Thursday, September 19, 2013

Liebster Award

The lovely Hannah from The Writer's Window has nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thanks, Hannah! To accept this award, I have to:

-Link back to the blogger who tagged me.
-Answer the ten questions she gives me.
-Nominate ten others and ask them ten questions.
-Let those nominees know they were tagged.

 And now that that's up, let's get started with the questions! Yay!

1. Which fictional character has inspired you the most to be a better person?
Hmm. That's really hard to say, as I'm not sure there's one particular character who's inspired me in that way. I guess maybe Aidan Thomas from The Door Within, since he reminds me both of who I am and who I'd like to be.
2. What landscape do you love the most (desert, rain forest, snow, grass-fields, mountains, etc.)?

Hmm . . . forests or mountains . . . is it cheating if I say forest-covered mountains?
3. Name your #1 Literary Crush.

Another hard one . . . I've had a lot of Literary Crushes, which often tend to fade and then resurface depending on how long it's been since I've read the book. The top one . . . Maybe Howl from Howl's Moving Castle? Or possibly Eanrin from Tales of Goldstone Wood?  
4. If you were in a book, what name would you give yourself, what role would you play, and what would you look like?

My name would be some variation on Leilani Sunblade. I like to think I'd be the heroine of the book, but in good writing, every character thinks they're the main character. More likely, I'd be one of those characters who tends to accidentally get the others in trouble, but still ends up playing an important role, like Pippin from The Lord of the Rings. As for what I'd look like, I'd probably look the same as I do in reality, only I'd be a few inches taller, and I'd wear a cape all the time.
5. If you could have any superpower (flying, strength, far-sight, etc.) what would it be?

Control of either light or fire. I can't pick which. 

6. Name your favorite activity you did as a child.

Playing pretend. I had some pretty awesome (and very strange) adventures in my imagination. Then I grew up and started writing it down instead of playing it out. 
7. What food have you never tried, but really want to?

Lobster. I've had lobster dip and it tasted good, so now I want to know what lobster tastes like. 
8.  What do prefer, fantasy or sci-fiction?

Fantasy, though sci-fi's pretty awesome. 
9. Do you prefer indoors or outdoors?

Depends on the weather. Generally indoors, though. 
10. If you writing, how far along are you in your current work-in-progress? And if you don't write, how far along are you in the current book you're reading?

I hope I'm almost seven-eighths done with Monster in the Castle. It keeps growing, though. At this rate, it'll be a nightmare to edit.

Well, there's my answers. Now for the people I'm nominating!
Dmitri Pendragon at Dusted Scrolls
Hannah/Eruanna at Tales of the Reader
Charlotte at Winding Passages
IDK at World of Panin
TheWordWeaver at For the Fantasy Writer

And I can't think of anyone else. Sorry. If you read this, weren't on the list, but want to answer the questions, consider yourself nominated. Speaking of the questions . . .
1. What are the last five books you read?
2. What are the next five books you hope to read?
3. What do you think of when you hear the word "epic"?
4. Surprise! You've been offered a month-long, all-expenses-paid vacation to anywhere you like, real or otherwise. Where do you go?
5. What are you listening to right now?
6. You wake up and find yourself in a room with the hero and main villain of whatever book you're writing (or reading, if you're not writing something at the moment). There are no doors or windows that you can see, and the hero and villain both know you're their author. What happens next?
7. Of the movies you've seen in the last few months, which one was your favorite?
8. Pie or cake?
9. Who's your all-time favorite fictional villain?
10. Name your top five favorite songs from movie soundtracks.

And that's it! I hope you've enjoyed this post!
-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)
Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)


  1. Thanks for nominating me. But I'm a bit confused about this award. What's the difference between this and a tag? And does a nominee win the award or something?

    1. You're welcome! The difference between this and a tag? Just the name, I think. Does the nominee win the award? Not really. I think it's basically just another variety of tag.

      Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.

  2. I like your answers, Sarah! Lots of fun!


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