Hi, guys! I know it’s been a really, really long time since I’ve posted anything on here, and that’s entirely my fault. Life got in the way, and I know that’s really no excuse, but it’s true. And I’ve been in a pretty big reading slump for most of the last month, so that doesn’t help. But I’m going to try to post at least one thing a week for a while, hopefully more than once a week.
So here we go!
I got nominated for this award by the amazing, wonderful, beautiful Odelia over at The Random Book Blogger, so go check her out if you don’t follow her already! Thank you so much for the nomination Odelia!
The Liebster Award is targeted towards bloggers with less than 200 followers, in order for us to learn about each other and our wonderful community.
Here are the rules!
- Link & thank the blogger who nominated you
- Answer the 11 questions your nominator gives you
- Tag 11 other bloggers who have 200 or less followers
- Ask the 11 bloggers you nominated 11 questions and let them know you nominated them!
What are the books that made you cry?
Oh, god. So many books have made me cry, all for different reasons. Some were sad, some were beautiful. Off of the top of my head, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Marley and Me by John Grogan, and Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare stand out.
What book sparked your love for reading?
My mom is very much an avid reader as well, so I kind of grew up loving books, you know? But I would have to say Harry Potter. I started reading the series in 2005, and haven’t looked back since.
If you could kill a character, who would you kill?
I rarely hate, hate characters, so this one’s a little difficult. It tends to depend on what I’m reading at that point. Most of the characters I would vote for are already dead. I guess I would have to say Umbridge, but she was almost too much fun to hate.
Hard-cover or paperback?
Hard-cover for the looks, paperbacks for the price. I tend to get hard-backs when I can, because I like how they look and their durability, but I have nothing against paperbacks and their much cheaper prices either.
What are the books you wanted to throw and burn? (Books you hated)
This is another difficult one, as if I don’t like a book I tend to just not finish it. Do books we haven’t read count? I haven’t read the 50 Shades of Gray series but from everything I’ve heard they deserve to be burned.
Do you have a reading challenge? If so, what are they?
No real challenge at the moment, as I’ve been in a pretty huge reading slump for all of September. So I guess my reading challenge would be to start reading regularly again.
What book would you read if you were feeling sad?
There’s not really one book in particular that I would pick when I’m feeling sad (I kind of suck at this kind of questionnaire, huh?), but it’s almost always going to be a reread. When I’m feeling sad I enjoy delving back into familiar worlds that aren’t my own.
What book made you laugh your butt off?
The couple of Sophie Kinsella books I’ve read are pretty funny, but I do have to be in the right mood for them. The Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan are hilarious, while still having plenty of plot.
Do you read classics? Why? Why not?
Occasionally, although not as much as I probably should. The hardest part for me is getting into them, as the writing and dialect tends to be so much different than today. But when I do read them I usually enjoy them.
What book would you want everyone to read?
We’re not going to go with one book so much, and instead go with an author: Tamora Pierce. I don’t really hear a lot of people talk about her books on the blogosphere, but her books are fantastic and everyone else I know who’s read them as really enjoyed them, too.
If you could swap lives with an author, who would that author be?
Do I get to swap brains with them, too? If so, we’re going to go with Cassandra Clare. That way I can write as many stories about Magnus and Alec and Tessa and Will and Jem and all of her other amazing characters and they would all be completely canon.
Thank you again, Odelia!
If you don’t already know these wonderful bloggers, check them out! I also tag everyone else with less than 200 followers, as I had a hard time thinking of a full 11. So if you want to answer the questions – answer the questions! And please feel free to message me and let me know you participated : )
- Do you have a certain place where you prefer to read?
- Are you known to break the spine or do you prefer to keep your books looking new?
- Bookstores or libraries?
- Do you have any “guilty pleasure” books?
- What’s your favorite genre?
- Can you stop reading whenever, or do you have to stop at a set point (end of chapter, paragraph, etc.)?
- Do you read one book at a time, or several at once?
- Do you regularly reread books?
- How many books do you have on your TBR list?
- Bookmarks, random pieces of paper, or dog-eared pages?
- If you could choose one fictional world to live in, which would it be?
Thanks for reading! : )