The Liebster Award #4, #5 & #6

Hello everyone! ☀️ How are you all doing? I’ve been absent for the past few weeks because I was trying to rest up at the beginning of the year, but I’ve also begun a new semester of uni 😆! I’m super happy about it and I couldn’t be more excited about my classes. The downside is that it’s a lot of work and I have almost no time to sit down and write posts. Still, I’m trying to make more of an effort to both post and read all of your hard work. I’m so sorry if I haven’t read or commented as much as usual, I will definitely try to catch up this week 🤞🏽 How are you guys doing? Are you in school?

I’ve been nominated for so many cool awards and tags these past few weeks, which means that (hopefully, if my classes don’t kill me first 😅) for this entire week I’ll be doing tags! Today, I’ll start off with the Liebster Award because I was nominated for it three times!! I’m so happy and very honored. To everyone who tagged me, I’m sorry for the delay, but better late than never! I hope you guys enjoy it and please let me know your answers for these questions ☺️

The Liebster Award

I am so grateful and honored to be doing this award again!! On this occasion I was tagged by the lovely and wonderful Rebecca @ Bex the Bibliophile, Riddhi @ Whispering Stories, and Rachel @ A Bookworm’s Paradise. Thank you sooo much, I can’t wait to answer all your questions! Definitely go check out all of their blogs, they are amazing.

  • 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

Rebecca’s Questions

#1. What 3 emojis would you use to describe your current read? 👩‍❤️‍👨🦮👨‍👩‍👦‍👦

#2. If you could only eat one item of food for the rest of your life, what would you pick? I can’t choose, but maybe bread, eggs, cheese, or chocolate.

#3. You are stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take?

These kind of questions are torture for me 😓 I never know whether to answer it seriously or as a joke, and there are so many things I would want to bring!! I am a notorious over-packer and very paranoid because I always feel like I will need something that I really won’t. Consequently, I end up carrying extra things with me. In this case I’ll just say food, water, and my phone (that way I can read books and talk to my family).

#4. What your current favourite TV show/movie?

Another impossible question!! Why do you do this to me Bex 🙈??? Some of my current favorite movies are Enola Holmes and Onward. Two of my current favorite TV shows are The Crown and Grey’s Anatomy.

#5. If you could read any book for the first time again, which one would you pick?

Mmmm 🤔 One of the many I would like to read again for the first time would be Proof by David Auburn (which is actually a play), only because I would like to go back to that moment of my life. I read it during one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.

#6. Do you listen to music while you read, if so what?

Nope. I can’t concentrate because I love singing and appreciating the music 😄

#7. What is your favourite trope and why?

In romance, one of my favorites is enemies-to-lovers. In other genres… I’m not sure which are my preferences yet, I think it depends a lot on the story and how the author manages them.

#8. Dogs or Cats? Dogs all the way 🐶

#9. Would you like to face one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

100 duck sized horses because a large duck would (number one) terrify me which would make me easier to kill–the duck could just peck me to death. I don’t think those horses (as many as they may be) could trample me as easily 🤷🏽‍♀️

#10. If you could only read books by one author, who would it be and why?

No, I can’t do this. As much as I love some authors I wouldn’t want to read only their books for the rest of my life 😬

#11. What book would you love everyone to read?

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (have I mentioned it enough yet 😅).

Riddhi’s Questions

#1. What is the one thing you cannot tolerate in a book?

Badly written dialogues are my pet-peeve. I have read many books with horrible dialogue and, if I do finish them, I will criticize them endlessly 🙄

#2. What are your hobbies besides blogging?

I play the piano, I’m learning how to knit, I love writing, and I spend most of my day singing 😊

#3. Some advice for your fellow bloggers?

Make sure to keep reading what you love and not what others think you should be reading. And remember to not only write about what you think your followers might enjoy, but also what you would enjoy. It is very important that you like this new hobby you’ve taken on 😉

#4. Dogs or Cats? Why?

As I said previously, I prefer dogs. I don’t think that cats are evil or anything like that (I’ve heard many people say that), but, in my personal experience, dogs have been more friendly and playful, which I love. Though, overall, I’m not a big fan of pets that aren’t my own 😬 I only pet and play with dogs or cats of very close family members and friends.

