Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award

Thank you to Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd for nominating me–I really appreciate it! 🙂 I apologize for the late post.

Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
  • Put the award logo on your blog
  • Answer the 10 questions sent to you
  • Make up 10 new questions for your nominees to answer
  • Nominate 10 blogs

Ariana’s Questions

  1. What are some new releases you are most looking forward to in 2016?
    So many! New 2016 releases that I’m most looking forward to would include Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, Traitor’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini, A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir, ToG #6 by Sarah J. Maas, The Young Elites #3 by Marie Lu, The Last Star by Rick Yancey, Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, and Stars Above by Marissa Meyer.
  2. What is you favorite under-hyped book?
    Favorite under-hyped books…probably Origin by Jessica Khoury and The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.
  3. What is one thing (activity, song, movie, etc…) that always makes you happy no matter what?
    Reading. The large majority of the time I’m reading a fairly enjoyable book.
  4. Do you prefer series or standalone novels?
    I do not mind standalone novels, although I have a harder time finding standalone novels that I like, so I’d say series. Plus if I like the series I get to read more of it.
  5. Do you play video games? If so, what are your favorite games to play?
    I do not play video games.
  6. What is your favorite song of all time?
    Lithium by Evanescence.
  7. If you could have any fictional animal as a pet, what would you choose?
    Either Fleetfoot (Throne of Glass) or Fawkes (Harry Potter).
  8. What 2016 movies are you most looking forward to seeing?
    I’m really looking forward to seeing The 5th Wave and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in 2016 since they’re both film adaptations based on two of my favorite books.
  9. What book or series would you recommend to someone who says they don’t like to read, and why would you choose that book or series?
    To someone who does not read very often, what book or series would I recommend? It really depends on the person. To everyone (unless if they dislike fantasy) I’d recommend the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling because who could go wrong with these books? To people who prefer more realistic fiction, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart because it’s a well-developed novel with unique characters. To people who prefer very action packed books, The Maze Runner by James Dashner because my heart would not stop pounding during my first read of the series.
  10. What is your absolute favorite quote?
    I have many favorite quotes, but to pick one…

I Nominate…

My Questions

  1. Favorite band or singer?
  2. One yet to be released 2016 book that you’re really, really excited about.
  3. Favorite color?
  4. You’re sleeping until you suddenly have a really good idea. You (a.) Write it down on the nearest piece of paper, (b.) go back to sleep and write it down the next day, (c.) go back to sleep and forget about it the next day, or (d.) none of the above.
  5. One book that always makes you happy when you reread it.
  6. What is your favorite hyped book?
  7. Who is your favorite intelligent/strategic main character?
  8. Favorite book based on mythology?
  9. Favorite book with a made up language?
  10. Prose or poetry?
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The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

I was nominated for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award by Whimsy Journals–thank you for the nomination! I really appreciate it. 🙂

The Dragon's Loyalty Award

Rules

  1. Display the award on your blog
  2. Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who awarded you
  3. Present 6 deserving bloggers with the award
  4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded
  5. Write seven interesting things about you.

Facts About Me

  1. When I read, I often read in intense intervals of one-two weeks.
  2. I love fantasy and dystopia novels.
  3. Three series that I can’t wait to finish: Throne of Glass (ToG #5, ToG #6), An Ember in the Ashes (A Torch Against the Night), and The Infernal Devices (Clockwork Prince, Clockwork Princess).
  4. I’ve just learned how to knit and I enjoy knitting when I have free time.
  5. Currently I still have about fifty plus books on my TBR that have been there for two plus months.
  6. I spend equal amounts of time baking for humans and my dog.
  7. My favorite books are the books that I can read over and over and never grow tired of.

Nominations

Nicole Grishek @ Nikolie Olie Oh

Christine Rogers @ Christine-Rogers.net

Rachel @ One Little Bookshelf

Maria Casacelenda @ Big City Bookworm

Laura @ LaLa’s Blog

Magini – books @ Magic of books

 

 

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers | 2

Thank you Nya @ Nya Reads and giovannard @ Book Coma for nominating me.

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The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and add a link to their blog in your post.
  2. Answer the questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers.
  4. Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

Nya’s Questions

1. What is your favorite childhood book?

My favorite childhood book would probably be The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, which is a neat anthology of short stories with black and white photographs like the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

2. E-books or printed books?

I definitely prefer printer books because I love the feel of turning the pages. Also  it’s much easier to turn pages and I do not need to charge any device to read them.

3. What is your favorite place to read?

My favorite place to read depends on the weather, but would probably either be my desk or bed.

4. Is there any genre you would never read?

I generally avoid informational texts (writing books exempted) and realistic fiction.

5. What’s your review rating system?

My review rating system has five levels, which is based on a 5-star scale. My Rating page describes my rating system.

6. What is your favorite fictional character?

I have many favorite fictional characters, however my all-time favorite character would have to be Katniss from The Hunger Games. Her character is really tough, but at the same time selfless and compassionate. She also went through so much and still survived.

7. What was the best film adaption of a book?

I think that the best film adaption of a book is all the Harry Potter films. I was not disappointed one bit. The actors were very good and the film stuck true to the story.

8. How do you chose the next book to read?

I choose my next reading book by making a list of all the books I want to read and then select the one with the most intriguing plot synopsis.

9. Top 3 authors?

My top 3 authors would have to be Sarah J. Maas, Cassandra Clare, and Suzanne Collins.

10. Is there any book release you are particularly looking forward to?

Yes! I’m really looking forward to the release of Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs, which is the third book in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series. It will be released on September 22, 2015. I’m also looking forward to the release of A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir, which is the An Ember in the Ashes sequel.

My Nominees:

  1. Kendra @ Reads and Treats
  2. A Page of Heaven
  3. airareads
  4. Claire Huston @ Art and Soul
  5. susannevalenti
  6. rosemarypecan
  7. My Fantasy Escape
  8. Inside the Mind of a Bibliophile
  9. Erika @ Booksthething.com
  10. SamanthaWho @ dreambydaybookclub

My Questions

  1. Based on writing style, characters, and plot, what is your all-time favorite novel?
  2. What is your least favorite film adaption?
  3. Who are your favorite protagonists?
  4. Of the following characters, who is your favorite heroine? Katniss Everdeen, Tris Prior, Hermione Granger, Celaena Sardothien, Isabelle Lightwood, Katsa, or Helene Aquilla?
  5. Have you ever read a book where you hoped the POV character would die? If so, which character is that?
  6. What do you do to console yourself after reading a disappointing book ending?
  7. What are your ideal reading conditions?
  8. Favorite novella?
  9. Unique bookworm habit or hobby?
  10. What makes you love or hate a character?

I hope you enjoy the questions! And thank you, Nya and giovannard! 🙂