Hi everyone! So, I wasn’t quite sure what to post today because I was expecting my OwlCrate box to come today, so I was just going to post that unboxing… but it got delayed somewhere *woohoo*. So that has lead to me continuing to catch up on some tags/awards which I’m pretty sure that I’m now working on June and July stuff! You can also check out today’s earlier post!
The Liebster Award
The lovely Emer @ A Little Haze Book Blog tagged me on a couple of occasions for this particular award, and you can find both of her posts below!
- Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.
- Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you
- Nominate 11 people
- Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions
What is your favourite read of 2020 so far?
I’ve read a lot of wonderful books this year! I made a list of all of my highly rated books for this exact question because I can’t sit here and name each one or y’all will be tired of me! But, one of my absolute favorite books of the year so far is To Carve a Fae Heart by Tessonja Odette!
What is your go to comfort food?
Any type of pasta dish with a creamy sauce (think alfredo type stuff) and anything with melted cheese!
Print, eBooks or audiobooks?
I love print books! There’s something about being able to hold an actual book and flip through the pages that makes the experience of reading feel real. With me being on the computer so much for school, reading on my iPad makes it hard for me to fully be able to get lost in a book because I can easily get on twitter or play a game. Then audiobooks is something that I haven’t gotten into because I listen to so much music that most that most audio that I listen to through my headphones is automatically registered as background noisy and I don’t pay attention to it.
You are hosting an intimate dinner party and can invite any three authors, living or dead. Who do you invite and why?
I’m honestly not sure. I don’t really follow any authors closely on social media and don’t watch a lot of livestreams that they have, so I don’t have a good idea of who’d I would like at a small dinner. Overall, I think I’d want people who are open minded and not stuck in the old ways from the past, can have fun with out getting messy drunk or out of control, able to hold a conversation or have that comfortable silence (not making me feel like I’m the one to keep the conversation going), and have similar interest as me.
Fantasy or contemporary?
Contemporary. There’s something easier about reading a book that takes place in our world. Because with any new book, we have to learn the characters’ backstory, their personality, and other basic things that go into a good book; then with fantasy books you have to imagine this fictional world that may or may not have magic and you have to learn how the magic works (oh and don’t forget how most are trying to take over the current government/leader) and for me I have to sit down and really be able to comment to reading it.
What is your all time favourite book to screen adaptation?
Probably To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (the 1st one, I haven’t worked up the never to watch P.S. I Still Love You yet).
You have just won an all expenses paid trip around the world for when the current pandemic is over. What three countries are first up on your list of places to visit?
The UK, Greece, and Italy!
If you could pick any fictional character from a book to be your best friend who would you pick?
Now when we say best friend, could it be a friend to dating situation? Because if that’s the case, then it would be Clark from The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.
What is your current favourite song / album / playlist?
I’ve be listening to 5SOS’ newest album CALM and Someone to You by BANNERS a lot lately!
Are you on bookish twitter or bookstagram or Goodreads? Share your links.
I’m on all three! Twitter is my favorite social media platform I have since I can talk about most anything from books to music to my pets. Bookstagram is the place where I’m basically talking about books in all of my post, and well… Goodreads is goodreads.
Who is the author that you have read more than any other?
From the last time I checked (which was the other week for TTT) it was Jennifer L. Armentrout I believe.
Book shopping in store or online?
Online just because it’s easier to find books at a cheaper price and when you spend so much you qualify for free shipping (which means more money to spend on books)! Although there is something highly euphoric about walking into a bookstore seeing the books lined up on the shelves with the faint smell of coffee in the air.
What do you like to do, other than read?
Are you ready? I cook/bake, paint (rarely but I do enjoy it), garden, drive around with the windows down and music playing, listen to music, sit with my chickens, snuggle with my dog, and drink coffee.
What’s a book genre that you never read?
Erotica (although in some books things can get borderline erotic even if it’s not a “romance” book).
What is the worst book you have ever read, and why?
