“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Liebster Blog award!

We have been rewarded the Liebster Blog award by b00k r3vi3ws!! (don't you just love the name of her blog??) I really love awards and the questions that some with them! (that's why we started Random Question Monday.) Thank you so so much for the award!!!!!!
Here are a few things you nominees need to know:

  1. Thank and link back to the giver
  2. Answer the award giver's questions
  3. Nominate 5 other blogs that have fewer than 200 follower
  4. Ask 5 questions for one's nominees to answer


Hardcover, paperback or ebooks?

Hardcover or paperback, it doesn't matter (although I like hardcover because they last longer) but I am COMPLETELY against ebooks. I do not have a nook/kindle and I never will.

What's your ambiance while writing your blog posts?

My blogging setting changes quite frequently, it could be downstairs at the island, or upstairs at my desk, etc. I have an equal balance between all of the places.

One movie based on a book, you think has actually managed to do justice to the book.

Hmmm...of the few movies into books I've seen (Twilight, The Lightening Thief, etc.) they have managed to do a HORRIBLE job on most/all of them (TLF excessively so). With that in mind, the one movie I was SO EXTREMELY HAPPY with (words cannot describe how thrilled I was with the book to movie translation) would have to be The Hunger Games. It's the book closest one I have ever seen...(then again I haven't seen too many...in the coming years it seems I'm in for a lot, ie. City of Bones, Divergent, The Host, and most likely many more.)

Do you have an idol/role model?

I don't have an idol but many many role models.

Since this is a book blog I will tell you my WRITING role model. That would no doubt be Veronica Roth. (for so many many reasons I cannot list.)

What's your mantra in life?

My mantra for writing would be "Don't get it right, get it written" and "Word vomit. Just write. Don't reread what you've just written..." — Ally Carter & Veronica Roth
My mantra for reading would be "Wear the old coat, by the new book." because "I cannot live without books." — Austin Phelps & Thomas Jefferson
My mantra for life would be "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." — Philippians 4:13

When typing something up on Word do you prefer Calibri or Times New Roman? Does it matter?
Do music and books go together for you a lot? If so name a song that goes with a book purely by lyrics, and another by association (in other words it doesn't make sense that the book goes with the song but for you it does anyway) If not, do you need it to be completely silent to read or can there be background noise?
Do you have a favorite book? Or do you hate the idea of having to choose and avoid questions like this at all costs?
Do you like looking at quotes from past books you've read? Does it make you want to read them again?
How long does it typically take you to read a book? (avg 400+ pages)
PEOPLE I'VE NOMINATED: (some of these people have slightly over 200 but it's because they really deserve the award and I HAD to bend the rules!)
Since we are a user friendly blog and want all of our readers to be able to read the comments please add " **SPOILER ALERT** " to your post if it applies. Thanks for your consideration!


  1. aw thanks for the nomination! I have already gotten numerous nominations for this, so I have stopped taking them. thanks so much though!

    much love,
    Rola @ xo'reads

    1. Oh that's totally fine. I know exactly what you mean. This is probably our 15th time receiving this award. Don't worry about it. Thanks for letting us know!

      Happy blogging!,


  2. Congrats you guys! :)


  3. @dalaney thank you! :) @erika np. Can't wait to see your post/answers.

    Happy blogging!



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