the liebster award; part deux

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I am finally catching up on all the blog posts I have fallen behind on reading and what do I find? Jenn @ a page of Jenniely has nominated me for a Liebster Award! It was a shock the first time it happened, and I’ll be honest, an even bigger one now! Especially considering my schedule has slowed down considerably. Thank you, Jenn!

To recap, the Liebster Award is a chain-award that bloggers pass along to each other in order to highlight other blogs. It allows us to get to know one another better. Sounds like fun, right?

 

  1. What is your go-to self care? Something you do, wear, etc.
    Grabbing a book (or my laptop), a hot drink, and reading until I feel up to being social.
  2.  What was the first book that made a difference to you and why?
    Oh. Wow. I’ve always loved reading, but I think I’m going to have to go with The Chalet School series. I don’t remember which book I read first, it definitely wasn’t the first one, but it was an old copy of my mother’s and I fell in love.
  3.  What is your favourite time of year?
    Look, I live in Malaysia now after three years in Auckland, and I miss the cold-ish weather so I’m going with fall. I miss the excuse of layering up and scarves.
  4.  Where is your favourite place to read?
    Mostly I read on my bed, but I also love curling up on the sofa and reading.
  5.  Which book would you buy as a gift for someone right now?
    Probably Roshani Chokshi’s The Star-Touched Queen for the fantasy lovers I know or Sandhya Menon’s When Dimple Met Rishi.
  6.  What do you find the hardest thing about blogging?
    Coming up with new and interesting ideas. Also figuring out how to write without seeming like a boring person.
  7.  What is the most fun aspect you find about blogging?
    Coming up with new and interesting ideas! It is simultaneously the best and worst thing about blogging.
  8.  If you could offer year-ago you any advice, what would it be?
    Change is coming, but it’s going to be a good thing. It might be slow-moving, but you’re doing your best, and your best is good enough.
  9.  Why did you start blogging?
    It was actually while I was working on my final year project during university. A couple of online friends had started book blogging and it inspired me to start reviewing books again. A few enablers later, and I had a Tumblr for books. About a year and a half after that, I was here.
  10.  What is your dream holiday?
    Disneyland, probably. Especially with the daughter, but I’d wait for her to be old enough to enjoy it with me.
  11.  What would be your ideal bookish gift?
    I’d love literally anyone who would buy me a book subscription box. Or a new bookshelf…

 

Now on to my questions.

  1. What book would you like to see adapted into a TV series?
  2. You have the ability to meet any author of your choice. Who do you meet?
  3. Which myth or legend do you wish was written as a book?
  4. What was your favourite book as a child?
  5. Pick two of your favourite books so far this year.
  6. Who are your favourite characters from those two books?
  7. Tell me a scenario where they would meet.
  8. Which character is your biggest inspiration?
  9. Have you ever had a conversation with an author? Tell me about it!
  10. What plot do you never want to see again?
  11. What is your favourite trope?

I feel like everybody has been tagged already, so… if you’re reading this? You are nominated! Have fun!

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the liebster award;

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I was recently – and by recently I mean quite a while back, this is what happens when you take an impromptu hiatus – nominated for a Liebster Award! I will be honest, I have no idea what Ali @ The Bander Blog was thinking, but I really appreciate it. Definitely very flattered.

For the uninitiated, the Liebster Award is a chain-award that bloggers pass along to each other to highlight other blogs and allows us to get to know one another better. I will admit, I had to look it up when I was tagged, but once I did? So onboard!

And still so flattered, so thank you, Ali!

Basically, Ali got questions from the blogger that tagged her, and then she framed her own questions and tagged me, and I shall answer those and ask my own questions and tag a few blogs! Simple, right?

Ali’s questions? Very interesting. Her premise is that I’m in a sitcom and surrounded by book characters and bookish things, and I’m going to answer her questions based on that.

Let’s do this!

1. Where in the bookish world is your hangout? I’m talking specific (for example: The Gryffindor common room)!
Hmmm… I’m gonna go with The Three Broomsticks? Because food and drinks in Hogsmeade you guys.

2. Who is the roommate you’re best friends with? (example: Harry Potter)
SIMON LEWIS.

3. Who is the roommate you tolerate but gets on your nerves?
Probably Elena Gilbert.

4. Who or what is the pet you all take care of together?
Um. Snuffles?

5. Who is your pesky neighbor (this should probably be a villain from a book)?
Levana.

6. Who is your main love interest?
!!!!! I’m going to go with Lilac.

7. Who is the other person you like a lot, think is really cute, but just isn’t your one true love? This is probably the character that turns your love story from #6 into a love triangle.
…Tarver.

8. Who is the comic relief?
A tie between Simon and Ron Weasley.

9. In the season finale, what ex turns up from your past life and unexpectedly disrupts everything?
I’m going to go with Lark Ainsley.

10. In the series finale, what happens to you?!
I help a runaway bride escape with her maid of honour???

Whew, okay, that was fun.

Now, onto my 10 questions!

  1. What quote best describes you at this moment?
  2. What is the first quote you can think of right now?
  3. If you had to choose between reading your favourite book over and over but never reading a new book, or only reading new books and never reading your favourite book again, which would you choose?
  4. Which book would you have to have with you if you were stranded somewhere?
  5. Name 4 characters you would want to plan a heist with.
  6. Name 4 characters you would want to live with.
  7. You are now stuck with the 4 characters from question 5 on a deserted island. How do you all survive?
  8. You are stuck in a horror movie style situation with the 4 characters from 6. Who is the first to die? Who survives?
  9. Which character from (one of) your favourite book(s) would you never want to meet?
  10. What is the plot of your ideal book which you haven’t read yet?

I am nominating the following blogs. Feel free to answer the questions if you’re not too busy!

Jess @ JBelkBooks
Mary @ Books And Cookies
Rayna @ Reader Rayna

Even if I haven’t tagged you, and you’re interested in doing this, go right ahead! And link me below? Thanks, my dears.

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