Monday, 22 June 2015

The Liebster Award Vol. 2

Thank you Sunny at Stardust and Words for the nomination! I always love doing something at bit different every now and then than just writing reviews and doing the weekly memes. 


  •  Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Answer the 10 questions given by the nominator.
  • Nominate and link 10 bloggers (with less than 200 followers).
  • Notify all the bloggers you've nominated.
  • Create 10 new questions for your nominees to answer.

1. What is one book or series that you think changed your life?

Well, actually I have three, and I just really can't not mention all of them.

Of course, the first one is Harry Potter series - the magical series that made me fall in love with reading and taught us that there is a bit of magic in every single one of us. But then, my angsty teenager years came and I didn't read for many years. But thank god for the The Hunger Games, because when the book was published, it was able to resuscitate my love for the written word. And ever since I've been an avid reader again. The third one is A Song of Ice and Fire series. I will never look at epic fantasy genre with the same eyes again after reading those books. 

2. If you were a writer, what kind of books would you want to write?

Definitely fantasy. Most likely high fantasy laced with adventures and danger and even a bit of romance on the side. 

3. Do you have a preference of time period to read about in Historical Fiction?

I'm not the biggest fan of historical fiction, but I do enjoy reading it from time to time, but I really need to be in the right mood for it. 19th century and the roaming 20s have to be my favourite though. 

4. What is your favorite place that you've ever been?

Well, I don't know if this is super lame, but I have to say that my childhood home. I love that place so much, and the love only grows the older I get. BUT, if I had to give a bit more exciting answer I would go with Budapest, Hungary - such a beautiful place. 

5. What book do you think is perfect for a rainy day?

A very tragic, cry-worthy novel, so that you know, you can decide whether to wallow in the rain or in your own tears. 

6. What genre have you just not been able to get into?

Christian literature. 

7. What are the books you recommend to people who aren't that into reading?

I sincerely believe that those people who say that they don't enjoy reading haven't read the right novels, because there is something for everyone. That being said, I'm going to list books that are very different from each other but at least for me, they all had that something special in them that reinforced my love for reading: 

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • A Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Harry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Lesley Walton
  • Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

8. Best book of 2015 so far?

Yikes, I've read so many good ones this year! I'd have to say either Uprooted by Naomi Novik or Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman. 

9. Last book that made you laugh? Last one that made you cry?

The last book that made me laugh was The Dumplin' by Julie Murphy and the last one to make me cry was Evertrue by Brodi Ashton. 

10. What is the number one thing on your bucket list?

Visit all the continents!!


That was fun! I wish there was more of these things going around because I think these are pretty fun way to get to know the bloggers as well as find knew interesting blogs to read. :) 

Here are my ten questions:
  1. Top 10 books that you would take to a deserted island?
  2. Would you rather read only the first or the last page of a book? 
  3. Why do you read?
  4. What's your favourite place to read at?
  5. Who are your favourite authors?
  6. Which one do you like better: happy or tragic endings, and why?
  7. What is your favourite read of 2015?
  8. Is there a book that you've been meaning to read for ever, but for some reason never get around to it (because e.g. intimidated by the size, mixed reviews, etc.)?
  9. What else do you like to do during your free time than read?
  10. Have you ever thought about writing your own novel, or perhaps already started/done so? 
Here are the wonderful nominees:


  1. Thanks for answering Sofia!!! I loved reading your answers. Harry Potter and the Hunger Games were two series that definitely changed my life as well, and I definitely agree that you should read something sad when it rains! I want to go to Budapest so badly, it is definitely up there on my list of places to go! :)

  2. Ah, thanks so much for nominating me! You're wonderful!


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