Saturday, September 13, 2014

Liebster Award 2.0!!

This post is dedicated to
for nominating me.
Oh my gosh! My second Liebster Award! I'm super honored to be nominated again and a million chocolate frogs to Andie for nominating me. If you didn't know, liebster in German has several meanings including dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, and sweetheart. Now take all that and apply it to blogs and BAM! Liebster Award. I love these awards because they help new bloggers get discovered and get recognition for their awesomeness. And now, on to the stuffs...
The Rules
There are so many variations of these rules that these are slightly different from when I first got nominated, but as these are the ones Andie posted so I'll stick to them.
  • Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.
  • List 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers (You can't nominate the blogger who nominated you.)
  • Let them know about the nomination, and 
  • Ask them your 11 questions.
11 Facts About Me
1. I just added Grimm to my list of fandoms. Why? Monroe-isms.
2. I'm generally a quiet person. Unless I'm comfortable around you, in which case, you'll probably need to tell me to shut up.
3. As a quiet person, I don't people very well and social situations make me uncomfortable.
4. I'm Filipino but if you judged me by what I eat on a daily basis, you'd think I was Italian.
5. My family and I recently added a new cat to our already large pride of cats. Her name is Jessie because she's colored like a cow and the cowgirl's name in Toy Story is Jessie. She makes cat number nine.
6. I don't smoke or drink (because I think both are rather terrible) but I do have a hopeless addiction to coffee.
7. My favorite color is green.
8. If I could live in any fantasy world, I would hands down choose to live in Hogwarts. 
9. My current biggest regret is not skipping class when I studied abroad in London to go to the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 premiere. In retrospect, class wasn't that important (well it was but, I mean, it was the last Harry Potter movie ever) but at the time I figured I'd never study in London again so I'd soak it all up while I could. 
10. I want to own my own indie bookstore and run children's book club nights in it because I don't think enough kids read anymore. 
11. My closet mainly consists of Disney, book, and TV show related graphic t-shirts. I honestly don't know what happened to my normal, non-crazy-fangirl clothes. I think the dryer monster ate them with half my socks. Damn dryer monster... 

My 11 Questions from Andie
1. Make up a book genre. What would you name it? What would it be about?
 Good god, just going to start off with a hard question, hm? How about something like "modern myth". It would sort of be like the Percy Jackson series in the way that it takes old legends/mythologies and brings them into the modern world but it wouldn't be limited to just mythology or gods. It could be like pirates in modern time or faeries, wizards, dragons, knights, elves, dwarves, etc. - anything you'd generally find in typical fantasy but moved up into the 21st century.... I have a feeling that this is a thing already and I just don't know about it yet.
2. If you could give books/reading a flavour, what would it be?
Ever have a seven layer bar? I used to make them all the time then work happened. It's butter, condensed milk, graham cracker crumbs, butterscotch, chocolate, coconut, and almonds all layered on top of each other then baked to create this warm, gooey, crunchy amazingness. That's what reading would taste like to me.
3. Recommend 3 of your favorite books. Why did you chose them?
- Legend by Marie Lu - because I love the world building in this and I'd totally live in Antarctica.
- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell - because it's soooo freaking cute!!
- His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman - because it's my favorite fantasy series of all time.
Side note: I purposely didn't go for the obviously choices of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and the Hunger Games. Though if you haven't read those, you need to get on that like now. Like RIGHT now.
4. If you could pick one book to define your personality, what would it be?
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I feel like that's almost a cliché choice but I relate to the Cath the most out of any character I've ever read.
5. In your opinion, what TV show/movie would make a good book?
Okay, this is a hard question because basically all the shows I watch relate to books somehow. I can't say The Walking Dead or Sherlock because they're based on books. Once Upon a Time is basically Disney fanfiction which originated from fairy tales that came from books - same goes for GrimmSupernatural already has a book series that's based on the show though I haven't read it. Argh!!! I don't watch anything else!! Even Castle has a book series already! Gilmore Girls. I'm going to go with Gilmore Girls because it's basically the only other show that I've watched and loved that's not related to a book. If it became a book though, Rainbow Rowell should definitely write it.
6. Who is your favorite villain? And I'm sorry but you can't pick Voldemort.
Can I pick Loki? I know he's not a book villain but he's my favorite superhero villain of all time. Plus, you know, Tom Hiddleston. =) 
7. What book-to-movie would you want to direct? Cast the characters yourself.
Can I re-direct Percy Jackson and make it follow the book? I'd keep Logan Lerman as Percy because he's adorable and I thought he did pretty good but he has to go back in time and become younger. Other than that, I really suck at fan-casting because I really suck at knowing the names of actors these days. When I was about 13, I used to do this to my favorite books all the time.
8. What were your favorite books as a kid? If you didn't read as a child, then what were the first books that got you hooked?
Aside from Harry Potter, I really liked reading fairytales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christen Andersen and anything related to Arthurian legends. I also read basically everything Tamora Pierce wrote (Daine was my personal favorite) over and over and over again until my books were practically falling apart.  
9. Who is your favorite author? Why?
I actually don't have one and this is a point of anxiety for me. O.o
10. If you could invite 5 authors, dead or alive, to dinner who would you invite? And why?
 JK Rowling, Rick Riordan, Neil Gaiman, Tamora Pierce, and Phillip Pullman. Why? Because each one is freaking awesome in their own right, their books have been up there in my list of favorites for the longest, and it's their books that take up the majority of my shelf space. Can you image the conversation at that dinner though? It'd be amazing.
11. Poems are really underrated nowadays. What/Who are some of your favorite poems/poets?
Eeep! I love poetry! The Romantic poets like Percy Shelley, William Wordsworth, William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning are probably my favorites. Edgar Allen Poe (does he count as part of the Romantic Era?) has been on of my favorites since my mom read me "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee" when I was little. And, of course,  Shel Silverstein is my favorite for a good laugh.
Bonus Question: What's a famous bookstore you would love to visit and why?
The Last Bookstore in LA because of this:

