The Liebster Award

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Sara @ Majoring in Literature nominated me for the Liebster Award!  Thank you, Sara! 🙂

The rules for the award:

  1. Link and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator gives you.
  3. Tag 11 other bloggers who have 200 followers or less.
  4. Ask the 11 bloggers you nominated 11 questions and let them know you nominated them.

11 Questions From Sara:

  1. What is the first book you remember reading? Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
  2. Where do you like to read? Do you have a quiet little hideout where you can read undisturbed?  I usually read on the couch or in bed.  I don’t have a hideout right now, but I’m hoping the next apartment the boyfriend and I move to will have a bit more space for me to create a mini Hobbit Hole.
  3. Starting at the very top of your bookcase, what are the first five books you have on your shelves? A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon, Prince Lestat by Anne Rice, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente, Arabian Nights by Richard R. Burton, and Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales.
  4. If you could meet one author, living or dead, for coffee, whom would you meet? I have no idea, and here’s why: authors are real people, and just because you love their writing doesn’t mean you’ll love them.  My “idols” need to stay that way.  I don’t want to inadvertently find out they’re arrogant jerks or completely different than how the media portrays them, or that they’re just not likeable.  If that happened, I probably wouldn’t ever be able to read their books again, and that would be horrible.  All of that being said, I still would love to interview authors who wrote books I love, but that aren’t big names yet.
  5. How do you feel about seeing a movie adaptation before you’ve read the book?  I’ve had this happen many times because I was unaware that the movie was an adaptation.  If I really enjoyed the movie, I’ll get the book since it’s usually even better.
  6. What is your favourite adaptation of a book?  On the one hand, I want to say the Harry Potter movies, or The Princess Bride, but on the other hand, Hugo was amazing considering the book sucked.
  7. Which character from fiction would you most like to be? I want to be a Hobbit.  I wouldn’t necessarily say one of the Hobbits from either The Hobbit or LOTR, but a Hobbit nonetheless.
  8. Which book do you recommend to others the most?  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  9. Which book have you re-read the most?  Surprisingly, the one book I have read the most times is not The Hobbit, but The Princess Bride by William Goldman. 
  10. How do you feel about eBooks? I love ebooks and my e-reader.  They allow me to be able to get review books without giving out my address, they take away the packing dilemma when I travel, I can read them on my phone when I’m out and about, and with all the online sources for free ebooks (including the public library), I haven’t felt deprived of books when I don’t have the money to spend on them, and I don’t even need to leave home to get them.
  11. Where do you get most of your books from? Library, bookstore, online?  Since I started college, and even more so since I started blogging, I’ve been getting most of my books online (see above).

11 Bloggers I’m Nominating:

11 Questions for my Nominees:

  1. What got you into blogging?
  2. What are your Top 5 Stuck on a Desert Island books?
  3. How many bookmarks do you own, and do you have a favorite?
  4. Tea or coffee?  Or, is there another beverage you prefer to drink when you’re reading?
  5. What are your essential items, besides books of course, for a great reading experience?
  6. Do you listen to music when you read, or do you prefer silence?  If you listen to music, do you make book-themed/inspired playlists?
  7. Do you prefer hardcovers, Trade/Mass Market paperbacks, or ebooks?
  8. What is your favorite TV or movie adaptation?
  9. What fictional world do you want to live in, or would avoid at all costs?
  10. If you could have any supernatural or magical power/gift, skill, or object, what would it be?
  11. Where or from who do you get most of your book recommendations?

2 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. I love your answers! #4 got me especially, because I definitely agree that the people we imagine in our heads and the people that actually exist as real human beings are usually very different from one another. I’d also hate to meet someone I idolised and find that I disappoint them.

    As for movies, I love The Princess Bride too. I haven’t actually read Hugo, so I can’t compare book and movie, but I thought the film was so sweet. 🙂

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  2. Ooh, thanks for the tags! This looks like a great way to spend Sunday afternoon. 🙂

    Considering The Princess Bride is my favorite movie as well, I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read the book yet! It’s hanging out on my Kindle, waiting for the right moment…

    I have a semi-private book nook right now, but I usually end up on the couch or in my bed as well. Though the hazard with that is taking an unexpected nap. 😉

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