Hello! Back in September, I was nominated to do the Liebster Award by a wonderful blogging pal, Nicky from An Introverted Bookworm.
The Liebster Award is an award presented to bloggers by other fellow bloggers, with the pure intention of supporting each other! As part of being nominated, you must answer the eleven questions given by the blogger who kindly nominated you. Then, in turn, nominate eleven more bloggers and leave eleven new questions for them to answer. My answers to Nicky's questions: 1. If you had the opportunity to meet one author, who would it be?
I'm really lucky in that a lot of my favourite authors, I've already met. Like Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Cassandra Clare and Laini Taylor. I guess Robin Hobb because she's just brilliant? Jay Kristoff, so we can talk Metal? SUSAN DENNARD!
All these authors are very much alive, so let's throw a dead one into the mix- George Orwell.
2. What is one book you absolutely hated?
I have a blog post, here, but another book to add on the list is Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. I was made to read it for an English Literature module at University. Discussed from non racist point-of-view. Its racist, though? No, thank you. Stop putting it on syllabus.
3. What is your favorite genre?
4. Which book character do you have a secret crush on?
SECRET crush? I have a bad case of Fictophilia. And I'm known to be in love with several fictional characters and a whole list of book boyfriends that take me at least five minutes to read out. I don't really keep my adoring love secret. I do have a major girl crush on Mia Covere from Kristoff's Nevernight books.
5. What is a book that changed your life in some way?
Kate from Reading Through Infinity wrote a blog post with various book bloggers on this very topic. I am included. Go check it out for my answer and give Kate's blog some love. Another choice, Divergent by Veronica Roth, it made me realize I could make friends and made me more confident to talk about reading to other people, not just on the internet.
6. How do you prefer to read? (Book or E-reader)?
Depends on many different variants. For the short answer- physical books. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your progress in a giant tome, or just the smell and the crisp pages under your fingertips.
7. What’s the funniest book you’ve read?
The Exact Opposite of Okay Laura Steven
Goodreads Oh my! This book was just my humour. Look out for this one next year, along with my review. It was brilliant.
8. If you were going away on a trip and could only take one book to read, which would it be?
Can I cheat and take my Kindle?
9. Do you read classics?
Depends on what you define as a classic, I'm guessing the typical written prior to the 19th Century. I do, but have to be in a certain mood or forced to read it for class.
10. Which fictional universe do you wish you could live in?
I mean if I moved up to Yorkshire, I could technically live in the Shire. This is tricky, because I don't want to go with the obvious Hogwarts answer. Maybe, the Red London universe of Victoria Schwab's Shades of Magic world.
11. Why did you start blogging?
I.. don't really know the full reason for it, to be honest. I've had they username ACityofBooks on Twitter for so many years. And use it now for pretty much everything. I wanted to meet more people with the same love and passion of books that I have, I was bored and needed friends as a teen? I don't really know.
I'm cutting this Tag short, as I have completely lost track of who has done the Liebster Award. And I'm pressed for time to come up with another 11 questions.
If you would like to consider yourself tagged, feel free. You are welcome to use the questions that I answered.