#5. If you had to move to some other country for some reason, which country would it be?

I am obsessed with the UK, so I would love to live there 🇬🇧

#6. Your Covid experience in 8 words? Scary and interesting because it brought new experiences.

#7. Which language do you want to learn completely some day?

I think the realistic option is Italian, though I would love to learn Mandarin or German (which are much more difficult I think 😬).

#8. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? An introvert all the way.

#9. When is your birthday? February 4th (I’m so excited to do the birthday post 😆!!).

#10. Have you ever read a play by Shakespeare? If yes, which one and did you enjoy reading it? If not, then do you aspire to read one someday?

I read Romeo and Juliet years ago and hated it. BUT, I do think I was prejudiced and didn’t appreciate it as much as I should have. I want to read it again, along with other plays by Shakespeare, before forming a real opinion on any of them.

#11. Describe yourself in 11 words.

Quiet, loyal, responsible, lazy, hard-working, crier, hesitant, gloomy, observant, understanding, cooperative.

Rachel’s Questions

#1. Which author would you like the most to interview?

I’m not sure, maybe Colleen Hoover ’cause she’s one of my favorites and (judging by her social media accounts) she’s a very unique person. I think it would be very fun ☺️

#2. Do you prefer reading one book at a time or several?

I can only read one book at a time. I’m not good at focusing on several ones and I feel like I make less progress with them. Unfortunately, at this very moment (and probably for the following months) I will be reading several books at a time because of everything that I have to read for uni and the ones I want to read for myself 😕

#3. An intimidating book you are too nervous to begin?

Every classic out there 😂 Classics are a hit or miss with me, and I’m always nervous that they will take me a long time to read or that I won’t like them.

#4. Your favourite fictional villain?

Some of the members of the amazing book club I’m a part of (BOOKS GO BOOM!! go check it out 😉) are doing a reread of The Hunger Games trilogy. Although I couldn’t join them on it, I did rewatch all the movies in their honor, so I’m currently loving President Snow.

#5. Would you rather befriend a dragon or a mouse? A DRAGON!!! Do you know how cool that would be 😜?!?!

#6. How do you choose your next read?

Whatever I’m in the mood for reading. Sometimes I know what I want to read halfway through my current read and immediately pick that one up, but most of times I just surf the internet, various blogs, or my TBR and pick whatever sounds the most appealing at that moment. I don’t have a process AT ALL.

#7. Series or standalones? If it’s contemporary I prefer standalones. If we’re talking about Fantasy, Science Fiction, or Dystopian I usually prefer series.

#8. Hardcover or paperback? Hardcovers are beautiful and much more resistant, but paperbacks are far more convenient in many ways, so paperbacks.

#9. Describe your current read in emojis. I did this one earlier, but I’m reading two books right now so I’ll answer this for the second one — 🚔💔👩‍❤️‍👨

#10. Use a GIF to describe your current mood.

#11. Have your reading habits changed since you started blogging?

Since I started blogging I started taking notes for my reviews (they’re not very helpful, but at least they’re entertaining 😂), but I don’t think there have been many more changes.

I won’t be nominating anyone cause I’ve nominated many people recently for this award, but I would love to know some of your answers!! I hope you guys enjoyed the post!

Release Blitz & Review | Until Sadie: Happily Ever Alpha World

ARC kindly provided by Give Me Books and Boom Factory Publishing, LLC in exchange of an honest review.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.7 stars.

Author: Sarah Curtis.

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Review | Brave

Spoiler Free Review

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5 stars

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Length: 362 pages.

Trigger Warnings: coercion, manipulation, mentions of abuse and rape, suicidal thoughts, violence.

(Book #3 in A Wicked Trilogy)

“I was brave, and I had my entire life to be brave.”

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December 2020 Wrap-Up

Happy New Year everyone ☀️!! I hope you all had a good time this holiday season despite the circumstances. I really hope that 2021 brings us health, happiness, and many good things ☺️ Gauging by the current state of things, I’m not sure how this year will go, but one important thing I think we all learned in 2020 was to live one day at a time. Although this isn’t the most inspiring way to live, it has helped us get through this tough time. So, take it easy and have hope 🌼 Make sure you do things that are good for you, but also keep others in mind. Let’s all try to do what is best for ourselves and the world 😉

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