This is a video from booktuber Little Book Owl when she and Benjamin of Tomes visited.
My 11 Questions for My Nominees
1. (I'm stealing this from Andie's bonus question because I want to know of more cool bookstores.) What famous bookstore would you most want to visit?
2. What book have you read that sadly didn't live up to all the hype around it?
3. What book totally exceeded your expectations?
4. Who is your OTP? Why?
5. What are your bookish pet peeves?
6. Where do you stand on the eBook vs. print book debate?
7. What's your favorite book/series and why? Or, if you have more than one, what are they?
8. If you could choose one book or series to become a movie, what book would it be?
9. Which book-to-movie adaptation do you most want to redo?
10. Because it's coming up soon, have you ever dressed as a book character for Halloween? Which one?
11. My awesome boyfriend just got me a replica time-turner. Do you own any cool non-book bookish things? Or what bookish item would you most want for your collection?

And the Nominees are...

To be announced ASAP
Sorry. I didn't want to put off posting this any longer than I have already. This is the hardest part of Liebster Awards. Finding awesome new blogs is one thing but finding awesome new blogs with less than 200 followers isn't always easy.

Nominees so far:
Ella @ Once Upon a Bookish Time
Izzy @ The Reading Izzy
Jennie @ A Bookworm Called Jennie
Emily @ Forever Literary

Super thank you again to Andie for nominating me and a round of butterbeer to go with your chocolate frogs for asking such awesome questions!


  1. Hahaha such interesting answers! Oh Harry potter, one of my favourites!
    I would do anything just to meet JK Rowling!
    Beautiful blog, I love the design sooo much.
    Followed you!<3
    The Journeys' of my beating heart

    1. Haha thanks! =D Of course! Nothing can beat Harry Potter and JK Rowling!
      Aw thank you and thanks for following me!

  2. That seven layer bar sounds so YUM!
    I LOVE Edgar Allan Poe, but I have to admit: I haven't read any poems by him yet.
    LOVED your answers! Again, Thanks for accepting my nomination.

    1. Haha it's super easy to make!
      Me too but I'm the opposite of you. I've only read his poems and I think only one of his short stories. Thank you again for nominating me! =)

  3. "I don't people very well" - I relate to this so very much.
    Did you know Once Upon a Time actually already has a book based on it? Here's the Goodreads link:
    Incidentally, so does Grimm:
    I love Little Book Owl and Benjamin of Tomes! Great answers! :)

    1. Haha yay! I'm not the only one!
      Oh my gosh really?! I need to check these out. I probably won't read them just like I haven't read the Supernatural book series but I like to know what they're about anyway just because. =P
      They're amazing booktubers. Thanks for stopping by! =)

  4. I would pick Loki too. ;) Such fun questions though! I don't think I could ever just think up a book genre. Gosh. I feel like they're all pretty much covered, right?! Cath is my FAVOURITE bookish person too. Just everything she did, from writing to eating peanut butter instead of going to the cafeteria to really needing her sister...I so related. Definitely is one of my top favourite reads of this year. ;)
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

    1. Loki is the best =D Haha I couldn't either. I think they are all pretty much covered. That's why I think the one I "created" is probably covered somewhere already. Most definitely! Cath is the most relatable character I've ever read about. Definitely one of my tops reads this year too! Though I just realized the other day that I don't actually own Fangirl and I found that sad. I forgot I borrowed it instead. I'll have to amend that soon =)

      Thanks for dropping in! =D


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