And the Liebster award goes to…



I am very happy to say I got nominated  for the second time for the Liebster award; this time by the awesome blogger Elizabeth over at the redheadreader. If you haven’t heard of her, you should stop by and give her blog a once over. She reviews books most thrillers, horror books, and mysteries. So, if that’s your thing, follow her blog. Thank you, Elizabeth! It was a nice surprise to wake up to in the morning. I am so happy and honored you thought of me.

The Liebster Award is rewarded to up and coming blogs that currently have less than 200 followers. The German word, Liebster is translated in English to: Sweetest, Kindest, Dearest, etc. So, it really is an honor to be thought of for this.

The Rules:

– List 11 facts about yourself.
– Answer 11 questions chosen by the person who nominated you.
– Ask 11 new questions to 11 new bloggers. They must have less than 200 Bloglovin followers. (You cannot renominate the blog that nominated you.)
– Go to their blog and inform them.

11 Things About Me

  1. I have two cats- Hansel and Gretel. They are the most adorable brother and sister grey duo you’ll ever meet. My furbabies that make me melt.
  2. I can listen to music while I read.
  3. I often play songs on repeat. The most played song on iTunes right now is Concrete Wall by Zee Avi at 288 times. And, that’s just on my new computer. I’ve played a song more times than that. I can get fangirlie with songs.
  4. I still play my Super Nintendo like a boss 🙂
  5. Notebooks have become an obsession of mine. I buy them. Make them. Decorate them. Hoard them. I just love them.
  6. Stickers are my second obsession.
  7. I want to be a writer someday.
  8. I currently have one novel I’m working on, with two in the making that I lost when my old computer died that I can kind of recreate; and, want to.
  9. Being in publishing is my ideal career/industry I want to be in.
  10. I love to travel. I’ve been to Paris three times already.
  11. I want to learn how to speak French fluently.

Questions from Elizabeth

  1. If you could enter any book world, which world would you choose? Why?

Wonderland from The Looking Glass War series by Frank Beddor without the war nonsense. I would love to travel by mirrors every day to work. The world sounded so exciting and unusual. I don’t have to be Queen Alice, or Queen Hannah, but it’d be a plus.

        2. You’re stranded on a desert island and can only have five books, what are they?

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • Ariel by Sylvia Plath or the Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath, it’s a toss up
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

3. If you could be any book character, who would you be? Why?

          Macy from Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. Not only is Wes my favorite book love interest ANYONE has ever written; and, my has there been some good ones, especially by Mrs. Dessen herself who is a pro at making me swoon. Macy is also a strong, independent girl that I see some of myself in; but, there are qualities in her that I wish were in me, too. If I couldn’t be her, I would at least want to be her best friend.

     4.What is the most challenging part of blogging?

For me, staying connected. I don’t often post; or, check up constantly on the latest posts. I need to do that more often. Comment more.

5. All-time favorite author?

It’s a tie between Jane Austen or Sarah Dessen. I have read a majority of Jane Austen’s novels; and, one incomplete novella. However, I have read all of Sarah Dessen’s. Some even multiple times. Still, both ladies tug at my heart.

6. What are some of your hobbies outside of reading and blogging?

I like to craft paper goods. I am even thinking about starting a small business. I make bookmarks, decorate/mod podge covers of notebooks, and make stickers. I also love discovering new indie artists to listen to. I try to find a few new ones each month, creating a playlist. I love making playlists on my iTunes.

7. What is the scariest book you’ve read?

Hmmm, I’m not a big fan of horror so I don’t think I’ve read any truly scary ones. Maybe as a kid I would say a goosebumps book. It had something creepy on the cover. I recently found it in my basement; it still gave my bad juju.

8. What is your favorite song currently?

Ooohhh, this is a good question because I constantly put a song on repeat. The last song I had on repeat was Chase the Blues Away by Tim Buckley. I think it was, I put so many on. But, it is a great song. He was a 60’s/70’s folk singer who died in his late 20’s of a drug overdose way too young. If you know who Jeff Buckley is, it’s his father. I learned about him after watching the indie film with Penn Badgley called Greetings from Tim Buckley that showcases Tim Buckley’s music. Excellent film and music. Highly recommend it. It’s on demand. 🙂

9. What made you start your book blog?

I started my blog the day after The Book Expo of America in NYC last June after meeting this woman Shelia of bookjourney. She told me how bloggers can come for all of the days; and, there is even a conference for them. I was so excited, I decided why not. I am so happy I met Shelia and decided to do start this blog. It’s truly been a great time. It will be one year at BEA this year.

10.  What character, location, and/or object from a book do you wish existed in real life?

Wes from the Truth About Forever so we could walk and walk; and play the game of truths together. He is, after all, my biggest book crush. If he was real, all my problems in the dating world would be solved. 🙂

11. Which book has had the biggest impact on your life?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

                              “I can see it now. This one moment where you know you are not a sad story, you are alive… and in this moment, we are infinite.”

           How can that quote not change your life? If it wasn’t so long, I would get a tattoo of it, but sadly it is. I like the idea of not being a sad story when often times I have felt like one with struggles I have faced. There is also another quote that talks about being both happy and sad. And how you can be both. And, how you didn’t choose how you got here, but can choose where you can go from here. Truly beautiful quotes. I wish I could write like Chbosky; and, he only wrote one novel. But, it is a novel I have no problem rereading time and time again.

