The Liebster Award


I’ve been awarded this a few times now by my fellow bloggers (thanks Yasmin, Kya, and Jamie) and I am finally posting it up in appreciation.

The rules (which I probably won’t follow):

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Display the award somewhere on your blog.
  • List 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer 11 questions chosen by the blogger that nominated you.
  • Come up with 11 new questions to ask your nominees.
  • Nominate 5-11 blogs that you think deserve the award and who have less than 1,000 followers. (You may nominate blogs that have already received the award, but you cannot renominate the blog that nominated you).
  • Go to their blog and inform them that they’ve been nominated.

11 5 Facts About Me (I don’t have 11):

  1. I ate crisps and chicken for breakfast (don’t judge me)
  2. My middle name is Mary
  3. I struggle to watch anything that is longer than 45 minutes – I’m easily distracted.
  4. If I were an animal I would be a Unicorn, because I’m fairly certain I’m fictional
  5. I hate listing facts about myself

My Answers:

What was your favourite book as a child/teen?
Harry Potter, I didn’t read a huge amount when I was young, so there isn’t much to chose from.

Who is/are your favourite author/s?
If I were forced at gun point to chose any they would be, Richard Yates and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. No doubt in a few months time this will change.

Which book, or books, has had the most influence or impact on you?
There have been a lot of books that have influenced me or changed the way I see the world, but it all began with The Reader by Bernhard Schlink – it rewired my brain.

What is your favourite literary era/time period?
Post WW1 and pre WW2. Or any time that doesn’t let technology – in whatever form – distract from the story.

How would you describe yourself as a reader?
I have no idea.

What is the worst book you have ever read?
I want to say Fifty Shades of Grey, but I didn’t even finish it. So Twilight is definitely the worst novel I have read.

Why did you start blogging about books?
I wanted a platform where I could discuss books with fellow veracious readers.

What is the most rewarding or challenging aspect of blogging?
Finding the motivation to post can be a challenge, as I don’t always have something to say. Rewarding? I guess the pleasure of writing about books and interacting with other readers.

Can you pinpoint the exact moment where you discovered your love of/interest in books?
I would say it was after reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.

How often do you read, and for how long?
I dedicate at least one weekend day to reading, and depending on how tired I am or what I am doing, bus journeys home and an hour or so weekday evenings.

Do you watch TV/movie adaptations of books, if so what is your favourite adaptation and why?
Yes, but I prefer TV adaptations as they can do more. BBC’s adaptations of Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion are my favourites. I’ve watched both of them over and over and over and over. 90s TV at it’s best right there.

My Nominees:

I am going to me lame controversial and say I nominate all of you, because I don’t like to make decisions.

5 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. I forgot about Twilight, that is probably up there on my list of some of the worst books I have read. I found it so difficult to try and list 11 facts about myself as well. Thanks for participating!


  2. YAY, you did it. No pressure or anything. ;p

    Oh Harry Potter. The magical world that taught us so many things. I remember reading them, I had no way that I could seperate myself from the books and see them as a ‘literary’ work. It was all about the magic and being so involved in that. Now that I am older, I can appreciate them for those gifts, but just look at them a little different in the style they are written.

    Babbling on it a comment. Whoops!

    I don’t know why I decided to read all of Fifty Shades. Not just all of one book, but all of them. Arrrh.


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