The Liebster-fest continues…

February 5, 2012

No, not Lobster-Fest! We don’t grow lobsters here on the landlocked Prairies. We certainly seem to attract a lot of love, though. Mona Pease, whose blog is Mona Meanders, has just awarded me with a Liebster Blog Award. Thank you so much, Mona!

I am very grateful for all the blog awards that have come my way recently, but after this one, I’d like to suggest that the awards be spread around to others. Besides, I’m running out of random things to post about! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, on to the explanation of the Liebster:

โ€œLiebster is a German word, meaning dearest or beloved, but it can also mean favorite. The idea behind the Liebster Blog Award is that it is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to create new connections and bring attention to these wonderful blogs!โ€

The rules of the Liebster are to thank the person who gave me the award and link back to that person’s blog, to tell you five random things about myself, and to pass the award on to five other worthy bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers.

1. When I was 11 years old, a wise and wonderful tomcat-in-a-tuxedo named Panther took it upon himself to cure me of my fear of cats, and I have been grateful to him ever since.

2. I have no brothers or sisters, making my cousins doubly precious to me.

3. Some of you already know this, but… last May I had the privilege of meeting a woman who has inspired me nearly my whole life because of her inner person, rather than her outer fame — Julie Andrews.

4. I have always delighted in penguins and their antics, but hadn’t realized that they must have meant something special to my grandmother as well, until after her death we found pictures of penguins she’d clipped out of magazines and had carefully saved.

5. I didn’t encounter A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books until I was 17 — and I have loved them ever since.

And now, 5 bloggers whom I’d like you to get to know, to whom I’ll be giving the Liebster.

Margaret at Pen to Print

Natalie at Wading Through Words

Jennifer at Jennifer Rumberger: Children’s Author

Penny at Penny Klostermann

Tracy at AtoZ Mommy

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    1. You’re welcome!

      It’s a sign of just how many great bloggers are out there, because I’ve sure had to come up with a LOT of bloggers in the past week!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I met Dame Julie at a book signing for The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage (along with one of my dearest friends). We talked together as if we’d known each other for years. She is truly a wonderful woman, beyond her great talents in music, acting, and writing.

      Have you read her books? I mention them often on my blog.

  1. Hi Beth! Thanks for the award! I liked reading your 5 facts — love that you met Julie Andrews. i love her. So, I was recently awarded the Liebster by someone else — but, I haven’t had the chance to write my post yet. Do you want to award it to someone else?

    1. Just go ahead and do one post for your Liebster, and consider that two people thought you were worthy. Several people have given the award to me recently!

  2. Always fun to learn more about you, Beth! Being a musical theater person, I have adored Julie Andrews for ages and ages. Just from the spirit that shines through when she sings, you can tell that she must be a warm and wonderful person offstage as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And what a neat thing to find out about your grandmother! Yay for penguins!

  3. Was gone most of the weekend, so I didn’t see that you received another Liebster. Love that having a cat cured your fear of cats. I fear snakes, and I have no desire of befriending them. A lovely thing to discover your grandmother loved penguins. Must have been in your genes. I like penguins too.

    1. Thanks, Patricia.

      Panther basically moved in with us (he was one of the neighbor’s cats) and taught me how wonderful cats are. Then, when the neighbors got a dog, he recommended our place to the matriarch mama-cat at the neighbor’s place, and she and her five kittens moved in as well. (Moved in being a general term — they were all outdoor cats because of Dad’s allergies.)

      Penguins are such a delight!

  4. Congratulations on your many blog awards! You are a wonderful blogger with lots of love to give.
    You met Julie Andrews, very cool.
    I did an assembly (speech) on her once during highschool. I still remember reading her biography.
    Since you mentioned you like penguins, have you checked out the PB book “365 Penguins”?

    1. Thanks so much, Darshana! Julie has inspired me so much in my life, not because of her fame, but because of her person. Cool that you did an assembly about her!

      I haven’t seen 365 Penguins — must find it and read it! Thank you!

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