The Liebster Award | Book Tag

Liebster Award Badge

I was extremely pleased and honored when the wonderful Emily from A Bookish Adventurer, nominated me for this award. She is such a genuinely nice person; check out her Instagram, her pictures are phenomenal (@abookishadventurer).

Thank you for considering me for this; please make sure to check her blog out, as she is amazing.

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is all about building out the book blogging community. Specifically, it’s a way to highlight newer blogs that don’t necessarily have a large following (less than 200). You get to discover hidden gems of blogs, make new book blog friends, and learn more about the bloggers you already follow.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their site on your blog
  2. Display the award on your blog
  3. Answer 10 question about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you
  4. Nominate 5-10 bloggers for the award
  5. Create a new list of questions for your nominees to answer
  6. List these rules in your post
  7. Inform the people/blogs that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post, so they can learn about it. 

Questions:

  1. What is the oldest book you have on your shelf and it’s story?

Well this question could be interpreted two ways, the oldest book I have owned, or the oldest book in my possession.

I’m not actually sure what book I have owned the longest, but the oldest by far is my copy of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, which is a second edition from the 1930s that I purchased in a vinyl record store, it was hidden in a book case, and it has the most beautiful illustrations inside

  1. What is one book and/or series you could read over and over again?

Well the obvious answer is Harry Potter, even though I haven’t done a full read-through in the longest time. Other than that, I read the Chronicles of Narnia a few times whilst growing up.

  1. Do you have any tips or tricks to get through a reading slump?

I reread an old favourite to help break it. My main go to would be The Wall and the Wing, which is a nice easy, feel good book that I enjoy reading, and almost always breaks the slump.

  1. Do you have any book pet peeves?

I don’t like it when people dog-ear the pages of books, because it wears them down and makes them easier to get torn. I also don’t like when a book’s margin is too close to the spine, which means you have to bend the book all the way to read the end/ beginning of the sentence.

  1. What’s your most reread book? And how many times have you reread it?

That would either be Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone or The Wall and the Wing. Though I think Harry Potter would probably just beat The Wall. I don’t know the specific number but it would be reread in anticipation for every new book release from Order of the Phoenix onwards. So, it has been read a lot. Looking at my family’s copy of the book you can definitely tell its been loved.

  1. Do you have any other readers in your family or circle of friends?

I am the main reader in my family, though my sister does read when she can. As for my circle of friends, they are definite appreciators of literature, which is great we often visit bookstores together.

  1. Is there any books that have made you cry?

Definitely. A fair few books have made me cry, The Perks of being a Wallflower, If I Stay, Words in Deep Blue, The Fault in our Stars, Where She Went, All the Bright Places, just to name a few. TFIOS made me literally sob, that my mum could hear me from a different room in the house.

  1. Which book do you wish had a sequel? 

That’s a tough, because I don’t read a lot of standalones, as I have a lot of series. Plus I appreciate the way a standalone tells the story and ties it all together in just one book. However, if I had to choose one, probable Perks because I just wanted to know if Charlie was going to be okay and find his place in the world. I was very emotional when I finished this book (though the circumstances of my situation whilst reading the book definitely played into that) all I wanted was to just know if he was going to be okay.

  1. If you were to write a book (or if you have) what genre would it be?

I used to write short stories quite frequently when I was younger, but I’ve grown so hyper critical of my work that now I don’t because I reject every idea I have before I even get to the writing stage. So with that said I haven’t exactly found my genre, though I have mostly done fantasy/horror-esque stories.

  1. Do you need a quiet place to read? 

I do prefer a quieter place to read, just so I can completely focus and be absorbed by the book. That being said I can still read if there are loud noises around me.

Nominations:

New Questions for Nominees:

  1. What book fostered your love for reading?
  2. What do you drink/ eat whilst reading?
  3. How do you organize your books?
  4. What is a bookish unpopular opinion that you have?
  5. How do you feel about film adaptations of books?
  6. Do you prefer owning books, or borrowing them from the library?
  7. What is your favourite genre to read?
  8. What tropes in books do you think have been played out too often?
  9. Physical or eBooks?
  10. What are your thoughts on fan fiction?

 

If you weren’t nominated, but would still like to answer the above questions, please do and tag me so I can read what you come up with.

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