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The Liebster Award #3

I was tagged by Naty a few weeks ago to do the Liebster award again!

Rules:

  • Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.
  • Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you
  • Nominate 11 people
  • Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions

Naty’s Questions

What book you wish you could un-read to experience it for the first time again?
Hmm, maybe The Pisces?

What’s your Hogwarts house?
I’m kind of an equal split between Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. Sometimes I lean a bit more to one side or the other. I probably would have been sorted into Ravenclaw.

What popular book have you not read yet?
The Lovely Bones is still on my TBR, I know it was pretty popular back in the day.

What are some of your favorite authors?
Joe Hill, Tamora Pierce, Maggie Stiefvater

What book do you LOVE but you don’t normally recommend to people? 
The Pisces, again!

What book are you always recommending to people?
Hmm, probably Annihilation!

What middle grade book do you wish you had read as a kid?
I can’t think of anything off the top of my head!

How many books do you have on your TBR?
Umm… 1189. Oops.

What bookish universe could you live in?
Haha, probably something contemporary and normal. 😛

What genre do you read most?
Fantasy!

What is a bookish goal you have for 2019?
Less pressure on myself! I don’t want to get stressed out about reading, I want to love it.

My Questions:

If you could control the weather, how would the seasons change for you?
What are you reading right now?
If you could magically acquire a new talent, what would you choose?
How would you describe your “aesthetic?”
What is something you’re hoping to accomplish in the next year?
What is your most used emoji?
What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve ever had?
If you didn’t have to work for money, what would you do with your time?
What’s the last text you sent?
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
What’s your phone background?

I tag:

Rachel
Callum
bookwormmuse
Becky
Hannah
Destiny
Avery
Kristin
Ally
Kaleena
Meeghan

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The Liebster Award #2

Thank you to Becky @ Strikeouts + Sprinkles for tagging me! 🙂

The Liebster Award Rules

  1. Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
  2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
  5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer

Becky’s Questions:

  1. What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?
    • Best: My digital camera! I haven’t used it in a while, but I adore it so much.
    • Worst: Hmm, I don’t know why this is such a difficult question! I literally can’t think of one single purchase, mostly because there are so many small ones I regret that just add up so much!
  2. Who is the messiest person you know?
    • This is another difficult one. Maybe my dad, but it’s mostly because he has so many things that it makes a mess!
  3. What are your thoughts on mascots?
    • When I think about mascots, all I can think of are the Washington Nats mascots and how scary they are.
  4. What’s the most useless talent you have?
    • I am extremely good at just barely starting hobbies and then completely dropping them.
  5. What was the last photo you took?
    • One of my sister’s cat, I think! Or a selfie to send my girlfriend, haha.
  6. What song always get stuck in your head?
    • Pretty much any song can get stuck in my head as soon as I hear it. Currently it’s I Know Somebody by LOCASH
  7. What’s your cure for hiccups?
    • Hold my breath and sip water.
  8. What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis?
    • Oh gosh, I don’t know but I’m sure there are a few I don’t even realize I’m using.
  9. What’s something you’ve done that you’re proud of?
    • Graduating college!
  10. Is there a show you used to watch and stopped watching and want to start again?
    • Grey’s Anatomy!
  11. What’s your worst example of procrastination?
    • Buying present for people AFTER Christmas.

Facts About Me:

  1. I’ve broken bones 4 times and have gotten ~40 stitches. I’m accident-prone.
  2. I think 5 cats is the ideal number of cats.
  3. My favorite flowers are lilacs.
  4. I like baseball.
  5. I grew up a few hours away from Canada, but my first time leaving the country was a day trip to Mexico (from San Diego) when I was ~12.
  6. I have always lived near a large body of water.
  7. I do not refrigerate cake, and recently learned that a lot of people do.
  8. I have an undergrad degree, and have been considering graduate school.
  9. When this posts, I’ll be on a plane to Texas.
  10. I love libraries.
  11. One time I saw Stevie Wonder in an airport on my birthday, and he sang happy birthday to someone else.

