Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Liebster Award (#2)

Rules

The Liebster rules are thus:

Link and thank those who nominated you.

Answer the 11 questions posed to you, list 11 random facts about yourself, nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 questions.

Inform them of nomination by commenting on one of their posts.

Acknowledgments

Thanks Erfa @Bring on the Ink for my second nomination! I know it’s been slow on here recently but I really appreciate it and feel really honored :) 


Questions Answered


Which book did you read in your childhood that's stayed in your heart through the years?

I’d say Percy Jackson, but that series has quite left me yet (I’ve still got a good 100 pages ofBlood of Olympus to read because I’ve been putting it off. I just don’t want it to end!). This is probably ridiculously cliché, but I’m going to have to go with Harry Potter. These books were my entire childhood. I remember my mother giving me a copy of the first book when I was in second grade. I failed the 5 finger test (one finger goes up for every word you don’t understand on the page) but I asked plenty of questioned and chugged through that 384 page clunker in no time. I grew up waiting for each book to come out, to find out what my beloved characters were up to next, and they will always be a part of me.

Imagine walking into a drugstore and seeing one of your favorite characters there. What would your first reaction be?

I would probably squeal really obnoxiously and have a total fangirl moment, or pull myself together and start some small talk with them in order to not scare them away.

Who is the one author you would love to take a selfie with?

I’ve already checked this off the Bucket List last April when I took a selfie with Jonathan Stroud. Continuing my trend I’m going to have to go with Rick Riordan or J.K. Rowling as my next selfie partner.

What's your sense of humour like?

My sense of humor is full of hilariously bad/cheesy jokes and puns with plenty of witty comments and references thrown in to keep people on their toes.

Is there any place where you're not comfortable reading?

I’m comfortable everywhere in any position or a short amount of time. I’m a shifting reader though, every couple of pages I seem to move into a different position

Three bookish pet peeves?

-I hate owning cover changes. When I buy a series they need to all be matchy-matchy
-Booksellers putting stickers on books. I literally do not care that a movie is coming out or whatever it is you want to tell me- you’re sticky-ing up my book and it will NEVER go back to normal after that sticker comes off. But I can’t leave it on either because it looks garish.
-Thinking I’ve got 40+ pages til the end only to find that the back is actually an epilogue/adds for other books/preview chapters for something else.

What came first - the chicken or the egg?

The chicken. I think that it continued to evolve while alive, birthing eggs that then further evolved etc. until we go to the chicken, but the bird probably evolved first… unless the egg was mutated and that’s what started it….

One character you initially liked but later started disliking?

I can’t think of a book character at the moment, Hans has just fully captured my attention with this question (plus I just watched the newest OUAT Frozen over episode). Gale from the Hunger Games I suppose. He was OK in book 1 but I really started to hate him in Mockingjay because of Prim and how easily he could move on with his life.

Which world would you rather go to: Neverland or Narnia?

Definitely Narnia. Have you SEEN Once Upon A Time?? Neverland is scary (though Robbie Kay is really good looking). The Chronicles of Narnia was one of my favorite series growing up, I loved some many of the characters (Reepicheep for example) and it would be so cool to go there during a more peaceful era.

What is your Patronus?

I’d say an Otter because of their curiosity, agility, and friendship. However, because Hermione has already called dibs and I don’t want to be a copy-cat I’m going to have to go with a Wolf. The creature has intense loyalty, strength, and intelligence, not to mention compassion, all qualities I resonate with.

What skill do you want to acquire before the year is over?

I’d really love to get a better grasp of the French language but the goal isn’t looking too hot. I think I’ll settle for improving my writing and learning how to use chopsticks!

11 Random Facts


  1. I really like Yankee Candles (especially their Apple Pumpkin scent)
  2. Golden Retrievers are my favorite dog breed (I have an 8 year old named Luke Dogwalker)
  3. I absolutely love anime and manga
  4. I’ve broken my left leg and wrist
  5. My favorite season is Autumn. It’s brisk but not tooooo cold or hot, and the colors are beautiful
  6. Spiders really creep me out
  7. I’m a dog person
  8. I’m really into travelling, so far I’ve been to Sydney, Auckland, Sicily, Quebec, Toronto, Montreal, New York City, and Boston
  9. I set aside an hour of my Sunday night every week to watch the premiere of The Walking Dead
  10. I adore Halloween, a dress up every day of that week!
  11. I eat “breakfast”/”dinner” food at all hours of the day



Nominee Questions

Scariest moment in a book you’ve read?
Do you currently have a book checked out of the library?
Have your reading habits changed since you started blogging?
Do you ever dog-ear books?
Favorite reading snack?
What’s the weirdest book you’ve ever read?
Favorite fictional villain?
Any books that you’ve been avoiding?
Do you own any pets?
Do your friends come to you for recommendations?
Least favorite series?


My Nominees

In no particular order, these are some great blogs that I adore!



I’d love if you posted your links below for me to see!