Hi everyone! Here I am again back with another awards post. And it’s one that has left me a bit speechless, and managed to give me a face so red that I have been working for days to return it to it’s normal shade of colour. If you are wondering what I am talking about, just take a look at this post and look at what was written there about me. See what I mean? Really I have been wondering if there is some secret “Let’s keep making Raistlin blush organisation” at work on WordPress. But this post just took it to a whole new level. So just in case you have not looked at the original post (really why on Earth not?), I was nominated by the absolutely amazing Nicole who has an equally amazing blog called The BookWorm Drinketh. I know right? Isn’t that just the best blog name ever? But…before I say thank you to her for nominating me, I already warned her there would be some payback after what she wrote. (Insert evil grin 😈). So yes, now it’s my turn, don’t say I didn’t warn you !

Time for some (well meant) payback! 😊

You see Nicole is one of those people that just loves to hand out compliments and lent support to other people. But when it comes to herself she either ignores it completely, or brushes it off. But…that’s where I come in (and hopefully a lot of others too after reading this). Nicole is an amazing woman, and I just love her. She writes terrific posts, and manages to always  brighten my day with her humor. Not only in her posts, but also in her comments that are just completely crazy at times (But it is has to be said, I’m pretty nuts myself so there is that). Now somewhere next week, Nicole has her birthday. She hasn’t told me which day yet, which might have something to do with this. But as I am one who doesn’t give up quite easily, I’m going to use this award as an excuse to also be used as a kind of “ wish Nicole a happy birthday and tell her how awesome she is post”. I know a lot of people appreciate her as well, so please use the comments section to wish her a happy birthday, and tell her why you like her so much. As for me, I will start off by saying: thanks so much for this award, and the amazingly kind words. I really appreciate it! Happy Birthday and remember: You are awesome! 🎉🎉🎉 Thanks for being just such a wonderful friend! So…back to the award now!

Rules again???!!! So boooorrring!!


  • Thank the blogger(s) that nominated you and link back to their post.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Don’t forget to grab your badge!
  • Nominate 3-5 bloggers for the award.
  • You may use the header image from this post if desired.
  • Please be sure to link back to the original post   and credit the creator: Reader Voracious Blog

The Questions:

1. What (or who) inspires you, and why? 

Well, there are a lot of things that inspire me to be honest, but it would go a bit too far to list them all. I can find inspiration from a powerful movie, especially ones that are based on real life events. One that springs to mind for instance is the movie United 93, that tells the tale of the horrible events that happened on 9/11 aboard the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. It shows how normal people can rise above themselves when faced with impossible and truly terrifying events. One only hopes that whenever something like that happens (and God forbid it ever will again), and you are in the middle of it, you can also find that kind of courage within you. On that note, I always find it inspiring when I see people that are able to help others without ever once thinking about themselves. It never fails to amaze me when I see something like that happening, and it goes to show that luckily there are still some amazing people left on this planet.

Sometimes we can all use a helping hand….

2. What is your favorite thing about blogging? 

I think you have seen me answer this question many, many times before, but just in case you haven’t: It’s the interaction with everyone in this amazing community. I have met so many people here that have really become incredible friends, that it’s simply said something I will never ever forget. I love interacting with people, exchanging comments, sharing thoughts on things we have in common, in short just having fun. Which is why I can not believe in a life without blogging anymore.

3. If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be and why?

Another easy question (yay!). It’s Raistlin Majere from the Dragonlance saga written by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman. When I first read about this amazing character there were so many things I could relate to. He had a frail health, and people just always seemed to mistake him for weak. But he never gave up in his quest for power and rising above himself (talk about inspiring). Okay…then he ended up wanting to become a God and taking over the world and wanting to kill everybody. So…yeah…not everything he did I could relate to lol. Still…he will always and forever be my most favorite character in fiction.

Yep, Raistlin again!

4. If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?

This really is a fun question! The one thing I think I would do is buy a private jet (As I am totally afraid of flying I figured it would be a good way to lessen that fear, seeing as it’s only me and the pilot aboard. So hopefully fewer things that could go wrong). And then: I would make a world tour, visiting everyone I have met on WordPress and who I have become friends with. Because seriously, that would just be the best thing ever!!

5. What is one piece of advice that you would give a new blogger?

Well quite honestly I have a lot of advice, but seeing as I can only name one, I would say it’s this: Don’t be afraid to reach out to other bloggers. I know it can be terrifying to write a comment to someone you have never met before, and giving an opinion on someone’s post. Because really: what if the other person hates what I say? Or who am I to just bother them, right? Wrong! If there is one thing that I have learned it’s the fact that you can learn so much from other people here. And by commenting and talking to others, you will only get better in your writing. And even more importantly: make some great friends along the way!

Yes….totally shocking: I’m a shy guy 😳

6. Optional: Freebie question – share something with us!

Ugh…now this is a tough question! It seems like I have already shared quite a lot about me through other posts, but I guess there are always things people might have missed. So I’m going to put myself on the spot again by saying something that most people might not realise since I manage to hide it incredibly well (It’s truly an art that I have mastered through years of secret training). But: I’m an incredibly shy person. I have always struggled with a lack of selfworth, and as such I have always had trouble meeting other people or at the most connecting with them. And this is especially true in real life. But over the years I guess things did improve on that front, but it will never go away completely. Oh well, probably the reason I will stay single for all eternity.

And now…for the nominations!

Who? Me?? Being nominated? Get out of here!!!

I have no idea who has already been nominated for this one, but this is the first time that I have seen this award, so I’m thinking (hoping) that I lucked out in picking my nominees. As always there is no obligation to do this, but I just nominated you because well, you know, you are just all amazing book bloggers in my book (yep…where do I come up with these puns…ahem…)






Well, that’s it…well almost that is. I originally planned this post for a release later this week. But as I felt Nicole needed an extra positivity boost today (and Nicole knows why that is 😉) I decided to finish the post today. So….Nicole: Keep having that faith in yourself, and I know you will do just fine. And above all: never, ever forget how awesome you are! 😊😊

Good Luck Nicole: even though you won’t need it 😉

Everyone thanks for reading, don’t forget the (future) birthday wishes and telling Nicole how awesome she is in the comments. And…… see you at the next post!!