and 10 random facts”

  1. Zezee

    Congrats on your award!
    Regarding scary vs. amusing, I’d have to go with amusing cause I’m ready a scary book now and I’m a bit creeped out.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ooh, intrigued, which scary book?

      • Zezee

        It’s The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Churck Hogan (a TV-adaptation was done couple years ago, which I love; the last season will be out this summer, I think). It’s like a zombie apocalypse but with vampires and it’s AWESOME!! And creepy too cause it seems like something that could actually happen. The way it’s written and the scientific explanations given for the vampire-like conditions make it all seem like something that could happen. That’s what makes it all so damn creepy. OMG!! awesomeness.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Thanks – I shall go and take a look at that.
        Lynn 😀

      • Zezee

        Yea! Check out the TV show.

  2. nrlymrtl

    There are so many wonderful SF stories just waiting for you.

  3. Tammy

    I’m glad you are a fellow dog lover:-) Although I’ve never had a cat so who knows? However I’m opposite you with night versus day. My eyes close about 9 o clock every night!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha yes – but I would guess you probably get up very early – I don’t – I lounge around until the very last minute. It’s all swings and roundabouts I suppose. One of my colleagues goes to be at about 9 – but she gets up at 5! So, 8 hours. I go at midnight (or later) but still have 8 hours so its the same really.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    You and I are so much alike, I think! The only question I would differ from you is warm vs. cold. I’m more inclined towards warmth and sunny climes, but I like having seasonal weather too because I occasionally enjoy those brisk autumns and snowy winters too. And definitely NIGHT. I remember you are my fellow night owl 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes we are. That one is deceptive – I do love sunny climes, I love the way the days are longer and you can use the outside space, but I love that feel of autumn coming and I love winter and the dark nights. I love the night – hate mornings.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    Aw Lynn, I think the vs. idea is brilliant! I definitely have to agree on savoury – I rarely eat sweets and only eat chocolate when I am really in the mood, while I could eat crisps like they were going out of fashion. On the other hand, I would pick day over night and beer over wine (only because wine is the one that gives me a headache). As for TV and films, I probably watch a similar amount of both. Like you, I don’t sit down at a regular time to watch TV either. Instead I record everything then I can sit down when I want and binge watch! 😀
    p.s. It is absolutely fine for you to use my graphic…I am just pleased you thought it was good enough to use 😛

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Jessica. I loved taking part – we also tend to binge watch. Recently we’ve been watching Downton – and now up to the final series and The Crown – which is brilliant.
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        I adored Downton Abbey 🙂 Sadly I can’t watch The Crown…its needs to be on normal television!

      • @lynnsbooks

        I imagine it will come to tv eventually (maybe when series 2 starts).
        Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Congratulations on a well-deserved award! 🙂

    As for SF vs. FY: I believe both have merits and both share the quality we most look for in the books we read – they take us *elsewhere* and make us dream, be it of spaceships or dragons, alien planets or magical realms. And as long as we can dream, that’s all that matters…

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