The Liebster Award — Take 2

Hello guys! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. Today, I’m honored to be sharing with you guys my answers for The Liebster Award again! Thank you SO much Ashmita for nominating me! I’m super honored and everyone should definitely go check out her blog The Fictional Journal.


Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and give a link to their blog.
  • Answer the questions asked to you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers.
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions.
  • Notify your nominees once you you have uploaded your post.

Ashmita’s Questions

#1. What was your most recent 5 star read?

I’m that annoying person that talks over and over again about the same books because I love them so much 😂 That means that I’ve talked about my most recent 5 star read about a hundred times already. Anyways, it is A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I adored this book. Definitely one of my favorites of 2020 and even though I read it about a month ago, I already want to read it again.

#2. What is the biggest book on your TBR?

I’m a mood reader, so I don’t have the biggest TBR. However, I do add some books to the list just to keep them on my radar, and so that I don’t forget about them. At the moment, the three longest books there are A House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Mass, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, and Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare.

No, I haven’t read Little Women yet 😬 Please don’t come for me. I really want to though, I’m just a little intimated by how long it is, considering that it already takes me a really long time to get through classics.

#3. Favorite blog post that you have ever written (add a link as well so I can read it)?

I’m still learning a lot about blogging, like the type of things I want to write about and what my writing voice/style is, so I think most of my posts are still raw and not that great. Despite that, I am particularly proud of my discussion post on the ending of Verity by Colleen Hoover. That book blew me away and I still think about it all of the time. However, it is filled with spoilers, so if you haven’t read the book you probably shouldn’t read that post. So a second one that I really liked was If you liked that, read this – Romance Edition. I had a lot fun putting that one together too ☺️

#4. Favorite Ship?

I’m sorry, I can’t pick one!! I love love 🥰 So I have an absurd amount of ships 😅 I think it would be harder for me to pick couples that I don’t like or want together. Still, some of my all time favorites from both books and TV are Bellamy and Clarke (The 100), Magnus and Alec (Shadowhunters), Percy and Annabeth (Percy Jackson), Blaine and Kurt (Glee), and Monica and Chandler (Friends). Yes, I am basic, but honestly, I am that person that always ships every single couple, so I could be mentioning ships forever and ever.

#5. Which fictional character would you like to date?

I’m currently rewatching the first few seasons of Arrow with my mom so that I can finally finish the show. This means that I’m currently obsessed with Oliver Queen. He is one of my favorite characters, and he’s pretty cute as well. So, at the moment, he would be my pick.

#6. Tell me three things about yourself. (not related to books).

Did I just have to look up on Google fun facts to share about yourself? Yes, yes I did. I’m not the most interesting person 😅

Number one: I’ve played the piano for over ten years and I also play a tiny bit of violin and guitar. Music and singing are two of my favorite things in the world. In fact, I wanted to major in Music for about 3/4 of my life. It was only a few years ago that I decided against it. Still, this is a huge part of my personality. I spend almost every moment of my day singing (I’m not great, but I love it).

Number two: I am terrified of cockroaches. I don’t like bugs in general, and I always try to stay as far away from them as possible (even though it’s hard to do that in the climate I live in). But cockroaches are a whole other level. I cannot even look at them 😖 Someone has to agree with me on the fact that they’re basically DINOSAURS!!! How long have they been around for?? They are absurd, I don’t like them.

Number three: I’ve seen ghosts (spooky, I know 😏). Many of you will probably think I’m crazy and won’t believe me, but I swear I have. I’ve seen three or two ghosts in my life (there’s one account I’m not entirely convinced of). I can tell you that it was scary and I don’t ever want to see one again. I did not enjoy those experiences.

#7. Do you have a favorite go-to place? Describe it.

I’m an introvert… Which means I don’t go out much (even before quarantine). To make matters worse, I live in a city where there’s not much to do besides going out to restaurants. But I guess that if I had to pick somewhere I would say… either the Movie Theater or my Best Friend’s house.

I picked the 🍿 movie theater 🍿 because that’s where my friends and I would always get together, even if we didn’t end up watching anything, and I have very good memories there. And my best friend’s house is very special to me for obvious reasons, but also because she lives in another city that is hours away from where I live. It’s always very special whenever we get to see each other ☺️ She lives in a large building and (fun fact) more than half of her family lives in that same building. And I mean grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews… EVERYONE. So it’s like one big get-together all of the time. It’s very chaotic, but very homey as well 😄

#8. Do you annotate your books? Care to share, how/why?

