It seems this is a year of awards for my blog which I am so grateful for. Being nominated for the awards makes it feel like all my hard work that I put into my blog hasn’t gone to waste.
Thanks so much to Marta the Monogamist Reader for tagging me for my first Liebster Award. Marta is one of those bloggers who always takes the time to like, read and comment on others blogs. Our paths have crossed a few times in readathons and she has always been nothing but helpful and friendly. If you don’t follow her then please check out her amazing blog!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
- Nominate 11 bloggers
- Ask your nominees 11 questions
- Notify your 11 nominees
First up here are my answers to Marta’s questions:
Here are my questions:
Name a book that you thought “Damn, I wish I wrote that”.
There are so many books out there with amazing plots, beautiful writing and memorable characters that I often wish I’d thought of that idea. I’m a huge fan of historical fiction so I think I will go with The Seven Sister’s series by Lucinda Riley. They are beautiful books with a very original concept.
What is a book that everybody loves but you hate it so much you wish to burn it?
There are a few books out there that I am not a fan of but I don’t know if they were that popular. One book that was recommended to me is The Magpies by Mark Edwards. A family member loved it but unfortunately I didn’t.
What job would you be doing if you have followed your childhood dreams?
I’m actually doing my childhood job in some form. When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher and now I run my own piano tuition business and teach music one day a week in a primary school.
Name your favourite villain – it could be from movies/books/comics…
I always struggle with these type of questions as I draw a complete mind blank! I think Amy from Gone Girl was a complete psycho but I admired her tenacity.
If you could change the ending of a story (again book or movie, or whatever), how would you change it and which one?
It would be My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (film not book version). I loved the book and hated the ending they chose for the film. It was too predictable and did not give me the same emotion that I felt when reading the book.
In which order must your books be placed in your bookshelves?
I always arrange mine alphabetically by author surname.
You are offered to go on a mission to Mars. You can bring three fictional characters with you and three personal objects. What would you bring with you and who would be in your space squad?
My personal objects would be a really big book, maybe an anthology of some sort so I had plenty of reading material, a big bag of my favourite sweet treats to curb those munchies and a change of comfy clothes. My space squad would be Mary Poppins (she’s bound to have lots of entertainment in that never ending handbag of hers), Ellen from the Why Mummy series will help keep my spirits up whilst on the mission and Katniss Everdeen will fight off any enemies we meet along the way.
You are in possession of a time machine but you can visit only one specific geographical place in the past and one in the future. Where would you go?
I would love to go back to the Tudor times just to try some of those amazing dresses! I’d probably like to visit a future where we are a greener and healthier planet.
If you can have a super power, which one would you have?
I would love to fly! Just imagine all the places you could go for free!
If your biggest fear/or anxiety was your super power, what would it be?
I’m not sure really. I guess it would be loneliness. I’m happy with my own company but this year I’ve been grateful for my family more than ever.
If you are forced to watch only one movie for the rest of your life – what movie will you pick?
I would say either Practical Magic or The Notebook.
- Meg Readz
- Carla Loves to Read
- The Corner of Laura
- What Cathy Read Next
- Elaine Howlin
- Little Miss Book Lover 87
- Eleanor Sophie
- Misty’s Book Space
- Cherelle the Bibliophile
- What Em’s Reading
As always there is no pressure to answer the following questions but if you do then please tag me so I can read your answers.
- What is your favourite season and why?
- Roughly how many books do you own? (You can include e-Books if you want)
- Who is an author you know will never disappoint you?
- Where is one place in the world you’ve always wanted to visit?
- Name a series you’ve read recently that you enjoyed.
- Can you tell me an interesting fact about yourself that has nothing to di with books?
- What is your go to genre and why? Who are some of your favourite authors from that genre?
- If the world was attacked by zombies what would your survival method be?
- Name something good to happen to you this year
- How has your reading been this year? Have you already reached your reading goal or have you been stuck in a slump?
Thank you to everyone for reading this post and thank you again to Marta for the nomination!