My Questions:

  1. If you could control the weather, how would the seasons change for you?
  2. What are you reading right now?
  3. If you could magically acquire a new talent, what would you choose?
  4. What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently?
  5. What is something you’re hoping to accomplish in the next year?
  6. What is your most used emoji?
  7. What was the name of your first pet?
  8. If you didn’t have to work for money, what would you do with your time?
  9. What is your favorite mythical creature?
  10. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  11. What’s your phone background?

I Tag:

  1. Jenna @ Falling Letters
  2. Madame Writer
  3. Destiny @ Howling Libraries
  4. Callum McLaughlin
  5. Ally @ Ally Writes Things
  6. Rachel @ pace, amore, libri
  7. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books
  8. Fran L
  9. Lilly @ Lair of Books
  10. Melanie @ Mel to the any
  11. Sam @ Sleepy Sam Reads

 

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The Liebster Award [tag]

2018-03-20

Thanks so much to Alyssa @ Queerly Texan for nominating me for The Liebster Award! Alyssa has a great blog that covers a lot of topics, ranging from chronic illness to queer issues and more!

Alyssa’s Questions:

What is your favorite thing about the city/state/country you live in?

I love how old and historical a lot of the areas within Boston feel. There are a lot of cobblestone streets. It’s such a nice city to wander around in and I love going for walks.

How do you come up with ideas for new blog posts?

Almost all of my posts are book reviews, but my other posts are usually tags or wrap-ups, almost entirely inspired by other bloggers!

What song means the most to you?

This answer can vary a lot, but I’d have to say Home by The Dear Hunter. I was in a really bad place when I heard them play it live for the first time and it hit me on a level that surprised me.

What was your favorite game to play as a child?

Any kind of make-believe game. I’d always pretend I was an animal, or some kind of adventurer in the woods.

What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about you?

One time a small girl standing next to me pointed at me and said “WOW, you’re BEAUTIFUL” and it is probably one of the purest, most genuine compliments I have ever received.

What is a social justice cause you are passionate about?

There are several, but right now I’m working my hardest on learning more about racism, including how to fight against it as a white person.

Who is your favorite person to be around? And why?

One of my best friends, because he’s hilarious! He can always make me laugh and makes even the most otherwise inane days more fun.

Have you ever travelled abroad?

I live in the US and once I took a day trip to Tijuana, Mexico while visiting my great-grandmother in San Diego. I was about 12 then. My mom and I are going to Canada in a couple months, which will mark my second time ever out of the country. I actually only got my first passport for this trip, but I’m hoping now that I have a stable job and PTO that I’ll be able to plan a trip to Europe sometime in the next year or two.

What are you excited about this year?

Incredibly, we’re through almost four months of this year already! I’m really excited to go to FlameCon in NYC with a couple of friends in August and to go on my aforementioned trip with my mom. I’m also excited to go to a lot of baseball games this summer (I’ve been to two already this month!).

Would you ever want to be famous?

Only lowkey famous, like as a bookblogger maybe. I’m bad at confrontation and dealing with trolls (it’s hard for me to detach emotionally) and I know famous people deal with a lot of negative attention, as well as positive. I guess I’d like to have an influence and to be admired, but I also don’t want to live in a spotlight.

My nominees:

Wendy @ what the log had to say
Avery @ Red Rocket Panda
Anna @ reading peaches
Ashley @ Thrifty Bibliophile
Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Rules for if you chose to accept the nomination:

• Write about it on your blog and thank the person who nominated you. Write about their blog too.
• Display the award on your blog.
• Nominate 5 or 10 blogs which you feel deserve it.
• Let the nominees know that you nominated them.
• Don’t forget to create 10 questions for them to answer. Notify your nominees and provide a link to your post so that they’ll know what to do.

Questions for my nominees:

• What hobby would you get into if time, money, and energy weren’t an issue?
• How would you describe your “aesthetic?”
• What fictional universe (game/book/movie) would you most like to live in?
• What is your favorite thing about yourself?
• What is your favorite thing to introduce people to?
• What’s your favorite article of clothing you’ve owned?
• What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve ever had?
• What fictional character do you relate to the most?
• What’s the last text you sent?
• Do you believe in any paranormal creatures?

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