I was nominated a second time for the Liebster Award, so here is my response!

If you’ve been reading my blog for a long time, at least a few months, you might remember that I was nominated for the Liebster Award. I don’t think my answers were great because the post was written so early on (it was less than my 10th post on my blog). I’ve been nominated again by ReaderInterrupted, so even though I’ve already done this, I’m going to do it again! The rules have also slightly changed since the last time I did it too, so it’ll be a bit different.

The Liebster Award is a great way of bringing attention to other bloggers that you feel deserve recognition, and the rules are simple! 1) You must acknowledge the person who nominated you and display the award; 2) Answer eleven questions that the blogger gives you; 3) Give eleven facts about yourself, and 4) Nominate 11 blogs that you think are deserving of the award. After you’ve answered the questions, make sure you tell the bloggers you’ve nominated that you’ve nominated them, and give them 11 more questions to answer. Here are my answers!

What is your favourite series of all time and why?

Oh man, this is such a hard question!! The typical answer would be Harry Potter, but I also love Unwind by Neal Shusterman (see the movie adaptation news here), The Morganville Vampire series (I have 16 of them on my shelf – see below, and also click here to see when I met the author), the Mediator series by Meg Cabot (there are a couple of new ones coming out soon, what!! I’ll definitely write about those!), and just for a throwback, the Angels Unlimited series by Annie Dalton.


The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine – they’re the ones stacked up in the middle. I like them quite a lot. The black books to the left of the stack are another series by Rachel Caine, but I haven’t read them yet!

If you could meet one book character over dinner, who would it be?

SO MANY. I’d love to have dinner with Ethan and his mum from Relativity, because I would just be so fascinated by Ethan’s affinity for physics. I’d learn so much just from one meal and it would be amazing.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Whispering (I just hate the sound of it), slow walkers when they walk RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of a busy street, loud/gross eaters, and folding pages over on books. DON’T DO IT.

What book has made you cry the hardest?

I didn’t even have to think about this. The Book Thief. UGH.

Who inspires you?

The many amazing authors, bloggers and just generally people who have made success for themselves by doing things they love. It makes me want to follow in their footsteps and keep doing what I love doing in the hope that I can be successful at it too! There’s nothing wrong with a bit of ambition.

Do you believe in ghosts?

Nope, I don’t think so. But who knows, I’m open minded.

If you had to only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Gahhhh! Can I combine every Harry Potter book into one giant book and read that for the rest of my life? No? Pfff.

What is your scariest nightmare?

When I was really young, probably about 6 or 7, I had a nightmare where some weird huge monster made of fire came into our house roaring. I ran into the bathroom (like Hermione and the troll, hah) and hid under the washing basket. The fire monster came into the bathroom and lifted up the basket but didn’t hurt me and then ran outside to get my dad who was putting the washing on the washing line, and he scared the monster away down the street and I heard him roaring the whole way. It’s not even scary now, obviously, but when I woke up I was shaking, like my entire body was quivering for hours. I had to lie in bed with my mum all night because I was too scared.

Describe a book to me without mentioning anything specific about the characters.

In a magical castle in Scotland only accessible by running through a train station wall at full speed, children aged 11-18 attend a mysterious school where they train to be witches and wizards. One super magical student must defeat some evil guy called Tom.

(I’m pretty impressed by that description myself.)

What’s your most bizarre talent?

I don’t think I have one. I’m pretty mediocre. I guess I can read pretty fast.

What book has really changed the way you once thought about something?

I apologise for being boring and repetitive and very predictable, but I’m going to say Harry Potter for this one too. I now can’t have a friend or family member or watch a TV show without choosing which Hogwarts house the characters would be in, almost automatically. For example, me and my friend Sophie tried to figure out for ages which houses the Orphan Black characters would be in, and it’s so much fun trying to work it out!


Here are my questions and who I’m tagging! If I’ve tagged you, answer these questions and then write 11 of your own.

  1. Have any book characters ever appeared in any of your dreams? If so, tell us what happened!
  2. Which book characters would you like to be your siblings?
  3. Make a book you love sound incredibly boring by describing it as vaguely as you can.
  4. If you could possess the talent or skill that a book character has, what would it be?
  5. Which books do you wish you could forget completely, so you could experience reading them all over again?
  6. Do you prefer hardbacks or paperbacks?
  7. If you could cast an actor as a book character, who would you cast? (Cast an entire book if you have the time!)
  8. Is there an author that you like to read everything they ever write?
  9. Is there an author who no longer writes or who is no longer alive that you wish they could write another book?
  10. Can you think of a film adaptation that perfectly matched the original book?
  11. Is there a book that you started but never finished? Why didn’t you finish it?liebster mine

I’m tagging (in fancy alphabetical order):

If I’ve tagged you but you’ve already done it, feel free to ignore it, do it again like I’ve done, or answer the questions in the comments of this post!

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