11 Questions for my Nominees

  1. What is your preferred type of book? Audio, ebook, or paper/hardback?
  2. Which book from your childhood can you recite the most?
  3. Do you prefer reading standalones or series?
  4. Can you remember what your first blog entry was about?
  5. If you had the chance to rewrite one blog entry, which one would it be? Why?
  6. What book, or books, are you currently reading?
  7.  Trapped on a desert island, would you want a wand or a sword?
  8. If you could only read one genre for the rest of your life, what genre would it be?
  9. Is there a book you would want to rewrite the ending to? Why? Or, better yet, to what?
  10.  Nook or Kindle?
  11.  If you could recast any movie based on a book (like twilight..) what book would it by?

My Nominees 

  1. Margie at Ope’s Opinion’s
  2. Christine at Readerlymusings
  3. Diana at Brilliantly Novel 
  4. Livvy at Book Comet
  5. Amy at One Girl One Book
  6. Tabitha at Tabitha’s Book Blog
  7. Lindsey at The Candy Eating, Red Headed, Bookworm
  8. Joana at Joana in the Sky with Books
  9. Kristina at Never Never Land Reviews

Everyone likes to read good news..indie is no exception!


I am very honored to have been nominated for this great award by Joana in the Sky with Books. I have only being writing this blog for about three and a half months. It was a great surprise to see in my notifications a post by Joana saying she nominated me. My fellow bloggers, I haven’t said this before but each and every one of you are awesome. I love how much of a community feeling I get. Plus, who doesn’t like finding out about new books? I can go on and on about why I am so glad I was finally convinced to start a blog. I didn’t think I had anything worth writing. Ok, I am getting a little sentimental on you guys. What can I say? I cry at most movies, and copious amount of tears were cried when Siruis Black was killed. And, to every heart broke, good endings, and true love in Sarah Dessen novels to say a few. But, shhh, don’t tell anyone. 🙂

  • Link back the blogger that tagged you;
  • Nominate 10 others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you;
  • Ask 10 questions for the bloggers you nominate;
  • Let your nominees know of their award.

To the questions!

  1. What are you currently reading?

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

2.) Do you have any weird bookish habits?

Hmmm, not sure if it is just bookish, but as someone also trying to be a writer I carry AT LEAST three pens with me, two-three notebooks, a bookmark, and tabs. Plus, sometimes a pencil case more often than not that has a highlighter, markers, and a pen with glue.

3.) If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

That is a tough one. There are just so many. I think The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen (3 rereads at this point) or The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky. I was always a rule breaker..

4.) Which is your favourite secondary character?

I thought about this. Lately I have been loving side characters more. But, I think the award has to go to Xemerius from Kerstin Gier’s Sapphire Blue (Red Ruby Trilogy #2). He was delightful for a demon gargoyle. So witty and hysterical. I wish I could have him as a sidekick!

5.) What is your main blogging goal at the moment?

Being able to give great book recommendations (especially with smaller known books and authors).

6.) Do you prefer series or stand-alones?

Stand alones, hands down. I get bored with series. Not with Harry Potter, but that may be one of the few series I have read completely through. There are a couple I wanted to finish, bought the books, and now they are just waiting for me. Specifically The Immortal Secrets of Nicholas Flammel. I have read the first two, and have two more. Been two plus years now they have laid untouched.

7.) What made you decide to create a blog?

My friend Shelia at book journey.  I met her this past June at the Book Expo of America. I was a power reader, non-affliated participant, so I was only allowed to attend for one day. Shelia told me all about the perks of writing a blog, especially about books. She wasn’t wrong. I have now joined Netgalley, have wonderful followers, and am have a lot of fun. Thanks, Shelia!

8.) If you could meet any author, who would you choose?

Well, since Jane Austen is dead; and I have met Sarah Dessen, so I would have to say David Levithan. I absolutely adore him. Hopefully, Sunday I will get to meet him at the Brooklyn Book Festival where he is doing a talk on banned books week.

9.) What has been your happiest moment as a blogger?

Getting my first follower and my first netgalley approval. So many more, of course!

10.) What made you want to start a blog?

In hopes to meet fellow readers I could connect with, read with, and learn more from.

My questions:

1.) What book, or books, are you currently reading?

2.) What was one of your recent reads you wish you never picked up?

3.) What was the most recent book you couldn’t put down?

4.) If you could recast any movie based on a book (like twilight..) what book would it by?

5.) What is the best book to movie adaptation?

6.) If you could only read one genre for the rest of your life, what genre would it be?

7.) Trapped on a desert island, would you want a wand or a sword?

8.) What is the book that made you cry (tears of joy, I hope).

9.) List three (or more for the fun of it) books are your favorites.

10.) Whose your favorite author? Least?

My Nominations: (in no order)

Shauna at A Little Cup of Random 

Anya  at on starships and dragon wings

Tanya at Read. Run. Study.

Francine Soleil at the bookworm in boots is always lost in books 

Cait at Escape Through The Pages

Lydia at My Feather Quill

Jorie at Jorie’s Reads by Starry NIght Elf

Geri at The History Lady

Shelf Made Girl at Shelf Made Girl

I hope you all accept. You are all awesome!


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