The Book Fests Award


Thank you to Aldana @ Perfection in Books for nominating me for this fun award! Aldii has such a beautiful blog and personality, I love her aesthetic! 

RULES:

  • It’s always proper and the right thing to do, when you receive something from someone, you thank them. It’s the same with this award. You can link the blogger who presents the award blog in the post you use to fulfill the requirements of the award.
  • Answer the award questions that will be listed below.
  • Write a Fifty Word Story, because it’s fun.
  • Award five or more bloggers with this Award.
  • Ask them a question of your making, you’ll like them to answer.
  • Put up the award image badge on your blog via image widget.

AWARD QUESTIONS: 

A book you started but never finished…but want to finish. What stopped you from continuing to read it?

Revival by Stephan King. It is really slow and there is not much going on inside it. It didn’t pique my interest much, but as the first book I ever started reading from Stephan King I wanted to do my best to finish it. 
What elements attract you to a book, which makes you need to read it?

One of the most interesting things I find about books are the premise. If the book is surrounded by a unique idea that captures my attention I will definitely read it. I also love retellings, I’m a huge sucker for a good retellings. Plus, most fantasy and contemporary novels surrounding mental illness pique my interest. 
Which books do you prefer, e-copy or hard copy?

Usually I would say a physical copy, but thanks to netgalley I’ve been really into e-books lately so I really don’t mind either way. 
What book are you currently reading or going to read next?

I am currently reading 3 different books, Mask of Shadows, Use the Force, and The Bone Season. I am more then halfway through with all of them so I look forward to reviewing them all very soon!

The book I’m looking to read next is The Suffering Tree I’m doing my best to increase my netgalley ratio which is at 50% right now so after Mask of Shadows and this book it will be up to 70%. 
Is it fair to judge a book by its film?

No, you can’t judge a book by it’s film or a film by it’s book. They are both two different mediums that accomplish things very differently. 
What book did you badly judge by its cover and ended up loving?

Is it weird that this hasn’t happened yet? I sometimes judge a book by its cover, but most of the time I let the words speak for themselves. Usually if I don’t like a books cover I look to the synopsis, but I never think that a bad cover equals a bad book. 
Which book character have you felt the most kin with and able to relate with?

Recently that has been Hawthorne from The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett. The way she sees the world reminds me of a younger me. The stories she creates from her loneliness are also things I can relate to. 


Aldii’s question: 

If you had to choose a genre to read for all your life (you won’t be able to read any other genre) which one would you choose?

Fantasy hands down! While I definitely read across most genres fantasy holds a special place in my heart and I couldn’t bare it if I couldn’t read the genre for the rest of my life. It is my comfort genre. 
50ish WORD STORY: 

There was a girl who saw the stars for what they really are. Gastric lights living and dying continuously before our eyes. She fell in love with all there parts. She understood the stars and was awed by them. She wished to live amoung them as particles of dust swarming around their firey bodies. 80 years past, as an old women she told her grandchildren her wish. Years after her death, her wish was granted, she soars now one with the stars. A part of the gorgeous lights that guide our way home. 

MY NOMINEES: 

Chaotic Everything
The Ultimate Fangirl

Debbie’s Library

Royal Reader 

Rattle the Stars
QUESTION FOR MY NOMINEES: 

What is your favorite quote from the book you most recently read? What does that quote mean to you?

Thank you all for reading! I hope you enjoyed this unique award. Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and as always: 

-Till next time!



The Liebster Award


I am happy and proud to say I was nominated by Amy @Curiouser & Curiouser for the Liebster Award! Amy has a wonderful bookish blog that will help satisfy your cravings for all things book related! Check out her most recent post here.

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gave to you.
  • Nominate at least 5, but no more than 11 bloggers who you think deserve the award.
  • Tell those bloggers you nominated them!
  • Create 11 original questions for the next nominees to answer.

Amy’s Questions: 

1. If you were stranded on a desert island and you had three books with you, what would they be?

I can’t help but feel that if I could only bring three books with me to a deserted island I would be so depressed and agonized at having to choose that I would end up never going at all, but I know I must go and choose 3 books to keep and so they would be, A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, even though it would depress me because it is a spark for book love, Replica by Lauren Oliver because I haven’t read it yet and I really want to, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern because it is a beautiful escape from reality. 

2. If you could meet any famous person, alive or dead, who would you meet and why?

I want to say that I would meet Jesus just to know him, to speak with him personally, to see him knowing who he is and what he inspires would be an experience that would shake my world. 

3. What is your favourite Disney/Pixar film?

One does not simply choose a favorite Disney movie…. however I am in the mood for watching Mulan. 

4. E-reader or physical book?

Physical book all the way, unless a story is on wattpad, I love the conversations and interaction that stories start on that site! 

5. What’s your favourite social media platform?

Does WordPress count? It may not be social media, but it is the platform that has sparked the most meaningful interactions for me. 

6. If you could move you a different country where would you want to live?

Anywhere I could do some good, I have so many places I want to see that are beautiful, but if I am going to live somewhere I want to be sure I can make an impact. 

7. Which book/film genre do you dislike the most? Why?

I almost read this as ‘which book/fill do you hate the most?’ and I had flash-backs to reading the Red Badge of Courage (what a nightmare), which in a way is great because there really isn’t a genre I hate, I think there is a good book/film hiding in every genre out there.

8. Which Hogwarts/Ilvermorny house are you in?

I’m so sorry! This is where you realize that I am one of the rare book loving individuals that has yet to read Harry Potter or really watch the movies. I have no idea what house I would be in. I am a sad muggle, not meant for wizardly sorting hat love. 

9. Which blog post did you most enjoy writing in 2016?

The very first one! It’s crazy how much a whim could create so many amazing opportunities, build so much confidence, and create such joy in such a short time?

10. Why did you choose your blog’s theme?

I picked it because it was simple and pretty, something that I could build upon for the future. 

11. What are you looking forward to in 2017? Blog-related or otherwise

I am looking forward to whatever life chooses to throw at me. I believe that my life has been directed by fate, everything occurring randomly yet in a way that is just right. I await the good and the bad and everything in between. I look forward to growing through my experiences and to the people that will enter and surprise me in my life this year. 

My Nominees:

Birdie Book Worm
A Book A Thought

Maya Hearts Books
Mirakel Books
The Secret Library


My Questions: 

1. When and why did you first create your blog? 

2. If you could be painted by anyone, who would it be and why?

3. What is the most recent movie you watched and what did you think? 

4. Go to page 76 in your current read, describe the first character you see in words without telling who the person is, how does this character make you feel? 

5. If you could befriend any type of monster which monster would you choose and why? 

6. What scent reminds you of home? 

7. What is the name of one of your favorite places to eat? What do you usually order there? 

8. What is the most memorable experience to you, that has come about because of blogging? 

9. What issues are you most curious about? 

10. Who is someone that has been there for you, no matter what? Take some time to thank that person. You know they love you! 

11. What is something you never would have learned if it wasn’t for books? 

Thank you all for reading! I hope you enjoyed. As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below! I would love to hear how you would answer any of my questions for my Nominees

Till next time!