Saturday, July 21, 2012

Liebster love!

Young Adult Fiction and Whiskey Sours has been tagged with the Liebster Blog Award by Lil' Rae of Sunshine. (Full disclosure, Carissa Taylor, another great blog, tagged us earlier this spring, but we were too unhip to really get the gist of it!) So thanks to both blogs! We now understand that the Liebster Award is for bloggers with less than 200 followers. Award winners share 11 facts about themselves, answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who tagged them, come up with 11 of their own questions and tag 11 more bloggers with the award.

Questions For YAF and WS
1. How do you mark your place in a book? A real bookmark, scrap of paper, dog-earring the page?
Crazy Camper: Postcards, cards! Grad Student sends lots of mail.
Goosie Mama: I can usually tell by the amount of animal hair (I have a zoo) on the last read page :-X

2. Do you judge a book by it's cover?
Grad Student: YES, ABSOLUTELY, YES. 
Goosie Mama: Co-sign that!

3. Do you have any quirky reading habits?
Grad Student. I randomly skim through a book I am reading and 'read ahead" but usually it doesn't give me much, since I have no idea what is going on. Sometimes I am hoping to find a romance scene GAH! but its true
Goosie Mama: I "anxiety read" when I know I have a book that's about to expire and I Have. To. Finish. It's a combo of skimming, nail biting, re-reading because I've skimmed and I forgot what happens, and, finally, just skipping to the end.

4. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? And why?
We are big, big fans of Newport, Rhode Island. Lots of history, beaches, and great bars!

5. Do you use any of the social networking sites for readers (like Goodreads or Shelfari)? Love it or hate it?
Just double the girl in green, and its like CC is here!
Goodreads! Like!

6. What's a book that you were really looking forward to, but it under delivered? 
Each and every Twilight book

What book surprised you with it's awesomeness? 
Goosie Mama: Divergent by Veronica Roth!

7. Do you have any hobbies outside of reading?
Crazy Camper: I have been Rock climbing for five years! I love camping, climbing, and anything that involves puffy coats.
Goosie Mama: I'm a founding member of the Big Apple Pittie Pack, a dog walking club that fosters controlled, pack-oriented, on-leash socialization for dogs of every kind!
Grad Student: I am working on my party dress collection. And making the most of all of the restaurants in the East Village (failing at the restaurants, doing great with party dresses) --NOTE, CC loves party dresses too, but has a harder time incorporating them in life as people seem to stare at formal wear in the backcountry.
O Hey girls! Love, from West VA

8. What is your fondest book memory? 
Goosie Mama: Buying the second Harry Potter at the Ithaca Barnes and Noble and smelling the brand new pages (creepy, I know!).
Grad Student: The fun I get out of this blog with these fine ladies is up there! Oh, and the emails I exchanged with Alysia Gray Painter. She is fabulous and funny in any written format.

9. What are you reading now?
Crazy Camper: Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Goosie Mama: Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Grad Student: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

10. What's your favorite book genre?
Crazy Camper:  Paranormal romance! 
Goosie Mama: Child Psychic Romance!!

11. Pretend you meet a genie and he gives you three wishes (standard genie rule - you can't wish for more wishes): what would they be?
Crazy camper: Teleportation! 
Goosie Mama: Omg, such a good one! I would say disapporation a la Harry Potter too! A life of happiness and maybe a brainwashed Ryan Gosling who thinks I'm the Beatrice Prior to his Tobias? :)
Grad Student: telekinesis. It is not fair that Crazy Camper and I are twins and can't mind-meld.

Facts about YAF and WS:
1. We spend a lot of time telling each other how funny we think their reviews are
2. Crazy Camper and Grad Student are TWINS
3. Goosie Mama and Grad Student are sorority sisters
4. Crazy Camper likes to tease GM and GS about being sorority sisters, but she is excellent at the sorority squat in group photos
5. Crazy Camper lives in DC in what could be the cutest studio apartment ever and went through a serious head scarf phase (before coming to work in the corporate world, mind you)
6. Goosie Mama and Grad Student are members of the Preservation Society of Newport, R
7. Crazy Camper and Grad Student are members of a cooking club that shares recipes. Goosie Mama has refused to show interest and claims she is very happy eating eggs, veggies, and pasta on rotation.
8. Goosie Mama has a dog and two cats
9. Grad Student does not trust said cats (On principal, neither Does CC- blame their mother Mama Pajama)
10. Grad Student consistently breaks the library rules at school and eats in the stacks and makes notations in her books
11. None of use would ever say no to a bottle of Skinny Girl
11.5 Sweet Tea, the elusive 4th member of the blog, has never posted, always claims she will, but is still well loved by all involved

MORE LIEBSTER FUN AFTER THE JUMP- our picks and our questions-- read on!

Our questions are:
1. Do you ever skip to the end of a book? 
2. What is the book you are most proud of having read?
3. What is the book you are most embarrassed of having read?
4. Where is your favorite spot to relax?
5. What is your favorite movie?
6. Team Edward or Team Jacob?
7. If you could name a pet after a character in a book, who would it be?
8. What was the last book that kept you up way too late reading?
9. Do you have any books signed by the author?
10. How did you decide on what to call your blog?
11. Do you follow any blogs religiously that AREN'T about books?

And we would like to pass the Liebster love on to:
1. Samantha @ Reading and Coffee
2. Lauren @ The Headless Owl
3. Kathryne @ Paperback Fantasies

A cheers of our whiskey sours to these bloggers. Keep it up and share the love!


  1. Thank you ladies! I absolutely adore your blog. Thanks for including me among this group of amazing bloggers!

  2. Thanks so much for the tag! In the process of writing my post now. Your answers were so fun to read; that's so cute that you're twins. You also have such interesting hobbies! I'm amazed and slightly jealous that you have a party dress collection. When people ask me about other hobbies all I can say is watching TV... Keep up the great posts. :)


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