I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the fabulous James @ Up with a Book. Thank you so much for the nomination! Be sure to check out his blog — it’s awesome!
So, here’s how this works:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award.
- Answer 11 questions they asked you.
- Come up with your own 11 questions
- Tag 11 bloggers and don’t forget to tell them.
Who is your fictional hero and why?
I am a big Marvel fan with a massive adoration for Captain America. His character is a leader and strategist, he embodies justice and fairness, and essentially, he’s the “American dream” personified. I can’t help but love and admire him!
What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?
Feyre Archeron! I. JUST. DON’T. GET. IT. And, I don’t feel even the least bit sad about having this unpopular opinion.
What’s your weirdest reading habit?
I don’t think I have weird reading habits (who knows…maybe they ARE weird, and I just don’t realize it). I do always have multiple books with me — at least one physical book and plenty of options on my eReader.
You walk into a bookshop – what’s the first section you go to?
I beeline for the Young Adult section! Now that I think about it, I usually take the same route every time I’m in the bookstore (YA, circle back to new releases, then to the clearance section, back to YA, over to Fiction, a quick peek at Sci-Fi/Fantasy, maybe a glance at Romance, one last stop in the YA). I love going to the bookstore!
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
I could easily give a presentation about the American Cancer Society and, more generally, the importance of volunteering and giving back. I’ve volunteered for/donated to this non-profit for a while, and I strongly believe nothing will change (with anything, really) unless people put in the effort. You know: “be the change you want to see in the world,” and “you could rattle the stars…you could do anything, if only you dared,” and “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Name a book that made you cry?
The only book I recall making me cry is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I’m just not usually an outwardly emotional reader. BUT, this book is such a rollercoaster of all kinds of feels with a controversial topic at its root — I couldn’t help but be a blubbering mess. In case you’re wondering, though, it was a 5-star read for me and always a recommendation!
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Everyone needs to dance in the rain at least once in their lives. It’s completely freeing! Let loose, jump in some puddles, and twirl till your little heart’s content. Don’t worry about how cliche it is; just do it!
You get to spend 15 minutes with an author, living or dead – who is it?
J.K. Rowling. She gave the world something totally enchanting that’s littered with life lessons, and I’d just like to pick her brain for a few minutes! And, thank her! Also, fangirl!
What book would you like to see adapted into a movie?
I might like to see one of my favorite romance books, like The Opposites Attract series by Rachel Higginson or one of Colleen Hoover’s books, adapted to screen. Or, maybe a YA Contemporary, like Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell or a Kasie West book.
I have a love/hate relationship with book to movie adaptations! I get excited to see how someone takes the books I love and turns them into something visual. But, I love a lot of books for the details, which adaptations tend to breeze by or overlook entirely.
What would you say is your greatest talent?
I assure you that I am perfectly mediocre! I don’t really have any great talents. If you consider my ability to read a book at a moderate pace a talent, then I’ll claim it!
How do you find your next book?
I am totally a mood reader! I do have review obligations, though, so I make sure I’m on top of those. Otherwise, my monthly TBRs are usually a mix of genres/sub-genres and I pull my next read from that. If I’m reading something and get in the mood to read something different, I switch books. Regardless, I tend to have multiple books going at the same time, anyway.
Now, I nominate and tag:
Bree @ In Love & Words
Emily @ Yes Whale
Tracey @ TFaulc Book Reviews
Ellie @ Books at the End of the Alphabet
Danielle @ Life of a Literary Nerd
Lorryn @ Reading Parental
Ashley Rae @ Thrifty Bibliophile
Abbie @ The Fuzzy Bookworm
Diana & Laura @ The Bookish Sisters
Kim @ The Writing Process
Austine @ Novel Knight
My questions for you (elaboration encouraged):
- What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
- What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to it?
- How do you relax after a hard day of work?
- What movie title best describes your life?
- Which would you prefer to be: author, publisher, or reviewer?
- What’s your favorite literary trope?
- What are your top 5 books in your favorite genre?
- If you could trade lives with one literary character, who would it be?
- If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 literary characters would you want to be stuck with?
- What’s something you wish you knew when you first started blogging?
- Who are some of your favorite bloggers to follow?
Thanks again to James for nominating me for the Liebster Award! And thank YOU for reading!