I’m excited to say that I have been nominated by Ophelle Taban of Bookburnn for the Liebster Award. Thank you for the nomination and I’m glad you enjoy my blog! As a weird side note, I keep seeing the word “Lobster” instead of “Liebster”. I think I need to satisfy this lobster craving of mine soon.
Here are the rules:
- Link & Thank the blogger who nominated you
- Answer the 11 questions your nominator gives you
- Tag 11 other bloggers who have 200 or less followers
- Ask the 11 bloggers you nominated 11 questions and let them know you nominated them!
Ophelle’s Questions to Me:
1. What are your top three favorite genres?
My three favorite genres are Romance, Mystery & Thriller, and Memoirs, but I also want to throw in New Adult. Couldn’t narrow it down to just three.
2. Do you have any “unpopular opinion” towards any book?
This is my personal preference, but I can’t read books that contain a lot of religion in it. I’m not a very religious person, so I keep away from those books to avoid getting frustrated.
3. What’s your favorite series?
Um..is it a cliche to say that the Fifty Shades series is my favorite? I read all three books in a week! Couldn’t get enough of them.
4. Do you read non-fiction? Why or why not?
Yes, I’m a big fan of non-fiction books, specifically memoirs. I love reading about other people’s lives even if some of those books are sad. It makes it that much more impactful knowing that this actually happened to someone.
Some of my favorite memoirs are:
- On Writing by Stephen King
- Two Kisses for Maddy by Matthew Logelin
- A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Reading memoirs also helps me work on mine…which I’ve been working on for quite some time now (crossing my fingers that I get it done within the next year).
5. What book would you recommend to a “beginner” reader?
This is a tough question to answer because it depends on the type of person the “beginner” reader is. I don’t think I would recommend any of my favorite Nicholas Sparks books to someone who is totally not into romance, but if I had to pick a book I would say The Hunger Games trilogy (ok that’s three books). I know a lot of people who read these books and all of those people are very different, so perhaps those would work for a “beginner” reader.
6. Who’s your favorite character? And why?
I like the guys who are into the average girl and not into the post popular girl. And I usually love the male characters who really fight for a girl. I guess I can’t really narrow it down to just one particular character from a book.
7. What book adaptation you hated the most?
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks. So, Nicholas Sparks is my favorite author and I’ve loved all his movie adaptations expect this one. I don’t know what it was, but it didn’t feel like all the other movie adaptations. Something was off about it and everything felt very rushed to me. I didn’t really feel anything like the book made me feel.
8. Have you always enjoyed reading?
Yes! For as long as I can remember, I’ve been reading books. I would be locked up in my room for hours when I wasn’t at school or had chores to do. I still love it to this day (obviously right?).
9. Can you imagine, what’s life like without books?
It’s very hard for me to imagine a world without books because, as a society, we probably would still be living like cavemen. Books are the reason we know what we know and have the technology we do. Plus, I NEVER want to think of a world without books.
10. What’s your favorite book format?
My favorite format will always be paperback, but I’ve come to appreciate the ebook format. When I purchased some books at B&N the other day, my fiancé asked, “why do you have to buy those now that you have a Kindle?” I told him sometimes I need to have the physical book in my hand. It’s just something I will always love, especially when I want to cuddle up in a blanket. Plus I’m very attracted to book covers. If the cover isn’t good I usually don’t read the book, but if I see one I like I usually buy it.
The ebook format has it’s advantages though. I can carry multiple books around at one time and ebooks are cheaper. My fiance likes that I use this format because he says there’s no more room in our apartment for anymore books. That doesn’t keep me from buying any though. Lol.
11. What does your dream library look like?
Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted a library like the one in Beauty & The Beast. The books seemed like they were never ending. I still dream of having a library of my own like that one day.
Questions to those I nominated:
- If you were stranded on a desert island and only had one book, what would that book be?
- What’s your favorite part of going to a bookstore?
- What are you currently reading?
- What book from your childhood has stuck with you the most?
- What book has had the largest impact on your life?
- What is a book from your childhood that you absolutely want to read to your children?
- What is the most books you’ve read in a single week?
- What’s your favorite quote from a book?
- What literary character do you most identify with?
- What’s your favorite movie adaptation of a book?
- Who is your favorite author and why?