99% of the books I read are ebooks because they are far more convenient and affordable. That means that I do take notes, but I’m definitely not the best example of how anyone should do that 😂 I literally just jot down whatever it is I’m thinking when I read a particular scene or line. Most of the time they are ridiculous comments that are merely for me to complain or gush, and only a few actually describe my overall thoughts and are helpful for my reviews. But when I’m reading a physical book I don’t take any notes. It’s hard for me to put down a book just to write something down. It can be a bit annoying.

#9. Think of a happy memory. Maybe your happiest one. And tell me which book you are reminded of when you think of it.

My happiest memories are whenever I’m with my family. I’m very close to my parents and I love them more than anything in this world 🥰 So, I was always the happiest when we were all together sharing and having a great time. Whether that be watching movies or going out and doing fun things, it was my favorite thing ever. I think that a book that reminds me of that is Lola and the Boy Next Door for some reason? I just think that Lola’s relationship with her parents is beautiful. I can really relate to their bond.

#10. Why did you start blogging and why did you continue?

The idea of having a blog has been on the back of my mind for a really long time (like most people who end up having a blog). I think I didn’t do it sooner because I lacked the confidence, and I thought that no one would really care about what I had to say 😕 But, at the end I decided to go for it because I literally don’t know anyone that I can talk with about books, and I couldn’t stand it anymore 😅 I started this blog with hopes of meeting new people and sharing my thoughts in a community that would appreciate them. So far, I’m loving it and I’m continuing to do it because everyday I discover new things that I like about blogging, which keep me inspired and push me to try to be better. Also, I love writing and I think this is great practice.

#11. Lastly, tell me a weird/fun fact about you.

I suck at these type of questions. A weird thing about me…? Well, something that people always say is unusual is that I eat all of the toppings off of my pizza before actually eating the pizza 🍕 I’ve never met anyone that does that too, but I only do it about 95% of the time.


Once again, thank you so much Ashmita for the nomination!! I also nominate the following people:

I know for a fact that all of you guys have been nominated countless times and have done this award recently, but you all are just TOO GOOD at this. So, I’m nominating you again 😁 (sorry, not sorry)! Of course, no pressure. If this is not your thing or you have a lot in your plate, you don’t need to answer. But everyone that’s reading this should definitely take the time to check out all of their blogs!


My Questions:

  1. Favorite Ship?
  2. Favorite blog post you have ever written?
  3. Most disappointing book you’ve read this year?
  4. The longest book you have ever read?
  5. Any series that you’re currently watching or movies that you saw recently?
  6. The holiday season is here! What is your favorite holiday and why?
  7. What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
  8. Name three things that you love doing (besides reading and writing). Why do you love them?
  9. If you don’t mind, what is one of the most embarrassing moments you have had?
  10. If you could have anything right now, what would you ask for?
  11. Tell me a weird/ fun fact about you.

I hope you guys enjoyed this! If you want to answer any of the questions in this post, please do! I would love to read your answers as well.

18 thoughts on “The Liebster Award — Take 2

  1. OMG – Klaine! I’m a Brittana gal myself, but I adored Klaine so much before I spiraled deep into the Brittana rabbit hole. But Monica and Chandler? Ugh. SO IDEAL.

    How do you read your eBooks? Kindle has a feature where you can highlight passages and add comments. I only use the highlight bit. I rarely ever add snippets of my thoughts, whether physical or digital.

    Also, thank you so much for the tag! That’s so kind of you. ❤️

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    1. Brittany and Santana are such a good couple!! I’ll be honest, at first I didn’t really like them cause I thought Santana was horrible 😬 But then as the story progressed I loved their relationship and how much they cared for each other. I also love the fact that they were best friends and fell in love ☺️

      I read my ebooks on my iPhone or computer! I’ve never owned a Kindle so I don’t really know how it works, but it sounds pretty similar to iBooks. I just select the part that I want to highlight and it automatically does so, and then I can write any comment that I want 🙂

      I’m so glad you liked the post! Thank you for reading ☺️

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  2. Oh thanks for the kind words! ☺️
    I haven’t read little women either😂….it IS kinda intimidating…not to mention the fact that it’s a classic. I love magnus and Alec and percabeth!! And I hate cockroaches too! But I am TERRIFIED of lizards!! ( I just shuddered 😂🤣)
    Congratulations by the way ❤️💓

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  3. Wow . Yes I have been tagged in this award countless of times yet I had so much fun reading your answers in this post . I loved Lola and Boy next door and glad that you loved it so much . Thank you again ❤

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  4. High five, I am also the annoying person who talks about their favourite books too much! I’ll definitely be read Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (though I do believe it is a sequel?). 👍

