I am so happy to say that I’ve been nominated to do the ‘Liebster Award’! This award has been designed to discover new blogs and get them some interest on their blog and help them to gain followers.
Here are the rules for this award:
- Link back to the person who nominated you.
- Answer 11 questions from the individual who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 new bloggers (with under 200 followers) and come up with your own 11 questions. You cannot nominate the person who nominated you.
- Inform your nominee on being nominated.
Thank you Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts for nominating me to answer these questions, which are written in a very interesting and creative way 🙂
1. Dazed eyes open to warm rays of light welcoming another day of stories to be experienced. School? Work? Whatever. You pack your bag with the essentials: a Ziploc bag of snacks, the book you’re currently reading, your tech, the book that tops your list of favourites within the past three years, more food, and the book you’d give to your worst enemy. Just because.
The book I am currently reading: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (and it’s soon good!)
The book that tops your list of favourites within the past three years: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (hands down!)
The book you’d give to your worst enemy: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (I would tie them to a chair and force them to read it all to bore them out their tiny skull)
2. Putting on your favourite kicks, you open the door to see your best fictional friend greeting you with a beverage. It has your name on it. What’s your character name? (You can be an existing protagonist or create your own.)
Best fictional friend: Matilda by Roald Dahl (because of her love of books)
Character name: Beth
3. Grinning, you step onto your porch and reach for the screen door. As your finger traces the unlocking latch, you notice that you’re staring at a different door and a mat under your nose informing of your welcoming.A click is heard as your hand moves away from the chiming doorbell, the aged wooden door opening to your ideal fictional significant other. You hug the shit out of them.
Your idea fictional significant other: Tobias from Divergent or Augustus Waters (it’s just really hard not to love them, but I am sure I will develop a lot more fictional crushes throughout my life…)
4. But the once affectionate embrace now feels cold, distant, and dirty. Your limbs are constricted and bound by something scratching your skin raw. A voice echoes in the dark, hollow room; followed by laughter, the amusement of your futile predicament. Who is this villainous captor (i.e. could be your most hated villain)? As they bring their head closer to yours, your headstrong protagonist-willpower tells you to do what you do best: use your head as a weapon. Quite literally.
Most hated villain: Okay, so I wouldn’t really call him a villain but my most despised character is probably Bob Ewell from To Kill A Mockingbird because his character was just so mean and inconsiderate to everyone Macomb County and if I ever met him I would probably punch him in the face 🙂
5. A squint-inducing lingering pain thumps in your skull as battle cries drum to the beat of the men and women marching toward tall, stone walls. Your heart races with excitement and you grip your weapon tighter, first igniting the roaring fire within and then giving hoots to cheer your invading comrades on. What book had a moment that got your heart racing? You grab hold of the battering ram and ramp it up you shall.
What book had a moment that got your heart racing: Before I Go To Sleep by S.J Watson (no spoilers but OH MY GOD THE ENDING WAS JUST SO UNEXPECTED AND SHOCKING!)
6. Bang. A destructive boom resonates through the corridors. The castle gates are flooded with enemies. The war is lost; and they are coming. Your shelves are filled with hundreds of books. Of them are texts with secrets of war, of rebellion, of hope in a dimming world—books of true insight to leverage a victory—that you know must be burned immediately. Which book(s) do you destroy? If any.
What book would you destroy: Room by Emma Donoghue (really boring…)
7. The flames cackle as it dances before you, smoke rising and funneling into the open air. Clear to gray to tar; fumes seeping down deep into your lungs. You begin coughing hoarsely, suffocating from the toxicity. Releasing the door to the battle beyond your chambers or suffocate alone; all options are dreadful. What book was a painful experience to endure; whether it is personally or thematically powerful? Your eyes clamp shut.
What book was a painful experience to endure: The Way I See It by Nicole Dryburgh (I thought the book was really good but extremely upsetting and sometimes difficult to read to know that some people go through so much pain physically and mentally- and to know it was a true story!)
8. When you open them again, they flutter at the torrential rain being doused everywhere, soaking your body as it sways like a clock’s pendulum. “Ship’s bout’ to capsize, Cap’n!” a voice calls. The undulating sea smashes against the starboard and a crate scatters open various books and scriptures. You reach for your favourite book of all time and open to the page with a moment/quote that had changed your perspective. You rip the page out, and find a plastic bag, a Ziploc it tells you, and seal the passage, hoping that the ink doesn’t leak. You bring the clear plastic to your eyes and stare at the words trying to live in the moment once more.
Inspirational book quote from my favourite book: I’m going to use my recent favourite book and that is To Kill A Mockingbird and I’m going to say ‘Naw, Jem, I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.’ (This just says so much about how everybody has an idea about what society should be like or how they want it to be, and also shows how people should not favour race or gender, because people are people, and that’s just that!
9. The ink bleeds everywhere and as you lower the packaged piece of paper and look ahead, you’re now sitting in a room, amongst others, waiting for the moment of no return; of truths, of failures, of self-fulfilling prophecies. A moment passes and then your name is called. What trial, test, prophecy, or situation would you not want to undergo under any circumstances whatsoever? You proceed to the door; a ringing signals the start of your journey.
What trial, test , prophecy, or situation would you not want to undergo under any circumstances: I would not want to stand at the Reaping knowing that I could be picked to compete head to head with other teenagers and fight to the death because that would just scare the sh** out of me!
10. Your eyes open and hear the murmurs and static from the television. You tilt your head toward the noise, recognizing that the scene about to play out is one that was adapted; a book-to-film change you didn’t enjoy. What adapted scene is on the screen that you disliked (or thought was poorly executed)?
What adapted scene is on the screen that you disliked or that was poorly executed: It’s not necessarily a scene, but I really disagree with the way they completely changed the ending of My Sister’s Keeper from the book, because if you’re going to adapt a book to screen, at least keep the main plot points!
11. With a click of the remote, you silence any reservations. Sitting up, the windows radiating light emits a tone of difference than what you can remember. Approaching the window sill, the expanse beyond stretches increasingly far, where intrigue and uncertainty have become more than unsettling. What world have you woken up into (fictional or realistic) and what are your next steps?
What world would you like to wake up in: So I never actually finished the series (I know, slap my wrists!) but I just wanna go to Hogwarts! (I promise I will finish the series eventually :P)
What are your next steps: Visit the Hogwarts library 🙂
So thanks Joey for those awesome questions and making it into a story was a great idea!
My nominees for the Liebster Award are:
Émilie @ The Smell Of Books
April @ Bookishly Speaking
Jennifer @ Jennifer’s Reading Nook
Rebecca @ Bookish Beck
Sarah @ I Would Rather Read
Danee & Samantha @ Fiction Function
Amy @ Wanderlust
Josh @ Been There, Read That
TJ @ TJ’s New Book Blog
And here are my questions:
- Your favourite author and why?
- Would you ever read a book based on your favourite soap/TV show?
- Do you prefer to read in complete silence or can you read in front of the TV/listening to music/in a public place, etc.?
- What’s your favourite book from you childhood?
- What fictional place would you like to live in?
- If you had the choice, would choose to have magic or stay being muggle?
- What would your Petronas (from Harry Potter) be if you had one?
- If you were to write a book, would you write under a pen name?
- If you were Peter Van Houten from The Fault In Your Stars and chose to move to a different country to escape your original nationality, were would you go?
- When is your favourite time to read a book?
- And last but not least, eBooks or paperback/hardback books?
I’m really sorry if you’ve done a Liebster Award post before but I hope you enjoy answering my questions.
Happy Weekend and Happy Blogging