The beautiful people here in the book blogger realm are apparently TOO nice, since this is my FOURTH time being nominated for the Liebster Award. Sometime in August, I was nominated by the wonderful Holly over at Nut Free Nerd, who is a truly remarkable blogger and a beautiful human being! Polite and kind, Holly is a very knowledgeable blogger who brings a wonderful amount of information regarding books and other bookish things; it’s no wonder she was nominated herself for the Liebster Award.
Let’s get to it!
Here is some information about the Liebster Award from Norin’s own Liebster’s Award Post, which she, in turn, excerpted from Mischenko@ReadRantRock&Roll post, who originally nominated Norin for the Liebster!
“Liebster” is a German word meaning beloved, dearest, sweetheart, or darling.
For bloggers, the Liebster Award is an online recognition given by other bloggers to new bloggers for enjoying or appreciating their work. It highlights up and coming blogs.
- Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
- Nominate 11 blogs.
- Notify those blogs of the nomination.
- Give them 11 questions to answer.
One. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?
There are lots of places I would like to travel to, all for different reasons. The United Kingdom simply because of the history, architecture, and the amount of authors I love who were born there. Hawaii is also somewhere I would greatly love to travel to, with the vibrant lands and ocean view.
Two. Do you have a good new adult recommendation?
If Kelley Armstrong’s Cainsville series is considered New Adult (which I think it does), then I recommend this series, especially for those who love the supernatural and some creepy thriller aspects!
Three. If someone were to ask you why it is important to read, what would you say?
Experiences and the growth of one’s imagination. When reading, you have the chance to explore new ideas and impossible worlds, drawing you into experiences you may never experience otherwise. I firmly believe reading expands the mind and imagination, as we have to use our own thoughts and creativity to make images of places and people come to life.
Four. What is your favorite reading spot?
In the past, it was the library at my high school. Now, it’s probably my room or sitting under a willow tree in a park nearby. Also reading near any body of water makes me feel calm.
Five. When did you begin blogging?
This year! I began around January 2017 but I didn’t grow as serious and committed to blogging until March 2017.
Six. If you could meet any author, who would you choose to meet?
Alive: Kelley Armstrong and Philip Pullman. Deceased: A. A. Milne, William Shakespeare, and Edgar Allan Poe.
Seven. What genre do you want to read more of?
Coming of Age and Epic Fantasy. I love Fantasy, yet I find I haven’t read as much in the epic area; I think I want to try The Wheel of Time, since it’s been on my TBR list for a very long time. Coming of Age is something I thought I’d never get into, yet I seem to enjoy with the few books I have read in this area of literature.
Eight. What is your favorite book? Why?
I actually have a post regarding this question funny enough! However, I think my all-time favourite pieces of literature are A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. Both are captivating and draw upon such important life lessons; I felt like a whole new person after reading both of these children’s novels, as though I gained a wealth of knowledge and insight into the concept of living and the good we should do in this world.
Nine. What is your least favorite book? Why?
Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. Oh how I despised this book! Yes, the writing and examination of the literature itself is a truly magnificent piece of art; Virginia Woolf had a remarkable talent. Nevertheless, I couldn’t stand this novella! We were supposed to study it for a Reading Fiction course in my first year of undergrad…and the whole class got as far as 10 pages before our professor decided we would only study that far…
Ten. What is your favorite non-fiction book?
I haven’t read too many non-fiction books to be honest; I really should start reading more non-fiction. For me though, it’s most likely going to be Roméo Dallaire’s They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers. It’s a sad and heart-breaking novel, but it draws the point that we need to do something about the child soldier phenomenon rather than ignore it. This is definitely a book I believe is worth reading.
Eleven. What is the reasoning behind your blog’s title?
My mom! I had this course in the Master’s of Library and Information Science program where we had to make a WordPress blog…I honestly had no idea what to name it! Everyone had such witty names, I wanted to have something that was catchy and really caught peoples’ attention. I called my mom that night, since she’s SUPER creative; she would’ve been an amazing kindergarten teacher. She came up with Bookmark Your Thoughts, which is now my blogging name.
Eleven Questions for You
- If you could stay one age forever, what age would you choose? Why?
- If you could be in a movie or book of your choice, what movie or book would it be and which character would you play?
- Do you use other social media formats for your blogging? If so, which one (please provide links) and explain why you chose these ones?
- If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
- If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be?
- Besides reading, what is your favourite activity to do (I.e. Yoga, dancing, etc.)?
- Who’s your role model? Why?
- If you could learn any skill instantaneously, which would it be? Why?
- Name a language you would like to learn.
- Name a hidden talent you have.
- What is the reasoning behind your blog name?
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Thank you again Holly for nominating me; you’re such a sweetheart! Have fun everyone!