I Got a Liebster Award!

Quoting Ramblings of A Book-A-Holic : “This award is given to bloggers who are up and coming
and who have less than 200 followers.”

I think it is so cool that Jane at Much Ado About Books  recognized me for this 🙂  I am so honored to receive this award, it makes me so happy!!

Here are the rules!!

  • Each person must post 11 facts about themselves.
  • Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you and 11 questions for the people you tag.
  • Tag 11 more bloggers.
  • Tell them you’ve tagged them.
  • No tag backs!

11 facts about me:

1. I work at a jail.
2. I own a corgi named Ein (after the show Cowboy Bebop).
3. I also love manga and anime.
4. I want to have my own personal library.
5. I have a special shelf that has books with their film adaptations.
6. I am determined to be a published writer and have a special tattoo designed for when I do.
7. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
8. I wish I could paint.
9. I’m a very vivid dreamer and I love it.
10. If I could be any fantasy creature, it would be a mermaid.
11. I can’t eat popcorn without pickles.

Questions for me from Jane:

1.What is you current Obsessed-With book right now? Either new-release or old reread?

I’d have to say probably Cinder.  I loved this book so incredibly much and I am itching so bad to get my hands on the next book.  I think one of the reasons I loved Cinder so much is because I love Sailor Moon, that and the book is just awesome.  Period.

2. How long have you been blogging?

A year and a month, and it doesn’t seem that long at all.  I have definitely learned a lot and I still have more to learn.

3. Are you a TV watcher, or one who adamantly wards off those stupid television programs and sticks only to books as a pastime? (But actually stays up in the night on Netflix geeking out?)

I do love to watch some shows.  I don’t have cable, so most of the stuff I watch is shows I have on DVD, Netflix or Hulu Plus.  I love Bones, Castle, Glee, The Mentalist, Vampire Diaries, and a few others.

4. What are your opinions on the e-reading explosion of technology?

I am mostly pro-book, not pro-e-reader.  I don’t like paying almost as much for a digital copy of a book that I would for a real book I could hold in my hand.  I love the smell and feel of books and being able to admire the covers.  To me digital copies of books aren’t “real” and I don’t like it.  I have an original Nook, and that is because my mom gave it to me.  I’ll read author requests and free e-books on it, but I don’t buy e-books unless they are self published writers that I support.

5. Have you ever traveled out of the country?

Yes 🙂 I have been to the Bahamas, France and England.  I love to travel and I plan to go many other places.

6. What’s the strangest book you’ve ever read? (because of writing style, random plot, etc.)

Hmm, this is a hard one.  I can’t really think of any books I would consider to be strange. I am going to read House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski and I hear it is quite strange.  The writing style is very unique.  I have flipped through the pages and sometimes there was only a single word on the page and throughout the whole novel, the word house is in blue instead of black.

7. Favorite author?

I can’t say I have a single favorite.  I have several favorites.  Tera Lynn Childs, Sarah Addison Allen, Marissa Meyer, and others.

8. Fast or slow reader?

I guess I am kind of average.  I can read a bit faster if I wanted to, but I don’t absorb as much if i do that and I don’t enjoy the story as much.  I am jealous of the readers who can sit and read 3 books in a day.  My TBR pile is so huge, I really wish I could do this!

9. Have you ever been to an author signing/event before? If so, who is the first author you’ve ever met?

I have never been to a big one unfortunately.  Where I live isn’t interesting enough for many big authors to come for book signings.  I did meet Travis Thrasher who is a Christian thriller writer.  He was incredibly nice and is a really good writer.

10. How do you usually acquire your books? Indie bookstores, B&N, e-format, Amazon…etc…

I have a B&N membership, so generally I get them online at B&N.  The lady at my post office commented on all the packages of books I get, lol.

11. Do you write besides blogging? Like poetry or a novel? Or just write because of blogging?

I love to write and my dream career is to be an author.  I have several ideas I have been working on for novel length stories.  I originally started writing poetry and it kept going from there.  I’ve always loved writing and ever since I can remember, when I was asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  it was a writer.

I am tagging:

Head Stuck in a Book
Book Strings
Lili’s Reflections
Jenea’s Reads
Rally the Readers
The Book Addict’s Guide
Unearthly Reviews
The Bookshop Assistant
Nerdette Reviews
Book Nerd Reviews
Young at Heart

*Also you can find these blogs and a ton of others on my Awesome Blogs I Follow page.  I just added about 30 more blogs, so stop by and check them out!*

My questions to these bloggers:

1. Tell me an item on your “bucket list.”

2. Do you want to be a writer also, or are you happy just as a reader?

3. If you could recommend only one book to someone, what book would it be?

4. Physical books or e-books?

5. You have a chance to meet an author, which author would you want it to be?

6. Do you have a favorite reading spot?

7. What is your favorite book that your school made you read?

8. What do you do for fun aside from reading?

9. Is blogging what you expected it to be?

10. Do you blog in silence, or do you listen to music?

11. Tell us anything!

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4 responses to “I Got a Liebster Award!

  1. Rachel @ Booktastic Reviews

    Well done for getting this!
    I have Cinder sitting on my bookshelf but have yet to read it…

    Thanks so much for following me! I am following back via Linky too! 😀

  2. Thank you!!! I’m not posting anything new besides the buzz week posts, so I’ll answer your questions here because I still want to answer! 🙂
    1. Tell me an item on your “bucket list.” – Travel Europe. Hopefully sooner than later, but it has to be done!

    2. Do you want to be a writer also, or are you happy just as a reader? – I’ve tried to dabble at writing and the one idea I started to take off with I think has more or less been done. Sigh!

    3. If you could recommend only one book to someone, what book would it be? – Holy crap, that’s hard! But I honestly can’t even come up with one choice.

    4. Physical books or e-books? – Physical. I actually JUST got a Kindle and… still haven’t read any books on it yet. Oops!

    5. You have a chance to meet an author, which author would you want it to be? – Meg Cabot! I adore her books and she seems like she’d be a blast to hang out with! Her or Janet Evanovich.

    6. Do you have a favorite reading spot? – Anywhere outside (weather permitting). If I have to sit inside, it’s now the chair I set up in my “library nook” 🙂

    7. What is your favorite book that your school made you read? – Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. So not something I would have ever picked up, and I really think my teacher was a big part of me liking it! He helped us really get into the book.

    8. What do you do for fun aside from reading? – Photography, cooking/bbqing with the bf, singing (used to for school and now it’s mostly just in the car..)

    9. Is blogging what you expected it to be? – Better than! It’s so much fun. I’ve met so many awesome bloggers which is really the best part! It’s so much fun to share all of these books with them as well.

    10. Do you blog in silence, or do you listen to music? – I actually have to blog in silence. I really need to concentrate and music will distract me because I’ll start singing along!

    11. Tell us anything! I’m in over my head!! I have two library books but just joined a few blog tours so I might have to stop reading what I started so I can read the blog tour books on time! 🙂 I never mind though because it’s what I love to do!!!

  3. Thank you so much for tagging me! This is the third time that I’ve been tagged, so I won’t be making a post, but I wanted to say thank you so much for the thought! It’s a really sweet gesture (:

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