Sunday 24 August 2014

Liebster Award & Questions

I was nominated for the Liebster Award from Felicia over at A Silly Girls Thoughts so thanks for that.

I know most of my fellow bloggers don't like these type of nominations where you need to nominate so many others. I am not a huge fan either but I do like the book questions, therefore I will post the ones put and if you wish you can carry them to your blog and answer, or answer on the comments here. I don't mind either way.

Hope your all having a lovely weekend and a nice Sunday planned, we are heading to Waterstones after this YAAAAY, be ready for new books post ;p

These are the questions Felicia asked me and the other nominated people:

1. If you had to pick max three favorite books, what would it be?Oh this is too hard, only three! I would have to say the Lord of The Rings books (I have all three in one book so it counts), The Green Mile by Stephen King and Still Alice by Lisa Genova.

2. If you had to pick max three of your least favorite books, what would it be? Moby Dick by Herman Melville it took me a full week to read and I honestly really hated it. In The Woods by Tana French, I was enraged by the ending and felt totally cheated although loads of people loved it so it really shows how everyone is different. My last one would be Shadows Behind the Rainbow by Otis Randolf, I tried to read it over 6 days and couldn't finish it. It is a dark book that covers abuse and had a jump in the language used by different characters. That said the author appreciated the honest review I gave and was really nice which you can say about all authors when they have a negative review.

3. Do you ever read a book, not so much because you think you will like it, but because it's one of those books you feel like you have to read? I did with Moby Dick, I felt I should try and read a classic however it was such a struggle and task I haven't yet ventured back to try another, I will one day though.

4. What's your thought on audio books? I think they are a wonderful idea, especially for people who are visually impaired. I recently found out they are a lot more expensive than print books which I think is a shame and something should be done about it. They are not for me, I have never listened to an audio book, I prefer to have my book in front on me and sitting absorbed into it.

5. Do you re-read books? Yes, I have read Lord of the Rings three times, Harry Potter (all of them) twice, others by accident and today I am going to buy another copy of Still Alice and re read it before it comes out in the cinema.

6. What's the best school-assigned book you've read? The Pigman I think it was called, I don't even remember the author or much about the actual story however that book prompted me to search out more in the class cupboard where I found JAWS so definitely that one.

7. Are you the type to usually root for the hero or the villain? It depends on the story to be honest, I hate mean characters and usually root for the underdog however if they save or are nice to an animal I am usually rooting for that one.

8. What's the one thing you wish everyone knew? Thats a really hard question, in general I have no idea however if related to literature I wish everyone could read and write. In this day and age it is so sad that not everyone can and people feel so much stigma and embarrassment when they can't.

9. If you had the power to fix one thing you think is wrong with the world, what would it be? (And if you can, what would you do?) People hurting each other, I would make it so whatever they were going to do, they experienced the pain and devastation they were going to cause before they did it. Hopefully that would stop them in their tracks and get them to go in a different path.

10. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, fiction or real, who would it be? First choice would obviously be family who have gone as why wouldn't you. Famous, I think I would go for Stephen King so I could discuss all my favourite of his books with him and get an insight. It was Mr King that sparked my interest in reading as a child and I have never looked back.

11. What got you into blogging? I was reading so many books that I would find myself reading a book and thinking it sounded familiar only to find I had read it before. I decided to do a blog and keep track of my reads (Goodreads is also great for this and the two link in together). It has since led me to meet some great people who also love books, put me in touch with publishers and introduced me to authors I may never have discovered otherwise.


  1. Great answers, I loved the Lord of The Rings books when I read them. That was nice of Otis Randolf to appreciate your honest review. As for audio books, I converted to them this year because I borrow them for free and download them onto my Nook through my library. I listen as I crochet, so it really works well for me. And wouldn't it be nice to meet Stephen King? His hometown isn't too far from where I live and I have wanted to drive down there and see the house from the street, without looking like a crazy

    Enjoy your weekend and I hope you find some great books :)

  2. Congratulations on your Liebster Lainy.

    Very intriguing answers to the questions.

    I have not read In The Woods. I think it is interesting that you did not like it because you were enraged at the ending. When I think about books that bothered me, it was usually because something enraged me about the plot. Usually something at the end.

  3. Still Alice is such a good book--so emotional! I didn't know they were making a movie of it. I think I'll skip it though. Having seen my grandmother's downward spiral because of dementia, I don't think I could stomach the movie. I really liked The Lord of the Rings too. :-)

    I like your answer to number 9. I wouldn't have thought of it myself, but that would definitely do the trick, I think. I hope. I agree with you.


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