    No worries haha, classics are rare reads for me as well but I enjoyed Little Women! There are a few slow parts but it is just so heartwarming as a whole, I hope you will feel the same way too! 😍

    Haha SAME I ship every ship-able couple too, authors are just too good at holding my heart captive. And ahh cockroaches, my eternal enemy… 😥

    Aww thank you so much for the nomination Pilar! I may take a while, but will definitely answer your questions! ❤

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    1. A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire is a sequel! I loved it, but recently I’ve seen many people say they prefer the first book. Though, I think both are excellent ☺️

      I can’t wait to dare and read Little Women, everything I’ve heard about it sounds amazing! And cockroaches are truly horrible. I still don’t understand what could they possibly contribute to the ecosystem 🙄

      I can’t wait to read your answers! But no pressure 😉

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  5. Thank you for the nomination! I loved reading your answers and getting to know you better! Crescent City and Little Women are both so good!! Don’t worry about their size, once you start reading them you won’t want to put them down and will fly through them! Happy Reading! 🥰 Xx

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  6. Aww, thank you so much for the nomination! 😊 These are some pretty great questions and I can’t wait to get to them… eventually 😁

    And gosh, I’m totally with you – I basically ship everything that walks in front of me. Except for everyone Bellamy and Clarke ended up with in the TV show, apparently 😅 Why didn’t they realize how perfect they were for one another? 😭

    I don’t know if I’d date Oliver, though. He’s too broody for my tastes, and besides, he and Felicity are basically soulmates 😍

    Also, I need to know more about those ghost encounters! I am bursting with curiosity!!

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    1. I really don’t understand (and I don’t think I ever will) how Bellamy and Clarke never realized that they were meant for each other 😱!! And the way it all ended was just a bullet to my heart 😢

      I know Oliver is broody 😅 But I just think he’s also so sweet! And true, him and Felicity are perfect for each other, but I wouldn’t mind being her, I love her too ☺️

      And the ghosts… 😬 It was horrible, but I don’t think I’m one to judge cause I’m a coward😅 There’s this ranch where I used to spend my summers and I love it there. However, at night it’s always a bit eery (or again, that’s just me). Anyways, the first time I saw a ghost, me and my friends were camping. At the distance we saw a man with no face — just standing there. He was completely white. Then he started moving and broke off into two men, the other one was completely black. Then, as they approached, they just disappeared. That was horrifying 😂 The second time, my friend and I were going back to our rooms (in the second floor of the house we were staying at). So there, when you go out the stairs there’s a small balcony that takes you to a another room in some sort of third floor. After we were at the door to my room, we just stood there for a while talking, and suddenly this woman with a striped hoodie appeared in the balcony. She was just looking at us, but we didn’t know her. We both screamed our heads off and ran away. No one really believed us, but she was translucent, so I KNOW she was a ghost or something else 😖

      I know I probably sound crazy, but I’ve always believed in ghosts. I have many creepy stories that freak me out whenever I think of them 😓

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      1. Gosh, that sounds so scary!! I would have been terrified! 😅 Though, to be honest, I would probably still have tried to come up with some kind of scientific explanation if I’d been in your place. I need proof and a good theory for pretty much everything until I get over my skepticism 😂 But I do think there’s a ton we haven’t understood yet, and between ghost sightings and accounts by people who survived near death experiences, I think there’s so much we still have to discover! So who knows – ghosts might be real, and I definitely think you saw something!

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        1. I really hope that someone (someday) can explain to me whatever it is that I saw 😕 I do believe in ghosts and paranormal activity (cause it’s just too coincidental and common), but I would love to understand the science behind it. But I’m also so terrified that I don’t really have the courage to try to do research on it to understand it better 😂😅

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          1. Oh, yeah, I’m definitely not doing the research either 😂😂 I can’t even watch horror movies without dying of fright – unless I cover my eyes during the entire movie, that is – so ghost watching in creepy settings is definitely not for me! 😅 But I’d love to understand it better, too, so hopefully, there are scientists out there who are a bit more courageous than we are 😁

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  7. Ahhh thank you so much for nominating me Pilar!!! I totally relate to being a “basic” shipper — I can’t help it, all of the couples out there are already so swoon-worthy as they are!! 😍😍 Your questions are amazing and I can’t wait to get around to them… though I apologize in advance if it takes a hot minute for me to actually answer them 😅

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    1. Don’t worry about it! There’s no pressure in answering. This year has definitely been hectic 😬 And I’m glad I’m not alone in the ‘basic’ shipper… Train? Ship? You get it 😅

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