Liebster Award!

Thank you so much to Krisha for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I was tagged a couple of weeks ago but didn’t have time to finish up this post before I went on holiday (a few days safely visiting my grandparents in Devon, which was lovely). Check out Krisha’s awesome blog here!

Liebster Blogger Award rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and give a link to the blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  3. Nominate between 5-11 other bloggers.
  4. Ask your nominees 11 questions.
  5. Notify your nominees once you’ve uploaded your post.

1. What’s your favourite thing about book blogging?

I love getting to interact with other people who share the same love for books I have! I also love writing blog posts and putting down my thoughts about books.

2.Which book would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island all on your lonesome?

Ooh this is a really tricky question. I think I’d want a long book with reread potential, since I don’t know how long I’m going to be stranded for. So, I think I’d pick The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. I’ve been wanting to reread it for ages as I feel like there’s so much content to absorb.

3.How do you feel about books that end on a cliffhanger?

When a book ends on a cliffhanger, it makes me so desperate to read the next book! If the next book is already out, I love a cliffhanger ending, because it keeps my excitement for the series up. But if I have to wait for the next book to come out to find out what happens next… ahhh!

4.What is the essential factor in whether or not you’ll enjoy a book?

I think a variety of factors come into play here. For me a book has to have a good balance of plot and character. If a book focuses on characters but has no plot, or focuses on plot but I don’t care for the characters, both of those are not great scenarios. The writing style is also important for how much I’ll enjoy a book.

5.Do you have any hobbies besides reading and what are they?

My biggest hobby is writing! I’ve been writing for more than ten years and have finished 5 novels. I’m currently working on my sixth and am planning on trying to get one of them published sometime soon! I also love photography, though I don’t have as much time for it anymore now I’m working full time.

6.Who is your favourite villain and why?

I honestly don’t think I have a favourite villain… None in particular are coming to mind for me… I don’t tend to have favourite characters in general. I think I tend to remember the stories more than the characters themselves, if that makes sense.

7.Is 3 stars a good or bad rating?

I actually recently wrote a whole post on this! I would usually consider 3 stars a good rating. If I give a book 3 stars, I enjoyed it but I didn’t love it.

8.Do you have any bookish and/or blogging goals that you really want to accomplish?

I recently achieved my Goodreads goal to read 30 books in 2020! Because of the pandemic, I’ve had more time at home to read. So I would really like to reach 50 books by the end of the year.

9.What movie can you watch over and over without getting tired of?

Stardust! It has such a good blend of fantasy, adventure and fun!

10.Do you like book series, or do you prefer standalone reads?

I like standalones because you can feel satisfied to have read a story beginning to end. And if you didn’t love it, at least you know how the story finishes without having to pick up another book. But, what I love about series is getting to see how characters change and develop over a longer period of time. I feel like I can get to know and connect with characters more when we see them for more than one book.

11.If you could live any place in the world, imaginary or not, where would it be?

I feel like I’m overthinking this question! I’ve grown up living in the same small town and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. There are lots of imaginary places I’d like to visit, but I’m not sure I’d want to live there!

My questions:

  1. How did you get into blogging?
  2. What is your favourite book trope?
  3. Do you like a happy, tragic or bittersweet ending the most?
  4. What book would you most like to see adapted to a film or TV show?
  5. Which author have you read the most books by?
  6. What is your favourite book series and why?
  7. Which authors do you auto-buy when they have new books out?
  8. How do you decide what rating to give a book?
  9. What is your favourite genre?
  10. What genre do you not usually read but would like to try?
  11. What is the best book you’ve read in 2020 so far?

Nominees:

Nicole @ Nicole’s Book Thoughts

Abby @ Beyond the Read

Amena @ Nerd in New York

Erin @ The London Faerie

Julie @ One Book More

Elaine @ Elaine Howlin

Alyssa @ A Lovely Book Affair

9 thoughts on “Liebster Award!

  1. Thank you nominating me MT!! 🤩 I completely agree with what you said about characters making a story. I don’t really mind if there’s no consistent plot, but I do mind if the characters are flat or the writing is stilted. And standalones vs series is always such a hard choice! My answer really varies by the day for that question 😅

    I’m really looking forward to answering your questions — I’m already thinking of answers! Lovely post, MT! 💖

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