Liebster is a German word meaning "dearest", and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers, which means the unicorn qualifies unless 161 people suddenly follow him before he's finished this blog post.
According to Jenny, these are the things you should do if you receive the award:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you (tick).
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog (the unicorn might bend this rule slightly... see below!).
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog (tick).
4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favourite bloggers (the unicorn is going to modify this rule and suggest UP TO five since he's already bent the rule himself.)
So here are the unicorn's Leibster picks:
Katherine Langrish at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, who blogs tirelessly and beautifully about myths and legends, as well as interviewing many famous (and infamous) fantasy authors, but just scrapes in because she still has a handful of followers to go to reach 200... so if you are not already doing so, then FOLLOW HER NOW and make it 200!
Dragontongue, a group blog of Welsh authors who are obviously closely related to the unicorn. I am not sure how many followers they have, but you should FOLLOW THEM ANYWAY!
Susan Price's Nennius Blog, which has already been awarded a Leibster by Jenny, so the unicorn would just like to point his glittery horn that way and award a Special Leibster to BLOT, Nennius' charming cartoon cat... FOLLOW HIM FOR FELINE LAUGHS!
Sarwat Chadda's Blog which also still needs a few more followers to make 200... FOLLOW HIM NOW, because his wonderful heroine Billi SanGreal, last of the Knights Templar, is about to get her very own TV series... so if you haven't read the books yet, now's the time to do so!
And miaou!... I've just discovered Catdownunder's lovely blog still has less than 200 followers... she rescues old books "down under" so definitely deserves my fifth Leibster Award! FOLLOW HER FOR MIAOUS DOWNUNDER.
The unicorn is sending Jenny Alexander a Glitter Award in return, no strings attached... coming your way, Jenny.