I guess I should start by thanking the Academy. *Sniffles* Oh, wait. Wrong award. I guess I should really start by thanking Kath Quiambao of Read? Read. for the nomination. Because I am just starting out, I always get a little too excited when I see that I have new followers, comments, etc. Soooo.. Imagine my excitement when I saw that I had a nomination! This should be fun. So how does the Liebster Award work? Let me tell you…
Here are the rules:
- Link back to (and thank) the blogger that nominated you.
- Answer the 11 questions they give you.
- Tag up to 11 other bloggers who have 200 or less followers.
- Ask your nominees 11 questions and let them know you nominated them!
- Is there a book you wish you never read? If yes, what book? Ooooo… This one might get me shot, but I almost wish I had never read anything by Nicholas Sparks. (Ironically enough, I am reading a book of his right now, only so that my grandmother doesn’t disown me.) I find him to be predictable, boring, cheesy, and all of his main characters are the same.
- Do you highlight the words/paragraphs you love in a book or do you put tabs (sticky notes) on it? Both. I highlight/underline words and paragraphs that I love. (You should see my copy of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. I read it for a YA class, and it’s almost hard to read for all the markings I made.) I also put notes on segments I particularly like, or areas I might have questions or thoughts about. However, I cannot bring myself to mark certain books. I have three copies of The Hunger Games trilogy – one which I can mark in (like I did for my senior capstone) one for pleasure reading, and one UK copy because have you seen those covers! Beauty.
- Do you lend out books? I do. If it is a beloved book, then it only gets lent to someone I really trust. Otherwise, I love to share the joy of reading and know that, as long as it is not a copy I have annotated, the book can be repurchased.
- What is/are your favorite book to movie adaptation? The Fault in Our Stars did a pretty great job, as did Harry Potter (for the most part).
- Three fictional characters you love? Aaron Warner and Kenji Kishimoto – both from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. I also would not say that she is one of my all time favorite book characters, but I really love book Ginny Weasley over movie Ginny.
- Is there a stand-alone book that you want to have a sequel? If yes, what is that book? None that I can think of off the top of my head, but I would take an epilogue to Ignite Me (*coughcough* Tahereh Mafi).
- Do you prefer to have a bookish boyfriend/partner or not? Well, my husband rarely reads, and if he does it is not for pleasure; but I love him! Ha On the other hand, it might be nice to occasionally have someone who understands my nerdy English Major thoughts. Then again, that is what I have all my wonderful friends for! So I am covered. 🙂
- What book can best describe how you feel right now? Any book that can express being exhausted with darkness. As much as I love dystopian literature, I have read so much of it and watched so much Criminal Minds that I am having to give myself a break from all the darkness and gloom. Perhaps that is why I am reading Sparks, though he can be just as depressing…
- Do you judge a book by it’s cover? by it’s author? I think that beautiful, relevant, and engaging covers are important, but I will not NOT read a book if it has a bad cover. I definitely have expectations when reading certain authors though.
- How many physical books do you own? It would take me months to count. Let’s just say I have a shelf covered in books in most rooms in my house, as well as boxes packed away with books.
- What are you reading right now? The Best of Me by Sparks. It’s quite depressing.
- Zoe Moretz
- Kristyna Selph of Note to Selph
- Clarissa of With Her Nose Stuck in a Book…
- Musings of a Reading Mind (Love the quote!)
- What are you currently reading?
- What do you look for in a good book?
- Do you have a favorite author? Any particular reason why he/she is your favorite?
- Why do you love reading? (Loaded question, I know.)
- Do you prefer e-book, hardcover, or paperback? Why?
- Do you mark in your books? Highlight? Sticky note?
- Is there a book that you really want to read but haven’t got around to yet? If yes, what is it?
- Which genre is your favorite to read?
- Which genre (aside from the one above) do you want to explore in the future?
- What inspired you to blog?
- What personal achievement are you most proud during your time as a blogger?
Side note: I really enjoyed looking at everyone’s blog layouts! It was so neat to see the different styles and creativity.