Allegiant by Veronica Roth because when I was what 13 or 14 in the 8th grade, it was highly traumatic reading about the death of the MC.
What’s the best holiday you’ve been on and why?
Also going back to the 8th grade, my family and aunt and cousins went down to Florida for Christmas, and we went to Disney world on Christmas day, and it was just one of those trips that you want to remember forever. Although I was kind of afraid my dog was going to be attacked by an alligator (but luckily we didn’t have any around the place we were staying).
Who is your favourite author?
I’m going to have to say JLA again.
A book you dislike that everyone else seem to love?
Just to name a few…
- The Cruel Prince
- Throne of Glass
- Hush, Hush (I’m not really sure how the majority feels about this series)
Can you describe your perfect day?
Being able to wake up without an alarm clock and have a cup (or 3) of coffee, then being able to read outside with the sun shining without being a million degrees.
What genre do you rarely read, but wish you read more of?
New adult in general. I feel like there are so many great NA books in general but there’s that stigma that all NA books are basically YA books with the romance parts on steroids.
What book are you most looking forward to reading?
*shrugs shoulders* I have no idea what so ever.
Who is your absolute favourite book character?
It’s a close tie between Will Herondale and Maxon.
- What is your favorite smell?
- Do you collect any bookish stuff?
- What is the prettiest book you own?
- What is your favorite type of chocolate?
- Which fictional couple is goals?
- What is a genre that you want to read but haven’t be able to get into?
- What is your favorite summer activity?
- What are some of your blogging goals?
- What is something you wish you knew about blogging when you started?
- Do you read dystopian books?
- What is a book that everyone needs to read?
The Sunshine Blogger Award
I was recently tagged by Ellie @ Eleanor Sophie Writes for the Sunshine Blogger Award.
How does it work?
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
Who are your 3 favourite bloggers?
Oof… I can’t answer this! There are so many amazing bloggers out there!
Is there anything you wish you could do with your blog that you haven’t yet?
Not that I can think of at the moment. I write posts as the inspiration strikes, so I don’t really plan ahead with my content (other than reviews).
Proudest blogging moment?
It would either be reaching when I had reached 100 blog followers or the first time someone had reached out for me to review their book.
What topic would you love to be more knowledgeable about?
I think history in general. During school (and even now) history wasn’t the thing that I enjoyed studying and was just another subject I had to take to graduate. I did enjoy art history (probably because it was telling history through different mediums instead of having to read chapter after chapter of words).
When you were a child, what did you think you’d be doing at your current age?
I’m not sure. Do people really dream of what they’d be doing as a 20 year old? I mean realistically, I would have probably said that I’d be in college.
Would you rather write a review for every book you read, or never read a book again?
Write a review for every book I read… duh.
What book/series does everyone love that you’ve not read (and don’t want to read!)?
Harry Potter. I just think that I’ve passed my time to read Harry Potter and just have no interest in reading it.
What are your favourite genres to read?
I read most anything YA, some NA contemporary and fantasy, and unpopular opinion by most reverse harem.
Do you have any pets? If not, would you like any?
Yes! I have two dogs (a miniature schnauzer and a rescue dog) and 20 chickens (11 adults, 5 teenagers, and 4 almost teenagers)!
What is your favourite flavour of crisp?
I love a good honey BBQ potato chip! I used to eat them for lunch when I was really little and it’s one of the snacks that I still love!
What is your favourite season?
I think spring because it’s still cool without being cold and the flowers are starting to bloom again!
- If you could color your hair, what color would it be?
- What is your current goal for your blog?
- What is your favorite type of post to write?
- Would you start a booktube channel if you don’t have one already?
- Bookstagram or book twitter?
- What is your favorite board game?
- Which book characters would you want as your roommate?
- Would you go to a magical academy?
- What is your favorite quote?
- Do you snack while reading?
- What’s a topic in the book community that you’re tired of everyone talking about?
If you’d like to do either (or both) then consider yourself tagged!
Happy reading until next time,