liebster-awardI was awarded the Liebster award by Brilliantly Novel and Books for Thought and Live a Thousand Lives. They all nominated me in the last few days so I thought I would combine the post and answer the questions from them all. I was thrilled to nominated once (first time) but to get nominated three times in one week, made me feel very special. Especially when it was by three amazing blogs, I would have nominated them if they had not nominated me first.

Each of them had a different set rules. I mixed and matched. 🙂

The rules are as follows:

1. You must link back to the person who nominated you.

2. You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.

3. List 11 facts about yourself.

4.You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with fewer than 200 followers, There may be one or two that have less than 1000 followers because I love their blogs so much.

5. . You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

6. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

Number 1 I already did in the introduction and I will mention them again in the question portion. Now for answering questions.

11 Facts about myself

1. I am a massive fan of Bowling for Soup.

2. I have a degree in Forensic Science.

3. I really like cheesy teenage films and T.V. like ICarly and sadly I love the Bratz Movie.

4. I like making cards.

5. Family is one of the most important things in my life.

6. I like playing computer games like Spyro and Rayman.

7. I don’t like Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman.

8. I like cooking and baking.

9. I love Snoopy an Garfield.

10. I like buying notebooks and pens and socks.

Questions from Brilliantly Novel

1. If you could take a vacation in any fictional world, where would you go?

Never Never Land. It’s so magical, you can imagine food and it’s there, there’s just so much to discover there.

2. What is one book that you’ve always wanted to read, but haven’t?

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, I will get there sometime soon.

3. What two characters make up your favorite fictional couple? What book are they from?

Probably Yelena and Valek from The Study series by Maria V Snyder

4. More and more authors are posting playlists of songs that they listen to while writing a book. Are there any songs that remind you of a book that you’ve read?

I found this question really hard, the only one I can think of is Super Massive Black Hole by Muse when reading the Baseball scene in Twilight, but that’s because it’s in the film.

5. People are always asking about who your favorite heroes/heroines are, but who is your favorite villain/bad guy?

I like Iris in the Study series, especially since she was good at the start.

6. If you could ask one author any question you wanted, who would you pick and what would your question be?

I would ask Karen Maitland, why all the ambiguous endings?

7. What is your most anticipated book of 2014?

Kate Morton’s new book, that is out in October this year.

8. In the event of a disaster, if you could only save 3 books, which ones would you save?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield and Under the Dome by Stephen King, since I have not yet read it and it is 900 pages longs, would last me a while.

9. What is one book that you read before you blogged that you would like to reread and review?

There’s quite a few, Eternal Eden by Nicole Williams is one I have been wanting to reread for a long time.

10. If you could pick the perfect cast, what book would you like to see turned into a movie and/or TV show?

Poison Study by Maria V Snyder, probably a TV show though, it would have to be done well.

11. Would you rather have to survive a zombie apocalypse or be a tribute in the Hunger Games? Why?

Zombie Apocalypse, since I would not have to kill real people, okay I know they once were but I could hide.

Questions from Books for Thought

1. What are you currently reading?

Quite a few, the one I am trying to get read first is Chameleon by Maggie Faire.

2. If you’ve read Divergent, what faction do you think you’d be in? Or in Harry Potter, what house? Or in Percy Jackson, what God or Goddess would be your parent? Or anything else like this.

In Divergent I think I would be in Eritude, and in Pottermore I am in Ravenclaw. I have not read Percy Jackson.

3. What’s a book that you hated the ending to and why?

I cannot think of one book, but the House of Night series, it just dragged on, was not a big fan.

4. If you could redo any movie based from a book, what would it be and why?

Eragon, i think it could be done so much better.

5. How many books do you own? (approx.)

300, and that’s just the ones on my shelves, got about 600 kindle ones, least I will never run out of books.

6. What book have you read the most?

The Study series by Maria V Snyder, or the Harry Potter series.

7. First book that pops into your head!

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.

8. Would you rather have to survive a zombie apocalypse or be a tribute in the Hunger Games? Why?

Zombie Apocalypse, since I would not have to kill real people, okay I know they once were but I could hide.

9. Would you rather be stuck in Divergent or The Hunger Games. Why?

Divergent, you have more of a choice and you do not have to kill people if you do not want to.

10. What book are you most excited for this year?

I already answered this one by Brilliantly Novel, so I will say which one I really want to get read this year and that’s the Hobbit, still have not gotten around to it.

11. Who is your favourite villain? Why?

I already answered this so my second favourite villain is Voldemort. He is just so evil, it is quite unbelievable.

Questions from Live A Thousand Lives

1. What is one of the best pieces of advice that you have ever gotten?

That I should trust in myself.

2. When was the last time you laughed really hard?

Last Weekend when my best friend surprised me by coming to visit and had a nice meal and a few drinks, it was a brilliant night.

3. Why did you decide to start a blog?

To improve my writing skills, I want to be an author. But I found that blogging is great fun by itself and I have met so many nice people.

4. What is your goal for your blog? (ex. To entertain? To make people think? To have fun, etc.

All of the above. To meet new people too.

5. What’s one of the most challenging things you have ever done?

I really cannot think of anything that big, getting my degree or getting through depression.

6. Do you have any hidden talents or a not so hidden talent that you can tell us about?

I can make cards. I can make pretty pictures in Lattes with the milk.

7. What’s your favorite holiday/day of the year and why?

Hogmanny (New Year) I like being with friends and family.

8. If you could go anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would it be and why?

USA, I would love to move there, Denver especially.

9. If you could meet any five well know figures, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

J.K Rowling, what Harry Potter fan does not want to meet her? Penn Badgely, well have you seen him? He is lovely. Gordon Rasmey, I wish he could teach me to cook like him, without the swearing of course. Maria V Snyder because she is one of my favourite authors and seems like a really nice person. Stephen Fry, he is great, massive fan of of QI.

10. what’s your favorite comfort food?

Jelly beans or chicken goujons.

11 questions for my nominees.

  1. Which fictional character would you most like to meet?

2. What’s your favourite fantasy race to read about? Or if you don’t read fantasy, which race do like the idea of least?

3. What’s your favourite kind of music and which artist is your favourite?

4. Do you have any book geeky friends you can chat to, or is that one of the joys of blogging for you?

5. What’s your dream job?

6. If you it was possible to survive without food, as in it was only a luxury, if you had to give up food or books which would you give up?

7. When rereading a favourite book of yours, is there any part you skip over because you don’t like it or find it boring?

8. Which book was the one that made you find the magic of reading?

9. If you could have an animal (real of fictional) as a pet which one would it be?

10. Which book that is not one you usually read are you wanting to read, or have read recently?

11. I am running out of ideas sorry. Coffee or Tea?

The Nominees

  1. Random Book Muses
  2. What comes next reviews
  3. My Novel Opinion
  4. Book Bliss
  5. Amanda’s Nose in a Book
  6. Reading in the Sunshine
  7. A Bottomless Book Bag
  8. Faith’s Book Nook
  9. Obsessive reads
  10. Required Reading
  11. Reading in Pajamas

Okay so this took me a week to complete, I had finished it then somehow it crashed so had to do half again. Here’s hoping it works this time 🙂