Thank you so much to M.T. over at The Last Book on the Left for nominating me! I was tagged two weeks ago, and I wanted to do it right away, but then moving took a battering ram to my posting hopes. But now I’m hopefully back, and this seemed like the best way to get back into the groove! Thank you again M.T., and you can check out their blog here!
Liebster Blogger Award rules
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and give a link to the blog.
- Answer the 11 questions given to you.
- Nominate between 5-11 other bloggers.
- Ask your nominees 11 questions.
- Notify your nominees once you’ve uploaded your post.
1. How did you get into blogging?
I had to create a blog originally for one of my digital media classes in college. We had to post on it every so often, and then when the project was done I abandoned this blog, other than the random writing post I couldn’t get out of my head. Then came July/August. I realized I had been reading a lot during quarantine, and I wanted to be able to talk about what I was reading with other people. Also, I was bored from trying to find a job lol..
2. What is your favourite book trope?
That has to hands down be training arc/schools! I love seeing the characters grow and learn new things, and watch them all interact when put under stress.
3. Do you like a happy, tragic or bittersweet ending the most?
I’m not sure if this is cheating, but I really like vague endings. I guess that can technically fall into bittersweet, but I like being able to create my own version of a perfect ending. Also, I find that books that end in a stark place that doesn’t have a fully fleshed out and stated ending stick with me way more than others. I also know a lot of people hate vague endings, but I think they’re fun.
4. What book would you most like to see adapted to a film or TV show?
I’m going to go with two answers, the first being one I think could easily be translated into a movie, and the other is a mere wish. I think Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell would make an AMAZING movie adaptation. Not to mention it would be so cute. And come on After was made into a movie, and that literally started as a Wattpad fanfiction, no one can tell me Fanfiction isn’t still heavily prevalent!
The other book, which is merely a wish, is Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The rights were sold a long time ago, but I think it would make such a good screen adaptation. I would say I would like it to be a TV show, but I was the production value, and budget movies get, so I’m gonna go with make it a movie. It’d be cool, and different from what is (or was) flooding the market.
5. Which author have you read the most books by?
This is a hard one, because I’m not sure if I should count long series by authors. If I’m doing that, Rick Riordan, and the Harry Potter lady would be up there, but I feel like that’s cheating so I’m gonna go with authors with different groupings of books and not one long series.
I would have to say Chuck Palahniuk is one, I’ve read 6 of his books, and plan on picking up another super soon. Stephen King is also one I’ve read at least 6 of his books, but if I liked them is a different story all together. I’ve also read almost everything Ellen Hopkins has written. In 2015 I had read everything by her, but since then I haven’t really read anything.
6. What is your favourite book series and why?
I honestly don’t know. I think I’d have to say the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, which I desperately need to reread.
7. Which authors do you auto-buy when they have new books out?
I’m honestly not sure if I have one. I guess maybe Chuck Palahniuk? But that’s more so I buy them as I find them.
8. How do you decide what rating to give a book?
I base my ratings off a few things: my enjoyment levels, problematic material/content, continuity, conversations brought up, and writing style.
The two biggest factors for me are the writing style, and my enjoyment levels. If those two are not jiving with me, I’ll DNF or rate a book lower, aka my rating is extremely subjective.
9. What is your favourite genre?
Again Imma cheat, and answer two. I love fantasy (I’m learning specifically grimdark), and horror. I guess I like to be spooked.
10. What genre do you not usually read but would like to try?
I recently decided I think I want to try crime novels. I read The Da Vinci Code (is that even crime or is it thriller?) and had the entire plot mapped out by page 50, and my English teacher got mad lol. But I watch a lot of crime shows ( Bones!!!, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, Boston Legal, etc.) so I feel like I would enjoy crime books?? Maybe??
11. What is the best book you’ve read in 2020 so far?
The best book I’ve read in 2020 so far has to be Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. I feel like I need to make a tally of how many posts I mention this in lol. But I adored it!
- What’s the hardest part about blogging?
- What is your favorite book cover?
- Do you prefer movie or TV adaptations?
- Who’s your favorite book character and why?
- Which author have you read the most books by?
- What is your least favorite trope?
- How do you feel about splitting movies into two parts? (I jus watched the Twilight saga lol)
- What’s your absolute favorite mythical creature?
- When’s the best time to read?
- What genre do you not usually read but would like to try?
- What is the best book you’ve read in 2020 so far?
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