Awards are like buses. You wait your whole life for one and then two turn up at once.
Thanks so much to Jenni from Chilling with Lucas for nominating me for this award.
Here are the rules:
Awards season is here, and I am lucky enough to be able to get involved too. Thanks so much to Sapphire AND to Katie for nominating me for a Liebster Award. Can’t say I expected it (at all), but I am carrying the trophy proudly since my win.
So what happens here is I gotta thank the person who nominated me (done), provide 11 facts about myself, answer 11 questions, and nominate between five and 11 bloggers to carry on the trend.
That’s a lot of elevenses.
Challenge criteria: A book set in Europe
(Disclaimer: I won this book in a competition and was not asked to review it.)
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighbourhood so she can memorise it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.
Challenge criteria: A book with a protagonist who has your occupation. (Ellie and I are both journalists.)
It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing – not the tragic car accident that put her there, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply “B”, asking her to leave her husband.