Libster Award

Rules

  • Acknowledge the blog that nominated you, link it to your post and display the award.
  • Answer 11 questions that the blog gives you.
  • Nominate 5-11 blogs you think deserve the Liebster Award.
  • Give them 11 questions to answer.
  • Write the rules in your Liebster Award blog post.
  • Let the blogs know about your post and that you have nominated them.

 

Thank you so much to Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I am still a new blog of about 5 months. I want to express my gratitude for all of my followers and those who have supported me.

 

Answers

1. What is your favorite childhood book? Was there one in particular that made you fall in love with reading?

Harry Potter is my favorite childhood book. It made me fall in love with reading from an early age. In middle school, both the Twilight series and the Mortal Instruments series encouraged my passion for books.

2. If you could do an interview for your blog with any author, who would you choose and why?

Sarah J. Maas. I love all of her books. She is my favorite auto-buy author. Her stories are amazing. It would be amazing to talk to her about the worlds she has created and about her writing process.

3.  Have you ever hated a book that everyone else loved?  If so, which book and what didn’t you like about it?

Yes. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I picked this book up, read a few pages, and then put it back down. I simply could not get into it. 

4.  What made you decide to become a book blogger and what have you learned along the way so far?

I love books and reading. Yep, shocking huh? I created this blog to share my opinions and talk with others about literature. This blog is also to connect with other bloggers, authors, and publishers to learn more about publishing, since that is the career I hope to go into. I have learned a lot about interacting with others, being social. I’m learning to put myself out there. 

5.  Aside from blogging and reading, what are some of your other hobbies?

Knitting, crocheting, writing, watching TV.

6.  Who is your least favorite fictional character? What do you dislike about the character?

Joffrey Baratheon. Need I say more?

7.  If you could choose to live anywhere else in the world aside from where you are now, where would you choose and why?

I’m not sure I would choose to leave where I am now. As much as I hate the winter season where I live, I love my hometown.

8.  What is the last book that made you cry?

The Fault in Our Stars. Both the book and the movie made me bawl my eyes out. John Green really knows how to toy with a reader’s emotions.

9.  What is your beverage of choice?

Coca-cola. Yes, I know it’s really bad for you. However, it is my go-to choice of drink for most meals, especially when I’m in a restaurant.

10. What are your favorite reads of 2016 so far?

11.  What is your favorite movie that was adapted from a book?

Harry Potter. This may be cheating because I answer HP for everything, but oh well! (YA Book to Movie Adaptions)

 

Nominees

Saily @ Reading Turtle Duck

Liv @ Curly Hair Bibliophile

Marta @ The Book Mermaid – The Book Mermaid: Liebster Award

Esther @ Chapter Adventures

Alyssa @ Books Take You Places

CW @ Read, Think, Ponder

 

Questions for Nominees

  1. What is your favorite type of blog posts to write?
  2. What is a seriously underrated book that you love, that others should read?
  3. How many books do you usually read per year?
  4. What does your perfect reading nook consist of?
  5. What is your favorite song at this moment?
  6. What kind of snacks do you eat while you’re reading?
  7. What are some books you wish were adapted into movies?
  8. Which fictional book world would you like to live in most?
  9. What is your most and least favorite genre?
  10. What was your favorite childhood TV show?
  11. How do you choose your next read?
Advertisements

Blogger Recognition Award

blogger.png

I am excited because this is my first blogger award of any type. I want to thank M (mreadsbooks) @ A Blog of One’s Own (post) for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award.

 

Rules

  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to

 

How my blog started

Ok, how my blog started…. Well, in May of 2016 I had just finished my first year of college. By the time I started my blog I had taken all of my exams, finished all of my classes, and moved back home. I had recently figured out my life. I declared myself an English major with an emphasis in Literature and Language. I also declared my Spanish minor and writing minor, as well. I then knew what I wanted from life. I could picture myself in a bookish job, reading and working with YA authors/books. When I started to look for internships and potential jobs, I saw entries where a background in reading, editing, and reviewing was encouraged. Some even asked for a link to the prospective employee’s blog. Blogging, I thought, that could be fun and helpful towards my future career. So I jumped right in. I started a blog about books, specifically YA novels. Now you must understand, that I didn’t start this blog simply to get ahead in life, although it is a positive side effect. I have always loved books and reading. The book worlds were my escape and the book characters my friends. I loved where fantasy stories could take me, the different lives I could live vicariously through words on a page. Remember, that at the time when I started Pore Over the Pages, I had decided I wanted to take my passion further. This is what erupted from that defining moment in my life when I figured out which path I wanted to take.

 

Advice

I don’t really know how qualified I am to give advice since I am still a newbie, but alright. I am still learning, and I think that is the best experience a blogger can receive.

1. Share YOUR opinions.

This may sound obvious, but write what you believe. Don’t conform. Your reviews/ideas are for yourself first and for your audience second. Stay true to your personal thoughts.

2. Get involved.

Blog hop. Participate in weekly memes. Follow other blogs. Leave comments. Like posts. Join social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Bloglovin’. Become friends and interact with fellow bloggers. Build yourself a good and friendly reputation.

 

Nominees

This award has been going around for a while, so if I tag you and you have already completed this award, link me to your post. If you participate due to my tag, let me know when you publish you post. You are in no way obligated to participate. If you want to join in, then have fun!