THE LIEBSTER AWARD

I’ve been nominated by Charlotte at WONDERFULLYBOOKISH for the Liebster Award. The Liebster award is a way of bring attention to other bloggers that you feel deserve some more recognition than they already have. It also gives you a chance to get to know the blogger a little bit. Firstly, Charlotte deserves way more recognition than she has, she works so hard on her blog constantly, so go check her out. The rules for the Liebster Award are simple:

  1. Acknowledge the person who has nominated you and display the award.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger has provided.
  3. Given 11 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 blogs that you think are deserving of the award.
  5. Give those blogs 11 questions to answer.

My 11 facts about myself are…

  1. I’m graduating from University next month, and its probably my biggest achievement so far. 2. My favourite chapter of any book ever is The Yule Ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 3. I can never figure out my favourite chocolate. 4. As much as i love travelling, the UK is probably my favourite place in the whole world. 5. Grey is my aesthetic. 6. I own over 550 books, but i’m unsure of the definite number anymore. 7. I co-own this blog with my best friend, who’s put up with me for 10 years (lucky her). 8. I’m a really slow reader sometimes, sometimes i can blame it on dyslexia, but really i’m just a little lazy. 9. I’ve generally always worked around books. 10. I wrote my Dissertation in my final year of University on The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. 11. I’ve read the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy (and liked it).

Here are my answers for the questions provided by Charlotte!

Have any book characters ever appeared in any of your dreams? If so, tell us what happened!
I genuinely don’t think that i’ve ever had book characters come in to my dreams. How disappointing is that?!

Which book characters would you like to be your siblings?
I’d really love Sophie May from Billy and Me and Always With Love by Giovanna Fletcher to be my sister. I feel like we’d get on really well and i just absolutely love her. I think she’d be the perfect, caring and compassionate sister.

Make a book you love sound incredibly boring by describing it as vaguely as you can.
A teenage boy goes on a trip to New York. He hangs out with some friends before going back home to his parents.

If you could possess the talent or skill that a book character has, what would it be?
I really struggled to answer this question because in reality, i’m not very sure of a skill or quality that i would want to take from a character. Realistically, i would like to be as intelligent as Hermione. Whether that is a skill or talent is debatable.

Which books do you wish you could forget completely, so you could experience reading them all over again?
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Do you prefer hardbacks or paperbacks?
Paperbacks. I generally prefer the look of a hardback. They look nicer on a shelf and more impressive. However i have a thing at the moment about ruining books and them not being perfect and looking well read. It’s easier to make a paperback look well read. They’re also easier to read and carry around.

If you could cast an actor as a book character, who would you cast? (Cast an entire book if you have the time!)
I spend very little of my reading time thinking about the actors that may or may not end up playing the roles for the big screen. In my opinion, the people who cast the movies know best for choosing someone to play a role. The one person that i cannot seem to get out of my mind though is Freddie Highmore playing Gregory from Alice and the Fly. I’ve seen Freddie play Norman on Bates Motel so fantastically, i really do believe he would do a great job with the schizophrenic behaviour of Greg.

Is there an author that you like to read everything they ever write?
Gayle Forman, i absolutely love her writing style and her novels are so easy to read. They are also the embodiment of my reading taste when it comes to contemporary. I would’t think twice about reading everything she’s ever written. It’s cliched but i would read her shopping lists.

Is there an author who no longer writes or who is no longer alive that you wish they could write another book?
J.D. Salinger only wrote one full length novel in his career, i would have loved to have more complete novels from him. I fell in love with The Catcher in the Rye unexpectedly and i feel like it’s a great shame he never wrote another full length novel, his short stories are just not the same for me. So i wish J.D. Salinger were still alive to write another novel.

Can you think of a film adaptation that perfectly matched the original book?
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. I tried my best and i could not find any flaws in that adaptation. I loved it just as much as the book, and i feel like that’s a tough thing to achieve!

Is there a book that you started but never finished? Why didn’t you finish it?
I never finished Love Rosie by Cecelia Ahern and i don’t think i ever plan on finishing it. This was the first Cecelia Ahern novel that i tried to read and i just found it incredibly long winded and most of it quite pointless. I have since read Flawed and i found it to be captivating and fun. I will try another Cecelia Ahern novel one day, but i don’t think i could ever return to Love Rosie.

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Here are my questions and who i’m tagging! If you’re tagged, answer these, write 11 of your own and then tag another 11 people!

  1. Is there an author that you really can’t get in to, no matter how hard you try?
  2. What’s the worst movie adaptation of a book you’ve seen?
  3. What are your two favourite novels of all time?
  4. And your two least favourite?
  5. Do you often read non-fiction? Why/why not?
  6. Why did you start blogging?
  7. What are your favourite posts to write?
  8. Do you read reviews before starting a book?
  9. If you could live the life of a character for one day, which character would that be and why?
  10. What character do you have a crush on (c’mon, we all have one)?
  11. What do you usually eat while reading?

The people I’m tagging are:

Shannon at Clockwork Bibliophile
Hollie at Hollieblog
Jesalin at jbelkbooks
Ashley at whatsshereading
Corinna at bookswithbolino
Jessie at MudandStars
Sammie at Bookshelvesandbiros
Cassidy at Anabundanceoffiction
Imogene at Muggleboooks
Lindsey at bringmybooks
Aila at onewayoranauthor

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