Liebster Award | 2

Thank you iloveheartlandx @ Book Lovers Blog for nominating me for the Liebster Award. You can visit her blog here.

The Liebster Award

The Rules

  1. Once you are nominated, thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  2. Nominate eleven smaller bloggers (try to keep to under 300 followers). You may have to go hunting for these blogs, the idea is to find new blogs and share them with the community. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on their blog.
  3. Answer the eleven questions the presenter asked you.
  4. Write eleven questions for the bloggers you nominated to answer.
  5. Lastly, copy the rules in this post.

iloveheartlandx’s Questions

  1. What do you love most about reading?
    What I love most about reading is being able to lose myself in the words, explore new (fantasy) worlds, and spend time with amazing characters.
  2. Favorite book blog that you’ve discovered this year?
    I don’t know. I’ve discovered a lot of wonderful book blogs this year.
  3. Why did you start blogging?
    I started blogging because I wanted to give blogging a try and because I wanted a place to talk about books. In 2014, I had an approximately ten month hiatus from blogging and then I began blogging again. I continued because I began to really enjoy it and a lot of book blogs are filled with great book recommendations.
  4. TV series that you love to binge-watch?
    I don’t exactly have a TV series that I love to binge-watch. But I am interested in seeing what becomes of the Shadowhunters TV series.
  5. Favorite movie?
    My favorite movie really depends on my mood. Generally movies I haven’t seen yet are the most entertaining, but all-time favorites would be Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit.
  6. Favorite book series?
    Again, it really depends on my mood. At the moment though, I really want to read The 5th Wave trilogy and The Lunar Chronicles since I haven’t read all the books.
  7. Favorite stand-alone book?
    I don’t often read stand-alone books, so when I do read one, it’s usually pretty good. I guess either Coraline or The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Both were beautifully written, but slightly creepy reads.
  8. If you could be any animal what would you be?
    Maybe a hawk–it would be fun to fly. Or a dog: dogs have such easy lives.
  9. Who is your favorite fictional character?
    That’s a hard one…I have so many favorite fictional characters. To pick one…Hermione Granger.
  10. What do you like to do outside of reading?
    Outside of reading, I enjoy writing, running, baking, and knitting.
  11. Who is your favorite singer?
    Amy Lee from Evanescence–she has a really beautiful voice. I would never have begun listening to her though if it weren’t for Veronica Roth’s Divergent playlist.

My Questions

  1. What film adaptation or any movie are you most excited for in 2016?
  2. What are three 2016 releases you are dying to read?
  3. What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?
  4. Do you have a pet?
  5. What is one book with a lot of hype that you like?
  6. Who is your favorite mischievous character? (e.g. Peeves the poltergeist from Harry Potter)
  7. What is one film adaptation you like more than the book?
  8. Pen or pencil?
  9. Paper book or eBook?
  10. Paperback or hardcover?
  11. Do you like doing artistic activities? (e.g. drawing, sewing)

My Nominees

In my previous Liebster Award post, I nominated 11 other blogs. So I nominate anyone who hasn’t done the Liebster Award yet or anyone interested in answering my questions. 🙂

 

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The Infinity Dreams Award | 1

I was nominated by Tasha @ The Bookie Monsters–thank you! You can visit her wonderful blog here. 🙂

The Infinity Dreams Award

Rules

  1. List 11 facts about yourself
  2. Answer the 11 questions set by your nominator
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers.
  4. Create 11 questions for your nominees.

11 Facts About Me

  1. It’s difficult for me to not always do with something productive with my hands–

Tasha’s Questions

  1. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Do you have a favorite Christmas themed drink?
    Not really…
  2. What would you say is the best book you have read in 2015?
    Any book from the ENTIRE Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas is an amazing read.
    Special Book Set - Throne of Glass Series.
  3. If you could invite any three authors to dinner who would they be and what would you cook?
    Oh I really don’t know to both parts of the question. One: J.K. Rowling because she is a wonderful writer and the creator of one of my favorite fantasy worlds. Two: Suzanne Collins because I love The Hunger Games trilogy and how she builds the suspense for the reader. Three: Sarah J. Maas because she is a fabulous creator of strong female protagonists. E.g. Aelin Galathynius, Manon Blackbeak, Nesryn, Nehemia, Lysandra, Elide 🙂 Six terrific heroines are introduced within the span of five books! Back on topic, I honestly have no idea what I would cook–maybe something inspired by their books?
  4. You’ve won the jackpot! What would be the first thing you would spend your winnings on?
    Books. There are so many great books that I have not read yet.
  5. Any particular country you want to visit?
    England because of the Harry Potter series.
  6. What’s your dream career?
    My dream career would probably be as a novelist and a copyeditor.
  7. Is there a certain food item that you hate and if so why?
    I can’t think of a food item that I hate with a vengeance, but there are many that I don’t enjoy. I guess I’m not a huge fan of mushrooms…
  8. What do you think of the John Lewis Christmas advert this year?
    I have not seen the John Lewis Christmas advert this year, so I do not know.
  9. What are some of your hobbies apart from blogging?
    Some of my hobbies apart from blogging are writing, running, baking, knitting, and origami.
  10. Are you a lover or a fighter?
    I wouldn’t consider myself one or the other.
  11. Favorite Christmas song?
    I don’t know, but I do enjoy listening to Christmas music when it’s the season.

