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Stories Unfolded | Another Liebster Award

I’m so honored that I’ve been nominated for another Liebster Award by Afiqah Hanna of This Is Hanna.  I’ve been so fortunate to have such amazing followers who recognize the work I put into this blog.  You can check out my first Liebster Award here.

The rules for the Liebster Award are as follows:

  • Link back to (and thank) the blogger that nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions they give you.
  • Tag up to 11 other bloggers who have 200 or less followers.
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions and let them know you nominated them!

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Questions from This Is Hanna:

1. What are your hobbies other than the obvious?

Other than reading and writing I love playing softball.  I’ve played softball since I was 7 years old and never get tired of the game, even if I injure myself.  I used to play fast pitch up until I started college then I decided to switch to slow pitch adult leagues.  Now my fiance and I play on co-ed teams together, but I think I’m better than he is…shhh.

2. Cats or dogs?

I would go with dog only because I grew up with cats and my fiance is really allergic.  So I don’t see myself having a cat as a pet in my future.  Plus I really want a Yorkie.

3. Coffee or tea?

Definitely tea.  I’ve never been and never will be a coffee drinker.  I’ve just never been able to get over the taste.

4. What is/are your biggest fear(s)?

Heights.

5. Who is/are your idols?

I would say Taylor Swift.  She’s just amazing!

6. Serif font or sans serif font? Which do you prefer and why?

I’m going to say sans serif because that’s what I use at work.  I don’t really have a preference.

7. Do you listen to music while reading or working? If yes, what genre?

Sometimes I do.  Sometimes I don’t.  It really depends on what mood I’m in and where I’m reading.  If I do listen to music I’m usually on the train, but at home I prefer no music.  I usually listen to country, pop, or movie scores.

8. Favorite classics?

  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

9. Been to any concert? If yes, whose? If no, whose would you like to attend?

The most recent concert I went to was Blake Shelton.  Loved every minute of it!  And I already bought tickets for Taylor Swift’s concert next August.  I’m super excited to see her in concert.

10. Favorite TV shows?

This could potentially be a long list:

  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Switched At Birth
  • Awkward
  • Hannibal
  • Faking It

11. Your occupation

I currently work full time in the insurance industry as an Underwriting Associate in the Motorsports/Sports department.

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And here are my nominations:

So, I’m nominating a few people who have over 200 followers, but I want to nominate them because I love their blogs.

Questions to those I nominated:

  1. If you were stranded on a desert island and only had one book, what would that book be?
  2. What’s your favorite part of going to a bookstore?
  3. What are you currently reading?
  4. What book from your childhood has stuck with you the most?
  5. What book has had the largest impact on your life?
  6. What is a book from your childhood that you absolutely want to read to your children?
  7. What is the most books you’ve read in a single week?
  8. What’s your favorite quote from a book?
  9. What literary character do you most identify with?
  10. What’s your favorite movie adaptation of a book?
  11. Who is your favorite author and why?

Stories Unfolded | Liebster Award Nomination

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:

  1. If you were stranded on a desert island and only had one book, what would that book be?
  2. What’s your favorite part of going to a bookstore?
  3. What are you currently reading?
  4. What book from your childhood has stuck with you the most?
  5. What book has had the largest impact on your life?
  6. What is a book from your childhood that you absolutely want to read to your children?
  7. What is the most books you’ve read in a single week?
  8. What’s your favorite quote from a book?
  9. What literary character do you most identify with?
  10. What’s your favorite movie adaptation of a book?
  11. Who is your favorite author and why?

 My Nominations: 

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