My Nominees

  1. Whimsy Journals
  2. The Lonely Author
  3. reinreads
  4. Don’t Shush Me
  5. My Fantasy Escape
  6. greenish bookshelf
  7. Head In the Clouds, Heart In The Books
  8. susannevalenti
  9. brittanymariereads
  10. Words…I Need Words
  11. The Cyborg Knight

My Questions

  1. In addition to blogging, do you enjoy writing?
  2. Do you read popular books? Why?
  3. Would you rather be a demigod (Percy Jackson and the Oympians by Rick Riordan), witch/wizard (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling), an immortal Fae (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas), a hobbit, elf, or dwarf (Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien), a Shadowhunter or a Downworlder (The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare), a Young Elite (The Young Elites by Marie Lu), a Rider (Eragon by Christopher Paolini), or a Peculiar (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Why?
  4. If you could explore any fictional world, which world would you explore? Why?
  5. Favorite non-fiction book?
  6. Blogging/reading/writing, etc. new year resolutions?
  7. Do you have a pet? Dog, cat, fish, etc.?
  8. Favorite artists or songs?
  9. What do you do to prevent boredom during a long car ride?
  10. Are you an introvert or extravert?
  11. What would your dream day look like?

Enigmatic Riddles and Rhymes #5

I like the rhyming and the mysterious sound of these verses.

“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”
– J.RR. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

This is the fifth of the Enigmatic Riddles & Rhymes series I’ve done. I’d like to thank everyone whose reading this for taking the time to visit my blog.

I’d like to know whether or not I should continue this series, so feedback would be greatly appreciated. 🙂

 

Five Favorite Film Adaptions

If I really love a book, I enjoy seeing that book’s film adaption. These are my top five favorite film adaptions.

1. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

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2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

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3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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5. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

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What are your favorite film adaptions?

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters You Just Didn’t Click With

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of the week of September 1, 2015 is: characters you just didn’t click with.

These are the top ten characters that I did not connect or click with. The main reasons these characters made it onto the list are because I didn’t understand the character enough or their character seemed too perfect.

1. Bernard Marx from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

2. Lenina from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

3. Shay from Uglies by Scott Westerfield

4. Emma Carstairs from City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

5. Jill Pole from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

6. Winston Smith from Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

7. King Alejandro from the Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

8. Reynie Muldoon from the Mysterious Benedict Society

9. Bilbo Baggins from the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

10. Leo Valdez from the Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

What are you Top Ten Characters that you just didn’t click with? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your Top Ten Tuesday in a comment. 🙂

Enigmatic Riddles and Rhymes #1

This is the first of a Riddles & Rhymes series that will go on until I can’t find anymore riddles from literature. Feedback on this series from readers would be greatly appreciated.

“This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.”
J.R.R. TolkienThe Hobbit

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers |1

I’d like to thank I Will Never Own Enough Books for the nomination.

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

Rules

  1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions the nomination has provided.
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers
  4. Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

My Questions:

1. What’s your favorite movie?

My favorite movie depends on my mood, but overall my favorite movie is Lord of the Rings: Two Towers.

2. Why did you decide to start blogging?

I decided to start blogging because I enjoy writing and reading, so my book review blog would combine both hobbies.

3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself still reading, writing, and blogging.

4. What’s your dream job?

My dream job would be writing fiction.

5. Least favorite book?

At the top of my head, I can’t think of a least favorite book. If I had to name one, my least favorite book is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I disliked that book because of parts of the content and the author’s writing style, which was difficult to follow. However, there were some good points the author made.

6. What is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure (and probably a top pleasure) is reading at the wrong times (e.g. walking on the sidewalk).

7. Favorite celebrity?

My favorite celebrity is probably Amy Lee or Lacey Sturm because I really enjoy listening to their music.

8. What is your reason for waking up in the morning?

My reasons for waking up differ. But usually I wake up so I can do something productive.

9. Do you have any tattoos?

No.

10. Last, but not least, Are you a writer/ what do you like to write?

I would consider myself an aspiring writer. I enjoy writing fantasy, dystopian, science fiction, and book reviews most of the time.

My Nominees:

  1. deanjbaker
  2. insidemindofabibliophile
  3. The Hungry Monster
  4. Soul Stops
  5. gringaofthebarrio
  6. Josbons
  7. dray0308
  8. Elan Mudrow
  9. Erika @ Booksthething.com
  10. bluchickenninja

Your Questions:

  1. What is your favorite book?
  2. What is your favorite film adaption?
  3. Do you have a pet dog, cat, fish, horse, etc.?
  4. Who is your favorite protagonist?
  5. Who is your least favorite antagonist?
  6. What are the next two letters after o, t, t, f, f in an infinite series?
  7. What do you like doing when you’re not blogging?
  8. Who do you look to for advice?
  9. What makes you decide to read a book?
  10. Which fictional character do you relate to most?